10 Places to Get a Great Margarita in San Diego

February 22, 2019

We’re pretty choosy about the silly National "Whatever" Days we participate in around here, but there’s no hesitation in celebrating a good margarita!

Of course, there is no shortage of places to get a great margarita in San Diego, and this is by no means an exhaustive list but here are some of our favorite places to get a margarita around the county.


Cantina Mayahuel
Adams Ave in North Park

If you love tequila, and you haven’t been to Cantina Mayahuel yet…well...GO! They’ve got an extensive selection of tequilas and mezcals to choose from for you to find your perfect margarita.

A must go to place anytime we’re in San Diego. #cantinamayahuel #tequiladonlorenzo #margarita #tequila

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Casa Guadalajara
Old Town San Diego

If you’re looking for the Old Town experience, Casa Guadalajara delivers. Sit outside on the beautiful courtyard, and good luck deciding between all the margarita options. For National Margarita Day, they’re serving their house margs at happy hour price ($5!) all day.

Has it been a small, medium or large kind of week? -- Come celebrate the start of your weekend with us!

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Casa de Reyes
Old Town San Diego

Obviously, Old Town is the place to go for a margarita. Casa de Reyes features only 100% blue agave tequilas, and many of their margaritas can be ordered by the pitcher – so bring some friends!

Nothing beats staying warm by the fire pit while sipping on a delicious margarita! Salud! . . . #cheers #youstaythirstysd #margaritamonday #salud #firepit #fire #margarita #margaritas #datenight #oldtownsandiego #casadereyes

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La Jolla and The Headquarters at Seaport

If you love innovative flavors and delicious food, definitely give Puesto a visit. If you’re looking for something as ~Instagram-able as it is tasty, try the Fruit Cart marg, which comes with blue agave reposado tequila, mango, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, Chamoy, Tajin.

We’re all about those mid week cocktails. -- Pictured: our Fruit Cart Margarita, made with blue agave reposado tequila, mango, strawberry, watermelon, cucumber, Chamoy & Tajin. [--: @_cfacer>

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La Puerta
Downtown San Diego

Whether you like your margaritas on the rocks or frozen, La Puerta’s margaritas will please. If you’re looking for a classic, order the Whole Lotta Love, or if you’re looking for something fun, try the Purple Haze – frozen marg swirled with house made sangria.

It's acceptable to start the day with margaritas. Join us? --: @cutiepieay . . . . #TacoGangster #SDEats #DowntownSD #GaslampQuarter #VisitSD #BestofSanDiego #EatSanDiego #tacos #brunch #margaritas

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En Fuego Cantina & Grill
Del Mar

Located on the historic site of the first restaurant in Del Mar, this is a great spot to enjoy a nice afternoon outside on their festive patio with a margarita.

FRIDAY IS OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY!!! Come on in and celebrate #NATIONALMARGARITADAY Friday February 22nd! We have a great list of margaritas for you to choose from! . . . . . . . #margarita #diningoutsd #sdfoodie #sdeats #sdmusic #delmar #dmva #delmarbeach #delmarracetrack #delmarfair #sdmexican #lajolla #lajollacove #torreypines #torreypinesbeach #encinitas #leucadia #Carlsbad #cardiff #eatsandiego #sdevents

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Kensington and Del Sur

We can’t pick a favorite margarita here, there are too many great choices.  If you’re looking for sweet, try the La Vanilla made with two Añejo tequilas, Grand Marnier, and house-made organic agave nectar mix. Want a strong flavor? Try the Smokey, made with Don Julio Añejo and agave nectar mix, with a floater of Mezcal.


Harbor Island

This place has more than just an incredible view – they’ve got an impressive list of agave spirits and make a mean margarita. Try Deb’s Coconut Margarita or the Blood Orange Margarita.

#GIVEAWAY ALERT! -- Calling all taco & tequila lovers! We're giving away one pair of tickets to Tequila Fest Sat, 2/23! To enter to win, simply follow the steps below. Multiple entries are encouraged! Winner will be announced Wed, 2/20 at 5pm. Good luck! 1. Like this post 2. Comment below tagging your fellow tequila loving festie bestie 3. Make sure you're following @coasterra . . . . #dinecrg #coasterra #harborisland #youstayhungrysd #sdfooddiaries #sdfoodie #sandiegoeats #sd #sandiego #exploresandiego #discoversd #wheresandiego #happyhour #zagat #yelpsandiego #thrillist #cheers #myfab5 #buzzfeast #food52 #huffposttaste #tequila #margarita #imbibe

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Añejo Bar and Grill

Great food, even better margaritas! Try the tamarindo margarita, and if you’re stopping by for National Margarita Day, they’re offering $2 off large margaritas!


Miguel’s Cocina
4S Ranch, Carlsbad, Coronado, Eastlake, Old Town, and Point Loma

What goes better with a margarita than chips & Miguel’s jalapeño white sauce? Just make sure to save room for tacos.

Ready for the weekend! And we are starting it off right with margaritas, chips, salsa and white sauce! PC: @itssskathrynnn

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