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Best Margaritas In The Denver Area

November 28, 2010 6:24 PM

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Racines (credit: Paul Harris)

Racines (credit: Paul Harris)

Denver offers a variety of patio restaurants where diners can enjoy the outdoor atmosphere and a cold drink. Here’s a look at some good places in the Denver area to enjoy a margarita.

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Rio Grande

1525 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-5432

The Rio Grande Mexican Grill has a reputation for a very strong margarita (their recipe is secret). The Denver Rio is a starting spot for many partyers looking to kick off the night. The margs are made with Jose Cuervo Gold and with grenadine or fresh lime juice, not sweet and sour. A regular size margarita is 12 oz, but for lightweights mini margaritas are available. The margaritas come in strawberry and mango as well as regular and are either on the rocks or frozen. Asking for sugar on the glass of a frozen strawberry margarita is a great touch.

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Salty Rita’s

200 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 344-4404

Salty Rita’s in the Lowry Town Center offers a large outdoor patio and a fountain for children to run through. They provide 14 oz margaritas. All of Salty Rita’s house margaritas are made with Sauza Gold Tequila, no sweet and sour. Frozen margaritas are offered in mango, raspberry and strawberry.

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Senor Sol

2301 7th Street
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 455-2500

Senor Sol offers six locations in the Denver area. All four of their margaritas are made with Tequila Herradura. They range in size from 12oz, 32 oz, and 60 oz margaritas.

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Benny’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar

301 East 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 894-0788

Benny’s offers drink specials Monday-Thursday 3 -7 p.m. House frozen margaritas are $5.50. House margs on the rocks are $4.50. The special also runs Monday -Thursday 9a.m. -2 p.m. There are 18 different types of margaritas at Benny’s, so there is quite a variety to choose from. Their fruity margs include prickly pear, peach, raspberry, mango, strawberry, passion fruit and pomegranate. Margaritas are sold by the glass, half liter and liter. House margaritas are made with sweet and sour and Jose Cuervo Gold.

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Lola Coastal Mexican Restaurant

1575 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686

Lola’s Restaurant is serious about their tequila. If you like it, they probably have it. The restaurant stocks 175 different tequilas. Their margaritas range between $9-$13 a glass. There are six different types of margs to choose from. The patio also offers a great view for outdoor dining.

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Racine’s (credit: CBS)


650 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 595-0418

Racine’s is located between the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and downtown Denver. A free parking garage is available next to the restaurant.While not a Mexican restaurant, Racine’s offers 13 different types of margaritas. The margs at Racine’s have been honored as some of Denver’s best for years.They come in 4.5 oz glasses but are more like a Mexican martini complete with shaker. While smaller than other restaurant’s margaritas, they are on the strong side. House margaritas are made with Sauza Gold Tequila and a small amount of sweet and sour.

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Emilo’s Superchef Mexican Restaurant

338 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203-1816
(303) 832-2388

At Emilo’s Superchef Mexican Restaurant happy hour is Thursday -Saturday with 12 oz house margaritas offered for $1.75 from 4-11 p.m. It’s a deal that’s hard to beat. The restaurant also serves margaritas in mango, strawberry, peach and raspberry. Emilo’s margaritas are made with Sauza Gold Tequila and sweet and sour.

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