Here at Secret Manchester, we like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs of a good Margarita – there’s nothing about the heavenly mixture of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice that we don’t love. We’re also always up for tasting the best that Manchester has to offer, so here’s our run-down of the best Margaritas in Manchester to help you celebrate this 5th May, AKA Cinco de Mayo!
1. Ramona and The Firehouse
Being a Margarita bar by nature, of course Ramona knows how to do a good Marg. Their natural wild spirits bar is inspired by Latin American tipples like Tequila, Mezcal, Pisco and Cachaca, and they’re passionate about good food and drink. If you pop along, it might be an idea to line your stomach first with some of Ramona’s indulgent stone baked pizzas – they’re amazing!
Ramona and The Firehouse, 40 Swan St, Manchester, M4 5JG.
2. Crazy Pedro’s
Crazy Ped’s is always a go-to when it comes to casual Margs with mates, and it always delivers. With many of their Margs being frozen, Crazy Pedro’s is particularly great in the summer, but is also a treat any time of year to wash down a kooky pizza creation. Ped’s also does a Tommy’s Margarita, with added agave, and a twist on the classic with a Mezcal Margarita, keeping it classic with a tweak or two. Whether you’re a purist and prefer a classic frozen Margarita, or willing to try the strawberry, Woo Woo, or Twista flavour, there’s something for everyone.
Crazy Pedro’s, 55-57 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BQ | 1 Short Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1AA.
3. Pico’s Tacos
A favourite at both Mackie Mayor in Manchester and sister food hall Altrincham Market, Pico’s Tacos does Margaritas street food style. The batch-made Margs are poured from a slush machine, making sure you get the perfect icy cold mixture on tap every time, with beautiful garnish and salt rim. Then you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the social food hall environment with friends.
Pico’s Tacos, Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle Street, Manchester, M4 5BU | Altrincham Market, Greenwood St, Altrincham, WA14 1SA.
4. Las Bombas
Boasting a laid back atmosphere and a great selection of tapas dishes, Las Bombas invites guests to explore Latin American cuisine, ranging from Columbian and Mexican, to Peruvian and Brazilian, with a passion fruit Margarita to die for. Las Bombas prides itself on providing Latin American experiences for the masses, and is perfect for celebrating National Margarita Day.
Las Bombas, 597-599 Liverpool Rd, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5BE.
5. Revolución de Cuba
Often synonymous with rum cocktails due to its Cuban roots, Revolución de Cuba actually makes a very good Margarita. It’s just a classic, and they do it so well. Rev de Cuba also offers an intriguing shot that Marg lovers might want to dabble in: the Strawberry Margarita. They describe it as “fresh, sweet, yet deliciously sharp. The perfect party starter” – and Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to experiment in Manchester!
Revolución de Cuba, 11 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR.
6. Liquor & Burn
A real favourite when it comes to both food and drink in Manchester, Liquor & Burn offers 2-4-1 Margaritas all day every day! They have an impressive choice of Margs to choose from, too, with their classic and Tommy Margs, to frozen Margs in five different flavours, as well as their unique concoction: the Lagerita! If you couldn’t guess, the Lagerita combines the classic Margarita ingredients with a lager top, giving a long, fizzy twist to the Mexican staple cocktail. What’s more, the vibes are immaculate at Liquor & Burn.
Liquor & Burn, 100-102 High St, Manchester, M4 1HP.
7. Miami Ice, Hatch
Miami beach bar inspired Miami Ice is a great addition to the now-beloved Hatch, situated under the Mancunian Way. The vibes at Hatch are great, with an indoor-outdoor food hall feel, and a couple of Margs from Miami Ice really top off the experience. Particularly satisfying as a sunny day drink, drinking a cocktail on a picnic bench in the middle of a city feels something of a novelty, which honestly never goes away – and the Margaritas from Miami Ice are properly delicious.
Miami Ice, Hatch, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 7ED.