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10+ Margaritas You’ll Love in Tampa Bay

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Margarita’s are arguably one of the most versatile and tasty drinks out there. If you’ve been asking “where to find the best margaritas near me,” this guide is for you! And of course we’ve included some of the best margarita happy hour deals!

From Seminole Heights to Downtown St. Pete, our list of the best margaritas in Tampa Bay is here. 

Mekenita Cantina

First on our list is Mekenita Cantina! This restaurant offers delicious burritos, yummy cocktails, desserts, plus so much more.

Mekentia’s house margarita is the perfect drink to pair with your meal. Made with tequila, Cointreau, and squeezed limes, lemon, and OJ. Trust us when we say you’ll want to order this drink over and over again!

Monday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday |11:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 6707 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

JOTORO Kitchen & Tequila Bar

JOTORO at Sparkman Wharf is all about taking classic dishes and giving them a global twist. Everything is delicious and will pair perfectly with your margarita of choice.

Speaking of margaritas, their selection is divine! For a classic margarita experience, try Mi Casa. If you’re looking for something a little different, we recommend the Spicy Watermelon margarita–infused with jalapeño, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur and watermelon–or the Prickly Pear margarita. You can thank us later!

Monday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday |4:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sun Brunch | 11:00am–2:00pm

📍 615 Channelside Dr Suite 114, Tampa, FL 33602

Green Lemon

A margarita a day keeps the doctor away–that’s the saying, right? Well, we feel like this is the case when it comes to Green Lemon! These refreshing margaritas come in a variety of sizing and flavors.

Our go-to is the SoHo Signature–made with Altos Reposado Tequila, Patron Citronage Orange Liqueur, and fresh citrus juice. It’s a perfect Florida drink, especially with summer right around the corner.

Add fresh strawberry, mango, peach, or raspberry purée to any margarita for an extra fruity kick!

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

📍 915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Miguelitos Taqueria Y Tequilas

Miguelitos not only serves up delicious food, but their outdoor patio is the perfect setting to relax and watch the stars. Oh, and they sure know a thing or two about tequila–there are over 40 types to can choose from!

Serving tons of specialty cocktails, anything and everything you get is sure to be a hit. 

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

📍 2702 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Wild Child Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Next on our list of margaritas in Tampa Bay is Wild Child! Their seasonal-inspired menus bring fresh, new flavors with every visit.

You can also make reservations! So if there’s a special occasion or you’re just looking to street yourself, make sure to reserve your spot by contacting Wildchildrestaurant@gmail.com.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-3:00pm

📍 2710 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Red Mesa Cantina

We love Red Mesa! The food is delicious, the decor is gorgeous, and the margaritas are top-notch. Tuesday is the day for margaritas at Red Mesa Cantina with their $4 house margaritas from 7pm to closing.

These margaritas provide a refreshing take on the classic margarita. Our favorite is the Floridita, made with tequila, St. Pete Tippler’s orange, hibiscus agave nectar, lime juice, and hibiscus water.  

Another favorite is appropriate-named “The People’s Margarita.” It’s made with tequila, agave nectar, pineapple juice, and lime juice, all tied together with a classic salted rim.

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Trophy Fish

If your looking for a delicious seafood dinner to go along with your margarita, you’ve got to stop by Trophy Fish! Trust us when we say it’s a combination that’s too good to pass up. We recommend ordering their classic margarita with Los Sundays Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, and natural agave!

Trophy Fish takes pride in their fresh and all natural ingredients in their cocktails – and that’s what keeps us coming back for more! Besides, where else can you go and be encouraged to “drink like a fish?”

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm-10:00pm

📍2060 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, 33712

Nueva Cantina

The margaritas at Nueva Cantina are as delicious as they come. If you’re looking for something with a kick, we recommend the Caliente Picante–made with tequila, lemon sour, jalapeño, and mango pureé. 

For something refreshing and citrusy, try the Paloma–it’s made with grapefruit soda. And of course, the best time to sip on their house margarita is during there happy hour specials from 2-6pm Monday-Friday!

Monday | 11:00am-9:00pm 
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm 
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm 
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm 
Friday | 00:00am-00:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 1625 4th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Nothing pairs better with an amazing margarita than delicious salsa, and Margaritas Mexican Restaurant is famously known for both! Check out their margaritas on their Friday happy hour from 2-7pm! 

Keep an eye on their calendar because Margaritas Mexican Restaurant frequently has live music and other special events!

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

📍 209 Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

📷 @KennedyLynne, El Agave Bar

El Agave Bar

El Agave Bar gives the perfect ambience to sip on your amazing margarita. Aside from great margaritas you can also find chill live music and delicious Mexican food! Not to mention El Agave Bar is just steps away from the beautiful St. Pete Beach.

The freshness of El Agave Bar margaritas is what helps make them so delicious. When your there try the La Flaca margarita made with mint, cucumber, lime, agave, and of course, organic tequila! It doesn’t get more fresh than that!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 1:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | Closed

📍 6410 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Margaritas in Tampa Bay and More

Next time you’re wondering “where can I find the best margaritas near me,” be sure to try out one of these places! Make sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to it every time you’re craving a margarita.

Where’s your favorite restaurant to get margaritas in Tampa Bay? Let us know by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe to our text and email, and follow us on social!

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