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When searching for ‘Mexican food near me’, one of the most commonly ordered drinks is the margarita. 


Whether you order a speciality marg or a traditional one with freshly squeezed lime, there is one question you can’t avoid. What type of tequila do you prefer? For many, the question is an easy one. For many more, we’re left sitting there, staring at the waitstaff like a deer caught in headlights. 


Lucky for you, the team from Vallarta Restaurants is here to save the day! With this helpful guide to tequila differences, you’ll never fear the tequila question again! 


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BLANCO (silver)

As one of the purest forms of tequila available worldwide, blanco is bottled directly from the distillery and provides flavoring from the blue agave plant. Clear in color, blanco (sometimes referred to as silver or white) may be aged for a maximum of two months. However, it’s not uncommon that this category bypasses the aging process altogether. 


JOVEN (gold)

There are two distinct ways that tequila becomes categorized as joven, or gold. The first is when the tequila (in blanco form) is combined with an aged tequila (like reposado). However, this method is typically used only in the finer brands of tequila. More often than not, joven tequila obtains its gold coloring from the addition of caramel before the fermentation process begins. Despite the difference in color, gold tequila is another type that bypasses the aging process. 


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If you are looking for a tequila that has been aged, reposado is where it begins. Typically aged anywhere between two months and one year, it is during this time that the tequila obtains its distinctive flavoring. Depending on the brand, flavors and aromas can range from citrus to spice. However, reposado is often described as a smoother tequila that provides hints of oak, vanilla, and caramel. While you may consider this tequila for your margarita, most reposados provide a delightful sipping experience as well.



Aged between 1 and 3 years in oak barrels, anejo is meant for sipping not mixing. For an even finer tequila experience, extra anejo is aged over 3 years. Amber in color and rich in flavor, consumers enjoy hints of vanilla, oak, cinnamon, 


And there you have it. While we can provide you with the basics between tequila types, the brand is up to you! Stop into Vallarta restaurants today and explore the extensive line of tequilas offered. And, don’t worry, if you’re still not sure on what type of tequila you would like, we’re here to help!

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Neuvo Vallara and Puerto Vallarta are two of the top restaurants in Manchester offering the NH community authentic, family recipes that are sure to satisfy every time! And, of course, the best margaritas in town!

Stop searching for ‘Mexican food near me’ and visit one of our two locations! See you soon amigos!