Cabo San Lucas and Margaritas are synonymous with… let the good times roll… or the common Baja California Sur lifestyle… no bad days! As you embark to find Cabo’s Best Margaritas, you’ll encounter exotic flavors, tequila tasting, mixer fusion, and nothing but good times. In addition, read on to learn about out the history and restaurants that have been noted with Cabo’s best Margaritas.

History of Margaritas

Here are some theories that have been tossed around for nearly a decade on the history of the Margarita.

1930s – Agua Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana and Bertita’s bar in Tasca, Mexico both claim to have invented the drink during this time.

1935 – “Willie,” the bartender at Las Dos Republicas in Matamoros, Mexico created the drink for Marguerite Hemery.

1936 – Danny Negrete at the bar of the Hotel Garci-Crespo in Puebla, Mexico. He served the drink as a wedding present to Margarita, his brother David’s fiance, the day before their wedding.

1940s – Enrique Bastate Gutierrez claimed to have invented the margarita in honor of Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino.

1942, July 4th – Francisco “Pancho” Morales at Tommy’s Place in Juarez, Mexico. He claims a woman requested a Magnolia, but he didn’t know the recipe, only that it contained Cointreau.

1947-48 – Carlos “Danny” Herrera, owner of Rancho La Gloria, on the road between Rosarito Beach and Tijuana, Mexico. He fixed a drink for a showgirl named Marjorie King who stopped in the bar.  Also, she claimed to be allergic to all forms of booze, except tequila, which she needed mixed.

Recommended for Cabo’s Best Margaritas

Also, here are recommendations for Cabo’s Best Margaritas. In addition to the best margarita, these restaurants also boast being the best cuisine.

  1. Maria Jimenez
  2. Uno Mas? (try their well priced classic margarita for only $3.50)
  3. The Office

Signature Cabo’s Favorite – Mango Margaritas

In conclusion, the signature Cabo Margarita is a popular Cabo Margarita and below is a recipe to try…

For the Mango Margarita Mix: 1 1/4 pounds fresh mangoes, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, salt for the drink, 3 cups ice, 1 1/2 cups Mango Margarita Mix, 4 ounces tequila, 2 ounces triple sec, Lime wedges Salt (Optional)

Peel and pit the mangoes and cut them into large chunks. Next, place the mango in a blender with the water, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more sugar, if necessary, then fill the blender with ice and add the Mango Margarita Mix, tequila, and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip into the salt to coat rim. Fill glass and enjoy!