5 Spots on the West Side for the Best Cinco de Mayo Margarita

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! And the perfect way to celebrate is with a bomba$$ Cinco de Mayo margarita. So, grab your amigos and mask up (pandemic is still a thing) and head to one of these amazing Chicago restaurants & bars for some top-shelf tequila. Salud! 

La Josie

740 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60661

This award-winning, upscale-casual Mexican restaurant combines authentic flavors in a modern, yet cozy atmosphere in Chicago’s West Loop. Take advantage of the beautiful May weather with one of their signature margaritas on the rooftop or sidewalk cafe. Pro-tip: get there for happy hour to fill up on tacos or tostadas for $9 each. Make a reservation here.



180 N Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Federales! Come for the delicious tacos and stay for the lively atmosphere and cold drinks. They’ll be serving $5 Corona drafts and cans as well as $13 Casamigos Blanco Classic Margaritas in a souvenir mason jar. Doors open at 12pm, make reservations here

2800 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

MI Tocaya Antojería is known for having some of the best food in Logan Square but their margaritas may be the true show stopper. This laid-back joint titled “my namesake” boasts a dynamite traditional margarita in addition to house favorites the El Jefe de Jefes and El Grito.

Bar Takito 

201 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

For over 5 years, Bar Takito has been fascinating palettes with it’s bright atmosphere and incredible food. Stop in to sip on their several margaritas: strawberry, coconut, mango, watermelon, grapefruit, cucumber, and more. The hardest part will be choosing! 

Leña Brava

900 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Leña Brava translates to ”ferocious firewood” and draws inspiration from the multicultural elements of Baja California Norte in Mexico. All dishes are cooked on an open hearth and wood-burning oven. Pair your meal with a bubbly champagne margarita or smoky mezcal margarita for the best Cinco ever! Make your reservations here.

Cinco de Mayo margarita Featured Image Credit: Federales on Facebook

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