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It’s National Margarita Day (aka the national day of the official drink of having fun) Frozen or on the rocks, original or flavored, salt or Tajín rim, the many varieties of this celebratory drink leave room for individual preferences and endless mixtures to be sipped on. Before we toast and bode you safe travels to our award-winning list of the best variations of the beloved beverage, let’s take a trip through the history of this popular drink. 

History of the Margarita

The tequila cocktail begins in Mexico where the agave plant is grown and produced since the time of the Aztecs in 1000 B.C. Around 250-300 A.D. the Aztecs began distilling the juice of the agave for ceremonial purposes to worship their gods. In the 1600s, the Spanish noble Marquis of Altamira opened the first large-scale distillery. The still-popular Cuervo family began mass distribution from their distillery in 1758. Over two thousand years of history, it wasn’t until 1938 that the famous tequila, lime juice, and triple sec were mixed and named after a woman, Margarita, whose name translates to daisy. 

Top Taco 2022’s Signature Tequila Cocktail

Every year, DiningOut celebrates Denver’s most delicious tequila cocktails and tacos at our fun-filled Top Taco festival. It will be making a return to Westminster on July 13, 2023, with another 50+ restaurants and 65+ spirits. You can register to receive early bird discount tickets and other updates HERE. With that, we proudly present the first, second, and third place winners of Top Taco 2022’s Signature Tequila Cocktail as voted on by professional industry judges, as well as people’s (attendees) choice. Salud!


Lucina – 3rd Place

2245 Kearney St #101, Denver, CO 80207

Blanco Cocina & Cantina – 2nd Place

4177 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Rosa Mexican Kitchen – 1st Place

14322 Lincoln St, Thornton, CO 80023


Los Dos Potrillos -3rd Place

5 Locations, Original: 35 Springer Dr, Littleton, CO 80129

Wild Taco – 2nd Place

215 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Teocalli Cocina – 1st Place

5770 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002

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