When they say “At Margaritas we offer the flavors, culture and hospitality so you can experience the best of Mexico with us,” they aren’t just talking about the food. Many people think Margaritas is just another Mexican restaurant chain that is full of decorations bought from places such as Pier One Imports. It is not. The Windsor High School Spanish Club learned this first-hand during our field trip to Margaritas in Lebanon, NH on April 1st.
Many decorations in Margaritas are handmade in Mexico. We observed the techniques of chair-making, glass-blowing, ceramics, mask-making and other Mexican crafts through a presentation. We were able to see what an average craft store and food market looks like and listened to popular Mexican music. We viewed a demonstration of how fresh guacamole and salsa are made and were able to try some of it for ourselves. Margaritas gets their ingredients brought to them fresh each day instead of using frozen ingredients. We also chose a beef, cheese, or chicken enchilada, which was served with a side of beans and rice. For dessert, we received churros and chocolate sauce. This cultural outing proved to be a valuable educational experience.