The 10 Best Places for Margaritas in Hawaii!

Refreshing margaritas incorporating real fruit and a salted or sugared rim, enjoyed in a bar or restaurant with beach views isn’t too hard in the tropical paradise that is the Hawaiian Islands. Select from a variety of flavors, including those inspired by tropical fruits and ingredients, and you’ll find your perfect margarita here. Read on to learn the best restaurants and bars on Hawaii that serve a selection of margaritas.

1. OMG Oahu Mexican Grill, Honolulu, HI

At OMG Oahu Mexican Grill, you can enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine and 16-ounce frozen margaritas. Select from flavors, such as mango, passionfruit, lime, or guava, and feel confident that your drink is made with fresh fruit and real sugar. While sipping on your marg, consider ordering chips to dip into their OMG queso or digging into kalua carnitas tacos, which is a dish with a fun twist of Hawaiian and Tex-Mex flavors.

2. Cactus Bistro, Kailua, HI

Cactus Bistro is a hip spot that uses local produce, sustainably caught fish, and locally raised meats in their Latin inspired dishes. Their house margarita can be made frozen or on the rocks and consists of Camarena Reposado, triple sec, and fresh juice. They also have seasonal flavors available. The margaritas here pair really well with their numerous snack options too.

3. Margaritas Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

This bar and Mexican restaurant serves up a selection of sizzling Mexican fajitas, street tacos, and a huge menu of tequilas. Using this stock of tequilas, they create tasty margaritas with the salted or sugared rim of your choice. Stop by on one of the six days per week that they’re open to enjoy a tasty street taco washed down with a marg of your choice.

4. Lucy’s Taqueria, Hilo, HI

This casual spot offers a variety of delicious tacos, quesadillas, and plates aiming to incorporate local ingredients into dishes where possible. In addition to a great food menu, Lucy’s also has a full bar that serves margaritas. The margaritas menu includes house and flavored options served by the glass or by the pitcher. They are also planning to hold their annual Cinco de Mayo party, during which you can enjoy tacos, margaritas, and dancing.

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5. Polli’s Mexican Restaurant, Makawao, HI

For more than 30 years, Polli’s has been serving both vegetarian and meat Mexican dishes on the island of Maui. The menu features several margarita options including the house margarita, a top shelf margarita, and specialty margaritas blended with fruit. If you’re the designated driver, they also offer virgin strawberry and mango margaritas. Polli’s has a great happy hour from Monday to Friday each week, where you’ll find discounts on their house margarita.

6. Milagros Food Company, Paia, HI

Milagros Food Company offers nine different margarita options all served to your preference of either blended or on the rocks, or salted or sugared rim. One of the several standout margarita options is the li hing mui rita, which incorporates 100 Anos tequila with li hing mui powder on the rim. These drinks go great with an order of their homemade guacamole or large serving of black bean nachos to share.

7. Fleetwood’s on Front St., Lahaina, HI

Fleetwood’s on Front Street is perhaps one of the most famous bars in Hawaii, as it is owned by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. Their cocktail menu has several delicious drinks including the spicy lilikoi margarita made from 1800 Blanco Tequila, passionfruit, agave syrup, lime, and a salt rim. Along with the drinks, Fleetwoods serves a wide range of dishes ranging from appetizers, to entrees, and dessert. 

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8. Monkeypod, Wailea, Koolina, and Kaanapali, Hawaii

Monkeypod is a beautiful, spacious restaurant with gorgeous interior design and craft food and drinks. The cocktail menu offers the Ali’i Margarita, which is made using Maestro Dobel Tequila, Clement Creole Shrubb, and fresh lime. It also offers a great selection of lovely appetizers, flavorful pizzas, noodles, and more.

9. Stevenson’s Sushi and Spirts, Koloa, HI

For a simple, straightforward margarita served in a location with a beautiful atmosphere, Stevenson’s Sushi and Spirits inside of the Kauai Grand Hyatt is the spot to visit. The Original Margarita is one of their signature cocktails, consisting of Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo Tequila, fresh lemon and lime, and Grand Marnier. Sip your drink while watching the sun set over distant palm trees for a perfectly Hawaiian evening.

10. Frida’s Mexican Beach House Restaurant, Lahaina, HI

Frida’s is a Mexican restaurant and bar that celebrates Frida Kahlo’s life and art. Dine on fresh entrees in an artistic ambiance and choose a cocktail from their massive drinks menu. At Frida’s the house margarita is made from Herradura Silver, Cointreau, fresh lime, and a salted rim. They also sell over 40 different types of tequilas.

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