Seattle Margaritas Perfect for Summertime Sipping

Three spectacular margs at Mama’s Cantina in Belltown. Photo source.

After Cinco de Mayo hits, margarita season has begun! Throughout the summer, sip on refreshing, citrusy margaritas at the following go-to spots around Seattle. Whether you enjoy your margarita on the rocks or blended and slushy, get ready to do some summertime sipping!  

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Agave Cocina & Tequilas | 100 Republican Street #100 | 206-420-8195

With an offering of 10 different styles of margarita, including their made-from-scratch original recipe, Agave Cocina & Tequilas is the place to go if you want some variety. And if the house concoctions are a little too far outside your palate’s comfort zone, you can always go with Agave’s simple house margarita and choose from five fruit additions including prickly pear, guava, mango, strawberry and tamarind.

Cactus Restaurants | Multiple Locations

From tacos to enchiladas, Cactus is known for some exceptional southwest cuisine. Of course, to wash it down they offer several refreshing margaritas, all made with 100% blue agave tequila and fresh juices. Options range from the classic and fruit margs, to a margarita made with Grand Marnier and one with a Del Maguey VIDA mezcal float. If you’re up for some spice, be sure to try the Baja, with hot jalapeño, cilantro and citrus juices.  

Cure | 1641 Nagle Place | 206-568-5475

While you’ll find the classic citrus or strawberry margaritas at any old bar, cheese and charcuterie hotspot Cure takes their recipe a step further to craft homemade watermelon margaritas from scratch. And stop by soon, there’s a good chance it’s only here for the summer while watermelons are in season—cause it’s that ‘from scratch’!

Mama's Cantina | 2234 2nd Avenue | 206-728-6262

Mexican food made from the heart, that’s what you’ll find at Belltown’s beloved Mama’s Cantina. You’ll also find some pretty delicious margs—choose from six special recipes featuring everything from house-infused jalapeño tequila or Casamigos Blanco, to Monte Albon mezcal. Plus, frozen margaritas are only $5 during happy hour, from 4 - 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight!

Señor Moose Café | 5242 Leary Avenue NW | 206-784-5568

One of the most popular Mexican spots in the Ballard ‘hood is Señor Moose Café, with housemade guacamole and salsas that are to die for. And their Horchata Wow has long been praised as a must. Señor Moose’s margaritas don’t disappoint either! Specialties include the De Fresa with fresh strawberries, De Pina with fresh pineapple and Milagro Silver, and the El Espolon, made with fresh grapefruit juice and a splash of spritzy grapefruit soda.