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Where to Sip Margaritas Around Atlanta

From fresh and frozen to spicy as all get out, here are the margaritas to sip

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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 hot weather drink. These are the restaurants to grab some of Atlanta’s finest margaritas.

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1. The El Felix

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1130 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 205-0188
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The El Felix ups the OTP margarita game with a list of eight margaritas on the beverage menu. For those with a hankering for the original, order the El Felix—it comes fresh or frozen. Margarita drinkers seeking some kick in their drink should order the Matador with blanco tequila, cilantro, pineapple juice, lime, and jalapeno.

2. Casi Cielo

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6125 Roswell Rd #200
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 549-9411
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The bar at Casi Cielo is for the mezcal lover. It includes over 50 varieties. 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.

3. Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit

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5385 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
(770) 662-0086

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.

Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit

4. El Rey Del Taco

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5288 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 986-0032
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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.

Taqueria El Rey Del Taco

5. Bartaco

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3802 Roswell Rd NE Ste E
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 871-8226

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.

Manny Vargas

6. Red Pepper Taquería

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2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-8151
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There is no shortage of margaritas at any of Red Pepper Taqueria’s locations. Order the Red Pepper Spanky with Serrano pepper-infused tequila for a bit of heat. Want it frozen? Order the lime frozen margarita which comes in seven flavors: watermelon, mixed berries, mango, pineapple, strawberry, blood orange, or prickly pear.

Red Pepper Taqueria

7. Bone Garden Cantina

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1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 418-9072
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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.

Bone Garden Cantina

8. Taqueria Del Sol

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1200 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-5811
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While known for its addictive queso and tacos like 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.

9. The Original El Taco

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1186 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-4656
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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.

10. Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

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187 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-7576
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This Midtown Mexican restaurant staple 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.

Achiote wings, nachos, al pastor tacos, and a spicy margarita at Zocalo in Midtown Zocalo

11. Raging Burrito

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141 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-3311
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Raging Burrito, located just off Decatur square, has become 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.

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12. Minero

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 532-1580
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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. For something a little different, order the El Satánico with blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, pineapple vinegar, and tepache (fermented pineapple beverage).

13. Elmyr

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1091 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 588-0250
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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.

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14. Superica

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 791-1310
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The O.G. margarita at Superica is the winning move. It’s made with reposado tequila, fresh triple sec, and lime juice and is served either short, strong, or on the rocks.

15. Guac y Margys

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661 Auburn Ave NE #120
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-4691
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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. Want that marg frozen? They do that, too. Order at the counter and grab a seat indoors or at one of the picnic tables out front on the BeltLine-facing patio.

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16. Mi Barrio Restaurante Mexicano

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571 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 223-9279
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Beware, this Grant Park hole in the wall has some of the most potent margaritas in town. Luckily, the food is just as substantial — perfect for soaking up all of that tequila.

17. Holy Taco

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1314 Glenwood Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 230-6177
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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.

1. The El Felix

1130 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009

The El Felix ups the OTP margarita game with a list of eight margaritas on the beverage menu. For those with a hankering for the original, order the El Felix—it comes fresh or frozen. Margarita drinkers seeking some kick in their drink should order the Matador with blanco tequila, cilantro, pineapple juice, lime, and jalapeno.

1130 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009

2. Casi Cielo

6125 Roswell Rd #200, Atlanta, GA 30328

The bar at Casi Cielo is for the mezcal lover. It includes over 50 varieties. 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.

6125 Roswell Rd #200
Atlanta, GA 30328

3. Mariscos La Riviera Nayarit

5385 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093
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.

5385 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093

4. El Rey Del Taco

5288 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340
Taqueria 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.

5288 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

5. Bartaco

3802 Roswell Rd NE Ste E, Atlanta, GA 30342
Manny Vargas

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.

3802 Roswell Rd NE Ste E
Atlanta, GA 30342

6. Red Pepper Taquería

2149 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Red Pepper Taqueria

There is no shortage of margaritas at any of Red Pepper Taqueria’s locations. Order the Red Pepper Spanky with Serrano pepper-infused tequila for a bit of heat. Want it frozen? Order the lime frozen margarita which comes in seven flavors: watermelon, mixed berries, mango, pineapple, strawberry, blood orange, or prickly pear.

2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

7. Bone Garden Cantina

1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.

1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Taqueria Del Sol

1200 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

While known for its addictive queso and tacos like 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.

1200 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. The Original El Taco

1186 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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.

1186 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

10. Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

187 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Achiote wings, nachos, al pastor tacos, and a spicy margarita at Zocalo in Midtown Zocalo

This Midtown Mexican restaurant staple 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.

187 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

11. Raging Burrito

141 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
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Raging Burrito, located just off Decatur square, has become 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.

141 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

12. Minero

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136, Atlanta, GA 30308

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. For something a little different, order the El Satánico with blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, pineapple vinegar, and tepache (fermented pineapple beverage).

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136
Atlanta, GA 30308

13. Elmyr

1091 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
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.

1091 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

14. Superica

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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

99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

15. Guac y Margys

661 Auburn Ave NE #120, Atlanta, GA 30312
Beth McKibben

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. Want that marg frozen? They do that, too. Order at the counter and grab a seat indoors or at one of the picnic tables out front on the BeltLine-facing patio.

661 Auburn Ave NE #120
Atlanta, GA 30312

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16. Mi Barrio Restaurante Mexicano

571 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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

571 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

17. Holy Taco

1314 Glenwood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316

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

1314 Glenwood Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30316

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