Here in Austin, there’s a margarita for each event. We’ve acquired tangy, candy, fruity, frosty, and our private fave, spicy. There are fancy, brunchy, and divey margaritas, and $10 pitchers on Mondays. Whatever sort of margarita you’re in search of, chances are high, Austin has it in a frozen glass prepared for you with (or with out) salt.
There’s nothing like tequila blended with the excellent quantity of lime juice in a salted rim glass that jogs my memory of blissful, enjoyable instances with my favourite individuals.
After making an attempt our justifiable share of margs in a city filled with margs (powerful job), we’ve rounded up the greatest. Scroll on for our listing of the greatest locations to drink margaritas in Austin. We’ll meet you on the rooftop…
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1025 Barton Springs Rd.
El Alma delivers trendy Mexican fare with a singular Austin twist. Spend a sunny afternoon or a starlit night on the stunning rooftop patio perched on a hill of Barton Springs Road, the place the views of downtown Austin can’t be overwhelmed. Try the candy n’ fruity Mangorita or go daring with the Flaquita, which is made with watermelon-serrano infused el Jimador blanco.
900 E seventh St.
This lovable Eastside Mexican joint affords a wide range of margaritas, and so they’re all price a strive. Our favourite, if we needed to decide one, is Gabby’s margarita – the house-made tamarind syrup and chili powder rim make for a spicy-sweet, sensational sip. The Mezcal-rita with cucumber is concurrently smoky and recent, making it a standout on the menu as properly.
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1306 E. sixth St.
Licha’s is a bit bungalow identified for its Mexico City-style road meals and mezcal craft cocktails in East Austin. The home margarita, made with tequila silver, lime and combier (triple sec), is a steal throughout the $5 Happy Hour held Tues.-Fri. The out of doors house is big, so get some mates collectively to seize just a few pitchers on the massive entrance, again, or aspect patio.
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501 Colorado St.
If you’re in search of a enjoyable date night time spot, Comedor can’t be beat. Chef Gabe Erales (Dai Due Taqueria, Noma) and Philip Speer’s (Uchi) trendy Mexican restaurant (particularly, the delicacies of Mexico City) at the nook of Fifth and Colorado is considered one of the greatest methods to spend a Saturday night time eating alfresco. The Comedor margarita, infused with orange and punctuated by a lime zest– salted rim, is a recent tackle the south-of-the-border traditional. My favourite although was the Tequila Carrot, a vibrantly authentic tipple spiked with blanco tequila, anise-y xtabentun, and simply sufficient lemon to chop by way of the earthy richness of the carrot juice.
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606 Trinity St.
Relax on the balcony overlooking Sixth Street and see why Zagat’s named Iron Cactus considered one of the greatest patios in Austin. Order considered one of their many hand-squeezed recent lime juice margaritas, like the El Pepino Margarita (muddled jalapeño, cucumber, and cilantro with recent lime juice and agave nectar) or any considered one of the signature cocktails which have earned them a nod as considered one of the greatest Tequila bars in the nation.
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105 Tillery St.
The lush greenery and funky wallpapers at Grizzelda’s make this Mexican restaurant a worthy addition to any marg-lover’s Instagram feed. Grizzelda’s bar affords seven mouth-watering ‘ritas – we recommend you bring a few friends and try them all. The basil-lime Cardi B marg, with el Jimador blanco, shines here, as does the Queen Bey (literally – it’s served in a disco mug).
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616 Neuces St.
Although technically not a *true* margarita, the Rain Water at Ranch 616 deserves an honorable point out to this listing. When the proprietor, Kevin Williamson, discovered himself including bubbly Topo Chico to increase the lifetime of his margarita, he found a brand new tackle Ranch Water. He tinkered round with the drink, swapping out silver tequila for an oaky reposado, plus a full ounce of recent lime juice and a splash of orange cordial. His Ranch Water has now been on the Ranch 616 menu for 15 years— and may be made as robust or as bubbly as the drinker wishes.
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2315 Lake Austin Blvd.
This gem subsequent to Deep Eddy Cabaret is a tiki bar-meets-burger stand-meets-airstream trailer from the group behind Perla’s and Lambert’s. Pool Burger serves wagyu burgers and delicate serve, together with robust cocktails in enjoyable cups that’ll make you cheerful you obtain a Hawaiian shirt final summer time. We at all times cease by right here after a swim at Deep Eddy Pool — their frozen margaritas simply style like summer time.
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614 E Oltorf St.
This unassuming South Austin staple is positioned close to the St. Edward’s University campus, and is known for its mind-blowing avocado marg. Yes, it’s a margarita blended with avocado. Skeptics, you simply gotta strive it – the avo marg is creamy, recent, and decadent. You won’t remorse this Austin traditional.
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1412 S Congress Ave.
Another Austin traditional, Güero’s Taco Bar is a kitschy gem on South Congress with considered one of the greatest people-watching patios in the metropolis. It additionally has considered one of the lengthiest margarita menus on this listing, providing tons of tequila decisions. Margaritas at Guero’s are served the old school means — hand-shaken and made with recent lime juice. Pair your margarita with distinctive Tex-Mex fare like the mole, genuine tacos al pastor or enchiladas with hand-made tortillas.
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2004 S 1st St.
With a salsa bar, menu of inside Mexican meals, and over 9 forms of margaritas to select from, you possibly can’t go unsuitable with Polvo’s. The South 1st Street gem is fairly divey, and a favourite of our buddy group to assemble for Fajitas and pitchers of frozen margs.
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2613 S. Lamar
Matt’s El Rancho has been serving up true Austin Tex-Mex since 1952, which suggests they’ve had loads of time to excellent their margaritas. For a enjoyable variation on a traditional margarita, order the Knockout Martini, made with 100% Milagro Reposado tequila.
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409 W 30th St.
No listing of Austin margaritas could be full with out Trudy’s. Stop by the authentic location (Trudy’s Texas Star) close to the University of Texas campus for considered one of the greatest home margaritas in city, and benefit from $5 Mexican Martini Mondays.