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.

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.”
Mexican · Back Bay · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.2

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.”
Mexican · $$
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.
Latin American · South End · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

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 4.1 · Service 3.8

“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.