9 Best Places for Margaritas in Colorado!

Whether you’re nibbling on sponge cake or chips and salsa, a margarita is a refreshing tonic that complements any meal. Frozen, on-the-rocks, with or without salt or blended with fruit, the margarita’s popularity is showcased throughout the state in an impressive variety of combinations. Here are the 9 best places for margaritas in Colorado. 

El Camino Community Tavern, Denver, CO

Begin with a traditional house margarita. It’s a good jumping off point for the very inventive and creative variations that highlight local and seasonal fruits, as well as flavored tequilas. The cucumber and jalapeño, pineapple, strawberry and rosemary, and apple cinnamon showcase some of the bar’s infused tequilas. The house favorite is the Histeria, coin-style with herradura silver, fresh lime juice and agave nectar.

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The Rio Grande, Boulder, CO

Whether you like the on-the-rocks or frozen slushy-style margarita, you will not be disappointed with the choices here. Update the classic with mango, strawberry or manberry, a blend of strawberry and mango. For just a taste, try the mini or for a powerful punch, the Big Tex. A fresh jalapeño, skinny and agave martini margarita round out the tequila laced possibilities.

Pepe Osaka’s Fishtaco, Winter Park, CO

Infused tequilas help make the margaritas a little sweet, a little savory and a little spicy at this Latin-Asian fusion restaurant. The food is an eclectic blend of flavors that pairs perfectly with the unique, handcrafted margaritas. Be sure to sample the hibiscus one, an ode to the restaurant’s Asian influence.

Blue Agave Grill, Fort Collins, CO

Upgrade any of the 13 different types of margaritas from the large selection of specialty, up-scale or infused tequilas. Can’t decide what to try? Get a flight of four, for a sample of distinctive flavor combinations. Daytime margaritas come as minis, and are half the price. A great outdoor patio is an inviting spot to sip and sit awhile.

Sol De Jalisco, Windsor, CO

By the glass, the pitcher or fish bowl, yes that’s how big some are, the margaritas are lick-your-lips luscious. From the original to the Patron to the Cadillac, each is a slurpy, frosty, icy liquid refreshment concoction. Fruity flavors range from peach to mango to kiwi to watermelon, plus pomegranate, banana and blueberry and blackberry. The Coromargarita meets the needs of both tequila and beer drinkers.

Jorge’s Sombrero, Pueblo, CO

This local favorite highlights authentic Mexican flavors in food and drink. The margaritas come in all shapes and sizes, flavors and strengths. The blue curacao margarita won’t make you blue in the face but it’s sure to get you out of any blue funk. Adapt any house margarita, giant or grande, with a fruity addition. Top-shelf drinks come with Patron, El Tesoro or Corralejo tequila.

Fiesta Jalisco, Steamboat Springs, CO

Choose from a menu of 20 plus margaritas — one named for this town that’s a blend of Herradura Reposada tequila, fresh lime juice, sweet and sour mix and Grand Marnier. Happy hour specials make it easy to try different combinations of tequilas, liqueurs, fruits and juices. For a jolt of evening energy, order the one with Red Bull. 

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Gazpacho, Durango, CO

The 100 percent agave tequila from Jalisco’s famous Casa Herradura is the base for margaritas served here. Hand-picked barrels, stored on-site, are tapped for all margaritas and cocktails made with tequila. A popular pick is the Socal, or skinny margarita, that comes spiced up with a green chile infused tequila. Take a step outside the box with a Gazpacho’s Mule, topped by Goslings Ginger Beer.

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Agavero’s Mexican Experience, Grand Junction, CO

From the outside, this tiny restaurant is somewhat nondescript, but step inside and the magic of this experience—the food and drink—takes center stage. Traditional and authentic flavors and ingredients shine. The original margarita is made with fresh lemon juice and superior tequilas. There’s a two-for-one happy hour special on the house margarita. The mango jalapeño and prickly pear combinations are heavenly.

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