Best Margaritas in Watertown

Life’s pretty sweet in Watertown in the summer – but these warm breezes won’t last too much longer! If you’re a margarita fan, there are some great local spots to enjoy a nice cold one before summer goes away.

La Casa de Pedro at the Arsenal on the Charles leads the pack with a selection ranging from classics mixed with all the finest grades of tequila, to more unconventional combos featuring jalapeno, mango, blackberry, and pineapple. They use their own margarita mix, too, and you can tell – not too sweet with just the right amount of tartness. 

Ixtapa Cantina is a local MA favorite but new to Watertown – in fact, they don’t even list the new 18 Mount Auburn Street location on their website - but trust us, it’s there. Their list of tequilas is extensive, and what they do with them is even more unique. We’re pretty sure we’ve never seen a margarita made with cranberry juice till we got here – they call it a Rosarita, and it’s shaken with Sauza, Triple Sec, and fresh lime juice

Or check out their El Presidente - A hand shaken mixture of fresh squeezed lime, Contreau and Cuervo 1800 tequila. Served on the rocks with a dash of El Presidente brandy. If you want to go all-out tropical, they’ll mix you up any version of with or without alcohol. Strawberry Blackberry, Melon, Banana, Strawberry/Colada, Blueberry, Kiwi, Raspberry, Peach, Mango, Pomegranate.

If you’re heading into Cambridge to catch a show, try the Sinclair's version they call the Feisty Snake Woman, with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, House-made Ancho Chile and Orange Agave, and Campari. Crazy good. 

Looking for crowd-sized options? Miller’s Ale House serves up Sauza Blue Margarita pitchers for 7 bucks each, 10 PM to close Sunday through Thursday nights.