Best Margaritas in Boston

On the Rocks
December 6, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Tequila has never tasted so good. These Boston spots are elevating the margarita to new heights.

Brunch · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

“Creative” , “gourmet” south-of-the-border cooking is the draw at this Inman Square Mexican, where the “reasonably priced” fare includes “must-try” guacamole made tableside and washed down with margaritas; even on “busy weekends” regulars assure the staff “manages to keep up” with crowds, though diners in a hurry can always opt for the “semi-fast food” at the Olecito offshoots located across the street and in Brookline.
Casa Romero
Mexican · Back Bay · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.3

“Not your regular tacos” joint, this “upscale” but “reasonably priced” Mexican “gem” in the Back Bay “goes beyond standard fare” with “creative” plates “worth branching out for” ; the “warm and cozy” hacienda-style digs are “hidden in a back alley behind the glamour of Newbury Street” , but those who seek them out can expect “excellent” service and an overall “lovely experience.”
Brunch · South End · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

Bringing “Southwestern flair” to the South End, this “upscale” spot presents “quirky” , “artfully prepared” plates via a “helpful” staff; “fabulous” tequila flights and pairings “for novices” plus a “reasonably priced” brunch add to the “fiesta” feel, as do the “attractive” , desert cantina–style digs.
Temazcal Tequila Cantina
Mexican · Seaport District · $$
Food 3.9 · Decor 4.0 · Service 3.7

“Well-executed” “upscale” Mexican dishes off a “reasonably priced” ( “considering the location” anyway) iPad menu take a backseat to pretty “spectacular views” of Boston Harbor from the waterfront patio of this “chic” , “Latin” -inspired Seaport hangout; meanwhile, “informed” bartenders “help navigate” the 250-some varieties of tequila that fuel the “energy” at the bar.
Lolita (Back Bay)
Latin American · Back Bay · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.1

This hopping Back Bay Mexican is the “place you want to be” for “tasty” eats, “to-die-for” margaritas and “little extras” that fuel the “really funky” vibe – e.g. the temporary tattoos and complementary Pop Rocks–sprinkled cotton candy that arrive with the check; the “fabulous decor” features dim lighting and red-and-black flocked wallpaper, with the “sexy lounge” definitely working as a “hot date site.”