The 10 Best Places In London To Drink A Margarita For International Margarita Day

Ah, the margarita. It’s, perhaps, the most unifying cocktail of them all. Enjoyed by nigh on everyone, there’s something about the blend of earthy tequila with bright, zippy, lime that will never cease to intoxicate us – quite literally! And that thirst-quenching citrus-iness makes it a delicious summer drink, while the boozy punch can also warm us up on winter nights out. Are we saying it’s the perfect cocktail? Well, it’s certainly up there! And with Margarita Day fast approaching (on February 22) here are the best places to grab your next margarita in London.

1. Hacha, multiple locations

We kind of have to start here. The margaritas at Hacha are so popular, and so delicious, that they’re the stuff of London legend. We recommend kicking things off with the Honeybee Margarita, where Don Julio Blanco Tequila or Banhez Mezcal is shaken up with Hacha’s house sour mix and chipotle honey. It’s one of their bestselling cocktails for a reason, with a rich flavour and a satisfying kick of spice from the chipotle. But we’d be remiss to not also mention the Mirror Margarita, where the Hacha lore began. The crystal-clear margarita can easily be bought in bottled form and is perfect for celebrating at home.

📍 Hacha Dalston, 378 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA. Nearest stations are Dalston Junction and Haggerston.

📍 Hacha Brixton, 12 Market Row, SW9 8LD. Nearest station is Brixton.

the bar at florattica, with seats scattered around it that have been upholstered with a floral fabric
Credit: Florattica

Try out a margarita with a floral twist with Florattica’s Alma cocktail. Their lavender-scented take on the margarita utilizes blanco tequila, hibiscus infused mezcal, ancho chile liqueur, lavender syrup, and citrus. It’s spicy, earthy, and just sour enough to keep you coming back for more!

📍 Level 11, Canopy by Hilton London City, 11-15 Minories, EC3N 1AX. Nearest station is Aldgate.

3. La Cantina de Margarita, multiple pop-ups

a hand reaching for a small taco on a plate next to a margarita, with a platter of small bites next to that, all atop a speckled pink and white counter
Credit: La Cantina de Margarita

Not strictly one place to drink margaritas, La Cantina de Margarita is a series of pop-ups taking over some of London’s best cocktail bars. The collaborative events from PATRÓN tequila and Tom Sellers will run for two weeks around International Margarita Day, variously hitting One Hundred Shoreditch, Satan’s Whiskers, and Silverleaf. On the nights, traditional small plates of delicious Mexican food will be paired with perfectly made margaritas. I’m sorry, did someone design this event explicitly for me?! Head to the individual venue websites to book your table.

📍 One Hundred Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ. Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.

📍 Satan’s Whiskers, 343 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9LJ. Nearest stations are Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heat.

📍 Silverleaf, 3rd Floor, Devonshire House, 3 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4JX. Nearest station is Liverpool Street.

Look, the margarita is already delicious enough in it’s purest form – but damn if we don’t love it when extra flavours are added to make it even more delightful! And The Arber Garden has just the sort of fruity margarita that we can put our stamp of approval on. Their Mango & Chilli Margarita nods to the Mexican delicacy of chilli-and-lime-dusted mango with its blend of both tequila and mezcal, mango, spicy agave, and lime. We’ll take three, please!

📍 1 Pearson Square, W1W 7EY. Nearest station is Goodge Street

We couldn’t write this list and not mention one of our favourite Mexican eateries in London, could we? Of course not! The margaritas at Corrochio’s are absolutely thrilling – and they claim to have the best in town. Go for the Margarita a la Diabla, which is, by all accounts, one of the hottest in the UK. No wonder, given they use their house habanero sauce in it! It burns so good!

📍 76 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB. Nearest stations are Dalston Kingsland and Rectory Road.

6. Cavita, Marylebone

We’ve got two words for you: watermelon margarita. And this ain’t the typical sugar-laden drink you’d typically associate with a watermelon margarita. The Cavita Margarita adds fresh spiced watermelon to balance the sour lime for the ultimate refresher that you’ll have to keep from downing in one. You’ll be telling everyone about this one. Be sure to check out their hidden mezcal den while you’re there!

📍 56-60 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2RZ. Nearest station is Bond Street.

A margarita from Callooh Callay perched upon the bar
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Want a good cocktail? Then… head to a good cocktail bar. Duh. And if you head to one of London’s OG high-quality-low-pretension cocktail bars you’ll find yourself face to face with a flawlessly executed margarita. Taco Tuesday at Callooh Callay finds the bar offering up a delicious menu of six different margaritas, of which your first comes with a free taco! International Margarita Day may fall on a Wednesday this year, but we’re sure Callooh Callay won’t be able to resist extending the offer that week.

📍 Callooh Callay Shoreditch, 65 Rivington Street, EC2A 3QQ. Nearest stations are Shoreditch High Street or Old Street.

📍 Callooh Callay Chelsea, 316-318 King’s Road, SW3 5UH. Nearest stations are South Kensington or Sloane Square.

8. El Pastor, various locations

Margarita Day isn’t enough for El Pastor, they’re going the whole hog to celebrate Margarita MONTH! And they’ve got a whole menu of margaritas for you to drink – from hibiscus and honeydow margaritas, to lageritas, and more. Throughout the month they’re also offering up a special Carlito’s Margarita -named for El Pastor’s Group Bar Manager, Carlos Fontoira. Each order finds guests entered into a prize draw to win a £150 voucher to spend across the El Pastor venues. If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go and do the maths and figure out how many margaritas and tacos I can get for £150…

📍 El Pastor London Bridge, 7A Stoney Street, SE1 9AA. Nearest station is London Bridge.

📍 El Pastor Soho, 66-70 Brewer Street, W1F 9UP. Nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.

📍 Casa Pastor, Coal Drops Yard, N1C 4DQ. Nearest station is King’s Cross St. Pancras.

the interior of the Lillie Langtry
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Speaking of spice – here’s a margarita with a kick that you may be surprised to find on offer at such a homely cosy pub. The Lillie Langtry‘s Jalapeño Margarita offers up just enough kick to make you question why you can’t stop sipping it.

📍 19 Lillie Road, SW6 1UE. Nearest station is West Brompton.