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6 Best Places For Margaritas In Singapore (That Aren’t Bars!)

Fans of margaritas, rejoice!

What better way to end your day than with this well-loved cocktail? Here’s where you can get a dosage of your margarita on this island. 

Did you know that every 22 February is Margarita Day? If you love tequila, this might just be your day. Till today, the exact history of margaritas remain a mystery, but one of its earliest stories took place in 1938 with Carlos “Danny” Herrera creating a drink for his customer, Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila. Many other stories have been told since about the origin of margaritas.

Today, according to cocktail historian, David Wondrich, the margarita is a relative to a popular Mexican drink called the Daisy (margarita is Spanish for “daisy”), remade with tequila instead of brandy. Margaritas have since remained a household favourite that’s suitable for any time of day. Here are our picks for the best places serving margaritas in Singapore.

*Please note that we are living in unusual times. Please practice social distancing and be sure to reserve your slots ahead of time!

Here are some of the best places to get your margarita fix in Singapore:

1. Café Iguana

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You’ll get the best top shelf tequila while you sip on your margarita by the riverside at this quaint restaurant. If you’re up for something different, check out Cafe Iguana‘s newest Huat Ah! Margarita for $18++ (per glass, $68++ for a jug).

Cafe Iguana
Address: 30 Merchant Rd., #01-03, Riverside Point, 058282
Tel: 6236 1275
Opening hours: 5 to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. to Thurs.); 12 to 10:30 p.m.(Fri. to Sun.)

Reserve on Chope here.

2. Señor Taco

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The go-to place for a Corona(beer)-rita in Clarke Quay. It’s also known for having 1-for-1 margaritas all night!

Señor Taco
Address: 3A River Valley Rd., #01-07 Clarke Quay, Block A, 179020
Tel: 6337 6376
Opening hours: 4 to 10:30 p.m. (daily)

Reserve on Chope here.

3. Super Loco

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On this “extremely important day of the year”, the restaurant is offering margaritas (Classic Lime, Passionfruit Smashito, Blood Orange Guava and Prickly Pear) and at $10 a glass all night and if you call yourself an aficionado (and don’t have to be at work tomorrow morning), get the jug ($42).

Super Loco
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

Reserve on Chope here (Customs House).
Reserve on Chope here (Robertson Quay).

4. El Mero Mero

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Strawberry margarita, anyone? Yup, that’s on El Mero Mero‘s menu at $18 a glass. Fancy something a little exciting? Try its Cinnamon ($18) or Blood Orange ($18) margarita.

El Mero Mero
Address: 30 Victoria St., #01-19, CHIJMES, 187996
Tel: 8289 7860
Opening hours: 12 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 5 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Sat.); 12 to 10:30 p.m. (Sun.)

Reserve on Chope here.

5. Piedra Negra

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Besides its wide variety of margarita flavours ($14 a glass) and lively ambience, this makes it to the list especially because we love having pre-party drinks here before heading over to Blu Jaz (sometimes with our unfinished margarita in hand) on a Saturday night.

Piedra Negra
Address: 241 Beach Rd., 189753
Tel: 9199 0610
Opening hours: 12 to 10:30 p.m. (daily)

6. El Patio Mexican Restaurant & Wine Bar

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If you’re not really into tequila (¿por que no?!) but still want to be a part of the fun, you might like these alternatives instead: Chivas Margarita or Bombay Margarita, or JD Margarita (contains Chivas, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and Jack Daniels respectively). Personally? We love the El Patio Margarita ($12 a glass) – it’s one of the best in town.

El Patio Mexican Restaurant & Wine Bar
Address: 34 Lor Mambong, Holland Village, 277691
Tel: 6468 1520
Opening hours: 12 to 11 p.m. (daily)

Originally by Muneerah Bee, February 2016 / Last updated by Sabrina Ng

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