One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! No matter how much trouble it’s gotten us into, we all have an undeniable soft spot for tequila. Whether you’re scoping out possible celebration locations for this year’s National Tequila Day (which is July 24, not like we’re counting down the days or anything), or just looking for a go-to spot for a good margarita, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best tequila spots in Miami.

Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar

This unique Mexican brasserie uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to provide visitors with an authentic and delicious dining experience. Tequiztlan’s drink menu features over 200 different kinds of tequila along with a wide variety of other liquors and beers. If you miss Tequila Taco Tuesday and Thursday, happy hour at the bar is all night, every night starting at 5 pm. Whether you go for a margarita, tequila sunrise, or take it on the rocks, there’s no going wrong when it comes to tequila at Tequiztlan.

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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

For incredible tacos and even better tequila, look no further. Bodega offers authentic Mexican street food and beverages every day of the week with a daily happy hour from 6 pm to 8 pm. However, Bodega isn’t just known for its Mexican cuisine; there’s also a secret speakeasy tequila bar in the back! Party all night or come in on a Sunday for $10 margarita pitchers and free tequila shots every time the Miami Dolphins score.

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Cantina Beach

As Miami’s only oceanfront Mexican restaurant, you can check out the 110-part premium tequila selection with your toes in the sand! Tequilier Heriberto, Cantina’s tequila specialist, was trained in Mexico’s Agave growing regions and will handpick the perfect tequila to pair with your meal. Make sure you’re there at 6 pm for a complimentary tequila tasting!

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Komodo Miami

Komodo offers the best atmosphere to pair with their upscale, handcrafted cocktails. Test out a fan favorite, the Pineapple Express, made with Tromba Tequila, pineapple, Thai chili agave, and mezcal mist. Sit down for a meal on one of the first two floors, or hit the third lounge for outdoor seating in the floating “bird nests.” There are three different bars to cater to your tequila needs whether you’re shooting for a romantic dinner, relaxing afternoon, or wild night.

Rosa Mexicano

Whether you’re in Brickell or on South Beach, Rosa Mexicano is waiting for you, tequila in hand. With 14 agave cocktails on the menu and the option to personalize your margarita, it’s no wonder why people have been coming back for over three decades. Rosa Mexicano has happy hour 7 days a week, but even better than that, Boozy Brunch every weekend! What better way to end the week than with bottomless margaritas?

Lolo's Surf Cantina

For some of the best margaritas and cocktails in South Beach, Lolo’s has you covered. The variety of small and large plates at Lolo’s make it easy to enjoy the extensive drink menu on any occasion, which has huge selection of flavors and over 80 different kinds of tequila and mezcal. Stop by on Tacos & Tequila Tuesday (every Tuesday) for half-off all tacos and lots of drink specials!

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Located at the SLS South Beach, The Bazaar is a Spanish, Asian, and island fusion tapas restaurant with a great selection of drinks. Unlike the classic margarita (which is also available to order), The Bazaar features a signature “salt air” margarita, created by Jose Andres himself. This margarita is topped with a salty foam instead of a salted rim in order to compliment the cocktail without overpowering the flavor of the drink itself. This original margarita is a must try for all tequila lovers!

Shaken or stirred, frozen or on the rocks, tequila is one trusty stead. Feel free to utilize this as a summer check list to get you through these scorching hot days. And, remember: take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila at the best tequila spots in Miami!


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