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8 Tequila Hot Spots Around Miami

By Carissa Chesanek
April 29, 2014
By Carissa Chesanek  |  April 29, 2014

Nothing wraps up Taco Tuesday quite like tequila-infused cocktails. Here are eight agave-powered hot spots to quench your thirst.

  • Naked Taco

    The atmosphere is not the only playful thing inside this South Beach venue - the cheeky cocktails are just as bold, including frozen margaritas on tap, cafe con libre infusions served tableside and signature suggestive sips with suggestive names - think Take Your Tops Off, made with fresh papaya. 

    1111 Collins Ave.; 305-534-8455

  • Cantina Beach

    Nestled inside The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, this breezy, beachside outdoor restaurant boasts its own tequilier, who can offer suggestions on the 100 or so different tequilas as well as the various cocktail concoctions in the margarita family. 

    455 Grand Bay Dr.; 305-365-4500

  • Tequila Chicas

    Sure, you'll have to rub elbows with a few tourists inside this Ocean Drive spot, but the lively atmosphere and killer drink options are well worth it, especially when you opt for a pitcher of something like the Horny Margarita, mixed with Hornitos tequila and cranberry juice.

    1501 Collins Ave.; 305-531-3375

  • El Vato Tequila and Taco Bar 

    You'll find this Authentic Mexican staple down in South Miami, shelling out items like taquitos, flautas and ceviche but also potent tequila-infused sips, including a specialty Rosa Angel margarita mixed with MONIN Rose syrup and chipotle spice.

    1010 S. Miami Ave.; 305-523-2393

  • TeQuiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar

    This simple Miami Beach space might have a low-key vibe, but its roster of fine tequila (think Avion Reserva 44 and Gran Centenario Extra Anejo) is anything but basic.

    1884 Bay Rd.; 305-397-8442

  • Ortanique on the Mile

    A Coral Gables staple, known for its fresh Caribbean food, also has some solid drinks, including the Peggy Margarita Lee (named after the jazz singer) created with Corzo Silver, agave and fresh lime.

    278 Miracle Mile; 305-446-7710

  • Toro Toro

    Downtown's Pan-Latin steakhouse has a cozy bar with crafty cocktail choices including the ultra-refreshing Negrita that's mixed with Avion Silver, blackberry, pineapple and agave nectar. 

    100 Chopin Plz.; 305-372-4710

  • Cantina Laredo

    Tucked away in busy Gulfstream Park, this Mexican restaurant creates perfect sips to pair with the tableside guacamole, such as the Mango Pepper Rita made with tequila, Solerno blood-orange liqueur, muddled mango and red peppers.

    501 Silks Run; 954-457-7662

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Places Mentioned

Ortanique On the Mile

Caribbean • Coral Gables

Food25 Decor23 Service25 Cost$59
 
 
 
 
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