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Where to Sip Margaritas Right Now Around Atlanta

From fresh and frozen margaritas and flavors like peach to Texas-style and spicy as all get out

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The refreshing and, yes, classic cocktail at its core is made with tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, and can come fresh, frozen, or on the rocks. With patio season underway in Atlanta, the margarita might be the unofficial warm weather drink. From fresh and frozen and flavors like peach to Texas-style and spicy as all get out, these are the restaurants to grab some of Atlanta’s finest margaritas.

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Siete Tacos + Tequila

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Located at Marietta Square Market, Siete Tacos and Tequila can whip up the classic margarita, but make sure to try the restaurant’s special and seasonal margaritas, including the hibiscus jalapeno, prickly pear, and watermelon.

Bone Garden Cantina

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The margaritas at this Westside cantina are made super fresh and are no joke. Try the Hot Chile with spicy habanero-infused tequila, orange liqueur, sweet and sour mix, and hot sauce.

Tuza Taco

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This small Howell Mill Road restaurant includes a great covered patio and serves classic margaritas both frozen and on the rocks. Order the carnitas bowl or burrito, some chips and queso, and a marg and then grab a patio seat in the shade on a hot day in the A.

Taqueria Del Sol

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While known for its addictive queso and tacos, including the fried chicken or the Memphis made with smoked pork, Taqueria del Sol is equally known for its margaritas. Order one by-the-glass or the pitcher. DIY that margarita with one of 53 tequilas behind the bar. There are five outposts on Cheshire Bridge, in Decatur, Chamblee, the original location in Westside, and one in Athens.

The Brookwood Hills restaurant, owned chef Mimmo Alboumeh (former owner of Red Pepper Taqueria,) fuses Mexican, Spanish, and Lebanese flavors and ingredients into the dishes served at Botica. This includes the seven margaritas on the menu, too. There’s the classic, which comes both frozen and on the rocks, as well as margaritas made with pineapple, frozen lime, pomegranate, and agave nectar. Pair a margarita here with a selection of tacos, including the lamb birria, chicken shawarma, brisket barbacoa, and crispy fish.

Catalina Mexican Restaurant

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The hefty menu at this Hapeville Mexican restaurant includes everything from molcajete bowls, gorditas, and tortas to Mexican seafood plates, burritos, and even menudo on the weekends. The margaritas here are strong, served frozen and on the rocks, and with or without a salt rim. Try the mango margarita, too.

Bartaco

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This crowded Westside spot includes a large, open air patio, sharable plates of tacos, and a serious margarita scene. Try the house margarita with reposado tequila, orange liqueur, agave syrup, and lime juice. There’s also locations in Inman Park and Chastain Park in Buckhead.

Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

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This Midtown Mexican restaurant staple just a couple of blocks from Piedmont Park is where to head for great warm weather patio vibes on the deck and solid margaritas. Get the house margarita fresh or frozen here or the ode to the ATL, the Atlantarita, with blanco tequila, peach liqueur, and citrus juice on the rocks.

Casi Cielo

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The bar at Casi Cielo is for the mezcal lover. It includes over 50 varieties of mezcal. While the typical margarita won’t be found on the menu here, those seeking variations on the classic can find more interesting options. Try the Josefina with mezcal, lime juice, and agave nectar or the Torito with mezcal, Campari, roasted pineapple juice, agave, and lime juice with a chile powder rim.

Mi Barrio Restaurante Mexicano

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Beware, this low-key Grant Park institution has some of the most potent margaritas in town. Luckily, the food is just as substantial — perfect for soaking up all of that tequila.

While tacos are the name of the game here, the mezcal and tequila-heavy menu makes margaritas at Minero the real deal. Try the house version made with reposado and añejo tequilas, dry curacao, lime, orange, and agave or the frozen with blanco tequila, lime, and agave. There’s also a spicy margarita here, one made with smoky mezcal, and another using 104-proof blanco tequila.

Guac y Margys

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Margarita bar Guac y Margys is loaded with nothing but margaritas—nine of them, to be exact. The bar is located at SPX Alley along the Eastside BeltLine. Try the Smokey and the Rabbit with smoked blanco tequila, fresh lime, agave, and 18.21 Bitters or the Strawberry_Pineapple_Holla! with strawberry and pineapple-infused tequila, jalapeño, and cilantro, rimmed with the spicy seasoning, Tajín. There’s also a frozen margarita on the menu, and margaritas made with mezcal. Guac y Margys also includes a location in Midtown. A third location is headed to the Interlock on Howell Mill Road.

Superica

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The O.G. margarita at Superica is the winning move from this Tex-Mex restaurant. It’s made with reposado tequila, fresh triple sec, and lime juice and is served either short, strong, or on the rocks.

El Ponce

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This family-owned and operated restaurant features one of the best patios on Ponce. Head here for plates of tacos, including birria, tamales, chimichangas, and chile rellenos and pair a meal with a strong, yet refreshing margarita. Try the spicy Herradura made with silver tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, fresh lime juice, jalapenos, and agave. Folks can even order batches of El Ponce margaritas to go. Make sure to order the Valentina hot sauced wings, too.

The Original El Taco

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El Taco makes all of its margaritas with fresh juices and sours. Keep it simple with the Original Casa margarita on the patio. Bonus? There's a location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for pre-flight margaritas.

This Little Five Points spot next to the Variety Playhouse is where to head for a dive bar margarita (or a pitcher with friends), a plate of nachos, and tacos from lunch to late night.

Pollo Primo

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It’s hard to beat a frozen margarita on a hot day in Atlanta. Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Primo includes an $8 frozen margarita on its tight drinks menu. It can also come with a splash of hibiscus agua fresca. Grab a seat on the deck out front and dive into a pile of morita chile-spiced roast bird with sides of rice and beans.

Holy Taco

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This East Atlanta staple offers an organic frozen margarita perfect for cooling off with on the patio on a hot Atlanta afternoon.

El Tesoro

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This Edgewood neighborhood hangout serves fresh flour and corn tortilla tacos dressed with onions and cilantro and doctored up with scrambled eggs, beef, chicken, pork, or salchichon (Mexican sausage). There’s even an option to add chapulines (dry-roasted crickets). Be sure to keep an eye out for weekly food specials here and the occasional mezcal dinner. Margaritas at El Tesoro come by the glass or the pitcher, including the Texas and passionfruit. The sprawling outdoor patio here is hard to beat.

Antiguo Lobo

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Owner Jesús Oñate Jr. honors his late father with this Chamblee Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. Antiguo Lobo (“old wolf”) serves a variety of dishes paying homage to multiple regions in Mexico, including Molcajete El Monstruo served in a volcanic rock mortar, enchiladas verdes, and cochinita pibil, along with street corn, aguachile, and tacos. Oñate Jr. puts his skills as a trained tequila expert and certified master mezcalier to work in the cocktails served at Antiguo Lobo, which center around margaritas and other drinks using agave-based spirits, like mezcal.

Raging Burrito

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Raging Burrito, located just off Decatur square, is a mainstay for its generous portions at affordable prices. This includes all nine of their margaritas; most of which can be made into pitchers to serve a crowd. Order the spicy jalapeño margarita for a bit of a kick. Frozen margaritas are also available and come in mango, raspberry, strawberry, peach, or pomegranate flavor. Grab a seat with some friends on the garden patio out back on a warm evening.

El Rey Del Taco

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The Mexican taqueria with late night hours on Buford Highway is known for its large platters, tacos, and strong margaritas. Grab a churro from the gentleman who often pops into the restaurant selling the fried dough treat.

El Granero Mexican Restaurant

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Serving everything from burritos, tacos, and fajitas to hearty tortas, molcajete bowls, birria, and chimichangas, El Granero Mexican Restaurant definitely has something for everyone on the menu. This includes its selection of margaritas, like the Texas, Cadillac, and sangria margaritas. Some margaritas comes by the pitcher, too. Try other summery cocktails here, including the Hurricane, daiquiri, Blue Hawaiian, and Mai Tai.

Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit

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Pair a giant (and strong) margarita with that seafood platter filled with oysters, shrimp, crab legs, langoustines, and fried fish or the whole fried red snapper at Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit.

Siete Tacos + Tequila

Located at Marietta Square Market, Siete Tacos and Tequila can whip up the classic margarita, but make sure to try the restaurant’s special and seasonal margaritas, including the hibiscus jalapeno, prickly pear, and watermelon.

Bone Garden Cantina

The margaritas at this Westside cantina are made super fresh and are no joke. Try the Hot Chile with spicy habanero-infused tequila, orange liqueur, sweet and sour mix, and hot sauce.

Tuza Taco

This small Howell Mill Road restaurant includes a great covered patio and serves classic margaritas both frozen and on the rocks. Order the carnitas bowl or burrito, some chips and queso, and a marg and then grab a patio seat in the shade on a hot day in the A.

Taqueria Del Sol

While known for its addictive queso and tacos, including the fried chicken or the Memphis made with smoked pork, Taqueria del Sol is equally known for its margaritas. Order one by-the-glass or the pitcher. DIY that margarita with one of 53 tequilas behind the bar. There are five outposts on Cheshire Bridge, in Decatur, Chamblee, the original location in Westside, and one in Athens.

Botica

The Brookwood Hills restaurant, owned chef Mimmo Alboumeh (former owner of Red Pepper Taqueria,) fuses Mexican, Spanish, and Lebanese flavors and ingredients into the dishes served at Botica. This includes the seven margaritas on the menu, too. There’s the classic, which comes both frozen and on the rocks, as well as margaritas made with pineapple, frozen lime, pomegranate, and agave nectar. Pair a margarita here with a selection of tacos, including the lamb birria, chicken shawarma, brisket barbacoa, and crispy fish.

Catalina Mexican Restaurant

The hefty menu at this Hapeville Mexican restaurant includes everything from molcajete bowls, gorditas, and tortas to Mexican seafood plates, burritos, and even menudo on the weekends. The margaritas here are strong, served frozen and on the rocks, and with or without a salt rim. Try the mango margarita, too.

Bartaco

This crowded Westside spot includes a large, open air patio, sharable plates of tacos, and a serious margarita scene. Try the house margarita with reposado tequila, orange liqueur, agave syrup, and lime juice. There’s also locations in Inman Park and Chastain Park in Buckhead.

Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

This Midtown Mexican restaurant staple just a couple of blocks from Piedmont Park is where to head for great warm weather patio vibes on the deck and solid margaritas. Get the house margarita fresh or frozen here or the ode to the ATL, the Atlantarita, with blanco tequila, peach liqueur, and citrus juice on the rocks.

Casi Cielo

The bar at Casi Cielo is for the mezcal lover. It includes over 50 varieties of mezcal. While the typical margarita won’t be found on the menu here, those seeking variations on the classic can find more interesting options. Try the Josefina with mezcal, lime juice, and agave nectar or the Torito with mezcal, Campari, roasted pineapple juice, agave, and lime juice with a chile powder rim.

Mi Barrio Restaurante Mexicano

Beware, this low-key Grant Park institution has some of the most potent margaritas in town. Luckily, the food is just as substantial — perfect for soaking up all of that tequila.

Minero

While tacos are the name of the game here, the mezcal and tequila-heavy menu makes margaritas at Minero the real deal. Try the house version made with reposado and añejo tequilas, dry curacao, lime, orange, and agave or the frozen with blanco tequila, lime, and agave. There’s also a spicy margarita here, one made with smoky mezcal, and another using 104-proof blanco tequila.

Guac y Margys

Margarita bar Guac y Margys is loaded with nothing but margaritas—nine of them, to be exact. The bar is located at SPX Alley along the Eastside BeltLine. Try the Smokey and the Rabbit with smoked blanco tequila, fresh lime, agave, and 18.21 Bitters or the Strawberry_Pineapple_Holla! with strawberry and pineapple-infused tequila, jalapeño, and cilantro, rimmed with the spicy seasoning, Tajín. There’s also a frozen margarita on the menu, and margaritas made with mezcal. Guac y Margys also includes a location in Midtown. A third location is headed to the Interlock on Howell Mill Road.

Superica

The O.G. margarita at Superica is the winning move from this Tex-Mex restaurant. It’s made with reposado tequila, fresh triple sec, and lime juice and is served either short, strong, or on the rocks.

El Ponce

This family-owned and operated restaurant features one of the best patios on Ponce. Head here for plates of tacos, including birria, tamales, chimichangas, and chile rellenos and pair a meal with a strong, yet refreshing margarita. Try the spicy Herradura made with silver tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, fresh lime juice, jalapenos, and agave. Folks can even order batches of El Ponce margaritas to go. Make sure to order the Valentina hot sauced wings, too.

The Original El Taco

El Taco makes all of its margaritas with fresh juices and sours. Keep it simple with the Original Casa margarita on the patio. Bonus? There's a location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for pre-flight margaritas.

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Elmyr

This Little Five Points spot next to the Variety Playhouse is where to head for a dive bar margarita (or a pitcher with friends), a plate of nachos, and tacos from lunch to late night.

Pollo Primo

It’s hard to beat a frozen margarita on a hot day in Atlanta. Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Primo includes an $8 frozen margarita on its tight drinks menu. It can also come with a splash of hibiscus agua fresca. Grab a seat on the deck out front and dive into a pile of morita chile-spiced roast bird with sides of rice and beans.

Holy Taco

This East Atlanta staple offers an organic frozen margarita perfect for cooling off with on the patio on a hot Atlanta afternoon.

El Tesoro

This Edgewood neighborhood hangout serves fresh flour and corn tortilla tacos dressed with onions and cilantro and doctored up with scrambled eggs, beef, chicken, pork, or salchichon (Mexican sausage). There’s even an option to add chapulines (dry-roasted crickets). Be sure to keep an eye out for weekly food specials here and the occasional mezcal dinner. Margaritas at El Tesoro come by the glass or the pitcher, including the Texas and passionfruit. The sprawling outdoor patio here is hard to beat.

Antiguo Lobo

Owner Jesús Oñate Jr. honors his late father with this Chamblee Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. Antiguo Lobo (“old wolf”) serves a variety of dishes paying homage to multiple regions in Mexico, including Molcajete El Monstruo served in a volcanic rock mortar, enchiladas verdes, and cochinita pibil, along with street corn, aguachile, and tacos. Oñate Jr. puts his skills as a trained tequila expert and certified master mezcalier to work in the cocktails served at Antiguo Lobo, which center around margaritas and other drinks using agave-based spirits, like mezcal.

Raging Burrito

Raging Burrito, located just off Decatur square, is a mainstay for its generous portions at affordable prices. This includes all nine of their margaritas; most of which can be made into pitchers to serve a crowd. Order the spicy jalapeño margarita for a bit of a kick. Frozen margaritas are also available and come in mango, raspberry, strawberry, peach, or pomegranate flavor. Grab a seat with some friends on the garden patio out back on a warm evening.

El Rey Del Taco

The Mexican taqueria with late night hours on Buford Highway is known for its large platters, tacos, and strong margaritas. Grab a churro from the gentleman who often pops into the restaurant selling the fried dough treat.

El Granero Mexican Restaurant

Serving everything from burritos, tacos, and fajitas to hearty tortas, molcajete bowls, birria, and chimichangas, El Granero Mexican Restaurant definitely has something for everyone on the menu. This includes its selection of margaritas, like the Texas, Cadillac, and sangria margaritas. Some margaritas comes by the pitcher, too. Try other summery cocktails here, including the Hurricane, daiquiri, Blue Hawaiian, and Mai Tai.

Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit

Pair a giant (and strong) margarita with that seafood platter filled with oysters, shrimp, crab legs, langoustines, and fried fish or the whole fried red snapper at Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit.

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