"If life gives you limes, make margaritas." -Jimmy Buffett
Looking for a fun day trip this summer and love to drink margaritas? You might want to try this “Margarita Mile” road trip through Durango (1.7 miles, to be exact). The Western Slope has quite a few top-shelf margaritas to bring any tequila lover or newbie into Margaritaville.
This could be done as a date on a hot summer afternoon, or maybe a fun girls' trip for the weekend, either way, check out these four local watering holes that make up the "Margarita Mile" map. As always, drink responsibly and either walk or pick designated driver!
21832 Highway 160 W., Durango
Courtesy of SanMarcos Mexican Restaurant webpage
Featured on the Visit Durango website, San Marcos Mexican Restaurant is the starting point for this tequila tasting adventure and known for their delicious tacos, great atmosphere, and hit-the-spot margaritas. A daily 2-5 p.m. happy hour with $2.75 beers and $7 house margaritas, plus a weekly $2 Taco Tuesday are part of what makes this place the perfect start to your margarita tour.
948 Main Avenue, Durango
Courtesy of Tequila's in Durango (Facebook)
Next stop is Tequila’s Family Restaurant, which leads us to believe they take their margarita game seriously, just based on the name alone. With some drool-worthy seafood dishes and all-time favorites like nachos and enchiladas, Tequila’s will satisfy both your food and drink cravings. Happy hour here offers a $5.25 house margaritas, $2 beers, and 50 percent off appetizers. They have a Sangria margarita that is calling our name and the House Marg is made with Sauza and comes in all sorts of fruity flavors.
835 Maine Avenue #106, Durango
Courtesy of Los Amigos Del Sur Mexican Restaurant (Facebook)
Featured in the Durango Herald, this local eatery has colorful and tasty margaritas that include watermelon and cucumber. It's a local favorite, and for good reason! The food menu is impressive, and all of it goes very well with that pretty-as-a-picture margarita they serve!
431 East 2nd Avenue, Durango
Courtesy of Gazpacho New Mexican Cooking y Cantina (Facebook)
Though this is the last stop on our tour, this cantina style eatery certainly is not the last by any means. With a "No BS Patron” margarita and the "La Hermosa," with Colorado-based Suerte Tequila Reposado, how could they be? They serve up traditional recipes and flavors both in the glass and on the plate.
Do you know of any other margarita places that should be on our list? Let us know your favorite place for this perfect summer beverage in the comments below.