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Eugene's Best Margaritas

Published: May 02, 2022

The margarita is said to be the most ordered cocktail in the United States. Eugene is no exception. We love dressing up a shot of tequila as much as the next city and our fine restaurants and cantinas do this with extra flair.  Here’s a list of some of the best margaritas in Eugene.


Tacovore is likely the most popular location for a margarita in Eugene and for good reason. Tacovore has a library of over 50 different kinds of tequila for the connoisseur. The house tequila is El Jimador which is made with 100% pure blue agave. Tacovore offers a variety of margarita flavors made with fresh ingredients including a rotating selection of spicy house-infused margaritas. The cilantro jalapeño margarita (pictured above with a strawberry margarita) is the perfect balance of sour, spicy and tequila. 

Tacovore Margaritas served in jelly jars

Photo: Melanie Griffin / Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Chula's Restaurant & Cantina

Chula's is conveniently located near the University of Oregon. Enjoy a classic margarita or try it with added fruit (try the mango or guava), served up on their sunny patio off the stylish cantina. If you are looking for a fiesta, Chula's has that vibe. And you'll enjoy complimentary chips and salsa, the perfect complement to your thirst-quenching margarita.

Chula's Restaurant in Eugene

Photo: Melanie Griffin / Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Cafe Soriah

Cafe Soriah chef and owner Ibrahim Hamide has been delighting customers since the restaurant's opening in 1993 with a menu which is a world tour full of exciting spices. The Soriah Margarita is a fresh take on the classic, featuring a bright flavor from added orange zest and an unexpected sweetness from powdered sugar. Jalapeño can be added for the adventurous imbiber. 

Cafe Soriah Margarita by Melanie Griffin

Cafe Soriah Margarita

Photo: Melanie Griffin

Tavern on Main

This retro throw-back to the 30s is a great place for a margarita. Try their Cadillac Margarita with a side of Grand Marnier for a float and black salt on the rim.

Mucho Gusto Mexican Kitchen

If you miss the days of slushies at the convenience store, you can have that same kind of fun with a little more buzz at Mucho Gusto. Here you can enjoy four flavors of frozen slushie margs at an affordable price. Choose from spicy poblano, smoky ancho mango, classic or hibiscus flavored and remember to drink responsibly. 

Looking for more specialty cocktails? Check out the Eugene Distillery Trail.

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology. After finishing school, she worked as a touring photojournalist writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Art Director for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.