7 of the Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

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We can’t believe we haven’t written about it yet either, Pittsburgh. Behold, seven great places for margaritas in and around the city.

1. Emiliano’s Restaurant & Bar

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

The family-owned and operated Emiliano’s 10 different types of margaritas. The Presidente adds brandy to their regular margarita for a mix of citrus and sweet. There’s also a skinny margarita called “La Flaca,” with tequila and organic agave nectar mixed with fresh lime and orange juices and served on the rocks. Happy hour specials include Monday $2.99 12 oz. margaritas and $5 fishbowl margaritas.

2. Steel Cactus

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

With locations in Shadyside, South Side, PNC Park and the airport, Steel Cactus has some truly amazing margaritas on hand. The ultimate concoction is the “Platinum Party,” with the ultimate top shelf margarita made with Avion Silver, Bauchant and fresh citrus juices. It’s served over ice with a salted rim and lime slice.

3. Mad Mex

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

Ah, Mad Mex, home of the gigantic 22 oz. Big Azz margarita. There’s also 12 and 16 oz. sizes too. Choose from classic on-the-rocks or frozen with flavors like black cherry, sangria blur, raspberry, strawberry and mango. There are also premium margaritas made with top shelf tequila as well as spicy margaritas with jalapeños.

4. Las Velas Mexican Restaurant

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

Las Velas has some fun takes on their margaritas, with their traditional offering flavors like banana, watermelon, mango and strawberry. There’s also more adventurous ones like raspberry chipotle, mango cayenne and strawberry cucumber.

5. Tako

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

This lively taqueria makes crazy good margaritas. Worth trying is the grapefruit, pineapple and coconut flavors. Best of all, all margs are just $10. They are paired well with their plates like street corn, carnitas, and shrimp tempura.

6. Tres Rios

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

This hip South Side Mexican restaurant pours amazing margaritas, like the elderflower rosemary, with blanco tequila, elderflower, jalapeño syrup and lime. Also, don’t miss the seriously spicy roasted red pepper margarita, with blanco tequila, roasted red pepper, cumin and lime.

7. Bakersfield

 Best Margaritas in Pittsburgh

Seriously yummy marg flavors are at Bakersfield, including their own signature house cocktail, made with el Jimador blanco, triple sec, agave nectar and fresh lemon and lime. Their pineapple margarita is great too, as is the sangria rojo flavor.

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