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222 Summer Street, Stamford
20 Wilton Road, Westport

I’m reading Memoirs of a Sociopath and am convinced that everyone is a sociopath. At least the charming ones among you are sociopaths. So if you’re planning to manipulate me in cruel and sadistic ways, I have one thing to say to you: please don’t. I’m far too easy a target (to which my kids will happily attest.)

Who you should manipulate are the folks who decided we can no longer loiter with our margarita by the waterfront at Bar Taco in Westport. You see, our thrills are simple: we like to sip excellent cocktails while watching cars clear out of the parking lot across the river. So why destroy them? Either competing bars are envious of this recreation, or too many ducks are suffering blows to the head from falling glasses.

But aside from the occasional disgruntled duck, Bar Taco remains the suburbanite’s answer to nightlife. It’s crowded, scene-y, energetic, and kid-friendly. It’s also a restaurant, but most people don’t get too worked up about that. Me, I’m not crazy about most of the fare. But some people enjoy it. Take that however you’d like.

Robin’s note: During one of my many ventures to Bar Taco, the hostess spotted parents with a young girl waiting for a table. The little girl was dying of boredom and starvation, so the hostess ran over and gave her a coloring book, crayons, and chips. Nice touch, Bar Taco hostess.

Who you’ll see drinking/eating here: Well-dressed men and women, ages 22-50.

Their specialty: Fresh lime margaritas, guacamole, assorted tacos

What you should order: Margaritas & guacamole

What you may not know but should:
  - All tequilas are top-shelf 100% agave
  - Margs don’t come with salt because they’re perfect just the way the are.
  - Tacos are small, but reasonably priced.
  - Don’t wear a checked shirt.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • PermalinkDining    Bars + Baristas    Stamford    Westport    
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