The 9 Best Places for Margaritas in Rhode Island!

Rhode Island may be a quite the distance away from Mexico, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t serving up some delicious margaritas. When your state’s culture revolves around the ocean, you know how to make a mean one. From the traditional types to mango and blood orange options, come with us as we journey into traditional Mexican fare and fresh tequila mixology with the best places for margaritas in Rhode Island! 

1. El Rancho Grande, Providence, RI

This cheery local haunt offers authentic Pueblan Mexican fare, mescal, and premium tequilas and hand-shaken margaritas, as well as live mariachi music and attentive customer service Family-owned and operated, El Rancho was established in 2007 and boasts hard-to-find food products directly from Mexico. Featuring responsibly made tequilas and margaritas, this is one margarita spot you don’t want to miss.

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2. Tortilla Flats, Providence RI

This casual spot is named after a John Steinbeck novel of the same name, and it serves Tex-Mex and Cajun fusion fare, including cocktails, sangria, beer, and more than 70 tequilas. Striving to be different than the chains and hum-drum bland Tex-Mex spots, everything at Tortilla Flats is made fresh, including the margaritas.

3. Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant, Providence, RI

Established in 2000, Don Jose is the self-proclaimed first ever Mexican restaurant in Federal Hill, and Chef Maria Hernandez & Chef Raquel Diaz have prepared a menu based on fresh local ingredients and traditional family recipes. Boasting a varied and substantial tequila bar, Don Jose would like to share its Mexican heritage with you and invites you to taste South of the Border food as it is intended.

4. Viva Mexico Cantina Grill, Providence, RI

Viva Mexico would like you to experience the flavors and hospitality of Mexico, and, like some many good things, this authentic South of the Border restaurants started out as a food truck. Family-owned and operated, the Ruiz family wishes to share their traditional family recipes, including their signature Poblano sauce, hand-made tortillas, fresh-squeezed margaritas, Mexico tequilas, and more. 

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5. Casa Margaritas, Bristol, RI

Family-owned and operated, taste Mexico like never before. We are talking fresh guacamole, ceviche, caso fundido, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and chimichangas. Plus, for dessert get tres leches cake, flan, and more. Established in 2013, as an authentic Mexican eatery featuring the freshest margaritas in the area, Case Margaritas does not disappoint.

6. Perro Salado, Newport, RI

Having set up shop in an 18th-Century Naval officer’s former home, Perro has become a warm and inviting spot that serves authentic Mexican fare and boasts an expert mixologist behind the bar. Perro is known for its classic margaritas and bold, fresh concoctions. With no less than 14 Margarita variations, including blood orange and prickly pear, you have to experience Perro for yourself. 

7. Chilangos, Providence, RI

Chilangos is all but an institution around here. Established in 1986, dishes are made to order, and Chilangos offers some of the most authentic Mexican fare in the city. People talk about the fish tacos, and the mango margaritas, and the agave Old Fashioneds. Oh, and there is mezcal, which is a tequila-like spirit distilled in a specific area of Mexico only.

8. Condesa Restaurante Mexicano, Smithfield and Warwick, RI

Family owned and operated, this from-scratch Mexican kitchen offers a full bar, hand-shaken margaritas and vegan selections. Offering tacos, burritos, and other Mexican specialties, such as ceviche, and margarita shrimp, there is always something new at this upscale south of the border eatery.

9. Diego's, Newport, RI

With no less than eight tequila creations, including three house-made tequilas, you will love Upgrade Margarita, Overboard Margarita, and more. Plus, with libations, sangaritas, and cerveza cocktails, Diego's may just be the type of place you never want to leave. Oh, and did we mention tequila flights?

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