Aye dios mio, it’s International Margarita Day! Where to get the best Margs in Sydney?

International Margarita Day
📷 Sabel B

The patron saint of fun, and the joyous expression of life at its absolute best, the Margarita cocktail.

This marvelously-delicious drink, and the rainbow of colors and flavors it comes in. While it might seem like just some ice cold tequila, triple sec, a little salt and a wedge of lime, this beverage is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Monday 22 February is International Margarita Day, and here are the top restaurants and bars to celebrate with a glass or jug of margs.

Creating some of the finest modern, market-to-table Mexican cuisine in Australia. Whether it’s their table-side made guacamole, chargrilled tacos or mouth-watering margaritas, Méjico’s menu is dependent upon seasonal availability and their food reflects the immediate world around us. $10 Margarita Mondays or level up with a tequila masterclass
105 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9230 0119 | sydney@mejico.com.au

Bad Hombres
Mexican inspired all vegan eatery. Featuring a fully vegan and gluten-free menu designed to share, with a strong focus on natural wines and Tequila/Mezcal based cocktails. Casual and cozy decor with an 80’s inspired playlists, the perfect vibe with mates, but intimate enough for couples too.

40 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
+61 405 274 515 | hi@badhombres.com.au

Shop LG08, 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
+61 422 246 774 | hi@badhombres.com.au

Carbon Mexican Woodfire
Focus on woodfired dishes made using traditional South American ‘parrilla’ techniques to create inventive dishes using fresh produce. Menu is designed to be shared with family and friends. A signature special is their ‘Make your own tacos’ (M.Y.O.T). Check out their $120pp Bottomless Brunch menu with unlimited tacos, salsas, and classic margaritas.

From $12 margaritas specials on Mon 22 Feb, Taco Tuesday to Friday’s from 3pm-5pm for La Hora Feliz – $14 margaritas specials.

288 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026
+61 2 9388 1451 | info@carbonmexican.com.au

Taqiza, a bustling cosy taqueria has opened in Bondi Beach, serving up authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails. With Latin rhythms and a welcoming vibe, you’d be tempted to start the dining experience with a drink or two.

From $12 margaritas specials on Mon 22 Feb, $6 Taco and Tecate beer Tuesday’s, to La Hora Feliza on Friday’s from 3pm-5pm, $14 margaritas specials.

177 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
+61 9388 1432 | info@taqiza.com.au

This is a proper Mexican cantina that feels like your Abuela (grandmother) is out the back pressing masa tortillas and cooking everything fresh to order! Order a plate of chips and guacamole to start and then check out the menu for the contemporary range of Mexican favourites: tacos, empanadas, tostadas and ceviche

Try out their Brunch Set Menu $55pp food only or $90pp to include a 2hr drinks package; $5 Taco Tuesday from 5pm-9pm, and opt for their normal drinks package anytime of the week for $60pp.

Shop 7, 33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011
+61 2 9331 0126 | hola@chula.com.au

Brings the fiesta to Newtown with this Mexican style cantina. This is where you go to have a good time, it’s about feasting on zesty tacos, listening to great music and soaking up the vibrant buzz that fills the air. Adorned with day of the dead folk art and tables filled with brightly coloured plates, the party is never ending at this King Street treasure.

Level one, 324 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
+61 451 541 712 | calaverasmex@hotmail.com

Alma Avalon
Avalon diners don sombreros and say hola to fresh and vibrant Mexican fare. With a focus on locally sourced seafood and organic wines, this trendy restaurant is turning heads with a casual dining vibe in keeping with Sydney’s northern beaches coastal lifestyle. From $15 Margarita specials from 19-21 Feb, to Taco Wednesday, bottomless tacos for $30pp and all night $12 margarita cocktail happy hour.

47 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon NSW 2107.
+61 2 9130 2155 | enquiries@almaavalon.com.au