Escape to Mexico with Perth’s Finest Tequila Cocktails

Tequila’s a party drink, and a damn good one at that. As the days start to brighten, who couldn’t use a little party every now and then, eh? Let’s find us some action, Mexico style!

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La Cholita

Northbridge

With over a hundred different tequilas (all proper 100% agave), La Cholita seems like a pretty solid place to start your tequila journey. Its dangling ropes, stacked crates and leafy knickknackery give it a kind of jungle outpost feel, while its tostadas, entradas and tacos will line your stomach beautifully. The drink to try is definitely the salt-rimmed ‘Tamarind Margarita’ – a magical combination of lime, coriander-infused Calle 23 tequila and (of course) tamarind! Find out more

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el PÚBLICO

Highgate

A suave and elegant kind of place (complete with a handsome neon donkey), el PÚBLICO is a fantastic place if you’re looking for a festive time. It packs a mighty range of the finest tequilas and mezcals known to man, and accompanies them all superbly with a range of snacky, sharey Mexican bar food. Try the ‘Avion Quattro’ tequila flight to experience the full spectrum of agave goodness. Find out more

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Image credit: El Grotto
Image credit: El Grotto

El Grotto

Scarborough

Seemingly on a one-bar mission to make Scarborough fun again, El Grotto brings the fiesta vibes with sparkling aplomb. The margaritas are becoming famous (we’re partial to ‘Tommy’s Margarita’ ourselves), and the tapas-style grub is perfect for prepping your system for a top night out. The booze list was assembled by renowned tequila master Phil Bayly, so you know it’s going to be good. Find out more

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Chiqui’s Tapas and Tequlia
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Chiqui’s Tapas and Tequila

Leederville

Chiqui’s is a relaxed and welcoming restaurant dedicated to the noble art of proper Mexican cuisine. Expect comfy couches, fancy wall murals and even a few board games, as well as a classy take on the old cacti, sombreros and skulls theme. If you’re after a classic tequila cocktail that’ll knock your socks off, you can’t go past the Caipirinha. A joyous concoction of Tequila Blanco muddled with sugar, lime and soda water, it’s a triumph of simple, refreshing perfection. Find out more

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Big El's Latin American Fusion
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Big El’s Latin American Fusion

Northbridge

From the wall of flags to the crazy mass of crates on the ceiling, Big El’s is fully committed to a vibrantly colourful good time. It’s all about affordable booze and comfort food; the kind of place you go to dispel one hangover and immediately get started on the next. The pop culture-inspired cocktail menu is loads of fun, and we’re loving the ‘The Donkey Kong’. After all, how could you possibly go wrong with a rum and banana smoothie that comes with a dash of chocolate tequila? Find out more

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