Best margaritas in Toronto

There are varying stories about the origins of the Margarita, but whether its from Mexico or Texas I think we can all agree that they are the delicious and the best accompaniment to Mexican cuisine. Here are the best margaritas in Toronto! [Photo credit: Kombucha margarita, courtesy of Fonda Lola]

La Libre

14 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V3

The cocktails at this renowned Mexican joint are almost as buzz-worthy as the So-Cal inspired tacos. Here the standard margarita is made with premium triple sec, Tromba blanco tequila and freshly squeezed lime. If you’re looking for something a little different, try the Amber Agave (the secret house recipe includes El Jimador reposado and a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice) or the Dos Berries, which features a sweet combination of tequila and muddled raspberries and blueberries floated with Chambord liqueur.

El Catrin Destileria

18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Sold by the glass or pitcher, El Catrin’s margarita fits right into the cool vibe of the resto. The Distillery District mainstay is a trendy spot for some of the best Mexican cuisine in the city and the margaritas are a hit with diners. You can create your own margarita at El Catrin, with the Frutas Fresca made with El Jimador, triple sec, agave nectar and your choice of fresh mango, blackberry, watermelon or strawberry! For a more classic option, there’s the Tradicional.

La Carnita

501 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

The hippest Mexican restaurant in Toronto is also home to one of the best margaritas in the city! The margarita sticks to the basics – Tromba Blanco, lime juice and agave nectar, all mixed together to create the perfect cocktail. It is a great addition to all those delicious tacos.

El Trompo

277 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M1

At under $7, the margaritas at this casual taco bar in Kensington Market are definitely some of the cheapest in the city. Opt for classic lime or experiment with other tropical flavours like mango or guava. The slushy frozen cocktails definitely veer on the sweet side and are served in oversized goblets rimmed with sugar. Proceed with caution: the sugary mix of fruit and tequila could lead to a serious headache.

Fonda Lola

942 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G8

Fonda Lola doesn’t mess around when it comes to its margaritas. Offering six variations of the fruity cocktail, the most popular is the Kombucha. It’s made with lime, orange, horchata and house tequila, and finished with Rosé Kombucha.

El Caballito

220 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4

Tequila bar El Caballito has an entire menu of margaritas. The margaritas contain some of the top brands of tequila from all over the world, made with care and attention to detail by the bar staff. Whether you pick the Margarita de Casa or the Margarita Rosa it’s sure to be a good choice!

Reposado Bar and Lounge

136 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 1R5

Known for its large tequila selection, Reposado was destined to have great margaritas. All four of the margaritas featured on the menu are made with freshly squeezed lime. The signature is made with Cazadores, 100 per cent agave blanco, triple sec and lime juice. If you’re looking for something refreshing, try the Blood Orange Margarita!

Milagro Cantina on Mercer

5 Mercer St, Toronto, ON M5V 1H2

At Milagro the bar serves five different margaritas, and they are all made with the finest ingredients. The signature margarita, “Milagro,” is made with ancho-pasilla infused Jimador, reposado and triple sec. The margaritas come poured over ice, or frozen.

Tortilla Flats West

458 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A8

This casual Mexican spot has three margaritas on the menu. The shaken margarita comes in two flavours – lime or cranberry, while the Millionaire Margarita is mixed with Olmeca Tequila, Grand Marnier and bar lime. When it comes to frozen margaritas there is a lot to choose from: pick from peach, raspberry, mango, strawberry or lime.

La Hacienda Restaurant

640 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E4

Tex-Mex spot, La Hacienda serves its margaritas in four sizes: glass, half litre, one litre and pitcher. The margaritas stay true to the original and are made with equal parts tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice. The margs are always shaken and served on ice!

Grand Electric

1330 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4

Grand Electric can be credited with making Mexican food a trendy cuisine in Toronto, with its mix of tasty Mexican food and delicious cocktails. The margarita is made with 1.5 oz of Tequila, mixed with lime, agave and completed with a sugar/salt rim.

Sneaky Dee's Ltd

431 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

For a good old fashion margarita, look no further than this College and Bathurst Hipster spot. Sneaky Dee’s offers lime and strawberry margaritas on the cocktail menu. Sweet and sour, the margaritas hit the spot.

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