Fred's is one of our favorite Southern California Mexican cantinas and we've been to several of their locations including San Diego Old Town and Gas Lamp District. So naturally, the Huntington Beach location was a must-do on our Long Beach Margarita Tour - even if it was about 20 minutes south. But what the heck, when someone else is doing the driving, you can go where ever you want.
We love Fred's but to be honest with you it has one very distinctive problem - TOO MANY MARGARITA choices! The blasted menu lists 13 (that's lucky 13) flavors of margarita madness... whatever happened to traditional on-the-rocks or frozen???? The first ones to catch my attention were the Cabo Rita and Wabo Rita, as I just happen to be a big fan of cabo wabo tequila, but I was instructed to keep focused on other brands of tequila and new flavors of margarita in order to expand my cultural experiences.
After some spirited debate with the rest of the group I settled on the Billionaire Margarita made with Gran Centenario and a float of Grand Marnier. Excellent choice! It worked its magic.
So it was another great trip to Fred's Mexican Cantina! And the Huntington Beach location is just across the street from the beach, which leads to all kinds of other possibilities... but we will leave that subject alone. BTW - the food is decent as well, and Taco Tuesday is a Fred's tradition that is worth partaking of.
We can give the Billionaire Margarita a three limer without a doubt - maybe more of a 3.5, but that's not one of the categories, so we will stick with three. (Lately I have been accused of handing out too many four limer awards...)