Happy Cinco De Mayo! Many people think of Cinco De Mayo as a day to celebrate, party, and taste the best Margaritas, but there is a lot more history behind the holiday that we would like to recognize and share. This is a day in history that may also be referred to as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, or more specifically a day to celebrate the Mexican army’s victory against their French enemies. Of course, Mexican culture is filled with delicious food and lots of fun, which is why getting a margarita on May 5th is the perfect activity to celebrate the day! Here are 5 Restaurants with the Best Margaritas in LA.
1. Gracias Madre (West Hollywood)
Where: 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The LA Girl Recommendation: Purista Margarita
2. Tu Madre (Westwood)
Where: 1945 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Recommendation: Lychee Rose Margarita
3. El Compadre (Hollywood)
Where: 7408 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The LA Girl Recommendation: The Famous Flaming Margarita
4. LA Cha Cha Chá (Arts District)
Where: 812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Recommendation: Spicy Pineapple Margarita
5. El Coyote Cafe (Mid-Wilshire)
Where: 7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The LA Girl Recommendation: Cadillac Margarita
*Bonus* Make it Blended: Roadside Taco (Studio City)
Where: 10628 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
The LA Girl Recommendation: Frozen Margarita
Having a Night In? 3 Helpful Tips If You’re Making Margaritas At Home
1. Even though Stagecoach sadly came to an end, you can still show love to your favorite country artists all year round. Pick up a bottle of Thomas Rhett’s Dos Primos Tequila to enjoy some margaritas from home. While you’re at it, play his newest album and reminisce about your weekend of fun at Stagecoach!
2. If you aren’t in the mood to head to the grocery store (we know the feeling), leave it to Uber Eats to have you covered. Cointreau and Uber Eats are keeping your thirst quenched with their new Margarita Market in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. You can purchase Margarita Kits that are filled with all of your margarita-making essentials including salt, glasses, and most importantly, tequila!
What You’ll Need:
– 1½ oz. Dos Primos® Blanco Tequila
– ½ oz. Cointreau
– ½ oz. Simple Syrup
– ¾ oz. Supasawa
– 2 oz. Water
– Lime and Rimming Salt, for Garnish
How To Make It:
Let’s keep it simple. Add salt around the rim (or The LA Girl recommends Grapefruit Salt for some extra flair). Mix together all of your ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake it up really well then strain and pour into a glass filled with ice. Don’t forget to garnish with a lime wheel. Cheers!