Tequila! Tequila! We know there are plenty of you out there whose favourite cocktail of choice is a margarita. Whether it’s a classic, Tommy’s, spicy, flavoured, with a full rim or half, these are the best bars and restaurants in Canberra who do it best.

Cartel Taqueria

Putting blood, sweat and tears into their famous frozen margaritas, Cartel Taqueria makes them completely from scratch…and you can tell the difference. With six on the menu, including virgin, you’ll be going back for seconds when you’re forced to choose between chilli mango and passionfruit coconut.


If you’re not getting their signature three-parts grapefruit, one-part tequila, try Paloma’s signature cocktail menu where margaritas reign supreme. From the fan-favourite original or spicy to the frozen chilli mango, lick the salt and sip on that delicious punchy flavour.


Boasting an extensive marg list to pair with their tacos, Loquita is the place to go to taste your way through every flavoured margarita imaginable. From the classic Tommy’s to a frozen passionfruit, you’re bound to find your preferred flavour.

Wakefield’s Bar and Wine

Margs really are a girl’s best friend, especially during happy hour when you can sling em’ for $10 at Wakefield’s when they roll round as cocktail of the month.


This cocktail from Highball needs a caution warning because there’s 99% chance of a brain freeze. Your favourite classic margarita in slushie form, it’s so good you’re bound to slurp a little too quickly.

The Pearl

The perfect pairing to your fiery dinner at The Pearl, the ‘Watermelon Sugar High’ won’t disappoint those tequila lovers. Punchy, sweet and well-balanced it’s truly perfect.


Coconut just screams summer, and when shaken into the perfect marg and paired with Assembly‘s beer garden on a sunny day, we mean, what could be better?

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