Submissions Now Open: ‘Margarita of the Century’ contest at El Charro Café

A contest that ensures fans of El Charro can participate in the celebration in a meaningful way.

If you’ve got a margarita recipe that’s been knockin’ the socks off of people there’s a chance it can become part of history with this unique opportunity.

In honor of El Charro Café’s 100th anniversary in 2022, Si Charro! is hosting a “Margarita of the Century” contest from now until early next year.

El Charro Café

Photo courtesy of El Charro Café

Here’s how the contest works:

All recipe submissions will be vetted by Si Charro bar staff and an independent judging panel to select the top three entries, which will be announced in the spring.

After that, the public will then get a chance to vote for their favorites in tasting flights offered at Si Charro restaurants around Tucson. The final winner will receive a special prize, and their creation will take its rightful place of honor as a permanent selection on all Si Charro menus.

You can submit your recipe now at

A special collaboration between two celebrated entities

Cazadores Tequila is also celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022.

Earlier this month, Si Charro’s Margarita of the Century competition got off to an exciting start at El Charro in downtown Tucson, which was made up of an intimate gathering of friends and fans.

El Charro Café

Photo courtesy of El Charro Café

The event was hosted by celebrity mixologist and Cazadores Tequila’s Global Ambassador, Manny Hinojosa. The gathering featured a preview of “century-inspired appetizers” created by Si Charro owner and Executive Chef Carlotta Flores and Hinojosa’s perfectly paired tequila drinks with each course.

The duo will play an integral part in the Margarita of the Century contest with special events and menus planned over the next 14 months. The dates and event details are still in the works, so keep an eye out for those.

“The community has been so supportive of our family restaurants for almost a century — this celebration is dedicated to them,” said Flores Concepts President, Ray Flores.

Carne Seca Burro at El Charro Café on Court Avenue

Carne Seca Burro at El Charro Café on Court Avenue (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Celebrating for a good cause

On top of all of the festivities, the Si Charro! family of restaurants will roll out the “Cerveza, Tamale, and Chimichanga of the Century” as part of the commemorative activities surrounding its100th Anniversary. The Flores Family has designated Hope Matters Breast Cancer Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of select events for the 100th anniversary.

More will be announced as the anniversary year gets goin’.

For more information and to submit your margarita recipe, visit

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