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5 Spots For Thirst-Quenching Margaritas In San Diego

By Arianna Gary

Where to head for some of the best margs in town!

No one can seem to agree on the exact when and where margaritas originally came to be. But one thing is for sure: they’re delicious and the thirst-quenching mix of tequila, orange liqueur and fresh lime (or lemon) juice should absolutely be celebrated. Plus, with the variety of different ways to enjoy the classic tequila cocktail, the possibilities are endless.

Here are 5 margarita spots you don’t want to miss in San Diego:

1. Café Coyote

This popular San Diego spot is your best bet if you’re looking for some amazing Mexican food to pair with your margs. Accompany large, freshly-made margaritas with overflowing plates of burritos, tacos and other incredible Mexican antojitos. Café Coyote offers more than 20 different kinds of margaritas including spicy watermelon, pineapple-chipotle and a Chamoy sauce one in a Tajin Rim Glass topped with a Tamarind Chile Treat.

2461 San Diego Avenue

2. Puesto

Puesto offers an extensive selection. With dozens of different types of tequilas, mezcals and agave spirits to choose from, you can make your margarita exactly how you want it. You can get $9 Puesto Perfect Margaritas during Happy Hour on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm. Not to mention, Puesto has some of the best Mexican food in town and some gorgeous outdoor patios from which to enjoy it all.

5010 Mission Center Road (Mission Valley)

789 West Harbor Drive (San Diego at The Headquarters)

1026 Wall Street (La Jolla)

3. El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria

This spot is an absolute must for true tequila lovers. Aside from having their own award winning Tequila Agave Artesanal, El Agave has a massive collection of more than 2,000 brands adorning the walls (aptly called the Tequila Museum). The menu features flights and all kinds of margaritas including classic and cadillac margs, spicy jalapeño, tamarindo, guava, cucumber, and more.

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2304 San Diego Avenue

4. Trust

While Trust’s menu isn’t exactly margarita town, there are a couple of cocktails on the list that would make any marg-lover happy. Trust Cocktail #2 is a must-try modern twist on the classic drink, with jalapeño tequila, grapefruit, agave, and lime. Be sure to also try Black Moon, a delicious cocktail made with mezcal, roasted parsnip, orange liqueur, lime, and bitters.

3752 Park Blvd. Suite 105C

5. La Puerta

La Puerta offers Sinaloa inspired Mexican food and specialty drinks with the freshest ingredients. Offering a few frozen margs as well as a list of twelve specialty margaritas with tequila, mezcal and sotol, you are bound to find a few new favorites. Try Moonage Daydream, with Ilegal joven Mezcal, yellow Chartreuse, fresh mint and house banana syrup, or Hey Mami with Blanco Tequila, Comiteco, house made orange bell pepper/habanero syrup, Lime and coconut.

560 4th Avenue

See also: 10 Of The Best Mexican Restaurants In San Diego

[Featured image: Edward Howell via Unsplash]