11 best places to get margaritas in Vancouver

Feb 21 2020, 12:45 pm

This typically tequila-based drink is the life of every summer party. With or without salt, shaken or frozen, lime or strawberry, there’s no wrong way to do margaritas.

There’s a lot of restaurants and bars that serve up a mean margarita in Vancouver, and we’ve got a list of some places that offer great renditions of this summer drink.

Here’s our list of the best margaritas in town.

La Casita

 

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Patrons will find some seriously super-sized margaritas at Gastown’s La Casita. The margaritas comprise El Jimador tequila and Triple Sec, and are available in lime, strawberry or mango. You won’t want to miss out on this joint’s $24 super-sized margarita — yes, it’s actually the size of your head — or their marg pitchers. La Casita also offers weird weekly specials; previous concoctions have included popcorn flavour and their Cadbury creme egg margarita.

Address: 101 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-646-2444

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Chicha

 

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Vancouver’s first Peruvian eatery serves up a great rendition of a traditional margarita. Chicha serves its margarita in a short salt-rimmed glass, made with jalapeño-infused pisco instead of tequila. It has house-made ginger syrup and orange bitters. If you like a little bit of a kick to your drinks, this margarita is perfect for you.

Address: 136 East Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-3963

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La Mezcaleria

 

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With two haunts in Vancouver, La Mezcaearia is a great option for some Mexican cuisine and of course margaritas. Their margs are salt-rimmed, served on the rocks, and made up of lime, agave, and your choice of mezcal or tequila.

Address: 68 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-6447

Address: 1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-8226

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Los Cuervos

 

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Los Cuervos serves up their margaritas in a short salt-rimmed glass on the rocks and makes them with the traditional tequila. This joint also offers monthly specialty concoctions, and  previous renditions include a rosemary ginger margarita.

Address: 603 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1518

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Gringo

 

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Gringo offers a laid-back taco bar with a lot of humour. Their margaritas are served with your choice of “crap tequila” or “ok tequila,” and if you’re feeling adventurous, Gringo serves up a bourbarita — a marg made up of bourbon, watermelon, and lemon juice.

Address: 27 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver

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Bandidas Taqueria

 

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Vegetarians rejoice! Bandidadas serves up traditional Mexican fare, and their entire menu is vegetarian with some vegan options. This joint offers a classic margarita composed of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and a splash of house-made lemonade. Check out their hibiscus and ginger margarita if you want to try something a little different.

Address: 2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-8224

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Cuchillo

 

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Classic margaritas are what Cuchillo does best. Made of El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and of course, a salted rim — these margs are the original rendition of the drink.

Address: 261 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-7585

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El Camino’s

 

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This Mount Pleasant joint is getting even bigger this year with a renovation, which means more margaritas. El Camino’s serves their margaritas “Tommy-style,” made with Alto Blanco, agave syrup, and lime juice. It’s served shaken in a half salt-rimmed glass, and you can give it a kick making your marg jalepeño or super habanero flavoured.

Address: 3250 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-6246

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The Diamond

 

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The Diamond is known for their intricate cocktails and serves up a strong margarita. This place makes their margaritas with Papalote Blanco tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and a house-made simple syrup. It’s served in a short glass with a half salt-rimmed glass.

Address: 6 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-8272

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Tacofino

 

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With several locations in Vancouver and two food trucks, you know Tacofino serves up some seriously good tacos and burritos. Their margarita is just as good too, made with El Jimador Blanco tequila, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup. Tacofino serves up their margs with a half-salted vanilla bean rim in a short glass.

Address: 15 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-7907

Address: 1050 West Pender, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-8453

Address: 15 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-7907

Address: 1025 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-8226

Address: 2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-253-8226

Address: 1909 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-8729

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Las Margaritas

 

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Las Margaritas serves up a classic on-the-rocks margarita and a frozen margarita. Their classic is composed of Jose Cuervo Especial Silver tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and agave syrup, shaken and served in a salt-rimmed glass. Either way, you can’t go wrong with your choice of margs.

Address: 1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-650-4533

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