Whether it’s served frozen with fruit or on the rocks with salt, there is nothing quite like the flavor of a top shelf margarita and Boston certainly has our fair share of places that do it best. Here are our picks for the top five hautest places to go in Boston for a margarita that is served just right.
1 The Painted Burro
Over in Davis Square Somerville lies the beloved Painted Burro where more than 100 craft tequilas flow freely to form hibiscus, cucumber and spicy watermelon margaritas. One of our favorites is the Spicy El Diablo made with jalapeno infused tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. If you prefer less heat, don’t miss the Milagro Select margarita made with Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Silver, Cointreau, lime juice and agave.
219 Elm Street Somerville, MA 02144
2 Temazcal Tequila Cantina
With more than 250 tequila selections to choose from, a waterfront location set in the Seaport District and a sexy atmosphere, Temazcal delivers it all and one of the best margaritas in the city. We come here for the Besos margarita, a sweet kiss of Agavales Silver, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice, basil and fresh strawberry puree. The Primo Margarita here is elevated to a new level with a combination of El Espolon Silver, 03 Premium Orange Liqueur, fresh lime juice, agave nectar topped off with a Grand Marnier float.
250 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
3 Papagayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Pitchers of tequila infused margaritas take center stage at Papagayo where favorite flavors include watermelon, pomegranate and mango served frozen or shaken and poured on the rocks. The popular Rona Rita is served with a Coronita snuggled in a house margarita made with 100 percent blue agave tequila, orange liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice and agave nectar. Finish off your experience here with an espresso margarita or tequila snow cone.
283 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210
4 Patron’s Mexican Kitchen & Watering Hole
Located above the beer lover’s paradise known as Sunset Grill & Tap is the tequila lover’s utopia of Patron’s Mexican Kitchen & Watering Hole. Order up a top shelf margarita made with Don Julio, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. We love their creativity with seasonal flavors like the cinnamon apple margarita with maple cinnamon sugar rim.
138 Brighton Avenue Boston, MA 02134
5 Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar
There is a touristy spot in Faneuil Hall that locals also love. Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar has more than 100 selections of tequila, including the smooth flavors of blanco, reposado and anejo. If you aren’t sure which one you might like best, order up a flight of three tequilas. Once you have picked your poison, choose a rim option (think cayenne chili powder salt, green chili sugar, watermelon sugar and tomato powder pepper salt) and order up a spicy La Chupacabra made with Avion Silver Tequila, orange flavored liqueur, sliced jalapeños, and pineapple juice.
1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston, MA 02109