The Best Margaritas in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond
Celebrate National Margarita Day: Where our readers go when they want a margarita.
Be it frozen or on the rocks. Lime or watermelon. Salted rim or no. Our Readers love their margaritas, and they weigh in on their go-to places for margaritas in Champaign-Urbana and beyond.
Editor’s note: These recommendations were shared by our Readers on our Facebook Page on National Margarita Day, Feb. 22, 2017, updated in 2019. Chambanamoms loves margaritas, but does not endorse these businesses.
Grab your girls or your date because it’s margarita night!
Fiesta Cafe, Champaign: “Fiesta Cafe! Only place in town with fresh instead of premix!” “Hand’s down, Fiesta Cafe. The quality tequila makes all the difference!”
Black Dog Smoke & Ale House, Urbana and Champaign: “Black Dog’s Pineapple Pepper Margarita is THE BEST!!! YUMMY!”
Esquire Lounge, Champaign: “Esquire’s pineapple margaritas.”
Dos Reales, Champaign “The Marga-rona.”
Longhorn Steakhouse, Champaign: “Longhorn’s watermelon margarita is devine!”
Huaraches Moroleon, Urbana
El Toro, Saint Joseph: “The frozen lime margarita at El Toro in St. Joe is my favorite!”