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6 Best Margaritas in Texas

Margaritas, a cocktail made with tequila and fruit juice, is a classic Texas beverage during the hot summer months. Made either “on the rocks” or frozen, this delicious drink perfectly pairs with Tex-Mex cuisine. Great margaritas can be found all over the state. No matter if you’re in the Hill Country, on the beach, or downtown, you can find a classic or unique margarita. Cool off and chill out this summer by trying one of these margaritas in the Lone Star State.

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Multiple Locations Gloria’s Latin Cuisine
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Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Multiple Locations

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine is a popular Dallas establishment that serves impeccably-made Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Salvadorian food. Now many people come here for the food, but plenty end up staying for the delicious margaritas. Enjoy a ‘rita frozen or “on the rocks” here. The house margaritas here are always a classic option, however, if you’re looking for something a bit more artisanal, enjoy the Mango Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, and Swirl Margarita. There is no wonder why these margaritas are a hot commodity during Texas summer days.

Mi Cocina, Multiple Locations Mi Cocina
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Mi Cocina, Multiple Locations

Mi Cocina may not be known for its classy cocktail ‘ritas, but it definitely deserves a spot on this list for its reliable, strong, and delicious house margaritas. Upgrade your margarita experience here by ordering the Mambo Taxi, which is made with Sauza Silver Tequila, homemade Sangria with Pinot Noir, and brandy. The frozen lime base gives a classic tart flavor, while the top-notch tequila and fresh fruit juices make this margarita go down easy. However, if the Mambo Taxi just isn’t your style of margarita, Mi Cocina also has a “Mi Cocina” margarita with Sauza Silver Tequila and lime juice and a Frozen Skinny margarita. No matter what margarita you order, be sure to eat plenty of chips and salsa to soak up these strong and delicious beverages.

Squeeze Ritas & Tequila, Galveston Squeeze Ritas & Tequila at The Spot
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Squeeze Ritas & Tequila, Galveston

Sip a well-made margarita while enjoying a view of the beach at Squeeze Ritas & Tequila. Try a Squeeze House Rita, frozen or on the rocks, a Meltdown Margarita with a floater of Cointreau, or a Mangonada Rita frozen margarita with fresh mango pieces. There’s even a Frozen Rita Flight! The hand-crafted margaritas can be made in a 12-ounce cup to a huge 100-ounce jug. This tequila bar is located in “The Spot,” a unique building home to five different establishments. So after enjoying a margarita made with premium ingredients, delicious food can be found within the same building.

La Condesa, Austin La Condesa Austin
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La Condesa, Austin

La Condesa is a top Mexican restaurant in Austin, which has gained attention for its great happy hour deals on both drinks and food. The bar here has a wide variety of tequila options, one of the biggest in the city. However, the classic margarita seems to be the most popular option, which contains El Jimador Blanco tequila and orange liqueur. With so many cocktail options here, even those who aren’t in love with margaritas will find a delicious drink.

Blue Mesa Grill, Fort Worth, Addison & Plano Blue Mesa Grill
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Blue Mesa Grill, Fort Worth, Addison & Plano

Blue Mesa Grill is a local Mexican restaurant that offers southwestern dishes and both frozen and on the rocks margaritas. With multiple locations, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a great margarita if you’re in this area of the Lone Star State. The locals can’t boast enough about the Classic Blue Margaritas here, which is the classic house ‘rita. However, if you’re a tequila fan, a skinny margarita or $5 Happy Hour margaritas can be enjoyed here too.

El Big Bad, Houston El Big Bad
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El Big Bad, Houston

El Big Bad is a fun margarita bar in Houston. This downtown establishment features a wide variety of margaritas and even margarita pitchers for large groups. The House Rita at El Big Bad will not disappoint, as it’s made with silver tequila and lime and lemon juice. However, if you’re looking for more out of your margarita, enjoy a Infused Rita with fresh-squeezed lime & lemon juice, and agave. Houston Astros baseball fans can even enjoy a cheap margarita during the game here. From classic to creative margaritas like Cucumber Mint, this Houston establishment is sure to please all types of margarita lovers.

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