The 9 Best Places for Margaritas in Vermont!

So, the Green Mountain State is about as far from Mexico as you can get in the U.S. And yet, way up here, at 49 degrees north of the equator, there is an impressive number of Mexican restaurants to choose from. Moreover, you will find that those same spots are the places that tend to offer terrific margaritas. From strawberry to spicy mango, here are the best places for margaritas in Vermont! 

Mad Taco, Multiple locations

From tacos to burritos to tostadas, the Mad Taco is taking Mexican and spicing it up a bit (as if that were possible). On their menu, you will find traditional fare like carnitas, house chorizo, and fajitas, but you will also see some more interesting options like smoked pork and chicken, as well as more margaritas choices than you can shake a stick it. And we are not talking pre-mixed pitcher here, as all margaritas are mixed fresh to order.

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El Cortijo, Burlington, VT

What could be better than a joint that sells great margaritas? A joint that sells a whole slew of them in different variations. El Cortijo sources local area ingredient to produce Mexican staples and new takes on traditional dishes. They also boast a tequila bar that serves a variety of margaritas, just under 10 types to be exact, and with a rock star of a house sour mix and premium spirits, every trip to El Cortijo’s is an adventure. 

El Gato Cantina, Burlington and Essex Junction, VT

Serving authentic Mexican in an authentic setting, El Gato makes everything from scratch, and their traditional family recipes are served Cantina-style like you’d find it the streets of Mexico. Plus, they serve more than ten margarita different types of margaritas, from the Agave Nectar Margarita to the Singing Cowgirl and the Horny Toad.

Julio’s Cantina, Montpelier, VT

For over 35 years, Julio’s has been slinging authentic made-to-order nachos, guacamole, chimichangas, street tacos, quesadillas, and more. The Capital City’s go-to place for authentic Mexican fare, Julio’s also serves up a margarita and an extensive tequila and mezcal list. So, for great Mexican food and drink, try this stalwart of a restaurant and you won't be disappointed.

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Tres Amigos, Stowe, VT

By all accounts, Tres Amigos makes one of the best margaritas in town. Plus, with a tequila and mezcal list that will blow you away, you don’t need to head South of the Border to find great Mexican fare or drink. Moreover, you’ll find five traditional made-to-order margaritas made with simple, fresh ingredients, and they are not light on the tequila.

Gringo Jack's Southwestern Bar & Grill, Manchester Center, VT

We are talking black bean soup, fresh guacamole, and quesadillas, as well as pitchers of margaritas, a tequila list, and hand-made cocktails. Plus, they even have a day of the week dedicated to the sour cocktail, and, on Margarita Monday, you find giant iced pitchers of the stuff making its way to each and every table, as this Mexican favorite is half-priced.

El Toro, Morrisville, VT

El Toro is a relative newcomer to the restaurant game, and the restaurant popped in in 2015, serving take-out only and authentic Mexican fare cooked to order. Now, owner Jennifer Isabell has a shop on Main Street and continues to pump out family recipes and delicious food. Plus, you’ll find seven margarita flavors in her line up, including classic, orange, and spicy mango.

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Esperanza Restaurante, Burlington, VT

Unlike anything you have experienced before Esperanza is a fusion of foods from the Philippines, El Salvador, and Mexico. You will find favorites such as guacamole and ceviche alongside dishes like Pupusas Platter and Filipino BBQ. As for mixed drinks, margaritas top the list, and there are seven of them to be exact. You can choose from the Classic Margarita to something more modern, like the cocktail called Tres Compadres.

La Casita, Wilmington, VT

Serving up food that can best be described as Mexican/Latin fusion, La Casita offers homemade guacamole, tequila, chicken wings, ceviche, tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, fish dishes, and more. And the drink menu is always changing here, so you are likely to see a different drink each time you go, but one thing always remains the same: according to reviews, they have the best margarita in town.

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