Where to Get the Best Tequila Cocktails in Sydney

Anyone who’s ever wandered around Sydney for a bit can tell you that it certainly doesn’t lack in Mexico-themed goodness. That means tequila flows freely, and we’ve hunted down the very best.

Image credit: Barrio Cellar
Image credit: Barrio Cellar

Barrio Cellar


Barrio Cellar is an underground haven of music, Mexican food and tequila (the big neon sign is kind of a clue). Try the citrusy, cinnamon-infused ‘Italia Y Mejico’ cocktail, and take advantage of the late-closing kitchen to gorge on some seriously yummy burgers long past the midnight hour. Live DJs mix it up from Thursdays to Saturdays, and don’t forget Taco Tuesdays, too. Find out more

“Awesome tequila bar located on the basement level. A solid range of cocktails and spirits plus the burgers are pretty decent too!” – kningja

El Loco

El Loco

Surry Hills

El Loco is cheap, cheerful, and has funky, street-art spirit coming outta the walls! It’s perfect for lively, low-budget Mexican revelry, and we can safely say you haven’t tried a margarita until you’ve tried a ‘Jalapeno Margarita’. That’s Olmeca Altos Reposado, Cointreau, lime juice, a slug of mezcal, and their own special jalapeño syrup. Not one for the meek. Find out more

“If you want el cheapo tacos then look no further. Cool place to hang out with a big group of friends who are trying to save on cash! Nice tequila cocktails that makes you sort of feel like you’ve escaped to Me-hi-co” – Anna9003

Image credit: Calaveras Mexican Cantina
Image credit: Calaveras Mexican Cantina

Calaveras Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar


A recent addition to Sydney’s colourful Mexican scene, Calaveras truly is as cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce. It’s dark, sultry and packs nothing but authenticity in its exceptional food and imported drinks, with not a horrible plastic sombrero in sight (although there is a skeleton in a fedora). The ‘Big Cojones’ tequila/mezcal cocktail is a delicious mixture that certainly lives up to its name, so be warned! Find out more

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Surry Hills

All reddish hues, fairy lights and creepy-cool knickknacks, Tio’s is very From Dusk Till Dawn. The staff are amazing, and can whip up practically anything with easy style and a charming smile. We highly recommend the margarita, and you even get free popcorn with your drinks! It’s all about the little things after all… Find out more

“Tios is amazing. Delicious tequila, amazing chasers that go afterwards. Best margaritas and to top it off yummy free popcorn. Great vibe and friendly fun staff.” – Janaliamk


Rock Lily


Part of the impossibly swanky Star City hotel/casino complex, Rock Lily is a cavernous live music bar stacked with more tequila that you know what to do with. A great mix of both local and international acts perform regularly in this stylish space, and they also do something special called a ‘Spicy Margarita Slushie’. Yep; it’s exactly what it sounds like. Enjoy! Find out more

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