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Best Margaritas In Las Vegas

January 24, 2011 12:39 PM

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The prickly pear frozen margarita at El Segundo Sol is a festive pink color. (Credit: elsegundosol.com)

The prickly pear frozen margarita at El Segundo Sol is a festive pink color. (Credit: elsegundosol.com)

If you have a bad night at the gaming tables, take it with a grain of salt — or perhaps multiple grains, lining the rim of a margarita glass. Whether you’re celebrating a big win or trying to forget a losing streak, few drinks are as cheerful as this sweet and sour Mexican classic. – Ty Treadwell
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Viva Mercados has some of the freshest and healthiest Mexican cuisine found anywhere in the state. (Credit: vivamercadoslv.com)

Viva Mercado’s

3553 South Rainbow Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 871-8826
www.vivamercadoslv.com

It may be off the beaten path, but locals and tourists alike flock to Viva Mercado’s for good reasons. The food is some of the freshest and healthiest Mexican cuisine found anywhere in the state, and both the house margarita and the Sauzarita (made with Sauza Gold tequila and Grand Marnier) are the perfect beverages to wash it all down. Don’t forget to try the fruit varieties, which come in exotic flavors like melon, mango and pomegranate.

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Agave qualifies as one of the hippest cantinas in Las Vegas. (Credit: agavelasvegas.com)

Agave

10820 Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 214-3500
www.agavelasvegas.com

Take traditional Mexican cuisine, add a sprinkle of fusion and a heavy splash of Vegas glamour, and you’ll end up with Agave, one of the hippest cantinas in Las Vegas. The tequila list alone is staggering, and the margarita menu features fresh creations like the Watermelon Margarita and the Cucumber Margarita. Want to feel like a million bucks? Order the Millionaire Margarita, made with Platino Platinum tequila and Grand Marnier 150 and garnished with sprinkles of silver dust around the rim.

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The prickly pear frozen margarita at El Segundo Sol is a festive pink color. (Credit: elsegundosol.com)

El Segundo Sol

3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 258-1211
www.elsegundosol.com

You may be tempted to just grab a cheap, tasty snack from El Segundo Sol’s street-side taco shack, but then you’d miss the experience of kicking back for a leisurely rest with one of the restaurant’s famous margaritas. If you’re feeling inventive, try its Prickly Pear version on the rocks. If frozen margaritas are more up your alley, go for the Big Stick (the type you’re supposed to carry when you walk softly) which combines tequila, Midori, Blue Curacao and Chambord.

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The Isla Tequila Bar offers a mind-numbing variety of tequilas and specialty drinks. (Credit: treasureisland.com)

Isla Mexican Kitchen

Treasure Island
3300 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 286-3809
www.treasureisland.com

If you ever found yourself shipwrecked, Isla Mexican Kitchen at Treasure Island wouldn’t be a bad place to end up. Acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval serves up hip modern versions of Mexican favorites, and the Isla Tequila Bar offers a mind-numbing variety of tequilas and specialty drinks. If you’ve ever wondered what a $99 margarita tastes like, order the Goddess Elixir, which contains both Herradura Selection Suprema tequila and Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary. To call it “heavenly” would be an understatement.

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