No visit to Los Cabos is complete without a comprehensive margarita sampling, and although every bar in the area has their own version of this signature Mexican cocktail, certain establishments have taken this tequila infused concoction to an entirely different level.
Don Sanchez Cantina – Don Sanchez is the gold standard by which margaritas in Los Cabos are judged. Literally. For $2000 U.S. you can enjoy their gold margarita, made with Don Julio 1942 Premium Anejo, Cointreau, Damiana, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice. served in a massive 100 oz. fishbowl made from hand-blown glass in Guadalajara, and enjoyed through a 22 kt. gold straw on which your name and the Don Sanchez logo are engraved. The silver margarita features Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Blanco Tequila, a straw made from pure silver, and is somewhat more value oriented at $500 U.S. The glasses and straws are keepsakes, by the way, and reservations for these specialty drinks must be made three days in advance in order to allow for preparation and engraving.
Hacienda El Coyote – Hacienda is known both for their delicious dishes from the different states of Mexico, as well as the enormous amount of selections available at their on-site Tequila Lounge. If you believe the old adage that a margarita is only as good as the tequila from which it is made, then the close to 200 premium tequilas available here offer many fruitful and delicious opportunities for cocktail perfection.
Cabo Lounge – This is everybody’s favorite local bar, and the specialty of the house is the Rainbow Rita For Two, a cocktail for couples in a truly committed relationship. You have to be committed to finish this delicious frozen blend of tequila, triple sec, grenadine, blue curacao, orange juice, sweet and sour, and lime juice.
Caborey – Why not enjoy your margaritas with spectacular sunset views of El Arco aboard Cabo’s most luxurious cruise ship? Not only is the bar open, but there is live music, hors d’oeuvres, a sushi bar, and all the scenic splendor of the Sea of Cortez from the upper deck of this lavishly appointed catamaran.
Habanero’s - One of the benchmarks of the Los Cabos dining scene, Habanero’s offers and unbeatable array of tequilas, margaritas, and other handcrafted cocktails. Try top shelf margaritas with tequila from premium producers like Don Julio, Siete Leguas, Maestro Tequilero, Chinaca, and Arette.