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A frozen margarita at El Alma.
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17 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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A frozen margarita at El Alma.
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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 have to offer, on the rocks, frozen, fruity, swirls, salted or unsalted rims, and even avocado varieties.

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

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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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 North Shoal Creek 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 individual and quart-sized drinks. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Eldorado’s margarita
Eldorado’s margarita
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2. Taco Flats

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5520 Burnet Rd #101
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 284-8352
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The multi-location 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 jalapeno agave, 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. All locations feature indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

3. Fonda San Miguel

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2330 W N Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
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The interior Mexican Allandale restaurant adds Grand Marnier to its Numero Uno Margarita, along with other margarita options. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A red margarita with a flower.
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 or over the phone; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in service.

6. 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; there are indoor dine-in services.

7. 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 highlights an array of margaritas, both frozens and on the rocks. Pickup orders from all locations can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services at all locations.

A margarita from Maudie’s
A margarita from Maudie’s
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8. 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; there are indoor dine-in services.

A margarita at Roosevelt Room
A margarita at Roosevelt Room
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9. 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 and a salted rim made up of cactus and lemongrass flavorings. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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

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1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-5960
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The convivial Mexican restaurant is the East Sixth place for classic and spicy margaritas. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The margarita at Licha’s Cantina
The margarita at Licha’s Cantina
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11. El Alma

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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 and mixers without alcohol. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Margaritas from El Alma
Margaritas from El Alma
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12. De Nada Cantina

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4715 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 615-3555
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The margaritas at the Govalle restaurant are strong and great, which makes sense considering that booze expert Chris Bostick developed the menu. There are the standbys plus fruity frozen iterations. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

13. 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 consists of a house option and spicy ancho chile, the latter includes prickly pear, avocado, and coconut. There are mixers available to go, as well. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A frozen lemon margarita at Fresa’s
A frozen lemon margarita at Fresa’s
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14. 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, especially the Cactus Pryor, a prickly pear frozen. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Margarita from Matt’s
Margarita from Matt’s
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15. 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. as well as a choose-your-own agave spirit one. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

16. 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 (with a Hyde Park location) is the perfect combination of refreshing, boozy, cold, and creamy: everything a person wants in the drink. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

17. 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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 North Shoal Creek 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 individual and quart-sized drinks. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

3300 W Anderson Ln #303
Austin, TX 78757

2. Taco Flats

5520 Burnet Rd #101, Austin, TX 78756

The multi-location 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 jalapeno agave, 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. All locations feature indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

5520 Burnet Rd #101
Austin, TX 78756

3. Fonda San Miguel

2330 W N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

The interior Mexican Allandale restaurant adds Grand Marnier to its Numero Uno Margarita, along with other margarita options. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

2330 W N Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Vivo Restaurant

6406 N Interstate 35 #2343, Austin, TX 78752
A red margarita with a flower.
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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

6406 N Interstate 35 #2343
Austin, TX 78752

5. Workhorse Bar

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

The casual North Loop bar’s margarita is solid, simple, and priced decently. Pickup orders can be placed online or over the phone; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in service.

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

6. 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; there are indoor dine-in services.

2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

7. 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 highlights an array of margaritas, both frozens and on the rocks. Pickup orders from all locations can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services at all locations.

2608 W 7th St
Austin, TX 78703

8. 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; there are indoor dine-in services.

307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

9. 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 and a salted rim made up of cactus and lemongrass flavorings. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

10. 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 Mexican restaurant is the East Sixth place for classic and spicy margaritas. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1306 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. El Alma

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 and mixers without alcohol. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1025 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

12. De Nada Cantina

4715 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The margaritas at the Govalle restaurant are strong and great, which makes sense considering that booze expert Chris Bostick developed the menu. There are the standbys plus fruity frozen iterations. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

4715 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

13. 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 consists of a house option and spicy ancho chile, the latter includes prickly pear, avocado, and coconut. There are mixers available to go, as well. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1703 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

14. 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, especially the Cactus Pryor, a prickly pear frozen. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

2613 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

15. El Naranjo

2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085, Austin, TX 78704

The interior Mexican restaurant in the South Lamar neighborhood offers up classic margaritas. as well as a choose-your-own agave spirit one. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Curra's Grill

614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

The avocado frozen margarita at the Travis Heights Mexican restaurant (with a Hyde Park location) is the perfect combination of refreshing, boozy, cold, and creamy: everything a person wants in the drink. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

17. 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

5207 Brodie Ln #125
Austin, TX 78745

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