Best Spots to Have a Margarita Slideshow


Old Town Tortilla Factory, Scottsdale, Ariz.

This spot, which genuinely looks like an "old town," has one of the more diverse lists of margaritas on our list. With prices ranging from $8 to $20 and options with creative names (like the Horny Margarita, made with Hornitos Reposado tequila, triple sec, fresh citrus juice, and a splash of cranberry), margarita pros and newbies can drink in harmony. 

Rivera, Los Angeles

Every tequila lover has a favorite tequila brand, and at Rivera, you can have just about any pour your heart desires. The restaurant offers more than a dozen different tequilas to add to their specialty margaritas, and even has house-made curaçao. 

Los Sarapes, Chalfont, Penn.

This spot has everything that you could ever need: Mexican food, a tequila bar, and top-shelf margaritas. Made with Sauza Hornitos Reposado mixed with Gala or Patrón Citronage and fresh natural lemon juice, the Top Shelf Margarita is definitely a must-try for any margarita lover. 

Oyamel, Washington D.C.

Bring along your friends to this spot, because these top-shelf margaritas are served in pitchers that are too good to pass up. With exotic flavors like blood orange and refreshing infusions like the cucumber marg, this is a one-of-a-kind margarita experience.

Matteo's Salsa Loco, Fenwick Island, Del.

This little Mexican food spot in Delaware is gaining major attention for its margaritas. Using top-shelf products and carefully crafted ingredients, the restaurant’s margaritas, especially its "Trés-arita," have won national awards, including the top spot two years running on

Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Boston

If walking to the restaurant's bar to get your next margarita isn’t your style (life is hard, we know), this place is for you. As the first ever tequila bar to provide an iPad where customers can choose their tequila, ordering a top-shelf margarita has never been easier. And with some impressive margaritas to choose from — a traditional margarita, a premium margarita, and a blackberry ginger margarita, among others — you might just be floored.

Rosa Mexicano, New York City

If you’re looking for options, this place is definitely for you. With a margarita menu that rivals many restaurants’ food menus, Rosa Mexicano has a marg for any taste. With everything from sweet treats like the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita to traditional margaritas, you can be sure you’ll get a top-shelf drink that fits your taste buds. 

Tequilas, Philadelphia

With a name like Tequilas, it’s plain to see why this is one of the best places to grab a margarita. And with a vast selection of top-shelf tequilas, you can be sure that no matter which margarita you order, it will be made with quality booze. (But really, order the rose petal margarita — totally worth it.)

Jimmy’s Aspen, Aspen, Colo.

While Aspen has its fair share of swanky restaurants and bars, this little spot is just off the hustle and bustle of main street. Its menu reflects the simplicity of the spot, but its margaritas are must-tries when visiting Aspen. They're made from fresh ingredients and top-shelf tequila, and there are more than enough to choose from: a smoky margarita, made with Chichipaca mezcal; the strawberry jalapeño margarita; the 21st Century Margarita, made with Don Julio 1942 — yeah, we're into it.

Tres, San Francisco

If you're a believer in a simple margarita, with just tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar, this is the place for you. You know you're getting the most traditional margarita with some of the most top-shelf tequilas, like Arette Blanco, Don Julio Blanco, and Fortaleza Blanco. 

The Lonesome Dove, Fort Worth, Texas

This spicy Texas joint is known for its even spicier margaritas, made from reposado tequila muddled with jalapeño and cucumber, plus Cointreau and fresh lime juice. A perfect pairing to spicy, authentic Mexican food. 

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco

This is such a tequila capital that La Verdad, one of the other restaurants on our list, named a drink after it. With more than 300 types of tequila available, it’s easy to find your favorite. Be wary, though, these margaritas contain no triple sec, a big change from many other versions of the drink. 

Headless Horseman, New York City

While traditional margaritas are still fantastic, this spot in New York City's Union Square offers up unique flavors like "spicy pear" that you simply can’t get anywhere else. Add this to the colonial interior of the spot and you have a winning combination.