You may be wondering who serves the best margaritas in Austin. Well, you have come to the right place! Here you will find the top margarita spots in Austin in no particular order. Not only do these various restaurants serve traditional margaritas and authentic Mexican food, but they're also preferred party destinations for National Margarita Day! ​

El Alma

El Alma is a traditional Mexican restaurant that is known in the area for their delicious margaritas. Their menu includes 10 unique, expertly-crafted margaritas with the most expensive one running you just $11, so they're affordably-priced, too.  

Licha's Cantina

Licha's Cantina fancies itself a niche restaurant located in the heart of Austin. The menu is inspired by Mexican soul food cooking, but their cocktail menu is what you'll be eyeing on Cinco de Mayo. They offer a wide assortment of tasty drinks, and they're house margarita is among the best in the city.

Curra's Grill

Curra's Grill bills itself as the home of the original avocado margarita, so you know it must be serving some the best margaritas in Austin. But that's not all. They serve up a diverse variety of margaritas like Reverse Ritas, Smokey Ritas, and more. 


Polvos prides itself on its Mexican cuisine, and their commitment to excellence is well-reputed by the array of awards Polvos has earned over the years. But, of course, they're are known for more than their great eats. Polvo's drink menu includes more than a dozen flavors of fruity margaritas.

Matt's El Rancho

El Rancho has served the Austin community since 1952, and there are a lot of reasons why. One of those reasons is because Matt's El Rancho has won a bevy of awards for its delicious queso dip, and their expertly crafted margaritas are another reason. In fact, they were featured in Texas Monthly's "Margarita State of Mind" in 2015.

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El Naranjo

El Naranjo serves traditional Mexican food; salsas, moles and tortas are their staples. But you'll need something to wash it down with, of course, and their margaritas are certainly worthy of the job.

Azul Tequila

You know a place has good margaritas when it has tequila in its name, and this Mexican eatery certainly lives up to its billing with its diverse selection of drink options.


Grizzelda's is known for its Tex-Mex and brunches, but their margaritas are the reason why you'll want to stick around. From their Grizz Mizz to the Cash Money and the Cardi B, your options are varied and delicious.

Enchiladas Y Mas

Enchiladas y Mas is a family-operated Tex-Mex restaurant serving up some of the tastiest selections of tacos and fajitas in the city. And, of course, their margaritas complete any meal.

Iron Cactus

Stop by 6th Street for a fun night out and begin the crawl with a margarita from Iron Cactus! With both frozen and on the rocks margaritas, this is a must-try if you're a tequila lover visiting the area!

Guero's Taco Bar 

Head over to South Austin for a delicious margarita from Guero's Taco Bar when your next tequila craving hits! Guero's is known to have one of the best frozen margs in town so stop by for lunch or dinner sometime soon to try it for yourself. 

Licha's Cantina

This east Austin taqueria is one of the only restaurants in the area where everything is made in house - yes, down to the sour mix for the margaritas! 

Austin is probably one of the best cities you'll find Mexican cuisine, but you can't go just anywhere on Cinco de Mayo: you want the best food and the best margaritas in Austin. 

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