Margarita fan? The bars and eateries of the city centre are too! Why not plan a day with some friends and go on a DIY margarita tasting tour? From interesting flavour combos to the well-loved classic, we've rounded up some of the best margaritas the city centre has to offer.

Margarita at Mexico

Mexico | 23 Britomart Place

Those who frequent Mexico will know of their epic Frida's margaritas, each one just as good as the last. With ten interesting combinations to choose from like blueberry lemonade, pineapple & coconut and watermelon & raspberry, it's hard to leave without giving a few of their creations a try.

Mexican cafe margarita

Mexican Cafe | 67 Victoria Street East

One of Auckland's most loved Mexican joints since 1983, The Mexican Café is always buzzing with a lively atmosphere. Grab yourself a spot and order yourself one of their delicious margaritas, or get a whole jug to share with your group! 

Margarita at Wynyard Pavillion

Wynyard Pavilion | North Wharf

If you like your margarita with a kick, Wynyard Pavilion's marg with jalapeno infused tequila, mezcal and a house-made coconut reduction is a must-try. The view will go down a treat too, perched beautifully adjacent to the water's edge, you wouldn't be able to get any closer without jumping right in! 

Margarita at Ghost Donkey

Ghost Donkey | Commercial Bay 

This tequila and mezcal bar will transport you straight to Mexico with their eclectic vibe and mouth-watering frozen margaritas. Light and refreshing, the cucumber and lime is a must-try, while the blueberry, cinnamon, lime and maple brings a delicious depth of flavour. 

Taco Medic  | 188 Quay Street 

No matter the season, Taco Medics frozen margs are a treat you won't want to miss out on. Sit back in their courtyard overlooking the harbour and sip on the paloma grapfruit, lemon lime, or try the seasonal special! 

Margarita at Frida

Frida Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar | 89 Customs Street West

Set in authentic Mexican surrounds, Frida's refreshing margaritas will satisfy all your cravings. We especially love their outrageously big margarita sizes. Opt for the standard size glass, go for the grande or get the largest of them all and order the jumbo (this one is to be shared between 4)!


Coops Corner Pub | 204 Quay Street

Kind of like slushy for the but for the big kids, Coops famous frozen margs will taste just like dessert! If you prefer a classic, not to worry, they have those too!

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Last updated: 13 February 2023