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Where to Sip Margaritas in Metro Detroit

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Few cocktails pair better with the onset of warm weather than a margarita. The refreshing combination of fruit juice and tequila is a crowd pleaser. The traditional variety with fresh lime juice goes great any time of year while the frozen drinks help beat the heat. The basic ingredients also lend themselves to creativity and flavor experimentation. Spicy jalapeño? Yes, please.), Below find eight excellent spots for imbibing from Los Galanes liter-sized margarita carafes to El Barzon’s hibiscus-infused cocktails to the Skip’s frozen cucumber margarita.

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1. Los Altos Restaurant

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7056 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3109
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The boozier sibling to Mexicantown’s beloved taco slinger Taqueria Lupita’s offers the same high-quality Mexican food with a full bar. The cocktails come in hefty salt-rimmed glasses with an optional bottle of Corona for a coronita.

2. Taqueria Mi Pueblo

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7278 Dix St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3315
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One of Detroit’s best Mexican restaurants, Taqueria Mi Pueblo is known for its goblet-sized margaritas. Each cocktail is served blended or on the rocks in flavors like lime, blackberry, and mango.

3. El Barzon Restaurante

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3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 894-2070
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Not only does El Barzon serve some of the finest food — both Mexican and Italian — in Southwest, but the restaurant also makes a mean margarita. The menu features more than 10 different variations on the cocktail from jalapeño to hibiscus-infused that are best enjoyed on El Barzon’s secluded patio.

People sit outside at patio tables with white tablecloths surrounded by brick and plants. Bill Addison/Eater

4. Los Galanes

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3362 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 554-4444
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This popular Mexicantown establishment has a great patio in the summertime and plenty of margaritas to choose from. Los Galanes offers a variety of “tropical” fruit flavored frozen margaritas as well as options like the fresh lime with Patron. The restaurant also serves half and full liters of margaritas, for days when glass just won’t do,

5. The Skip

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The Belt alley
Detroit, MI 48226

The indoor-outdoor patio seating and casual vibe make the Skip is a popular spot in warm weather, but its the frozen cocktails dispensed from slushy machines that really help customers beat the heat. The frozen cucumber margarita made with El Jimador tequila, Pierre Ferrand, dry curaçao, lime, orange and cucumber is a great way to cool down. Tip a bottle of Corona on top and make it a coronita.

6. Bakersfield

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2740, 3100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-7040
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This Mexican street food chain offers an extensive list of tequilas and cocktails including several styles of margarita served by-the-glass or pitcher. The drinks pair well with Bakersfield’s short rib and al pastor tacos served on handmade tortillas.

7. Imperial

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22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
MI, 48220
(248) 850-8060
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Ferndale's taco and bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot dog slinger matches its California-style Mexican food menu with a wide selection of tequilas and a excellent margaritas. The restaurant offers two styles of the cocktail that can be modified with jalapeño, hibiscus, or pineapple-infused tequila.

8. Iron Horse

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316 W 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 291-6313
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Iron Horse in Royal Oak features an eclectic menu of Mexican and American pub food ranging from pizzas to nachos to shrimp tacos. The menu also lends itself to tequila drinks such as lime, strawberry, and jalapeño-infused margaritas.

1. Los Altos Restaurant

7056 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

The boozier sibling to Mexicantown’s beloved taco slinger Taqueria Lupita’s offers the same high-quality Mexican food with a full bar. The cocktails come in hefty salt-rimmed glasses with an optional bottle of Corona for a coronita.

7056 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

2. Taqueria Mi Pueblo

7278 Dix St, Detroit, MI 48209

One of Detroit’s best Mexican restaurants, Taqueria Mi Pueblo is known for its goblet-sized margaritas. Each cocktail is served blended or on the rocks in flavors like lime, blackberry, and mango.

7278 Dix St
Detroit, MI 48209

3. El Barzon Restaurante

3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210
People sit outside at patio tables with white tablecloths surrounded by brick and plants. Bill Addison/Eater

Not only does El Barzon serve some of the finest food — both Mexican and Italian — in Southwest, but the restaurant also makes a mean margarita. The menu features more than 10 different variations on the cocktail from jalapeño to hibiscus-infused that are best enjoyed on El Barzon’s secluded patio.

3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210

4. Los Galanes

3362 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

This popular Mexicantown establishment has a great patio in the summertime and plenty of margaritas to choose from. Los Galanes offers a variety of “tropical” fruit flavored frozen margaritas as well as options like the fresh lime with Patron. The restaurant also serves half and full liters of margaritas, for days when glass just won’t do,

3362 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. The Skip

The Belt alley, Detroit, MI 48226

The indoor-outdoor patio seating and casual vibe make the Skip is a popular spot in warm weather, but its the frozen cocktails dispensed from slushy machines that really help customers beat the heat. The frozen cucumber margarita made with El Jimador tequila, Pierre Ferrand, dry curaçao, lime, orange and cucumber is a great way to cool down. Tip a bottle of Corona on top and make it a coronita.

The Belt alley
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Bakersfield

2740, 3100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

This Mexican street food chain offers an extensive list of tequilas and cocktails including several styles of margarita served by-the-glass or pitcher. The drinks pair well with Bakersfield’s short rib and al pastor tacos served on handmade tortillas.

2740, 3100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Imperial

22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI, 48220

Ferndale's taco and bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot dog slinger matches its California-style Mexican food menu with a wide selection of tequilas and a excellent margaritas. The restaurant offers two styles of the cocktail that can be modified with jalapeño, hibiscus, or pineapple-infused tequila.

22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
MI, 48220

8. Iron Horse

316 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Iron Horse in Royal Oak features an eclectic menu of Mexican and American pub food ranging from pizzas to nachos to shrimp tacos. The menu also lends itself to tequila drinks such as lime, strawberry, and jalapeño-infused margaritas.

316 W 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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