May 3, 2022 - Food and Drink

Try our favorite margaritas on Cinco de Mayo

A close-up of a margarita garnished with a lime
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With Cinco de Mayo approaching, here are some recommendations for tasty margaritas.

๐Ÿ For unique, fruity flavors: Condado's sweet, pink prickly pear is hard to beat, but the white peach, blackberry and the strawberry-banana blend are all delicious.

  • Multiple locations

๐Ÿ”ฅ To spice things up: Nada's chile-mango has that perfect sweet heat.

  • Arena District

๐Ÿค‘ The best bang for your buck: El Vaquero's jumbo, flavored margaritas are just $9.69 during a lengthy 4-8pm daily happy hour.

  • Multiple locations

๐ŸŒฎ A classic complement: Los Guachos is known for authentic tacos al pastor, but wash them down with a classic margarita at the Sawmill Road location, which boasts a full bar. $9.99 on Cinco de Mayo.

  • Dublin

What we're watching: Keep an eye on social media for specials. Here are a few.

  • Cazuelas, North Campus: $18.99 house margarita pitchers, $5 tequila shots
  • Fronteras, East Side: half-priced appetizers, $6.50 margaritas
  • Lincoln Social, Short North: $4 tacos a la carte, $8 margaritas
  • Tacos Rudos, Italian Village, inside Budd Dairy Food Hall: buy one, get one free tacos al pastor
Your margarita recommendations

"Chili Verde on Sawmill Road. Best margaritas in town, combined with best southwestern food. No question. They also have a Polaris location." โ€” Tony V.

"Mi Tradicion (Dublin, Gahanna) has 'fish bowl' sized margaritas that are to die for!" โ€”ย Mark M.

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