Where to find the best margaritas in Atlanta

Cool off with a margarita this Labor Day weekend.
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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing margarita? Lucky for us, Atlanta has some fantastic spots to grab this special tequila drink and celebrate the day in style.

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Whether you’re looking for a casual spot with great food and drinks or an upscale restaurant with a more refined atmosphere, Atlanta has something for everyone. So grab your friends, and get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style! Here are some of our top picks for the best margaritas in Atlanta:

Nuevo Laredo Cantina

This restaurant on the west side of Atlanta has been thriving for over two decades! Nuevo Laredo specializes in classic Mexican cuisine, serving up an array of dishes including enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, and all things tortilla-related. But what truly sets it apart is its renowned Cadillac margarita, which is an absolute must-try for any margarita lover.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 1495 Chattahoochee Ave NW; Website: nuevolaredocantina.com

El Tesoro

El Tesoro truly lives up to its name, which means “the treasure” in Spanish. The real treasure here, however, lies in its exceptional margaritas. Since 2018, this neighborhood spot has been wowing customers with mezcal tastings, mulitas, tacos, and more. What started as a small, 14-seat counter service joint has now become a larger, must-visit destination in the Edgewood area, known for its relaxed vibe and top-notch food and drinks. Although the line can get quite lengthy, trust us when we say that El Tesoro is absolutely worth the wait.

Location: East Atlanta - 1374 Arkwright Pl SE; Website: eltesoroatl.com

Rreal Tacos

Opened in 2015, Midtown’s Rrreal has now grown to four locations, offering an excellent selection of authentic Mexican street food and expertly crafted margaritas. Indulge in their mouth-watering margaritas made with precision and care, featuring a variety of flavors like Texas, Hennessy, Passionfruit, Strawberry, and more.

Location: Midtown; West Midtown; Chamblee; Sandy Springs; Website: rrealtacos.com


Kirkwood’s Elmyriachi is the perfect spot to indulge in Tex-Mex fare and sip on some of the most delicious margaritas around. As the sister restaurant to the beloved L5P burrito dive, Elmyr, Elmyriachi offers a casual and laid-back atmosphere where you can unwind and treat yourself to a mouth-watering margarita.

Location: East Atlanta - 1950 Hosea L Williams Dr NE; Website: elmyriachi.com

Holy Taco

For years, Holy Taco has been a staple in the close-knit community of East Atlanta Village, renowned for its delectable margaritas. The Holy Margarita, its signature cocktail, is made with fresh lime juice and agave nectar and comes in a range of tantalizing flavors such as hibiscus and Texas.

Location: East Atlanta - 1314 Glenwood Ave SE; Website: holy-taco.com


If a refreshing margarita is what you crave, then Superica is the perfect destination for you! This trendy eatery boasts a lively atmosphere that is sure to get you in vacation mode. Its margaritas are crafted with fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and premium tequila, resulting in a delicious blend of flavors. Plus, its outdoor patio provides the ideal setting to sip on your margarita while soaking up some sun.

Location: East Atlanta; Buckhead; West Midtown; Cobb; Website: superica.com


With multiple locations throughout Atlanta, Bartaco is a popular spot for tasty small plates and refreshing margaritas. Its house margarita is made with freshly squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, and libélula joven tequila. It also has a variety of other drinks to choose from, including a “green” margarita, and a Paloma Fresca that is perfect for spring.

Location: East Atlanta; Buckhead; West Midtown; North Atlanta; Website: bartaco.com

Red Pepper Taqueria

This casual Mexican spot has four locations in Atlanta, each featuring a variety of margaritas to choose from, including classic, frozen, skinny, and tropical-infused. Its margaritas are strong and flavorful, and the atmosphere is perfect for a fun night out.

Location: Buckhead; Briarcliff; Dunwoody; Brookhaven; Website: redpepperatl.com

Alma Cocina

If you’re looking for an upscale spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Alma Cocina is the place to go. This Atlanta staple has a great selection of margaritas made with high-quality tequila and fresh ingredients. Its signature margarita, El Clasico, is made with blue agave reposado tequila, triple sec, and housemade sour mix. Pair it with delicious guacamole and chips, and you have the perfect Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Location: Downtown; Buckhead; Website: alma-atlanta.com

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