Whatever the weather, a margarita is a nice way to top off the long days in the Valley. To celebrate National Margarita Day, we’ve decided to leave you with some of the best and brightest stars in the margarita galaxy, including those with real agave nectar or made with chiles to add that kick you need to make your week count. Check out these delicious drink spots below!
Mill Avenue is known as a great place to party it up, and at Loco Patrõn, that’s doubly true. They’ve got their brewery supplying them with fresh cervezas like the Loco Gold ($5), a Mexican ale of their own making. But the real draw at this joint isn’t the delicious food or their own craft beer — it’s the freshly squeezed margaritas. Grapefruit ($9.95), mango-habanero ($10.45), blackberry ($10.45), or even a Cadillac margarita ($11.95) make up not even half of their robust marg selection!
21001 N. Tatum Blvd #95, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Embark on a superhero and comic book-inspired cocktail experience with ComicX’s Torched Margarita ($12) which includes Tanteo Tequila, triple sec, fruit purée, agave nectar and lime juice. Spice it up with mango habanero or strawberry jalapeño for a sensational and enriching margarita experience.
3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85018
CRUjiente Tacos is known for their nationally recognized street-style tacos and refreshing margarita options such as the Arcadia Margarita ($10) made from scratch with 100% blue agave tequila, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño, house agave syrup and fresh squeezed lime and the Passion Fruit Serrano Margarita ($10) infused with 100% blue agave tequila, passion fruit, serrano, house agave and lime. Sweeten up this national holiday with CRU’s Coconut Margarita ($10) with reposado tequila, coconut, house agave and fresh lime juice or the Cinnamon Margarita ($10) crafted with reposado tequila, house agave and freshly squeezed lime.
101 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283
7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Take your margarita fiesta to the next level at locally-owned Someburros which has 12 statewide locations, known for its authentic, Sonoran-style food, burritos and margaritas. Toast to the occasion and accompany your authentic Mexican meal with a traditional or strawberry frozen fresh margarita ($5.55) that can also be ordered to-go.
4801 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85254
Ring in National Margarita Day in proper fashion with Phoenix’s latest Mexican cuisine concept The Mexicano with flavorsome cocktails and margaritas. Whether you like your margaritas frozen, on the rocks, with or without salt and sugar, sweet or spicy, The Mexicano has you covered. Popular variations include the Prickly Pear Margarita ($13) made with Tequila Cimarron Blanco, Los Vecinos del Campo Espadin, almond syrup, lime and prickly pear purée and the Spicy Mango Margarita ($13) made with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, El Tequileño Reposado, Cointreau, mango purée, lime and hellfire bitters. Can’t decide on one margarita? Try the Frozen Margarita Flight ($18) with four different daily selections including classic, prickly pear, mango and strawberry. Step it up a notch with The Original 30-ounce Frozen Pinata Margarita ($25) which includes Corazon Blanco Tequila, Cointreau and lime served in a party piñata filled with candy prizes, The Big F#*%ing Margarita ($48) which is 56 ounces and serves two people, or experience the $50 Shaken Margarita crafted with Don Julio 1942, Cointreau Liqueur Noir, organic agave and lime.
9780 W. Northern Ave. Suite #1100, Peoria, AZ 85345
15530 N. Tatum Blvd Suite #140, Phoenix, AZ 85032
3151 W. Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
The Sicilan Butcher is a go-to spot for tequila and margarita lovers around the Valley with their handcrafted Unnamed Tequila Cocktail ($12) composed of Tosco Blanco Tequila, Aperol, basil, lemon and garnished with grapefruit bitters. The combination of the Aperol, basil, grapefruit bitters and freshly squeezed lemon mixed with the authentically sourced tequila creates a satisfying and stimulating cocktail for any margarita maven. Plus, guests get to choose a name of the cocktail with their playful name card.
4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110; Scottsdale 85251
Located at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Zinqué’s cocktail program features delicious, curated options for tequila aficionados around the Valley. The L’Amante Margarita ($15) is a notable option which includes Fortaleza Blanco, fresh squeezed lime, cilantro, fresno chile and agave. The fresno chile adds a spicy edge to the robust flavors of citrus, vanilla and basil from the blanco and balances out the acidity of the lime and sweetness of the agave.
7000 E Mayo Blvd #1072, Phoenix, AZ 85054
You can’t go wrong getting tequila drinks in a place that honors the agave plant in its name. Cien Agaves does the industry proud, sporting classic margaritas (Cien-a-Rita for $8) as well as specialties like the gorgeous fuchsia-colored Arizona Prickly Pear ($11). If you’re here to sit down with one or more of these beverages, you might as well pull up a chair for another great companion, the Green Chile Cheese Crisp. This tostada dish can come without meat ($9) or decadently topped with carnitas, chicken, or steak ($11–14). The choice is yours, but the only right choice is heading here from 3 p.m. to 6:30 for a happy hour that gets you any appetizer for half off and a Cien-a-Rita for only $6.