Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A Favorite Amarillo stomping ground: Ruby Tequila's on Georgia
Seriously, we could come to Ruby's for those two things alone and be happy. The chips are light and crispy, and the Ruby's folks add a little of their own seasoning to just the plain old salt.
More important ... the margaritas. We prefer the Ruby's Gold, frozen. Unlike many restaurants, where you pay high prices for alcoholic beverages with little to no alcohol in them, at Ruby's, we know we are getting our money's worth. Ruby's does not cheat its customers in this area.
Wednesday nights at Ruby's, especially during the summer and spring months, are busy and crowded with all kinds of people. It's like happy hour all night long. I can see just about all of Amarillo that I know in Ruby's on Wednesdays. If you prefer patio gatherings, because Ruby's has one of the best with it's fire pit bar, you better get there by at least 4 p.m. on Wednesdays; otherwise, servers at Ruby's have told me you might have to wait four hours just to get a patio table.
On Wednesdays, both in the summer and in winter months, Ruby's usually has a band. They're ... again ... loud ... but good. The place is just rockin'on Wednesdays. Great fun if you love a party with your friends.
This is Dorsey and Jordie hanging out with me on two separate Sunday evenings, when it's much quieter and less busy. We enjoy family time at Ruby's, too.
One more thing, we can't forget the food!
I dug in before Dorsey could take the picture, but my favorite is the queso-covered bean burrito, with the sides, of course. I also enjoy building my own taco plate. The taco meat is flavorful and nongreasy. This dish also comes with the beans and rice sides ... or papas, if you prefer.
Finally, I would be doing Ruby Tequila's an injustice if I didn't spotlight one of the more popular drinks I see around: The Dos XX. How people are able to drink it, I'm not sure ... but they apparently do.
Hope you enjoy it like we do!