International Tequila Day is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail in hand at one of London’s best-stocked tequila bars? Whether it’s a bottomless tequila brunch, a tequila tasting or just a quiet frozen Margarita you fancy, we’ve done the work for you and scouted London’s top places to enjoy the agave-based spirit.
Where to Celebrate International Tequila Day
London’s first (and only) tequila and guacamole bar should be on your to-visit list, whether it’s National Tequila Day or not. Certified ‘Tequilistas’ are on hand to help you navigate their unique menu where you can find Jalapeño & Serrano flavour tequila alongside Chocolate & Hazelnut and Strawberry & Vanilla. Avocado lovers are also in for a treat as 8 delicious and different guacamoles are waiting to be dipped in warm corn tortilla chips. They also have an actual tequila dinner menu for those who can handle a few courses… 10 Upper St Martin’s Lane, St Martin’s Courtyard, London, WC2H 9FB
With an extensive tequila cocktail menu, Cafe Pacifico serves award-winning cocktails from sunrise to sundown. From a pomegranate Margarita to their 2018 favourite, Pomelon Margarita, the pick is yours when it comes to unique tequila concoctions. Feeling daring? Try their 1800 Blanco Tequila Bloody Maria. With agave nectar, tomato and lemon juice, horseradish, pepper, celery, salt, chilli and Worcestershire sauce, your taste buds are guaranteed a night to remember, as are you. 5 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA
Inside what appears to be a Sex Shop, you’ll find some of the best Mexican food and drink in the capital. The Hacienda style cellar environment has dim lights and a fully-stocked bar. Tequila aficionados can choose between everything from a Coconut and Basil Margarita to a Clockwork Orange, or if there’s nothing on the menu that tickles your fancy, there’s the option to make-your-own! 9 Old Compton St W1D 5JF
Anything with the word bottomless in is good in our eyes, and what’s better than a bottomless brunch? A bottomless tequila brunch. On Saturdays only, Cartel Battersea serves a Mexican bottomless brunch with as many frozen Margaritas as you can drink. For those who can’t wait until Saturday for a taste of the agave-based spirit, their drinks menu is a game-changer. 517-519 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BN
Mexican restaurant and tequila bar Mestizo is the place to grab a cocktail (or four) this International Tequila Day. From a jalapeño Margarita to a cucumber one or even a classic Tequila Sunrise, indulge in three different types of tequila and find your favourite with one of their tequila tastings. They’re also hosting a Margarita festival for the month of August… 103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL
Home to over 300 different bottles of tequila, The Pink Chihuahua takes over the basement of El Camion to serve tequila-thirsty Londoners every evening. From the exquisite Tapatio Exelencia to Patrón Blanco, they sure do know their tequilas – and how to serve them in all their glory. 25-27 Brewer Street, London, W1F ORR.
Staying in? Mix yourself a Patrón Paloma and thank us later…
Recipe: The Patrón Paloma
- 50 ml Patrón Silver tequila
- 100 ml Grapefruit soda
- 10 ml Fresh lime juice
- Grapefruit wedge for garnish
- Pinch of salt
- Salt Rim (optional)
- Add all ingredients to an ice-filled highball glass and stir.
- Garnish with a grapefruit slice.