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6 Delicious must-try margarita spots in Tampa Bay

Posted at 3:03 PM, Feb 21, 2020

Weather you like salt rims or sugar rims, sweet flavors or spicy flavors, on-the-rocks or frozen, here are some Tampa Bay spots you should check out for some delicious margaritas.

1. Red Mesa Cantina
Location: 128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg

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Diamond in the Rough Margarita from Red Mesa Cantina

Grab a seat at any of the four bars and check out their newest margarita—Diamond in the Rough, made with agave, fresh lemon juice, grapefruit liqueur, Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila and a red wine floater. You can also grab a hand-crafted signature margarita and enjoy the views from the DeSanto Rooftop Bar on Thursdays through Sundays.

Margarita Deals:

  • Happy hour on margaritas all day (every Monday)
  • ½ priced specialty margaritas (every Wednesday)

2. Green Lemon
Location: 915 S Howard Ave, Tampa

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24-ounce Strawberry Green Lemon Margarita from Green Lemon

Enjoy your margaritas by the 16-ounce, 24-ounce or 60-ounce glass a this SoHo spot! Get one frozen or on the rocks, and make it festive with a fresh strawberry, mango, peach or raspberry puree. And while you're there, take your margarita to the back and pose at the "I Didn't Call You, Tequila Did" phone booth.

3. Miguelitos
Location: 2702 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

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Skinny Margarita and Blueberry Peach-Infused Tequila shot from Miguelitos

How about a Skinny Margarita with a side of infused Tequila? Miguelitos is home to Tampa’s only –5 degree Tequila Tap, filled with eight different fruit-infused tequilas. Miguelitos has also started selling margaitas to-go—get their specialty pre-mix and mini liquor bottles to take with you for $20 (makes 2 ½ margaritas).

Margarita Deals:

  • Happy hour house margaritas (Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Reverse happy hour house margaritas (Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.)

4. Nueva Cantina
Location: 1625 4th St S, St. Petersburg

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Cazadores Reposado Margaritas from Nueva Cantina

Margaritas always taste better when they are served by the pitcher! Try the Cazadores Margarita, made with Cazadores Reposado, house-made margarita mix and a Grand Marnier floater. Each pitcher serves 4-6 margaritas.

Margarita Deals:

  • $3 margaritas (Sunday-Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and every Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

5. Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar
Location: 2223 N Westshore Blvd Suite 203, Tampa

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(Left to Right) Frida Rita, Black Diamond Rita and House Margarita from Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

Rocco’s Tacos is where you go when typical margarita flavors won’t cut it. Order a Black Diamond Rita, made with Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila, black cherry purée, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and garnished with a black sea salt rim. Or go toward the slightly sweeter route with a Frida Rita, made with Mi Campo Blanco Tequila, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice, aqua fava, fresh mint and garnished with a Mexican Tajin salt rim.

Margarita Deals:

  • $6 margaritas (every Tuesday)
  • $16 margarita pitchers (every Tuesday)

6. Tequilas Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Location: 1613 E 7th Ave, Tampa

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Salt and sugar rims, different fruit flavors, spicy and sweet—you can get whatever kind of margarita you would like at Tequilas! All margaritas are made with fresh lime juice, sweet and sour, Triple Sec and sweetened lime juice. A must-try is the Patron Watermelon Basil Margarita, made with muddled basil leaves and limes, Watermelon Pucker and watermelon syrup.

And if you are planning on going to Ybor for Fiesta Day this Saturday, Tequilas will be right in the middle of the action!

Margarita Deal:

  • $3 Margaritas (Monday-Friday)