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.
Chapala Mexican Restaurant
This family owned restaurant offers two locations, South Eugene and Oakway Center, where you can choose from an extensive food menu and enjoy really great margaritas. Chapala Mexican Restaurant has the perfect vibe for a special celebration.
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.
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.
Carlita's Rooftop at The Gordon Hotel
A summertime hot spot, Carlita's Rooftop offers urban views of downtown Eugene from the spacious balcony. Cool off with your favorite fruity margarita paired with house-made chips and chorizo chili queso.
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.