13 Best Margaritas in Austin Texas for 2022

Nicole Diaz

The Best Margaritas in Austin Texas

Tired of going to the same bar every weekend? New in town and looking for that one perfect spot? Whatever the mission is, Texas Tasty has you covered when it comes to the best margaritas in Austin.

1. Eldorado Cafe

3300 W Anderson Ln #303, Austin, TX 78757

Eldorado Cafe

This local Mexican joint offers a taste of Mexican comfort alongside bar classics and spicier sips. Enjoy margaritas with fierce Hispanic flavors like serrano, tamarind, tajin, and cilantro, or add a fun twist to a simple margarita with some extra mango, watermelon, jalapeno, or scorpio. 

2. Velvet Taco

11501 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758 (1 other location)

Velvet Taco

Velvet Taco offers a margarita and a frozen margarita, and that’s it. That’s all they need to offer, though, because their frozen margarita is a feat of simplicity. Bracing and refreshing, Velvet Taco’s margaritas are perfect for a quick sip.

3. Hula Hut

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Hula Hut

As given away by the name, Hula Hut puts a Hawaiian twist on the typical Tex-Mex fare found in Austin. This includes their beach-ready margaritas, which will make you want to jump into Lake Austin to complete the tropical experience. Get your luau on at Hula Hut, and get ready for a Wipeout Margarita. 

4. Grizzeldas

105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

Grizzeldas

If you’re looking for a drink that’s as visually stunning as it is tasty, stop in at Grizzeldas. The trendy margarita menu features familiar names like cardi b and bad girl ri ri, and each margarita has the sass to match its namesake. Don’t forget to snap a few pictures in the bright and chic dining room to preserve the memory of the most snazzy margarita you’ve ever had!

5. Taco Cabana

5242 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 (8 other locations)

taco cabana

For those eternally on-the-go, drive through margaritas may be the best option. Taco Cabana offers easily accessible lime, strawberry, mango, and seasonal margaritas at a variety of locations in Austin. Additionally, a gallon margarita tub is available to help get the party started.

6. La Condensa

400A W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

la condensa

Sometimes, less is more. With only three margaritas on the menu, La Condensa proves this proverb. Orange, pineapple, and cactus-lemongrass flavors elevate their must-try margaritas, one of which features top-shelf mezcal in place of the traditional tequila.

7. Mi Madre’s

2201 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

mi madre

Mi Madre’s, which translates to “my mother’s,” offers a homey atmosphere, comfort food, and, of course, margaritas. The transition from taco shop to restaurant allowed a loyal community to form. Try one of their beautifully made margaritas, and you’re sure to join the family.

8. Vivo

6406 N Interstate Hwy 35 Ste 2343, Austin, TX 78752

vivo

Bright and vivacious, Vivo is the perfect place for a refreshing margarita. This top notch drink spot is located in The Linc Shopping Center. Get some shopping done, then recharge with a margarita and get shopping again.

9. Jack Allen’s

3010 W Anderson Ln Ste D, Austin, TX 78757 (4 more locations)

jack allen's

Jack Allen’s commitment to farm-to-table dining is reflected in the freshness of their margarita ingredients as well. Ingredients are also sourced locally so you get a wholly Texan experience every time. For service that can’t be beat and a margarita to match, head down to Jack Allen’s.

10. Hopdoddy

2438 W Anderson Ln Suite #100, Austin, TX 78757 (5 other locations)

hopdoddy

Despite it being a burger joint, I’d grab Hopdoddy’s frozen margaritas to go any day. In fact, soaking up the alcohol with a heaven-sent burger is an enlightening experience. The House Margarita is a particular favorite, as you can order it by the half gallon. 

11. Chuy’s

10520 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753 (5 other locations)

chuy's

A community favorite, Chuy’s casual and lively atmosphere and full plates of delicious Tex-Mex make it a go-to spot for any occasion. Chuy’s margaritas are similarly enticing. I had my first ever margarita at Chuy’s Happy Hour, and have gone back regularly ever since.

12. Maudie’s

2608 W 7th, Austin, TX 78703 (5 other locations)

maudie's

Any margarita list without Maudie’s is incomplete. The bar menu includes over ten distinct specialty margaritas and classic, customizable house margaritas. There are plenty of frozen options as well, creating one of the most well-rounded margarita menus in Austin. And for those who, understandably, can’t pick just one, Maudie’s lets you take margaritas to-go.

13. Iron Cactus

606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

iron cactus

Similar to Maudie’s, Iron Cactus’ strength lies in its variety. However, Iron Cactus’ extensive margarita menu is on another level as you can go for a specialty margarita or choose from their list of tequila flights to determine which margarita is best for you. All this happens in a sophisticated downtown setting with balcony seating available for an unforgettable night out.