Keep Calm and Margarita On
Last Updated: 7/31/2014
It’s summertime, and although Wisconsin is quite a distance north of the region best known for margaritas, there’s no need to head south to get a good tequila-infused cocktail with dinner or perhaps just to satisfy your craving on a warm, sunny day.
Whether you like yours on the rocks with salt or blended with real fruit and a sugar-rimmed glass, we’ve put together a list of Wisconsin restaurants serving up some of our favorite margaritas in all corners of the state. You're sure to be satisfied!
Offering a variety of signature cocktails, their margaritas are well-known for being extra smooth. Enjoy a homemade margarita on the rocks made with El Jimador Silver Tequila and Agavero Orange Liqueur and sweetened lime juice or an Agave Margarita with 1800 Silver Tequila, Blue Agave Nectar and hand-squeezed lime juice—considered to be the purist margarita. No matter what you choose to drink, you can expect scrumptious food and top-notch service, as Abuelo’s was once again rated the number one Mexican restaurant in America by Consumer Reports.
Offering margaritas made with Door County cherry juice, this is one you won’t find south of the border. This waterfront restaurant is located right on Door County’s scenic shoreline and even offers tie-up for your boat if you prefer to arrive by water! Sip your margarita as you enjoy your front row seat for the sunset over the lake.
A little taste of Mexico in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Whether you like yours frozen or on the rocks, try a La Cabana margarita in traditional strawberry or lime, or take the opportunity to try your favorite cocktail with a different twist and taste one of their more unique varieties like mango, peach or banana. They also offer their own signature La Cabana’s Rita plus other specialty drinks including pina coladas, sangria and authentic Mexican cuisine that is sure to hit the spot!
Lime, strawberry, peach, banana—the list goes on! Mazatlan’s homemade margaritas come in a rainbow of colors and flavors, so expect a difficult decision making your selection at ordering time. By the glass or by the pitcher, they know how to mix ‘em at Mazatlan. Once you have your drink in hand, get lost in their extensive menu of cuisine from northern and southern Mexico, a truly authentic dining experience right in Fond du Lac.
Osorio’s Latin Fusion – Appleton
A mix of classic Mexican and Midwestern fare, their menu has something for everyone and their margaritas are made with the same signature twist. All made from scratch and using fresh ingredients, in addition to their everyday list of margaritas, they also add seasonal margaritas to their already wide selection. Cucumber chile, ginger mango, cucumber basil or the classic house lime—you can’t go wrong with a margarita at Osorio’s!
Our list of favorites doesn’t end there. Here are some of our favorite spots mixing (or blending) the margaritas we love.
- Beanies Mexican Restaurant – Port Washington
- Father Fats Public House – Stevens Point
- Sangria's Mexican Grill – Appleton
- Pedro’s – Madison
- Zacatecas Mexican Grill & Tequila Lounge – Neenah