While Boston may not be nationally known for its Mexican cuisine, locals know there are quite a few places to get authentic tacos and burritos. And, of course, margaritas.

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Border Café

32 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-6100

While the Border Café is a chain restaurant, they have their margarita recipe down pat, making it one of the places to go in Boston for the best margaritas. Choose from 11 different margaritas, including the original, gran gold and conmemorativo. Feeling fruity? Why not try strawberry or melon? The prices are reasonable, so you’ll be able to indulge in a few before your wallet starts feeling empty.

Patrons enjoy drinks at Cactus Club. (credit: bestmargaritas.com)

Cactus Club

939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-0200

This spot on well-known Boylston Street in Boston has won numerous awards for its tasty margaritas. What makes Cactus Club’s margaritas some of the best in Boston? In addition to the fact that they’re large, Cactus Club’s secret sour mix recipe makes these margaritas legendary. Choose from six different options. The Cactus Club also offers up the recipes for each margarita they serve – except for the sour mix. If they told you that…well, you know the drill.

Pouring a margarita at Ole’. (credit: olegrill.com)

Ole’ Mexican Grill

11 Springfield Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4495

Voted the best in Boston for Mexican food, Ole’ Mexican Grill in Cambridge also has a stellar margarita and tequila menu. Choose from eight different kinds of margaritas, including the Bella Rita with Hibiscus and the Mezcarita with citrus patron tequila. Ole’ Mexican Grill also offers tequila flights…you know, if you’re into that sort of thing!

The bar at La Verdad. (credit: laverdadtaqueria.com)

La Verdad

1 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 351-2580

You know a place has the best margaritas when they have an entire menu dedicated to different types of tequila. Whether your favorite is Patron, Don Julio or Sauza, La Verdad has you covered. And if you’re not sure what your preferred tequila or margarita is, why not try a few, just to be sure.

The Sunset Cantina (credit: allstonsfinest.com)

Sunset Cantina

916 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
(617) 731-8646

Sunset Cantina has both extensive tequila and margarita menus. Whether you want it on the rocks or frozen, Sunset Cantina has it. Feeling fruity? Try the Golden Mango Mambo. Feeling daring? Try the Mafiosa “mind eraser.” In between margaritas, you can take flights of different types of tequila. They also have an extensive beer list, but who needs that when there are so many different margaritas that need tasting?

– Stephanie Geary