• Best Spots For a Margarita in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    Hoboken and Jersey City have some seriously quality spots so you don’t ever have to limit the celebrating on Taco Tuesday — or any day for that matter. And when it comes to margs — skinny, salted, frozen, on the rocks — it’s all here: Read on for 15 of our favorite spots in Hoboken + Jersey CIty to sip {or gulp} a margarita and why they’re crowd favorites in Hoboken and JC.

    East LA – Every Flavor of Margarita You’ve Ever Dreamed Of  {508 Washington Street}

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    From Watermelon to Raspberry to Coconut to Cranberry to Sangria to Pineapple and beyond…every margarita you’ve ever dreamed of is on the menu at East LA. $9 per marg {steep, yes, but also huge}. It’s $28 for a small pitcher and $38 for a large pitcher. Orale!

    Gringo’s — More than Margs {12 Coles Street, Jersey City}

    The jalapeño infused tequila is enough to have this spot’s margaritas earn a place on our list, but with fresh cocktails on tap, Gringo’s in JC is so much more than a place for great margs. And if you’re cravings tacos {because when aren’t we craving tacos}, Gringo’s will not disappoint.

     

    Charritos — The BYO-{Tequila} Margarita {518 Washington Street + 121 Washginton Street in Hoboken, 974 JFK Boulevard East in Weehawken}

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    It’s no secret that Charrito’s has some of the best Mexican food in Hoboken, and if you BYO-tequila, you can have some delicious margaritas as a compliment to their {ridonkkk} homemade guac. It’s a small spot, so it’s best to get there as early as possible!

    READ: Hoboken on a Budget: A Guide to Eating + Drinking for Less

    Cadillac Cantina — Margaritas to Drink in Mason Jars {80 River Street}

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    For the NYC friend {or foe} who doesn’t want to trek super far past the PATH station, this is a great spot for good margs and Mexican food. Their mason jars add a nice little touch to boot.

    The Hamilton Inn — The Grapefruit Margarita {708 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City}

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    It’s a little twist on the regular margarita, and WHAT a difference a fruit makes! If you’re into grapefruit and a little sour puss face, this is totally your go-to. Plus, who doesn’t love The Hamilton Inn?

    The Shepherd and The Knucklehead: Spicy Margs — {1313 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}

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    A new margarita shaker on the scene, The Shepherd and The Knucklehead is known for its craft beer selection, but their margs are not to be missed — especially their jalepeño margarita, above. A perfect blend of sweet and spicy with frozen pineapple juice turned to crushed ice, it’s a must-try for anyone looking to spice up their happy hour.

    Mikie Squared — The Classic Yet Yummy Frozen Marg {616 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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    While Mikie Squared offers an extensive menu of unique drinks, sometimes, you just gotta go with a classic — and their frozen margarita is sure to please.

    Orale — Spacious Locale to Enjoy Your Marg{s} {341 Grove Street, Jersey City + 1426 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}

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    Speaking of Orale {translated hell yeah! in English}, we visited Orale  and loved it. Orale has a really nice interior feel that is super spacious so you won’t feel packed in like sardines {which can happen often in good ol’ Hoboken}. Plus, the little Grove Street neighborhood is so cute. PS: Word on the street is they’re opening a spot in Hoboken soon. 

    Elysian Cafe — The “Skinny” Margarita {1001 Washington Street}

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    If you’re counting calories but craving a good margarita, have no fear — Elysian Cafe has a “Jalapeno Mint Margarita” which is made of Jalapeno-infused Tequila, Agave Nectar, Mint, Fresh Lime Juice {and it’s on the rocks}. They are certainly HG approved, so as long as you like a little spice to boot — this one is a must.

    See More: The Best Wine Bars in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Baja — Avocado Margaritas!? {104 14th Street, Hoboken}

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    Move over avocado toast, the avocado margarita is in town. Yes, you heard correctly. Baja {tex mex} uptown has a serious avocado margarita that will pleasantly surprise your taste buds.

    Coco Havana Cafe & Lounge — Margarita and Mojito Pitchers {32 Newark Street, Hoboken}

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    Mojitos are basically the sisters to margaritas, so they deserve a spot on this list for sure — especially when you can get a PITCHER full. Havana Cafe and Lounge has a variety of delicious sangrias and mojito pitchers. {PS mention our Hoboken Girl Deals Directory and get 50% off your mojitos}

    The Cuban Restaurant and Bar — Drinks With a Cuban Twist {333 Washington Street}

    They’ve got a spicy margarita calling your name and a ton of other Cuban-inspired drinks that you won’t find at just ANY restaurant — not to mention, their food is delish.

    The Stewed Cow — Sweet Margs {400 Adams Street}

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    If you’re looking for a ~wild~ option, head to The Stewed Cow where you can get that sweet tooth craving fixed with a sugary marg and then you’ll have to courage to ride the mechanical bull after.

    Los Tres Chilitos — Embellished Drinks {456 Central Avenue, Jersey City}

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    If you want a super authentic marg and loaded plate of tacos {who doesn’t?}, this place will make you feel like you’re no longer in Jersey. Plus, drinks are ALWAYS better with umbrellas and a cherry on top.

    Mi Mariachi Taqueria — Inexpensive and Authentic Margs {213 Sip Avenue, Jersey City}

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    If a restaurant is located on “Sips Ave,” it really can’t disappoint when it comes to drinks — and this place certainly serves up serious tacos too. It’s inexpensive, authentic, and a true gem in Jersey City — nothing fancy, but the food and prices are more than enough reasons to check it out.

    Now that you’ve got the margarita rundown — where will you be sipping a marg tonight? Let us know in the comments!

    Disclaimer: This article is used for information only. HobokenGirl.com provides this information to the public, and it does not condone drinking and driving or excessive alcohol consumption. You must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Pricing of margaritas and timing/menu options of establishments are subject to change. 

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.