Philip Ward of Mayahuel Picks the West Village’s Best Outdoor Margarita

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You can be sure that if you walk into Philip Wards Mayahuel this Cinco de Mayo, youll get a classic margarita made with an ounce of Cointreau, three quarter ounces of fresh lime juice, and two ounces of tequila (Wards affordable favorites: Herradura Silver, El Tesoro, and Siete Leguas). But what if you want to celebrate outdoors in the margarita-mad West Village? We recently took Ward on a tour of several Mexican favorites with alfresco seating and had him rank their margs on the rocks with salt, bartenders pick of poison. Brace yourself there are a few surprises here (were looking at Dos Caminos Sohos $15 special).