El Zarco Silver Tequila 750mL

Another Silver tequila that I’ve picked up in lieu of a party (why my friend can’t handle other tequilas is beyond me). This one is a bit interesting because it’s a much more value price. It also is not sickengly sweet or downright awful – in fact the only real complaint about this is the Eurotrash look and feel.


Otherwise this is a passable mid-tier average vodka at an otherwise average price. If like you me you need to just pick up a silver tequila you won’t be wrong getting this.


What they Say: “We live in the town of tequila. Our Blue Agave is hand-harvested and double-distilled to make great tasting, fresh tequila. Please let us know if you like it at hello@i-love-elzarco.com”


Taste: 5.0 – Fine initially, it’s a hint of agave and sweetness

Aftertaste: 3.5 – Then it just kicks in and boy is it a whopper.

Burn/Smooth: 4.0 – Partially from an actual burn, but also just on the taste this isn’t smooth.

Aroma: 5.5 – It’s an okay smelling tequila.

Manliness: 5.5 – They have a sappy email in the text, a blue Eurotrash-style grabbing bottle – and they’re just not tapping into the manliness that tequila can offer.

Mixability: 5.5

Tequila and Lime: 5.0 – Okay.

Tequila Sunrise: 6.0 – It’s not a bad Sunrise

Value: 5.0 – Actually not a bad budget silver vodka if you can handle the looks in your bar.

Google Shop Average: $16

Website: http://www.zarcotequila.com/


Reviewer Scores:

BuffaloJern: 4.5

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Metric Score: 34/70 |+| Metric Average: 4.86 |+| Reviewer Average: 4.5

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Final Thoughts: I guess if I had another point to add against this – is that it’s just not as exciting a tequila. The scores here are all very close to the median unlike some other spirits where it does well in some areas but falls flat in others. It’s just a bland-feeling average tequila.


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18 thoughts to “El Zarco Silver Tequila 750mL”

  1. Really pretty bad taste. Tried to mix it with OJ – not a good taste then added grenadine for a sunrise – threw it out. What am I going to do with this large bottle of crappy tequila.

  2. Maybe these other reviewers got a different batch, I picked it up at Winco under $10 for a mixer, I think the “eurotrash” bottle is a pretty nice design, not traditional, but it got my eyes. I wasn’t expecting much, good enough to mix with lemonade or margarita, but for a low price mixto it’s surprisingly good, with a definite Agave flavor, smoother than some puro agaves I have that I’ve paid 3 or 4 times as much for . . . not much complexity, but no faults, doesn’t taste like paint thinner or soap as some well known brands do, a lingering finish with a bit of heat (tequila? with heat?) . . . I’m sipping it neat now, and it’s fine. Great value.

    1. Absolutely agree…this is a good tequila that deserves better reviews than some I’ve seen. I like to sip it over ice and I can’t find anything wrong with it. Price is right and so is the product.

  3. I love the way it mix wit grapefruit juice and a slice of lime over lite ice,1800 is my drink so it’s a big step down from what I’m used to way smooth,1800 is more potent.

  4. The design caught my eye and I rather liked it. It was simple and elegant. It was too tall to fit in my liquor cabinet, but no biggy. I enjoyed it on the rocks, with Sprite and a twist of lime, with grapefruit juice and with mango juice and a splash of Sprite. I found it to be much better than other kinds of tequila I’ve had. The price was pretty enticing too. It was only $11 where I live.

  5. I bought this to mix and if you buy the mix with Tequila already in it and triple sec will you got a god drink.It’s not Proton!!!

  6. Mixed good with Oj to me not that strong but A very smooth taste… . I actually like it and I normally drink Jose

  7. I love this Tequila.. I use it in Margaritas so good & smooth.. The after taste is a bonus that’s what has me hooked.. This bottle last me awhile 11$ is not a bad price either..

  8. I disagree with the author. This tequila mixed with margarita mix and lime is delicious, and I actually love the aftertaste. It is the main reason I buy the brand. It’s around $20 where I live, which I think is reasonable.

  9. Pretty good taste man , i love it good stuff good price ,,no hangovers :):):) but y only wenco have it ? More stores need it .love it good job @elzarcosilver “”””loveeit””””

  10. I work in a liquor store and found ZARCO gold in the store room and gave it a try I am a Jose Cuervo gold drinker but when I tried Zarco gold was very impressed so now we have it on the shelves. Smooth gold tequila very nice love it.

  11. I love this tequila!! My absolute favorite!! When I couldn’t find it in a store I had my friend mail me some from a store that I knew carried it!! Now I just discovered it comes in 1.75 liter bottles and it’s changed my life!

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