It is finally margarita season in Boston! After a long harsh winter and a cold spring, treat yourself to a cocktail at one of these fabulous margarita bars. Whether you love a classic marg or a looking for something completely different (like a green tea margarita), this list has you covered.
The Painted Burro
219 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
thepaintedburro.comThe Painted Burro in Davis Square, Somerville is one of the very best Mexican restaurants in the Boston area. To match the menu, the bar offers more than 100 tequilas and an extensive margarita list. One of their best margaritas is definitely the Spicy El Diablo made with jalapeno infused tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Another favorite is the Mango Margarita with Agavales blanco, combier, mango puree and lime juice. For a less sweet choice, many go for the refreshing Cucumber Margarita which features cucumber infused tequila, simple syrup and lime juice. Up for something a little more adventurous? Why not go for their Hibiscus Marg? This floral-flavored beverage is made with hibiscus infused tequila, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup and is topped with a squeeze of citrus. No matter what your taste is, there is sure a margarita to please your palate at The Painted Burro.
The Shops at the Prudential Center
55 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02199
www.harusushi.comOkay, okay, a sushi restaurant might not be your usual first choice for getting margaritas on a girls’ night out, but Haru is changing all that. This Back Bay restaurant gives the traditional margarita a little Japanese flare. Their Green Tea Margarita is something you won’t find anywhere else. It features Patrón silver tequila, cointreau, sweet green tea powder and sour mix. Wow, a margarita really can go with any meal!
Loco South Boston
412 W. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
locosouthboston.comThe newest restaurant in South Boston’s trendy food scene is Loco, an absolute must-visit for any margarita lover. They have quickly become well known for their coconut margarita which provides a tropical respite even in the most typical New England weather. The bartenders add extra intrigue to the drink by adding a rim of shaved coconut. Yum!
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384 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
www.rattlesnakebar.comIt is no secret that a margarita is best enjoyed outdoors. The roof deck at Rattlesnake provides an open air venue in which to enjoy a sweet cocktail such as the Cranberry Jalapeño Margarita which is Patrón añejo, muddled jalapeños & cranberries, Drambuie, and rattlesnake margarita mix. Or go local with The Bostonian – a mix of Dobel tequila, citronage, agave nectar, fresh lime juice and prosecco float. The prosecco adds a nice tart bubbly texture to the margarita which makes it more refreshing than a traditional marg. The Rattlesnake has a bunch of other unique flavors too, like goji berry, ginger pear, and even a harvest margarita for autumn.
283 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
papagayorestaurants.comPapagayo is Boston’s favorite place to get margaritas. The Fort Point hotspot was so successful, that they quickly opened other locations downtown, in Charlestown and now at Assembly Row. They have an extensive tequila list for those that know their liquors, but it is really hard to beat their house margarita. Make your order a bit more exciting by ordering the ronarita, a house margarita with an upside-down bottle of corona in it, ready to fill your glass with beer as your sip your margarita.
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.