With National Tequila Day just around the corner, it's crucial to be informed on the several restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton with the finest tequila cocktails to properly indulge and celebrate the popular and beloved  liquor. Some of the best margaritas and other alcoholic concoctions featuring tequila in the Sarasota and Bradenton area are listed below; cheers! 


Located in Lakewood Ranch, Grove offers a large cocktail list containing three delicious tequila-based cocktails. Their 'Mainstreet Margarita' is a sweet, fruity mixture served on the rocks and leaves your tastebuds singing. Grove also has a refreshing cocktail called 'Aztec twist' with Ilegal Mezcal tequila, demerara, lime, grapefruit, and Jarritos grapefruit. The restaurant also offers another great tequila cocktail with a spicy and fruity kick called 'Shrub Me Down'. The drink has cucumber-infused Corralejo Blanco tequila mixed with strawberry and jalapeño shrub, agave, lime, and rosé.

The Hub Baja Grill 

Located on Siesta Key, this laid-back beachy restaurant is known for its delicious 'Skinny Margarita' and their tequila-based cocktail called 'The Cadillac'. The 'Skinny Margarita' is made of high-quality Hub Barrel Patron Reposado, freshly squeezed lime juice, and agave nectar for the perfect sweet addition to the margarita. 'The Cadillac' is a citrusy and refreshing cocktail made with Patron Anejo tequila, Patron Citronge, Grand Marnier, fresh-squeezed orange and lime juice, agave nectar and a bit of sour. Both the 'Skinny Margarita' and 'The Cadillac" can be served in a pitcher to share with your retire table, if you're feeling generous. 

Oleary's Tiki Bar & Grill 

Located on the shore of Sarasota Bay, this tiki bar offers the picturesque location to sip on a frozen margarita. Oleary's offers a full bar feet away from the water where you can order a refreshing margarita or tequila-based cocktail, such as a Tequila Sunrise or Tequila Sour while relaxing near the bay and listening to live music. The most popular margarita among locals is their frozen strawberry margarita because Oleary's makes this drink with strawberry puree, giving the cocktail a refreshing and fresh taste, rather than using a strawberry mixture to blend. 

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Wicked Cantina 

This restaurant is located in both Bradenton Beach as well as Sarasota and is known for its delicious and classic margarita. Wicked Cantina has a happy hour from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily and all day on Sunday where you can purchase their popular house margarita for a lower price. Their award-winning House Margarita has Premium Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, and fresh lime. The margarita is known by locals for its pure and refreshing flavor and is offered in bottles as well as quarts to shake with ice, pour and share with your friends and family. 

Mr. Tequila Grill 

This Mexcian restaurant is located in Bradenton and has happy hour all day, every day! Mr. Tequila Grill is known for its Classic House Margarita which can be either served frozen or on the rocks. The restaurant also offers several different flavored margaritas, frozen, margaritas, skinny margaritas, margaronas (a margarita with a Corona placed upside down to mix the beer into the frozen drink) as well as the opportunity to order a mixed drink with tequila such as a Tequila Sunrise.

Kona Grill 

This restaurant is located at University Town Center, conveniently between Sarasota and Bradenton. Kona Grill offers four types of margaritas and they also offer a margarita flight to sample three of their delicious cocktails, served frozen. The Watermelon Margarita features tequila, Monin watermelon, and lime with an option to add Don Julio Blanco for a small upcharge. Kona's Casamigos Margarita has Casamigos Blanco tequila, agave nectar, Tajin, and lime juice. The restaurant also offers a House and Skinny margarita; the House Margarita has tequila, lime, and sour mix with the option to be served frozen or on the rocks. Kona's Skinny Margarita has tequila, lime, agave nectar, and a Tajin rim with the option to add Don Julio Blanco for a small upcharge. Kona Grill allows customers to add jalapeño to any margarita for a spicy kick and they have daily happy hour deals.

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