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Where To Drink Margaritas in Denver

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Rimmed with salt, served on the rocks or crushed into oblivion — there are many ways to enjoy a margarita. Whichever way drinkers prefer theirs, Denver bars and restaurants are ready to pour a take on the tequila cocktail.

A number of these spots offer $5 margarita specials (see Adelita’s and Tacos Tequila Whiskey, among others). Hot spots such as Kachina Cantina and Machete Tequila + Tacos provide elevated versions. And it’s hard to go wrong with the mammoth 24-ounce margarita from Tacos Jalisco.

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1. Tacos Jalisco

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4309 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 458-1437
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This beloved Highlands restaurant is home to the monstrous 24-ounce margarita, as well as a wide variety of Mexican staples. Margaritas here also come in more approachable sizes if the full pour isn't necessary.

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2. El Camino Community Tavern

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3628 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 889-7946
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A certified green space with an emphasis on locally-grown ingredients, El Camino is known for its lively happy hours and brunches. Guests can nab the house margarita at $4 or sample one of the infused drink versions for $6.

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3. Los Chingones

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2463 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-0686
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Enjoying a margarita on one of Los Chingones' rooftops is surely one of the finer things in Denver life. It's hard to go wrong with the house margarita, though drinkers can also opt for a "skinny" variety.

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4. Kachina Cantina

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1890 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-2728
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Drinkers here can choose between sweet options, like the Strawberry Walks into a Bar, with lime, Aperol, and strawberry syrup. Or they can get adventurous with a Blade Scorpion — green chartreuse, pineapple, lime, ginger, and a scorpion tincture.

Kachina Cantina
Pair a Kachina margarita with an array of salsas and guacamole
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5. Machete Tequila + Tacos

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1730 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 612-7698
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Cherry Creek's go-to haunt for margaritas is now also slinging them at Union Station and on Colfax. All locations boast a hip atmosphere, a large selection of tequilas, and over a dozen specialty margaritas.

The “Stacy’s Mom” margarita at Machete
The “Stacy’s Mom” margarita at Machete
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6. Comida at The Stanley Marketplace

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2501 Dallas St
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 484-1632
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Comida outposts juice fresh citrus daily to create cocktails like the pineapple habanero margarita. Available by the glass or jar, diners can steer toward sweet drinks like the agua de Jamaica margarita or spicy concoctions like the Cabana, with tomatillo, lemon, lime, guava nectar, and an optional shot of jalapeño-infused tequila.

7. Rio Grande Mexican

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1525 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-5432
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The bustling LoDo spot serves some of the strongest margaritas in town. Diners can mix up the house cocktail with mango, strawberry or manberry, or opt for the Ricky, a frozen margarita paired with a Coronita.

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8. Mezcal

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3230 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-5219
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This bright Colfax bar offers margaritas along with a daily happy hour, live music, and patio seating. The ancho margarita and mezcal margarita are a couple more flavorful takes on the house version.

9. Tamayo

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1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 946-1433
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At this chic Larimer street location, diners can enjoy elevated takes on the margarita on an expansive rooftop deck. Margaritas range from spicy to sweet and play with southwestern flavors such as prickly pear, spiced mango, and serrano-infused tequila.

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10. Margs Taco Bistro

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500 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-6274
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Daily happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m., with offerings including a $5 house margarita. The special is served all day on margarita Mondays.

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11. La Loma

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1801 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 433-8300
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La Loma offers the same recipes and charm of its 1981 original restaurant. Visitors can choose from eight different margaritas, including the Fresca with lime juice and agave nectar or the barrel-aged coin margarita.

12. Tacos Tequila Whiskey

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1514 York St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 475-1337
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Tacos Tequila Whiskey’s City Park, Highlands, and Governors Park locations are the places to be on a Monday night, with $5 casa coin margaritas as the star among other happy hour specials.

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13. Agave Taco Bar

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2217 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Agave Taco Bar in Wash Park houses a killer patio and equally excellent margaritas. Made with fresh-squeezed juices and 50-plus tequila choices, cocktail options here include the watermelon margarita, the Rosa margarita made with prickly pear or the Guavarita with guava and coconut water.

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14. Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

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1294 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 778-1294
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The South Broadway spot mixes a wicked house margarita, available by glass and pitcher. The two-for-one margaritas on Monday are a steal. Visitors can stop by either in the afternoon or evening during happy hour and sample the house margarita for $5.

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1. Tacos Jalisco

4309 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
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Tacos Jalisco
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This beloved Highlands restaurant is home to the monstrous 24-ounce margarita, as well as a wide variety of Mexican staples. Margaritas here also come in more approachable sizes if the full pour isn't necessary.

4309 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

2. El Camino Community Tavern

3628 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
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El Camino Community Tavern
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A certified green space with an emphasis on locally-grown ingredients, El Camino is known for its lively happy hours and brunches. Guests can nab the house margarita at $4 or sample one of the infused drink versions for $6.

3628 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

3. Los Chingones

2463 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
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Los Chingones
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Enjoying a margarita on one of Los Chingones' rooftops is surely one of the finer things in Denver life. It's hard to go wrong with the house margarita, though drinkers can also opt for a "skinny" variety.

2463 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Kachina Cantina

1890 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Kachina Cantina
Pair a Kachina margarita with an array of salsas and guacamole
Camila Navarrette

Drinkers here can choose between sweet options, like the Strawberry Walks into a Bar, with lime, Aperol, and strawberry syrup. Or they can get adventurous with a Blade Scorpion — green chartreuse, pineapple, lime, ginger, and a scorpion tincture.

1890 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Machete Tequila + Tacos

1730 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The “Stacy’s Mom” margarita at Machete
The “Stacy’s Mom” margarita at Machete
Machete/Facebook

Cherry Creek's go-to haunt for margaritas is now also slinging them at Union Station and on Colfax. All locations boast a hip atmosphere, a large selection of tequilas, and over a dozen specialty margaritas.

1730 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Comida at The Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Comida outposts juice fresh citrus daily to create cocktails like the pineapple habanero margarita. Available by the glass or jar, diners can steer toward sweet drinks like the agua de Jamaica margarita or spicy concoctions like the Cabana, with tomatillo, lemon, lime, guava nectar, and an optional shot of jalapeño-infused tequila.

2501 Dallas St
Aurora, CO 80010

7. Rio Grande Mexican

1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
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Rio Grande Mexican
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The bustling LoDo spot serves some of the strongest margaritas in town. Diners can mix up the house cocktail with mango, strawberry or manberry, or opt for the Ricky, a frozen margarita paired with a Coronita.

1525 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Mezcal

3230 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

This bright Colfax bar offers margaritas along with a daily happy hour, live music, and patio seating. The ancho margarita and mezcal margarita are a couple more flavorful takes on the house version.

3230 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

9. Tamayo

1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
<span data-author="3528499">Tamayo </span>
Tamayo
Tamayo [Official Site]

At this chic Larimer street location, diners can enjoy elevated takes on the margarita on an expansive rooftop deck. Margaritas range from spicy to sweet and play with southwestern flavors such as prickly pear, spiced mango, and serrano-infused tequila.

1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Margs Taco Bistro

500 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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Margs Taco Bistro
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Daily happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m., with offerings including a $5 house margarita. The special is served all day on margarita Mondays.

500 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

11. La Loma

1801 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

La Loma offers the same recipes and charm of its 1981 original restaurant. Visitors can choose from eight different margaritas, including the Fresca with lime juice and agave nectar or the barrel-aged coin margarita.

1801 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202

12. Tacos Tequila Whiskey

1514 York St, Denver, CO 80206
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Tacos Tequila Whiskey
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Tacos Tequila Whiskey’s City Park, Highlands, and Governors Park locations are the places to be on a Monday night, with $5 casa coin margaritas as the star among other happy hour specials.

1514 York St
Denver, CO 80206

13. Agave Taco Bar

2217 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80210
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Agave Taco Bar
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Agave Taco Bar in Wash Park houses a killer patio and equally excellent margaritas. Made with fresh-squeezed juices and 50-plus tequila choices, cocktail options here include the watermelon margarita, the Rosa margarita made with prickly pear or the Guavarita with guava and coconut water.

2217 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80210

14. Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

1294 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
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Adelitas Cocina y Cantina
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The South Broadway spot mixes a wicked house margarita, available by glass and pitcher. The two-for-one margaritas on Monday are a steal. Visitors can stop by either in the afternoon or evening during happy hour and sample the house margarita for $5.

1294 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

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