Los Angeles, California, is known for its stunning scenery, warm weather, and celebrity population. The city is home to a diverse population, so it’s no wonder it’s also an excellent place for finding tasty margaritas!

Mexican restaurants abound in Los Angeles, so finding the best margarita in the city can be a challenge! Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn where to find the best margaritas in Los Angeles, California.

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Border Grill 

Located in the Financial District of downtown LA, the Border Grill is one of the best spots in the city for Pan-Latin, Mexican cuisine. 

The lively urban cantina is known for its innovative take on Mexican street food, and it’s equally known for its delicious margaritas and cocktails. We recommend opting for the Supreme Margarita, which the restaurant makes with Viva 32 tequila Joven, organic agave nectar, and fresh lime. 

If you’re in the mood for sipping a margarita on the patio on a hot summer day, go for the Fresh Fruit Margarita, made with tequila Blanco, fresh lime, fresh seasonal fruit, and agave nectar. 

Casa Vega 

Table of food and drinks at Mexican restaurant.

Casa Vega is a family-owned and operated restaurant that opened in 1956. Los Angeles residents know the restaurant for its lively atmosphere, dim lighting, and delicious margaritas. 

You may even be able to spot a celebrity or two tucked away in a corner booth! While the restaurant is best known for its award-winning Classic Margarita, there are plenty of margarita options to choose from on the menu. 

Other great options include the Cucumber Margarita, Cadillac Margarita, Skinny Margarita, Guava Margarita, and Mr. Vega Margarita. Quentin Tarantino is a regular at the restaurant, and there’s even a margarita named after him on the menu, called “The Tarantino.” 

The Tarantino is made with Casamigos Anejo, fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, fresh orange juice, sparkling water, lemon stevia, and agave. There’s also a key scene that features Casa Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s award-winning film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 

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Enjoy Margaritas At Home With Rancho La Gloria 

women enjoy Rancho La Gloria's cocktails

While going out and about in Los Angeles to sip margaritas can be a ton of fun, sometimes, you just want a chill night in. For those nights when you’re not feeling like leaving the house, we recommend checking out Rancho La Gloria’s ready-to-drink margaritas. 

Rancho La Gloria offers a range of margarita options, including bottled margaritas and margarita popsicles. If you’re looking to enjoy a margarita outside of the house but don’t want to go to a restaurant, several beaches in Los Angeles are alcohol-friendly. 

These include:

  • Doheny State Beach (located in Orange County)
  • Descanso Beach Club (located in Los Angeles County)
  • Carmel Beach (located in Monterey County)
  • Paradise Cove, Malibu (located in Los Angeles County)
  • Kehoe Beach (located at Point Reyes National Seashore)

While many people enjoy making their own margaritas at home- and don’t get us wrong, we know it can be a fun experience- not everyone wants to go through the hassle and have to deal with the kitchen cleanup later. Rancho La Gloria is a fantastic and delicious solution! They currently offer an incredible selection of 12 margarita flavors, including lime, strawberry, mango, peach, and even Paloma!

Their blends are made with fresh lime juice and 100% blue weber de agave. They’re also certified gluten-free and contain no artificial ingredients!

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El Carmen  

El Carmen is a neighborhood cantina best-known for its margaritas and tacos. Nestled in the heart of Beverly Hills, the decor is complete with red velvet curtains and bulls’ heads on the walls. 

El Carmen offers a classic, on-the-rocks margarita called the El Perfecto. It’s made with a housemade sour mix, Cointreau, and Herradura Blanco. There’s even a spicy version of the El Perfecto that includes muddled jalapenos. If you’re looking for something truly unique, try the cilantro ginger margarita, made with ginger liqueur, Tonalo Reposado, fresh lime, agave syrup, and cilantro. 

The back of the restaurant also has a jukebox for playing some tunes, so you’re sure to have a good time here from the moment you step inside. 

Do you want to enjoy the delicious, refreshing taste of a cold margarita without ever having to leave the comfort of your home? Rancho La Gloria is proud to provide our customers with a wide selection of some of the best ready-to-drink margaritas on the market!

El Compadre 

El Compadre is a kitschy Mexican restaurant with three locations, the original being in Hollywood. The Hollywood location is where the legendary Flaming Margarita was born – a blue flame dances on top of a lemon slice before the beverage is served. 

We recommend checking out the downtown LA location before or after attending an event at the Staples Center. If you’re looking for a bit of a mellower vibe, head to the Echo Park location. 

You can order your margarita blended or on the rocks with whichever location you choose. 

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El Coyote Cafe 

Plate of tacos on a picnic table.

El Coyote Cafe opened in 1931, so it’s as much of an iconic landmark to locals as the Hollywood sign. While the food is excellent, people mostly go there for the lively atmosphere and impressive historical status. 

There are many great bar drinks to choose from, but the margarita definitely leads the pack. Margarita Monday is the best day to come to the restaurant for your favorite beverage, as you can get a house margarita for only $6 made with top-shelf Don Julio Silver Tequila

Gracias Madre 

If you’re looking to sip a margarita on a beautiful patio, head to Gracias Madre. Gracias Madre is a Mexican-inspired plant-based restaurant that offers margaritas by the glass or pitcher. 

They offer a weekend brunch menu and a Taco Tuesday where you can get a flight of different tacos for $25. Everything on the menu is plant-based, and you can enjoy everything from jackfruit tacos to soy chorizo bowls to cauliflower nachos. 

Their happy hour menu features the Purista Margarita for just $8.00. 


Head to any of the restaurants above for a margarita, and you won’t be disappointed! All of these restaurants are easily accessible in Los Angeles, and they also all feature delicious food menus. 

Are you looking for a source of no-hassle, ready-to-drink margaritas to enjoy with your friends on this summer’s beach trip? Our team at Rancho La Gloria offers access to a wide selection of twelve delicious cocktail flavors and several refreshing 100-calorie margarita popsicles that will help keep you cool!