401 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Hours: Sun to Mon – 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tues to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11:30 a.m. to Midnight
The best margarita in town is indisputably served at Oyamel. What makes it so great? The dollop of salt foam on top, a whimsical and fun way to serve a salted margarita. The rest of the ingredients are simple and clean: lime juice, triple sec and tequila, resulting in a delicious, classic margarita perfect for washing down heaps of Oyamel’s famous guacamole and chips.
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2106 18th St.NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fri to Sat – 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
For the city’s best fruit margaritas, head over to Casa Oaxaca. Available by the glass, carafe or pitcher, you can sample the house margarita, the top shelf margarita and the mezcal margarita, which is made from mezcal instead of tequila. Mezcal is similar to tequila, but while tequila is made from the blue agave plants in Mexico, mezcal is made from the other species of agave. Any of Casa Oaxaca’s margaritas can be infused with any of the following flavors: citrusy blood orange, tart blackberry, heady passion fruit, tropical guava, sweet mango, juicy pear, and flavorful pomegranate. Be sure to stop by during happy hour Tuesdays to Friday from 5-7 p.m.; margaritas are only $4.
575 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Rosa Mexicano, one of D.C.’s most popular Mexicana restaurants, features the best frozen margarita in town. The Frozen Pomegranate Margarita is one of the most popular margaritas on the cocktail menu, made with a blend of pomegranate juice, lime juice, and of course tequila. Icy and sweet, it is a real summertime treat.
777 I St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., Sat – 5:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.,
D.C.’s best hand-crafted margarita can be found at PS 7’s. Called “Topic: The Margarita?” this drink is made with the unique blend of tequila, lime, tropical tea and a sea salt with orange, lime, and lemon zest added to it. Made to order, this exotic margarita is bursting with bright, warm flavors. Order it for $9.
800 F St. NW
Washington DC, 20004
(202) 654 – 0999
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If you are looking for the most unusual margarita in D.C., look no further than Zola in Penn Quarter. The Pumpkin Margarita is made with tequila, lime, agave nectar, pumpkin demerara syrup and a sweet cinnamon sugar rim. Enjoy this remarkable margarita for $12. Enjoy happy hour between 4 and 6 p.m. and again at 9:30 to 11 p.m. for $5 martinis and reduced price appetizers like carnitas tacos and lemongrass mussels.