Las Vegas is well known for its flair and bravado, and the city seems to take this reputation as seriously when it comes to margaritas as it does when it comes to light displays. While many places in Las Vegas offer fantastic, fresh classic margaritas, sometimes a margarita fan wants to step away from the basic and try a unique and original margarita. Explore some of these bars and restaurants to break out of your margarita rut.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
3555 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Fri to Sat – 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.
With a name born from the famous Jimmy Buffett song “Margaritaville,” Jimmy Buffett’s Las Vegas Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant has the usual fare, including its classic, high-end margarita called The Perfect Margarita made with top-shelf liquor. A more unique libation named The Red Bull Margarita is served on the rocks from a mixture of Red Bull energy drink and signature gold tequila. The Red Bull Margarita is perfect for the tequila enthusiast who likes a little caffeine kick with his or her drink. For an extra $8, you can get the margarita in a souvenir glass. This restaurant is located inside the Flamingo hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Daily – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To add a bit of the surreal to an otherwise boring day in Las Vegas, head to Taqueria Canonita. The mexican restaurant is located inside the Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, so you can enjoy an unlikely margarita while taking in the beauty of streets from Venice, Italy. Fans of the sweet drink sangria and the classic margarita will find the best of both in Taqueria Canonita’s Sangria de Roja. This drink features the restaurant’s signature tequila with a swirl of rich, fruity sangria.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re simply looking for the biggest margarita you can get your hands on, The Big Boss “Jefe Grande” Margarita at Border Grill may be the ultimate prize. This margarita is so large that the restaurant will only serve two per person. Add some flair to your giant drink with the Cabo Rita, which is made with prickly pear cactus fruit puree. Border Grill is located inside Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Mi Casa Grill Cantina
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Located inside the off-strip Silverton Casino, Mi Casa Grill Cantina offers margarita flavor options that are a cut away from the the usual. Fresh and fruity tastes include cucumber, pomegranate, grapefruit and mango. Margaritas are also available by the pitcher. Come in to get your fruit fix on a hot Vegas day. It will not disappoint your taste buds.
Cabo Mexican Restaurant
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri and Sat – 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
If good value and generous drink portions tickle your fancy for an evening margarita, Cabo Mexican Restaurant, located off-strip in the Red Rock Resort, might be the one for you. This restaurant has low drink prices coupled with generous portions that make it well known among locals as one of the most frugal places in Las Vegas to get a good margarita on the rocks. Stop in on Mondays from 4 p.m. to close for $3 traditional margaritas. If you’re looking to stray from the classic, go with the Perfecto Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila, Hiram Walker Triple Sec, Rock Candy Syrup, fresh lime juice and sour mix. This drink packs a mouthful of flavor.
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Heather Bliss is a writer living in Las Vegas. Before she wrote about the Las Vegas area, she wrote articles about news, politics, movies and music in California. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Visual and Performing Arts from CSU San Marcos and studied Journalism at Moorpark College, where she received her A.A. degree. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.