London’s best margaritas

Looking for your tequila fix in London? Keep it classic with Mexico’s best-loved cocktail, the margarita
london's best margaritas, el pastor

¿Donde está la fiesta? Right here in London, of course, where you can order a cracking margarita any time of day. The classic Mexican cocktail (tequila, triple sec, lime) is a top tipple to choose when it’s party time, so work your way through this list of the best margaritas in the capital and let the good times roll like a Mexican wave.

Say ‘hola’ to the best margaritas in London

del 74
Bars and pubs, Tapas bars

Del 74

icon-location-pin Hackney

Del 74 is a party-ready bar where tequila flows freely. Classic margaritas cost a fiver during happy hour, or opt for cucumber or watermelon flavours at any time of day.

el pastor, frozen margarita
Restaurants, Mexican

El Pastor

icon-location-pin South Bank

This upmarket taqueria found under a London Bridge railway arch is well into margaritas. Our tip? Grab an ace frozen version, made all the sweeter with orange blossom honey.

pink chihuahua
Bars and pubs, Mezcalerias

The Pink Chihuahua

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Seek out this tequila den near the bright lights of Soho for a wild night out. There are six takes on the Mexican cocktail to pick from – but you can’t beat it on the rocks with a salty rim.

Bars and pubs


icon-location-pin Battersea

A buzzy Battersea bar with a focus on tacos, mezcal and, of course, tequila. They make a shit-hot Tommy’s Margarita, which will have you dancing along to live tunes for sure.

omeara cantina, london bridge bars
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Omeara Cantina

icon-location-pin Southwark

While they bang out solid classic margaritas at this London Bridge bar, we love it when they get creative. The chargrilled pineapple and sage margarita is a smoky blend with real cojones.

santo remedio
Laura Richards
Restaurants, Mexican

Santo Remedio

icon-location-pin London Bridge

There are lots of exotic concoctions on the menu at Santo Remedio, but you won’t be disappointed with a beautifully balanced margarita de la casa. Forget a salt rim; they use tajín, a chilli-spiked Mexican spice mix. Arriba!

Venue says A vibrant Mexican restaurant with an upstairs tequila and mezcal bar, serving authentic regional Mexican cuisine and cocktails.

english garden margarita, oxo tower bar
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

OXO Tower Bar

icon-location-pin South Bank

Fancy a marg with a Great British twist? Sample the English Garden Margarita (£14) at Oxo Tower’s Bar. It contains apricot liqueur, Earl Grey syrup and has sugar snap peas for a garnish – don’t worry, there’s a healthy slug of blanco tequila in there, too.  

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars


icon-location-pin Lower Clapton

They love a party at this rockin’ Clapton bar, and one thing that helps get it started is the grapefruit margarita. It’s a twist on a classic that really works: a pink drink that’s muscular and stonkingly sour.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

London Cocktail Club

icon-location-pin Fitzrovia

At LCC’s Oxford Circus branch, a tommy’s margarita is the specialty. Their version is called the Heisenberg and – you guessed it – it’s served as a bright blue drink, with a blue salt on the side. Revolutionary.

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