It’s National Margarita Day! Here are 7 Restaurants for Margaritas in Tucson

Last modified on July 10th, 2018 at 10:49 am

Prickly Pear Margarita & Prickly Pear Mimosa at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Blended or on the rocks, salt or no salt, Margaritas know no boundaries.

While purists insist the classic cocktail features only tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice, they’re still delicious with the addition of fruits such as local prickly pear. Even a touch of cilantro or jalapeño is nice.

Just stay away from packaged sweet-and-sour mix.

Reforma Modern Mexican

4310 N. Campbell Ave.
Margarita options at Reforma Cocina Y Cantina include De La Casa, Blood Orange, Tamarindo, Prickly Pear, Mango Habañero, and Cucumber Mint

Margaritas at Reforma (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

Reforma offers a wide variety of gourmet Margarita flavors such as Blood Orange, Tamarindo, Prickly Pear, Mango Habanero, and Cucumber Mint. Every Monday is $6 Margarita Monday, and for National Margarita Day on February 22, visit for $6 house Margaritas and $8 craft Margaritas.

For more information, visit reformatucson.com.

La Cocina

201 N. Court Ave.

La Cocina’s classic Margaritas are $7, but spend an extra dollar for the Prickly Pear, Jalapeno, Strawberry, Hibiscus, or Ginger versions. The Margarita of the Day is also worth a shot or two.

For more information, visit lacocinatucson.com.

El Berraco

2960 N. 1st Ave.
Del Mar Margarita at El Berraco (Credit: El Berraco on Facebook)

Del Mar Margarita at El Berraco (Credit: El Berraco on Facebook)

While El Berraco’s Michelada is worthy of its own fan club, don’t miss out on the Margaritas. Strawberry and Tamarindo are popular options along with the Del Mar Margarita, which features 1800 reposado tequila.

For more information, visit el-berraco.com.

La Botana Tacos + Patio + Amigos

3200 N. 1st Ave.
Margaritas at La Botana (Credit: La Botana on Facebook)

Margaritas at La Botana (Credit: La Botana on Facebook)

La Botana is best for social Margarita drinking, since their Margarita Grande is always available as a 2-for-1 special. Additionally, they offer a 60-ounce pitcher.

For more information, visit labotanagrill.com.

Charro Steak

188 E. Broadway Blvd.

For a premium option, order the El Maestro Margarita ($12) with Casamigos Silver, muddled jalapeño, Tajín, agave, and citrus.

For more information, visit charrosteak.com.

Calle Tepa Mexican Street Grill

6151 E. Broadway Blvd.
Calle Tepa Mexican Street Grill frozen margaritas (Credit: Calle Tepa Mexican Street Grill on Facebook)

Calle Tepa Mexican Street Grill frozen margaritas (Credit: Calle Tepa Mexican Street Grill on Facebook)

For a different kind of green (not that kind), try the Verde Margarita, which gets its color from a shot of melon liqueur, or the Jalapeño Margarita, with house-infused jalapeño and cilantro tequila. For a frozen fruit margarita, strawberry, and mango are available.

For more information, visit calletepa.com.

Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

7366 N. Paseo Del Norte
Prickly Pear Margarita & Prickly Pear Mimosa at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Prickly Pear Margarita & Prickly Pear Mimosa at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro (Credit: Jackie Tran)

With a designated driver, Tohono Chul Garden Bistro has the best value — bottomless prickly pear mimosas and margaritas for $14 with the purchase of an entree. Have fun, but don’t get too carried away.

For more information, visit tohonochulpark.org.

Where are your favorite margaritas in town? Let us know in the comments.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.
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