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14 Places to Order Margaritas in Las Vegas

The ultimate desert libation is ready for your imbibing pleasure

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Tequila, fresh lime juice, and orange liqueur. It only takes three ingredients to create an icon. Sure, innovative bartenders have been adding strawberries, jalapeños and prickly pear syrup to margaritas for decades, but when prepared correctly, it’s hard to improve on a classic. That being said, Las Vegas is a city that likes to get creative — it’s where people go to enjoy an open bar on the world’s tallest observation wheel and ride a zip-line beneath a neon canopy.

For both traditional and unique takes on the margarita, here’s where to head.

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La Comida

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Downtown’s best cocktails aren’t exclusively found on Fremont Street. Case in point: Sixth Street, where margarita lovers will fall in love with La Comida’s drink menu. Options include guava, tamarind, spicy cucumber, jalapeño passion fruit, and more. Lady Gaga once graced this downtown watering hole with her presence, which is proof enough that the Mexican spot deserves attention.

La Comida
La Comida
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Hussong’s Cantina

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Hussong’s Cantina at Boca Park and Mandalay Place is an extension of the original Hussong’s in Ensenada, which lays claim to creating the original margarita recipe. With that in mind, it makes sense to head to the Las Vegas outpost of the restaurant to see what all the fuss is about. Margaritas here are available by the glass, the pitcher or the tower. Flavors include the classic recipe along with special varieties, such as The Romance, a two-person serving made with strawberry puree and banana liqueur.

Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina
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Viva Mercado's

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Diners shouldn’t be fooled by this much-loved Mexican restaurant’s shopping plaza location. Happy hour at Viva Mercado’s, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m., is the place to be for $5 margaritas, including traditional and flavored versions such as pomegranate.

Viva Mercado’s
Viva Mercado’s
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El Dorado Cantina

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For patrons on their way to or from Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, El Dorado Cantina offers a worthwhile detour for drinks that are way cheaper than those found at a strip club. The Mexican cantina, which shares a parking lot with Sapphire, serves $7 margaritas every day from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 1 to 3 a.m.

El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina
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El Segundo Sol

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El Segundo Sol pairs two of Las Vegas’ favorite hobbies: happy hour and people watching. The restaurant’s patio, which is nestled beneath a canopy of trees and string lights outside of Fashion Show mall, makes for a great destination for frozen prickly pear, strawberry, or mango margaritas plus chips, tacos, and quesadillas, served at a discounted rate every day from 4 to 7 p.m.

El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol
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Frank & Fina's Cocina

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Frank & Fina’s offers diners a choice of house made margaritas, mixed with Jose Cuervo Gold, or top shelf margaritas, made with either 1800 Reposado, Cazadores Anejo, Herradura Reposado, Patron silver, or Sauza Tres Generaciones tequila. Patrons can also select the featured tequila, Herradura Silver 100 percent agave, as the base of their margarita.

Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina
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Ghost Donkey

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Half the fun of Ghost Donkey is finding it (Hint: Look for the green door with the donkey on it hidden inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall). This charming little tequila speakeasy only serves one margarita — but it’s a good one. The Stealth margarita is made with Cazadores blanco, St. Germain, cucumber, chili, and served frozen.

Stealth margarita at Ghost Donkey
Stealth margarita at Ghost Donkey
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Nacho Daddy

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Nacho Daddy may be known for its scorpion shot — yes, it’s a shot of tequila that features an actual scorpion and no, there’s no logical way to consume it — but the local chain also offers some pretty creative margarita choices. From the surprisingly tasty Cinnamon Fire-Rita, which is made with Fireball whiskey and silver tequila, to the Mexican Candy, which is made with mango schnapps and jalapeños, Nacho Daddy is definitely for diners who are open to unique cocktail options.

Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy
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Javier’s

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The dimly lit, sophisticated setting of Javier’s sets the stage for an afternoon or evening of upscale Mexican cuisine and hand shaken margaritas. The jalapeño margarita, which is made with St. Germain and served with a tajin salted rim, is a popular choice here, as is the Flaca, which is a classic margarita with a splash of club soda for a refreshing desert cocktail.

Javier’s
Javier’s
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Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina

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With locations on the west side of Las Vegas and in Henderson, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina has got the valley covered. Margaritas are the perfect way to cool off after digging into the restaurant’s namesake fajitas. Flavors include strawberry, piña colada, and classic.

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
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Diablo’s Cantina

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Fans of the original Diablo’s Cantina at Monte Carlo were sad to see the restaurant disappear when the casino rebranded as Park MGM. Fortunately, the Mexican restaurant was reborn at the Luxor, where it resides in the former space of Tacos & Tequila. Diners can order a whole host of margaritas flavors including hibiscus, spicy mango, passionfruit, and cilantro lime.

Diablo’s Cantina
Diablo’s Cantina
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Los Lupes Restaurant

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Los Lupes’ has locations in Las Vegas and Mesquite and is known for generously sized frozen margaritas in flavors such as strawberry, banana, melon, and peach.

Los Lupes
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Pinches Tacos

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A sun-dappled stroll through Downtown Container Park with a blood orange margarita in hand is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Fortunately, Pinches Tacos is there to make that dream a reality. The family-owned Mexican restaurant, which also has a location in Rhodes Ranch, also offers a traditional margarita.

Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos
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Borracha Mexican Cantina

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Located in Green Valley Ranch, Borracha Mexican Cantina offers mango, blood orange, and traditional margaritas in individual servings or by the pitcher for $45. Tequila fans should also take a look at the restaurant’s tequila flights, which come with three selections of blanco, reposado, or anejo tequila.

Borracha Mexican Cantina
Borracha Mexican Cantina
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La Comida

La Comida
La Comida
La Comida/Facebook

Downtown’s best cocktails aren’t exclusively found on Fremont Street. Case in point: Sixth Street, where margarita lovers will fall in love with La Comida’s drink menu. Options include guava, tamarind, spicy cucumber, jalapeño passion fruit, and more. Lady Gaga once graced this downtown watering hole with her presence, which is proof enough that the Mexican spot deserves attention.

La Comida
La Comida
La Comida/Facebook

Hussong’s Cantina

Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina/Facebook

Hussong’s Cantina at Boca Park and Mandalay Place is an extension of the original Hussong’s in Ensenada, which lays claim to creating the original margarita recipe. With that in mind, it makes sense to head to the Las Vegas outpost of the restaurant to see what all the fuss is about. Margaritas here are available by the glass, the pitcher or the tower. Flavors include the classic recipe along with special varieties, such as The Romance, a two-person serving made with strawberry puree and banana liqueur.

Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina/Facebook

Viva Mercado's

Viva Mercado’s
Viva Mercado’s
Viva Mercado’s/Facebook

Diners shouldn’t be fooled by this much-loved Mexican restaurant’s shopping plaza location. Happy hour at Viva Mercado’s, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m., is the place to be for $5 margaritas, including traditional and flavored versions such as pomegranate.

Viva Mercado’s
Viva Mercado’s
Viva Mercado’s/Facebook

El Dorado Cantina

El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina/Facebook

For patrons on their way to or from Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, El Dorado Cantina offers a worthwhile detour for drinks that are way cheaper than those found at a strip club. The Mexican cantina, which shares a parking lot with Sapphire, serves $7 margaritas every day from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 1 to 3 a.m.

El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina/Facebook

El Segundo Sol

El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol/Facebook

El Segundo Sol pairs two of Las Vegas’ favorite hobbies: happy hour and people watching. The restaurant’s patio, which is nestled beneath a canopy of trees and string lights outside of Fashion Show mall, makes for a great destination for frozen prickly pear, strawberry, or mango margaritas plus chips, tacos, and quesadillas, served at a discounted rate every day from 4 to 7 p.m.

El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol/Facebook

Frank & Fina's Cocina

Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina/Facebook

Frank & Fina’s offers diners a choice of house made margaritas, mixed with Jose Cuervo Gold, or top shelf margaritas, made with either 1800 Reposado, Cazadores Anejo, Herradura Reposado, Patron silver, or Sauza Tres Generaciones tequila. Patrons can also select the featured tequila, Herradura Silver 100 percent agave, as the base of their margarita.

Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina
Frank & Fina’s Cocina/Facebook

Ghost Donkey

Stealth margarita at Ghost Donkey
Stealth margarita at Ghost Donkey
Ghost Donkey [Official Site]

Half the fun of Ghost Donkey is finding it (Hint: Look for the green door with the donkey on it hidden inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall). This charming little tequila speakeasy only serves one margarita — but it’s a good one. The Stealth margarita is made with Cazadores blanco, St. Germain, cucumber, chili, and served frozen.

Stealth margarita at Ghost Donkey
Stealth margarita at Ghost Donkey
Ghost Donkey [Official Site]

Nacho Daddy

Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy/Facebook

Nacho Daddy may be known for its scorpion shot — yes, it’s a shot of tequila that features an actual scorpion and no, there’s no logical way to consume it — but the local chain also offers some pretty creative margarita choices. From the surprisingly tasty Cinnamon Fire-Rita, which is made with Fireball whiskey and silver tequila, to the Mexican Candy, which is made with mango schnapps and jalapeños, Nacho Daddy is definitely for diners who are open to unique cocktail options.

Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy/Facebook

Javier’s

Javier’s
Javier’s
Javier’s/Facebook

The dimly lit, sophisticated setting of Javier’s sets the stage for an afternoon or evening of upscale Mexican cuisine and hand shaken margaritas. The jalapeño margarita, which is made with St. Germain and served with a tajin salted rim, is a popular choice here, as is the Flaca, which is a classic margarita with a splash of club soda for a refreshing desert cocktail.

Javier’s
Javier’s
Javier’s/Facebook

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina/Facebook

With locations on the west side of Las Vegas and in Henderson, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina has got the valley covered. Margaritas are the perfect way to cool off after digging into the restaurant’s namesake fajitas. Flavors include strawberry, piña colada, and classic.

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina/Facebook

Diablo’s Cantina

Diablo’s Cantina
Diablo’s Cantina
Diablo’s Cantina/Facebook

Fans of the original Diablo’s Cantina at Monte Carlo were sad to see the restaurant disappear when the casino rebranded as Park MGM. Fortunately, the Mexican restaurant was reborn at the Luxor, where it resides in the former space of Tacos & Tequila. Diners can order a whole host of margaritas flavors including hibiscus, spicy mango, passionfruit, and cilantro lime.

Diablo’s Cantina
Diablo’s Cantina
Diablo’s Cantina/Facebook

Los Lupes Restaurant

Los Lupes
Los Lupes
Los Lupes/Facebook

Los Lupes’ has locations in Las Vegas and Mesquite and is known for generously sized frozen margaritas in flavors such as strawberry, banana, melon, and peach.

Los Lupes
Los Lupes
Los Lupes/Facebook

Pinches Tacos

Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos/Facebook

A sun-dappled stroll through Downtown Container Park with a blood orange margarita in hand is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Fortunately, Pinches Tacos is there to make that dream a reality. The family-owned Mexican restaurant, which also has a location in Rhodes Ranch, also offers a traditional margarita.

Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos/Facebook

Borracha Mexican Cantina

Borracha Mexican Cantina
Borracha Mexican Cantina
Borracha Mexican Cantina/Facebook

Located in Green Valley Ranch, Borracha Mexican Cantina offers mango, blood orange, and traditional margaritas in individual servings or by the pitcher for $45. Tequila fans should also take a look at the restaurant’s tequila flights, which come with three selections of blanco, reposado, or anejo tequila.