A Grand Margarita Tour
Collected by Kristin Zibell, AFAR Local Expert
Outside and inside Mexico, margaritas are a call for summer excitement. This wanderlist is an ode to one of the most refreshing cocktails on the planet.
Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30, Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
A 10-acre organic farm provides the bounty for the meals at Flora's Field Kitchen, a farm-to-table restaurant at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo. The farm also provides fruits and vegetables for the...
San Ángel Inn, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
This used to be a hacienda, but it was turned into a restaurant almost 50 years ago. The food is phenomenal and the margaritas are famous—in fact, they’re my favorite thing on the menu. There is always a band or a pianist playing. 50 Diego Rivera...
Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Of the 240 acres that make up the Mayakoba luxury hotel complex, 45—dotted with tropical forests, shimmering canals, and Caribbean coastline—comprise the Fairmont. Built with an environmentally friendly design (only boats, bikes, and...
861 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Edgewater Grill is located right next to the bay in Seaport Village. The location makes it an easy and quick walk from any downtown San Diego hotel. Sitting outside on the patio you can see great views of the bay, Coronado Island, and the Coronado...
1101, 491 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
I fell in love with Curio the moment I walked through its doors. The atmosphere reminded me of my grandma's house with a fresh and modern touch of cool. The drink menu reflects this new-meets-old-school approach to entertaining with inventive...
Calle Legaspi esquina Topete S/N, Centro, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Come to the Guayacura Hotel's rooftop bar (Todos Santos), take in the view, and order the Margarita Limón as well as the Margarita Mango. Share both with a friend. Not only are they the best in town, the mix of salt and sweet is over the top! A...
Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5, 1051 Hungary
It’s hard to say what’s most appealing about the ultraluxurious Four Seasons Gresham Palace, a stately Art Nouveau hotel on the banks of the Danube. Perhaps it’s the central location, on the Pest side of the iconic Chain Bridge,...
1201 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Houston is not only known for its incredible food—more specifically, it's known for its Tex-Mex. El Real's Perfect Margarita was recently named one of the ten best margaritas in Texas by Texas Monthly. It starts with a piece of paper and a golf...
3651 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 2G2, Canada
Browns Socialhouse was a last-minute but solid decision before getting back on the ferry from Kitsilano to downtown Vancouver. From the funky interiors to no-nonsense drinks, it was a great decision. We took advantage of the Margarita Special for...
146 Main St, Minturn, CO 81645, USA
The Minturn Saloon was once honored for producing the “Best Margarita in the Rockies,” and says it offers some of the best tequila north of the border—and who are we to doubt them? The saloon benefits from a great setting, right by the Eagle...
235 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
One of my favorite cocktails: Enter The Dragon - a margarita with passion fruit juice, cava, muddled hot peppers ... Yum! You can find it at Barrio. And there are pretty good eats at this place, too. Find it in Saint Paul by the lovely Mears Park,...
121 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
This local Mexican chain is conveniently located across the street from Perimeter Mall, making it a great spot for a quick bite and $4 house margarita. It’s popular with the after work crowd, particularly for the build-your-own salads,...
242 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Wedged between former cotton mills in the neighborhood of Cabbagetown, Agave is an Atlanta favorite for its eclectic Southwestern cuisine. The posole soup and spicy tequila anejo shrimp with grits put a Southern spin on Southwestern classics. Most...
8625 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
On the masterpiece drink menu at the art-filled Café Tu Tu Tango, the Screaming Jalapeño Margarita is made with fresh mint, lime, and jalapeno. Check out the funky local art while there. Live art happenings, tarot card readings, and henna art are...
5036 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55424, USA
People tend to have a love-hate relationship with tequila, but even those with a sworn aversion might leave Cocina del Barrio rethinking their stance. The modern Mexican menu is definitely an attraction, but the cocktails are something to write...
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