Best Of 2007

BEST TEQUILA SELECTION: Zapata’s Authentic Mexican

Don’t go looking for Bombay and Ketel on the back bar at Zapata. They’ve been muscled aside by a dazzling array of more than a hundred elaborate bottles filled with clear, golden and amber variations on the fermented nectar of the blue agave. Typical low-end Tequilas share space with boutique brands and rare bottlings, intoxicating before you even take a sip. Zapata’s finest Tequilas can go for as much as $50 per shot, but the vast majority are nicely priced at $6, $9 or $12, with even better deals during Tequila tastings on Thursday and Friday nights.