Top 5 Places for Margaritas in Myrtle Beach

“But there’s booze in the blender

And soon it will render

That frozen concoction that helps me hang on”

– Jimmy Buffett

You have to give Jimmy Buffett props for knowing just how to describe this all-time favorite cocktail.

It’s become synonymous with fun in the sun, especially in places such as Myrtle Beach. There are many spots to order one, so finding the BEST margaritas on the Grand Strand is another level.

Here are the top five places to find them.

1. SKINNY MARGARITA ON THE ROCKS

ABUELO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

It’s low-cal, but high-flavor.

WHAT’S IN IT: Milagro Silver, fresh lime, No Cal sweetener, kosher salt rim.

WHY IT’S GREAT: They’re still classic, delicious, and refreshing, not as heavy. Margaritas can be sweet, so this is a great alternative.

PRO TIP: Pair your skinny margarita with Nachos Grande or a Reynosa Salad.

2. JALAPENORITA

FIESTA MEXICANA

Because a great drink sometimes kicks back.

WHAT’S IN IT: 100% Blue Agave tequila, lime juice, cucumbers, jalapeno, basil, and organic agave.

WHY IT’S GREAT: It’s spicy and tart. Kind of sweet. Wholly refreshing on the rocks. There are bigger margaritas, but this one has a distinctive zing.

PRO TIP: Order Burritos Mexicanos or Caldo de Pescado y Cameron. (seafood soup.) The vegetarian plates are also incredible.

blue margarita in glass

3. RASPBERRY MARGARITA

MARGARITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

A sweet twist on a classic at a restaurant that lives up to its name.

WHAT’S IN IT: Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, raspberries, simple syrup.

WHY IT’S GREAT: Raspberries add a soft, lovely flavor to a drink that’s already a taste sensation. There’s a little more sweet than tart.

PRO TIP: The Pollo Salad is a compliment to this sweet cocktail. If you’re in for lunch, the Arroz Con Pollo is exceptional, too.

4. PERFECT PATRON MARGARITA

NACHO HIPPO

You’re in the mood for something special? This one is special.

WHAT’S IN IT: Patron Citronage, Patron Silver Tequila, fresh squeezed margarita mix, and a splash of orange juice in a salt-rimmed glass.

WHY IT’S GREAT: It’s a top-shelf choice that’s through the roof. Patron is fresh, and smooth, with an almost sweet taste to it. Salud!

PRO TIP: Share a Salsa Sampler with your crew, or a bowl of chili for yourself. Baja Fish tacos sound like a great idea, don’t they?

5. CLASSIC MARGARITA

BANDITOS CANTINA

It’s tough to mess with the original.

WHAT’S IN IT: Lunazul Blanco, orange liqueur, sour.

WHY IT’S GREAT: Been beachcombing all day or dressed to the nines for a night out? A classic margarita at Banditos is a perfect fit.

PRO TIP: Grab a table with a view and a plate of Street Corn. The Heirloom and Avocado salad is as refreshing as the margarita!

margarita on the table
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