Shake It Up: Sydney’s Best Margaritas
Beach Burrito. Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla, Darlinghurst, Dee Why, Newtown
El Camino Cantina, The Rocks
El Camino Cantina, The Rocks
El Topo, Bondi
SoCal, Neutral Bay
When life gives you lemons… add some tequila and make it a margarita! Whether you like yours shaken, stirred, salted or straight up, a freshly made margarita always hits the spot. If you’re out and about and feeling festive this weekend, grab yourself a pitcher from our pick of the best margaritas in Sydney. Andale! Andale!
Overlooking Circular Quay, Rookpool’s Bar Patron is the place to head when you're in the mood for tacos and tequila. The bar, which is fitted out like a retro hacienda, serves up familiar Mexican favourites with a touch of fine dining sophistication. They have a selection of margaritas and they are all top notch. Our fave would be the classic margarita with orange citronage, lime and sherbet- salty, sweet deliciousness.
2 Phillip Street, Sydney
Can’t decide from their Mejico’s 200-plus tequila range? Well, they make things easy with their nifty Tequila Wheel that pinpoints your drink of choice based on price, intensity and flavour. Add your pick to one of the seven margarita concoctions on offer, and you’re in for a festive night.
Sydney, Sutherland Shire
With two locations, Narrabeen and Mona Vale, Mexicano brings the sophisticated fiesta vibes to the Northern Beaches with their hand-rolled tortillas, punchy margaritas and festive atmosphere. Frozen, shaken and spicy Jalapeno Margaritas are served in elegant stemless glasses with a half-salted rim, which proves the Mexicano mob know how to do Mexican well.
Narrabeen, Mona Vale
The bienos tiempos are always rolling at Beach Burrito. You’re always guaranteed a delicious feed and heady margarita at Beach Burrito. And while their Classic and Frozen Margarita’s are tasty in their own right, the Coconut Margarita with premium coconut tequila, agave, kaffir lime and coconut rim will really knock your sombrero off.
Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla, Darlinghurst, Dee Why, Newtown
The brightly coloured and always busy Mexican cantina on Foveaux Street serves up Mexican-style street food, cocktails and heady margaritas to the masses. For something light(ish) order a classic margarita, or feel the burn and order their Jalapeno Margarita with homemade jalapeno syrup, Reposado Tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and Mezcal.
64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
Neon signs, 90s tunes and cocktail glasses the size of your head are the way they do it at the kooky Tex-Mex cantina in The Rocks. And as for the margaritas? El Camino’s legendary concoctions come in classic, mango or strawberry and can be served frozen or on the rocks.
18 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Their funky fiesta décor, sun-drenched deck and enticing margarita menu is the perfect combo for laidback weekend vibes. From spiced, to spiked and spicy, SoCal have added their own méjico twist to their margarita menu. Add one of their finger-licking share plates to your order and life as you know it will never be the same.
1 Young Street, Neutral Bay
El Topo, where the dishes are so authentic they’ve even got fried crickets on the menu. Everything from the hand-painted tiles to the guallio chillies and Mezcal-infused margaritas is quintessentially Mexican. You can find all the margarita classics are on the menu but for something different, order their Cherry Ripe margarita.
Level 3, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction