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19 Restaurants and Bars Shaking Up Austin’s Finest Margaritas

Frozen or on the rocks, where to find the unofficial cocktail of Austin — and tequila in its finest form — across the city

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Margaritas are truly the unofficial drink of Austin, the perfect tequila cocktail that is ideal for outdoor drinking, tacos, and queso. Learn all about the history of the cocktail (tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, shaken together and topped off with a slice of lime) over on Eater National.

Eater gathered the very best margaritas Austin restaurants and bars has to offer, on the rocks, frozen, simple, fruity, swirls, salted or unsalted rims, and even avocado varieties, all available for takeout and on-site services.

Currently, booze to-go is temporarily legal in the state of Texas during the pandemic, just as long as it accompanies the purchase of a food item (chips and salsa count).

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each bar/restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the bar/restaurant themselves.

A number of Austin restaurants have resumed dine-in service. That level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Austin website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Eldorado Cafe

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3300 W Anderson Ln #303
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 420-2222
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Of course, the Tex-Mex restaurant offers up well-made margaritas. There’s the house margarita, plus flavor mix-ins such as mango and jalapeno available for dine-in service. Curbside pickup orders include margarita kits or individual cocktails. To-go orders can be placed online; dine-in service with patio space is available through reservations.

Eldorado’s margarita
Eldorado’s margarita
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2. Enchiladas y Mas

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1911 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 467-7100
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Thankfully, the longtime Crestview Tex-Mex restaurant is back with its strong array of frozen margaritas. Takeout is available and the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

3. Taco Flats

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5520 Burnet Rd #101
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 284-8352
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The taco restaurant taking its cues from Mexico City has become a go-to margarita spot in Austin. This includes the house margarita made with Paula’s Texas Orange, and a spicy frozen. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or online for each individual location, and there are Grubhub deliveries available from Clarksville and Burnet.

4. Vivo Restaurant

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6406 N Interstate 35 #2343
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 407-8302
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The Linc Tex-Mex restaurant really loves tequila, so the margaritas are beautifully dressed up with flowers. To-go orders can be placed online, and the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor areas.

A margarita from Vivo
A margarita from Vivo
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5. Workhorse Bar

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100 N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 323-5700
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The casual North Loop bar’s margarita is solid, simple, and priced decently. Pickup orders can be placed online and the bar reopened for dine-in service, with patio areas available.

The margarita at Workhorse Bar
The margarita at Workhorse Bar
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6. Contigo

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2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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The patio-friendly MLK restaurant’s frozen margarita is brightened up with the addition of guava. Pickup orders can be placed online (there are half-gallon options), and the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

7. Hoover's Cooking

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2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 479-5006
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Look to the Cherrywood Southern restaurant for strong giant frozen margaritas, a classic version, and a beet rendition. To-go orders can be placed online and the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

8. Maudie's Cafe

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2608 W 7th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 473-3740
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The Tex-Mex chain’s bar menu highlits an array of margaritas, house frozens and on the rocks, plus the Gill Margarita. Pickup orders from all locations can be placed online, all restaurants have reopened for dine-in service with outdoor dining areas available.

A margarita from Maudie’s
A margarita from Maudie’s
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9. The Roosevelt Room

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307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4094
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The downtown bar honors the Prohibition-era drink on its cocktail menu spanning boozing history. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online, the bar has reopened for on-site services.

A margarita at Roosevelt Room
A margarita at Roosevelt Room
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10. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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The downtown Mexican restaurant offers up a great margarita lineup. The Margarita La Condesa is made with grilled pineapples. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with a patio, reservations are recommended.

Margaritas at La Condesa
Margaritas at La Condesa
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11. Licha's Cantina

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1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-5960
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The convivial East Sixth Mexican restaurant is the place for classic margaritas. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with a patio available.

The margarita at Licha’s Cantina
The margarita at Licha’s Cantina
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12. El Alma Cafe y Cantina

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1025 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 609-8923
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Take advantage of the rooftop patio with El Alma's strong array of margaritas, including a bunch of frozen ones like avocado or mango. To-go orders include pitchers, kits, and mixers without alcohol. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant reopened for dine-in service, with a patio and rooftop available for outdoor dining.

Margaritas from El Alma
Margaritas from El Alma
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13. Grizzelda's

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105 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5908
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The folks behind Jacoby’s and Grizzelda’s are giving Austin a bunch of margarita options for curbside pickups at the Mexican restaurant. The seven kits come with the restaurants’ bright pink margarita mix plus your choice of tequila. The restaurants are also selling its margarita mix sans booze.

14. Guero's Taco Bar

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1412 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 447-7688
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The South Congress Tex-Mex destination offers a whole long list of margaritas made with different tequilas. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

Margarita and chips from Guero’s
Margarita and chips from Guero’s
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15. Fresa's

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1703 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 992-2946
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The South First Mexican patio restaurant is mixing up a whole bunch of on the rocks and frozen margaritas. the former consisting of a house option and spicy ancho chile, the latter including prickly pear and avocado. There are mixers available too. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor seating available.

A frozen lemon margarita at Fresa’s
A frozen lemon margarita at Fresa’s
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16. Matt's El Rancho

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2613 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 462-9333
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The margaritas at the iconic South Lamar Tex-Mex restaurant are always a good choice. Half-gallons of the classic on the rocks cocktail are available for pickups and deliveries placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there are outdoor areas.

Margarita from Matt’s
Margarita from Matt’s
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17. El Naranjo

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2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 520-5750
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The interior Mexican restaurant in the South Lamar neighborhood offers up classic margaritas. Pickup orders can be placed online, the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio area.

18. Curra's Grill

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614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-0012
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The avocado frozen margarita at the Travis Heights Mexican restaurant is the perfect combination of refreshing, boozy, cold, and creamy: everything a person wants in the drink. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there is a patio.

19. Cruzteca Mexican Kitchen

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5207 Brodie Ln #125
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 291-7726
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The Sunset Valley Mexican restaurant is offering plentiful margaritas, from frozen to on the rocks to pineapple-jalapeno. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor seating.

A margarita at Cruzteca
A margarita at Cruzteca
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1. Eldorado Cafe

3300 W Anderson Ln #303, Austin, TX 78757
Eldorado’s margarita
Eldorado’s margarita
Eldorado/Facebook

Of course, the Tex-Mex restaurant offers up well-made margaritas. There’s the house margarita, plus flavor mix-ins such as mango and jalapeno available for dine-in service. Curbside pickup orders include margarita kits or individual cocktails. To-go orders can be placed online; dine-in service with patio space is available through reservations.

3300 W Anderson Ln #303
Austin, TX 78757

2. Enchiladas y Mas

1911 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Thankfully, the longtime Crestview Tex-Mex restaurant is back with its strong array of frozen margaritas. Takeout is available and the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

1911 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

3. Taco Flats

5520 Burnet Rd #101, Austin, TX 78756

The taco restaurant taking its cues from Mexico City has become a go-to margarita spot in Austin. This includes the house margarita made with Paula’s Texas Orange, and a spicy frozen. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or online for each individual location, and there are Grubhub deliveries available from Clarksville and Burnet.

5520 Burnet Rd #101
Austin, TX 78756

4. Vivo Restaurant

6406 N Interstate 35 #2343, Austin, TX 78752
A margarita from Vivo
A margarita from Vivo
Vivo/Facebook

The Linc Tex-Mex restaurant really loves tequila, so the margaritas are beautifully dressed up with flowers. To-go orders can be placed online, and the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor areas.

6406 N Interstate 35 #2343
Austin, TX 78752

5. Workhorse Bar

100 N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, Austin, TX 78751
The margarita at Workhorse Bar
The margarita at Workhorse Bar
Workhorse Bar/Facebook

The casual North Loop bar’s margarita is solid, simple, and priced decently. Pickup orders can be placed online and the bar reopened for dine-in service, with patio areas available.

100 N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Austin, TX 78751

6. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723

The patio-friendly MLK restaurant’s frozen margarita is brightened up with the addition of guava. Pickup orders can be placed online (there are half-gallon options), and the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723

7. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Look to the Cherrywood Southern restaurant for strong giant frozen margaritas, a classic version, and a beet rendition. To-go orders can be placed online and the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

8. Maudie's Cafe

2608 W 7th St, Austin, TX 78703
A margarita from Maudie’s
A margarita from Maudie’s
Mandy D./Yelp

The Tex-Mex chain’s bar menu highlits an array of margaritas, house frozens and on the rocks, plus the Gill Margarita. Pickup orders from all locations can be placed online, all restaurants have reopened for dine-in service with outdoor dining areas available.

2608 W 7th St
Austin, TX 78703

9. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
A margarita at Roosevelt Room
A margarita at Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room/Yelp

The downtown bar honors the Prohibition-era drink on its cocktail menu spanning boozing history. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online, the bar has reopened for on-site services.

307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

10. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Margaritas at La Condesa
Margaritas at La Condesa
La Condesa/Facebook

The downtown Mexican restaurant offers up a great margarita lineup. The Margarita La Condesa is made with grilled pineapples. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with a patio, reservations are recommended.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Licha's Cantina

1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The margarita at Licha’s Cantina
The margarita at Licha’s Cantina
Licha’s Cantina/Facebook

The convivial East Sixth Mexican restaurant is the place for classic margaritas. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with a patio available.

1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

12. El Alma Cafe y Cantina

1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Margaritas from El Alma
Margaritas from El Alma
El Alma/Facebook

Take advantage of the rooftop patio with El Alma's strong array of margaritas, including a bunch of frozen ones like avocado or mango. To-go orders include pitchers, kits, and mixers without alcohol. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant reopened for dine-in service, with a patio and rooftop available for outdoor dining.

1025 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

13. Grizzelda's

105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

The folks behind Jacoby’s and Grizzelda’s are giving Austin a bunch of margarita options for curbside pickups at the Mexican restaurant. The seven kits come with the restaurants’ bright pink margarita mix plus your choice of tequila. The restaurants are also selling its margarita mix sans booze.

105 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702

14. Guero's Taco Bar

1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Margarita and chips from Guero’s
Margarita and chips from Guero’s
Guero’s/Facebook

The South Congress Tex-Mex destination offers a whole long list of margaritas made with different tequilas. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

1412 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

15. Fresa's

1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
A frozen lemon margarita at Fresa’s
A frozen lemon margarita at Fresa’s
Fresa’s/Facebook

The South First Mexican patio restaurant is mixing up a whole bunch of on the rocks and frozen margaritas. the former consisting of a house option and spicy ancho chile, the latter including prickly pear and avocado. There are mixers available too. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor seating available.

1703 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Matt's El Rancho

2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Margarita from Matt’s
Margarita from Matt’s
Matt's El Rancho/Facebook

The margaritas at the iconic South Lamar Tex-Mex restaurant are always a good choice. Half-gallons of the classic on the rocks cocktail are available for pickups and deliveries placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there are outdoor areas.

2613 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

17. El Naranjo

2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085, Austin, TX 78704

The interior Mexican restaurant in the South Lamar neighborhood offers up classic margaritas. Pickup orders can be placed online, the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio area.

2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085
Austin, TX 78704

18. Curra's Grill

614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

The avocado frozen margarita at the Travis Heights Mexican restaurant is the perfect combination of refreshing, boozy, cold, and creamy: everything a person wants in the drink. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there is a patio.

614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

19. Cruzteca Mexican Kitchen

5207 Brodie Ln #125, Austin, TX 78745
A margarita at Cruzteca
A margarita at Cruzteca
Cruzteca/Facebook

The Sunset Valley Mexican restaurant is offering plentiful margaritas, from frozen to on the rocks to pineapple-jalapeno. Pickup orders can be placed online; the restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor seating.

5207 Brodie Ln #125
Austin, TX 78745

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