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Best Margaritas In Baltimore

Cinco de Mayo is approaching quickly. What better way to celebrate than with a margarita? These tequila concoctions can be served straight up in a salt-rimmed glass or frozen for more of a refreshing cool down. CBS Baltimore discovered the area's best margaritas last year. Here is an updated and expanded look at Baltimore's picks for best margaritas.

Ale Marys
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Ale Mary's
1939 Fleet St
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 276-2044

Hours: Mon to Thurs 4 p.m. - 2 a.m., Fri and Sat 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. - 2 a.m

Ale Mary's Tavern, located in Fells Point, makes each margarita with fresh juice. The tavern offers two happy hours: from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., making a drinks meetup easier to schedule. Considering that Cinco de Mayo is on a Saturday this year, you can get deep into the celebration at Ale Mary's.

blue agave
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Blue Agave
1032 Light St
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 576-3938

Hours: Tues to Fri 5 p.m - 2 a.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sun 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Blue Agave is known for having the city's largest selection of tequila. With 130 or so variations to choose from, the margarita options here are unending. A house favorite is the Millionaire Margarita, with Partida Anejo, Grand Marnier 100 Centenaire and fresh lime juice. The Partida Margarita is another popular choice made from Partida Blanco, organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice. If you're looking for a drink with a kick, try the Spicy Guavarita. This delicious concoction boasts the recipe of chili infused Anejo tequila, guava syrup, fresh lime and pineapple juices. Check out the happy hour specials from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. daily, offering $5 house margaritas and $1 off all other margaritas.

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Jacks Bistro
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Jack's Bistro
3123 Elliott St
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 878-6542

Hours: Wed to Sun 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Jack's Bistro is known for its unique spins on dishes. The house margarita, however, is responsible for drawing a crowd. Entitled the Jalapeño Margarita-tini, this specialty features house-infused jalapeño tequila. Happy hour is celebrated twice daily, both early evening and late into the night at the bar. Head over during happy hour to get $2 off your house cocktails, including the spicy delight.

Miguels Cocina y Cantina
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Miguel's Cocina y Cantina
1200 Stuart St
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(443) 438-3139

Hours: Mon to Thurs 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri to Sat 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m, Sun 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Happy hour starts early at Miguel's, but you won't want to miss it. Catch the early specials after 3 p.m. at this Locust Point restaurant and bar. Margaritas are the happy hour go-to, with $1 off each drink. There are no pre-made mixes used, so you can count on complete freshness with every sip. Splurge for an Angel Gabriel, made with Don Julio 1942, Grand Marnier, Presidente Brandy and Miguel's own special mix.

Nacho Mamas
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Nacho Mama's
2907 O'Donnell St
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 675-0898

Hours: Mon to Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Nacho Mama's is a Canton fixture with margaritas worth the trip. For those looking to share, Nacho Mama's serves a margarita in a hubcap accompanied with enough straws for all to enjoy. Happy hour gets you a $1 off the margaritas Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Dara Bunjon has a passion for food - its origins, preparation and consumption. Her culinary endeavors began as a regular cooking personality on an early morning news show in Baltimore, where she developed a fan base. She also owns her own company and co-authored a cookbook. Her work can be found at

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