The Best Margaritas In Houston

Kala Linck

When craving some Tex-Mex, you definitely want good food, but more importantly, you need a good margarita. Margaritas are flowing throughout the city of Houston, so the options can become overwhelming! A short list of the best places to get a margarita in Houston can help ease your decision-making and take you away to ‘Margaritaville’ much quicker.

Photo Courtesy of The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

Many people head to Ninfa’s for the fajitas, which made their entry to the US right here; however, others visit Ninfa’s for one of their fresh-squeezed margaritas. They have everything from a traditional margarita to one with a hint of cilantro for a more culinary experience. While the Ninfarita is recommended (the tried-and-true recipe has been around for 30 years) they also offer a margarita made with coffee and another with honey and cotton candy! No matter which flavor your palate is craving, rest assured that lime juice will not be out of a mixed margarita bottle. It will be fresh from the lime (or other citrus) of your choice.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 228 1175

El Tiempo Cantina

Margarita on the rocks

Lopez Mexican Restaurant

Lopez is where to find the El Rey, the ‘King of Margaritas’ in Houston. This handcrafted margarita includes the traditionally hand-pressed lime juice and agave nectar. Next to this one is the classic version, as well as the option to go mango or strawberry, but the real delight is when the night gets spicy and the margaritas get hot. Lopez offers two HOT margaritas. The Firecracker is a spicy habanero margarita served with a chile-lime salted rim. The Spicy Habanero is a classic margarita for all lime lovers, topped with habanero syrup to give it a nice kick!
Lopez Mexican Restaurant, 11606 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX, USA, +1 281 495 2436

Strawberry margarita

Frio to Go

This place has margaritas, to GO. All frozen drinks are made from scratch, to order, and from fresh fruit. While Frio is famous for their daiquiris, they make a mean margarita as well. The drive-thru makes them convenient, but Frio welcomes guests to come and sit with them for a bit. Not only that, but with the membership program, points can be earned for trying the various kinds!
Frio to Go, 5405 W TC Jester, Houston, TX, USA, +1 713 338 1350

Skinny Rita’s Grille

Last but not least, a margarita place for all of the vegetarians, gluten-free and organic-only Tex-Mex lovers! This place is most famous for their organic margaritas, and you’ll find several options to consume here. It will be hard to decide whether to get the Up In Smoke Margarita with wood-grilled pineapple juice, the Al Fresco Margarita with fresh watermelon, or maybe even La Encabronada Margarita with a zesty combination of grapefruit and muddled serrano peppers.
Skinny Rita’s Grille, 4002 N. Main Street, Houston, TX, USA, +1 832 831 6895

landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

Edit article