You can't make a margarita without tequila, and Geronimo has "three times as many tequilas as all of the largest collections of tequilas on the East Coast," according to owner Marc Knight. That's something like 300 varieties. Knight has even gone to Mexico and overseen the making of a special Geronimo's aged double-barrel Herradura tequila. Geronimo margaritas are sold by the glass or by the pitcher, and you can enjoy them at the bar, or alongside such delicacies as roasted goat or porkbelly tacos in the impressive restaurant, or on the "amazing year-round heated patio space — the only outdoor bar downtown." If you think you see a live donkey outside the premises, that's not a hot-desert hallucination: that's mascot Cuco from Circle K Farms, who drops by from time to time.
Winner of Best Margarita
and Best Waitperson (Aidan Stewart)
in the New Haven Advocate Best Of Readers' Poll 2012.