Top Margaritas In Philadelphia

May 2, 2015 8:00 AM

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Mexican food is a popular choice for many, and the Philadelphia restaurant scene happens to have a number of choices that will delight the palate. Everything from authentic fare to Tex Mex can be found all over town. Pair your comida with a nice, authentic margarita and you are sure to have a night worth talking about. We’ve narrowed down the choices and are bringing you the best of the best margaritas from the City of Brotherly Love.

El Vez
121 S. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-9800
www.elvezrestaurant.com

Yet another brainchild of Philly’s own Stephen Starr, the man with the Midas touch when it comes to restaurants, El Vez is a spicy establishment in both food and ambiance. If you want to get down and dirty with a variety of margaritas, this is the place. All the margaritas served at El Vez are perfectly made, with hand-squeezed lime juice and fresh lime puree. You can indulge by the glass or by the pitcher. Be sure to have the Frozen Blood Orange Margarita made with Gold tequila, triple sec, and fresh blood orange puree — it will make your day.

Las Bugambilias
148 South St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-3190
www.facebook.com/lasbugambiliasphilly

This family-run restaurant spotlights everything Mexican. The intimate environment is a beautiful way to spend a night out in Philadelphia on the most well-known street in town, South Street. Chef and owner Carlos Molina’s drink menu is as high quality as the fare he serves. Try Las Bugamgilias‘ famous margaritas made with freshly squeezed lime juice. This spot is a Mexican delight all around.

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Lolita
106 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-7100
www.lolitabyob.com

This Midtown Village Mexican restaurant was reborn with a new look and full liquor license after major renovations in 2014. Lucky for margarita lovers, you can find the best in town at the newly revamped establishment. While you can’t go wrong with any of the margarita selections at Lolita, we suggest the Cucumber-Jalapeño choice made with Sauza blue, jicama, limonada and cilantro for a new twist on your favorite drink. Oh, and this year, the restaurant is offering five days of Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and there’s something for everyone, from a BBQ Beer Dinner to a traditional Margarita Monday.

Tequila’s
1602 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.tequilasphilly.com

When a restaurant goes by the name Tequila’s, you know your drinks will be fabulous! Owner David Suro, a native of Guadalajara, grew up in the state of Jalisco, a place known for its Tequila. He first opened his restaurant in 1986 and it’s still a favorite spot for Mexican delicacies. Tequila’s serves only the most authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks. Splurge on the Centuria Margarita made with Don Julio Super Añejo 1942, Grand Marnier Cent Cinquantenaire, Agave Nectar & Fresh Lime Juice. It’s pricey, but worth it!

Xochitl
408 S. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-7280
www.xochitlphilly.com

Make your way over to Headhouse Square, where you’ll find a delicious margarita waiting for you at Xochitl. This cozy joint will transport you to Mexico with its carved woodwork and Mexican tiles. Make sure you try the Ultimate Margarita during your visit. This drink is made with Patron Gran Platinum, Grand Marnier 100, Patron Citronge, simple syrup and fresh squeezed lime. This decadent drink is truly the Ultimate Margarita.

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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. She reports on various topics such as: Social Media, Local Events, Entertainment, Food and Drink and more. Her work can be found at http://firstsendmedia.com/

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