Here Are The Best Margaritas In Memphis

Places To Get Margaritas In Memphis

Here are some of our favorite local spots for margaritas!

Maybe it's National Margarita Day. Maybe it's Cinco de Mayo. Maybe it's a Tuesday. Whatever day it is, here are some of our favorite local spots for margaritas in Memphis.

Molly's La Casita

When it comes to local favorites, Molly's La Casita was one of the most name dropped spots for margaritas. Specifically it's for their half-and-half margarita. It's exactly what it sounds like: a glass filled with half frozen margarita and half rocks margarita. It was hands-down the most popular answer on Facebook and Twitter when I asked for your favorite margaritas in the Memphis area.

Location: 2006 Madison Ave 

Global Cafe

Global Cafe in Crosstown is known for their international cuisine prepared by refugee chefs, but don’t sleep on their amazing cocktails. They offer margaritas from their full bar and they are another local favorite. Like Molly's, they were one of the most recommended spots for a margarita. Juan knows his stuff and the Juan's Margarita is a go-to.

Location: Crosstown Concourse

Los Comales

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Another local favorite, with many recommendations, is Los Comales. This authentic Mexican restaurant, with three locations, is beloved for their jumbo margaritas. The Sangria swirl margarita is one of the most popular options to order and lets you have the best of both worlds. They also offer a fun Wine-O-Rita (think Coronarita with the beer bottle sticking out).

Locations: 1322 Madison Ave. (Midtown), 345 Madison Ave. (Downtown), 4774 Summer Ave. 


Their Latin-style dishes and table-side made guacamole make Babalu a popular spot but people also love their margaritas with a house-made citrus sour. The Grind City Babarita is a big favorite made with fresh blood orange juice or go with the more classic option of a Luna Rita.

Locations: 2115 Madison Ave. (Overton Square), 6450 Poplar Ave. #4882 (East Memphis)

El Mero Taco

Another highly recommended spot by marg lovers is El Mero Taco. Here you can expect a perfect fusion of Mexican and southern cuisine and every margarita is made with premium tequila and all natural ingredients. They have a great spicy margarita

Location: 8100 Macon Station #102

Cafe Ole


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When you need a patio and a cold, classic frozen Tex Mex margaritaright now, make haste to Cafe Ole in Cooper Young. Looking for a group margarita option? Cafe Ole offers a margarita bong. They also offer 2 for 1 house margaritas every Monday.

Location: 959 Cooper St.

El Idolo Mexican Grille

If you live in the Bartlett area, you're lucky to be nearby El Idolo. This is a spot people flock to. (Take it from their 4.5 starred 800+ Google reviews) People love their affordable and boozy jumbo margaritas. Don't drink and drive y'all.  

Location: 2740 Bartlett Rd

Las Delicias

When I asked for recommendations for the best margaritas in Memphis, I got a ton of recommendations for Las Delicias. Their margaritas are handmade with real lime juice. Visit one of two restaurants or look out for the margarita mix at local retailers. Get their corn chips too.

Locations: 4002 Park Ave., 5689 Quince Rd.

Agavos Cocino & Tequila

Everything is better in a flight, right? This place is serious about their tequila slushies. Sure, you could get a classic lime margarita, but why not try a rainbow sampling of different "margarita" flavors?

Location: 2924 Walnut Grove Rd.

Frida's Memphis

Frida's two locations in midtown and Collierville offer your classic Tex Mex operation, including house and top shelf margaritas. They also offer a great sangria swirl marg.

Locations: 1718 Madison Ave. (Midtown), 4650 Merchants Park Cir. (Collierville)

More Places People Love for Margs:

  • Crazy Cactus
  • Happy Mexican
  • El Mezcal
  • Mi Tierra
  • Cocina Mexicana
  • Sabor Caribe
  • El Toro Loco
  • Swanky's
  • Los Reyes
  • La Playita
  • Margaritas
  • Tekila's
  • Salsa
Don’t miss out on all the Memphis goodness!

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

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College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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Los Comales on Perkins Road has the best wine-o-ritas!
February 22, 2016 5:56pm
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February 22, 2016 6:51pm
I actually went to Agave Maria for the first time tonight with a friend to celebrate National Margarita Day with their 2 for 1 margarita special but I do LOVE Los Compadres (this is my best bang for your buck place). Babalu and Molly's are also two of our favorites, but Tugs (on Mud Island) has pretty great Margaritas for 5.50$ 3-7pm every day PLUS a whole host of cheap apps! When the weather is nice you can't beat a margarita and some fried pickles on their patio =)
February 23, 2016 1:55am

Los Reyes on Covington Pike permanently closed last year. The only remaining location is in Millington.

February 16, 2021 5:28pm
Jamie Chapman

We thought about our Molly's fans and friends on National Margarita Day!  We are still temporarily closed........but Molly's will be back shortly!  38 years on Madison Avenue serving up the Half & Half Margarita favorite and lots of good Molly's food!

February 24, 2021 4:54am