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The definitive guide for the best margaritas in Atlanta for National Margarita Day or any day [updated 2021]

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National Margarita Day is February 22. While just about any day is a good day to celebrate this holiday (Who doesn’t love margaritas??), I’m glad it has it’s own special day. Here’s the definitive list of where to celebrate NMD in Atlanta.

Agave – like your margaritas with a kick? Get a jalapeno margarita from Agave. I love spicy margaritas and this is one of the best margaritas in Atlanta I promise. It’s so pretty at Agave, you may just want to stay longer than for your margarita. I’d get the signature fried lobster tail and the spicy shrimp.

Alma Cocina – If you find yourself downtown, stop in at Alama on National Margarita Day or really any day to have that authentic latin food and some of the best margaritas in Atlanta. They have a handful of margaritas including Rosemary’s Baby rosemary and black pepper infused Milagro Blanco, Jarrito’s guava, lemon agave, jalapeno.

Bartaco – luckily there are several locations scattered around Atlanta, so you can sample the margaritas and tiny, tasty tacos too! You can’t go wrong with the standard margarita, but I also love their Red Sonja. The ginger and jalapeno give it an extra spice that is lovely!



Bartaco’s guac and margaritas are a terrific way to enjoy fun with friends!

Basil’s – Go for the tasty jalapeno margarita, but stay for the hummus, flatbreads and lamb. Basil’s has been a long time favorite in Buckhead. Tip: They’ve got lots of tasty tapas that are very reasonably priced.

Chiringa in Alpharetta – okay so this one is a bit outside of Atlanta, but they sure do have some tasty margaritas at this Atlanta OTP spot. Plus I love their kite theme here.

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The Original El Taco – Wonderful chips and salsa and margaritas in a beautiful atmosphere. Plus, they are kid friendly. So you can enjoy some of the best margaritas in the Atlanta suburb Virginia Highlands, while your kids enjoy delicious Tex  Mex food.

Red Pepper Taqueria – They offer lots of organic ingredients in their food and unique combinations. Think shrimp and kale tacos. Their margaritas, served in large mason like jars, are sure to get you in the celebration mode.

Superica– Located OTP in Alpharetta, Marietta and the ITP spots in Buckhead and at Krog Street Market. All have festive decor and make great Tex/Mex. Get the blood orange margarita, at any of these Atlanta neighborhood spots and you’ll find it hard not to have a second one – this blood orange margarita is the best in Atlanta.

Tacos and Tequilas  – Tacos and Tequilas strikes a perfect mix of laid back, yet a fun atmosphere that makes you want to linger and slowly sip on your margarita. The way to go here is the Jalapeno Margarita. Are you seeing a trend for the best margaritas in Atlanta? It pairs perfectly with their steak dishes. But seriously, they make a mean margarita even if you don’t like spicy. You really can’t go wrong with any of the margarita choices here.

Taqueria Del Sol – Don’t be put off by the long lines on weekends. They move fast. Order a house margarita while you wait. The margaritas at this Atlanta spot are small, but they do pack a punch, so watch out! You can’t go wrong with the shrimp and corn chowder and any of the delicious tacos.


Tin Lizzy’s – With many locations around Atlanta, there’s so many tacos to choose from, but my favorites are the Lobster and Sante Fe Steak. A great choice for washing them down is the Texas Margarita.

Zocalo – Driving by Zocalo, you may think it’s just another Mexican restaurant, but chef Richard Sandoval, a graduate of CIA has made sure the menu is quite excellent. Zocalo is like one big open deck, with seating on bar stools all around the restaurant too. So we recommend having a half year celebration in August for Margarita day or just having some of the best margaritas in Atlanta while enjoying one of the most festive Midtown Atlanta patios. Margaritas and Guacamole seem to go perfect with patio dining, don’t ya think?

Well, there you have it – the ultimate guide of where to find the best margaritas in Atlanta. Now the only two questions are frozen or on the rocks, or salt rim or no salt?


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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!