Where to Get a Margarita for Cinco de Mayo in the Sacramento Area
Cinco de Mayo is a festive and exciting holiday that is believed to have originated about two hours away in the historic gold rush town of Columbia. One of the best ways to celebrate this holiday honoring Mexican culture is by sipping on some of the finest margaritas in the area.
Experience the unique and tantalizing flavors of a sweet margarita at one of these Mexican restaurants in and around Sacramento! Couple your drink with some tacos, a burrito or another authentic dish for the perfect Cinco de Mayo.
Photos Above + Header Image Courtesy of Stephanie Russo via Zócalo
While Zócalo’s menu is to die for, from their ensaladas to their enchiladas, we have our eyes on their margaritas. All of Zócalo’s margaritas are made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, organic agave, and 100% blue agave tequila, and are always shaken and poured over fresh ice. Choose from their delicious concoctions, including the Mango Fresco, Blackberry, Fresca, or their popular and straight-forward Hand Crafted Margarita. Stop by either of their locations — in Midtown or Roseville — for a Cinco de Mayo you’ll never forget.
Photo Courtesy of Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar
With half of its title devoted to tequila, you can trust the folks at Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar to craft a mean margarita. Their mango margarita is particularly noteworthy, but the possibilities are endless. Take advantage of their central location downtown and make a night out of it!
Photos Courtesy of Ernesto’s Mexican Food
Ernesto’s is a popular Midtown hotspot for authentic Mexican fare. Pair your flavorful dish comprised of fresh and local ingredients with a hand-crafted margarita created with only the best tequilas from their extensive bar. The lively feeling at Ernesto’s makes this the perfect setting to grab a meal or a drink with friends, especially on Cinco de Mayo!
Mexquite in Folsom serves authentic Mexican dishes made with only the finest ingredients available. Sip one of their signature margaritas, such as the Folsom Margarita with agave nectar, fresh lime juice, Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila and Gran Gala VSOP Orange Liqueur, served on the rocks. Their flavorful margaritas are perhaps best enjoyed on their beautiful outdoor patio!
Photos Courtesy of Centro Cocina Mexicana
Centro Cocina Mexicana has been a staple in the Sacramento dining scene for over 20 years, offering regional Mexican cuisine in a festive and colorful atmosphere. In addition to their food menu with a plethora of tasty options, they have an extensive drink menu and full-service bar featuring over 300 brands of tequila. Order a simple Margarita a la Centro with Maestro Dobel Diamante, Triple Sec, and fresh lime juice, or spice things up with a Cadillac Margarita, made with Espolon Reposado, triple sec, housemade sweet and sour, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau Noir float.
Photo Courtesy of Mayahuel
To say tequila is the centerpiece and heartbeat of this restaurant is an understatement. Tequila Museo Mayahuel is an enchanting destination showcasing the art and culture of Mexico through a museum-like display. The entire dining experience is a work of art, from the artfully displayed dishes, to the superbly made margaritas, to the gorgeous interior displaying beautiful works of art.
Florez Bar & Grill has been a Land Park staple for over 35 years, serving up delicious authentic Mexican fare and quality margaritas. They throw quite the party on Cinco de Mayo, creating a lively environment to sip on margaritas and snack on endless chips and salsa. Their complex margaritas are made with an array of ingredients, such as their Mangonada Margarita with fresh mango puree mixed with tajin, tamarindo, fresh lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar and 100% blue agave tequila.
Photos Courtesy of La Venadita
Grab a refreshing margarita from La Venadita in Oak Park. The adorable decor and eclectic feel will draw you in, but their farm-to-fork food and delicious margaritas will keep you coming back for more. Their classic Margarita La Venadita, mixed with tequila blanco, lime, agave and cointreau, should not be missed.
Photo Courtesy of Plaza Del Sol
This authentic Mexican eatery in Elk Grove is a must-try for food and drinks alike. Chef Gabriel Garnica has been in the Mexican restaurant business for 35 years, preparing delicious traditional recipes along with homemade flour tortillas. Pair your meal with one of Plaza Del Sol’s delicious margaritas, available for just $4 during their popular happy hour every weekday from 5–8 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Cascada Restaurante & Cantina
Cascada in El Dorado Hills is another go-to spot for margaritas — especially during their weekday happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The new restaurant serves an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California cuisine in an upscale setting without the upscale price.
Relax on the spacious and bright outdoor patio at Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant in Old Town Auburn. This beloved Mexican food restaurant serves some of the best authentic fare around, in addition to delicious margaritas in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, pineapple, peach, banana and mango.
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