- June 9, 2021

Best Margaritas in Austin


Congratulations to Chuy’s for winning the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Award 2021 for Best Margarita.

Chuy’s bartenders come in extra early each morning to hand-squeeze limes so that your favorite Chuy’s margarita is made with only the freshest base. Why drink sugary, powdered mixes when you can have the real thing?

But that’s not the only place you’ll find fab margaritas in Austin? Check out these spots too!

Curra’s Grill
614 East Oltorf Street
Avocado Margarita

Few things are more unique than blending America’s favorite green fruit with America’s other favorite green fruit. Creamy, smooth, and avocado-y, we promise it’s worth a trip to this South Austin spot.

El Alma
1025 Barton Springs Road
La Llorona

El Alma has a margarita named for one of Latin America’s most frightening ghost stories, La Llorona. If you can shake off your childhood fears for long enough to order the drink, you’ll get a tasty treat worth crying over, with ghost pepper tequila (see what they did there), prickly pear puree, lime, agave, and a guajillo sugar/salt rim.

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Mean-Eyed Cat
1621 W 5th Street
Mean Marg

Have you ever had a tequila infusion that was so spicy that it made you temporarily lose your hearing? Mean Eyed Cat’s Mean Marg features El Jimador silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, habanero lime syrup, muddled orange and jalapeños, and is served on the rocks with a Tajin salt rim. Sip it slowly while you explore all of the fun memorabilia in this Johnny Cash-themed bar.

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