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Where to Find the Best Margaritas in the San Francisco Bay Area

Discover the best margaritas in the San Francisco Bay Area. Seek out the best SF margaritas. Find the best margaritas in the Bay Area.
My regular readers know that I love a good margarita or 'margie' as I affectionately call them.  

On our most recent trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, we had the chance to sample a few different ones and I thought I'd do a comparison.

Best Margaritas SF: Los Charros in Mountain View

1. Los Charros in Mountain View

The margie above it from Los Charros in Mountain View, California.
Best Margaritas in the Bay Area: Los Charros in Mountain View Sign
The list of margaritas was quite lengthy but I'm a purist and opted for a house margie on the rocks with salt.
Best Margaritas in the SF Bay Area: Menu at Los CharrosBest Margaritas in the SF Bay Area: Chair at Los Charros
The bar area featured all sorts of the usual Mexican restaurant kitsch.

Best Margaritas in the SF Bay Area: Decorated Chairs at Los Charros
A huge variety of tequila was temptingly on display.
Display of Tequila at Los Charros in Mountain View, California
The verdict:  Los Charros offers a solid margie with a nicely salted rim in a festive glass but it's not quite as tart as I prefer.

2. Casa Lupe in Sunnyvale

Next up we have Casa Lupe in Sunnyvale.  The margie was sizable with a nicely salted rim.  It paired well with chips and salsa but had a little too much of a 7-Up flavor for my liking...
Best Margaritas in the SF Bay Area: Casa Lupe in Sunnyvale
I did enjoy my chile verde platter and the fun atmosphere inside.
Best Margaritas SF: Casa Lupe Sunnyvale
Chile Verde Platter at Casa Lupe in Sunnyvale
Casa Lupe is a bit tucked away in a strip mall so it can be easy to miss.
Best Margaritas in the Bay Area: Outside Casa Lupe

The verdict:  A respectable margie but I would like to see real lime juice substituted for the soda.

3. The Little Chihuahua in San Francisco

Finally, we tried The Little Chihuahua in Noe Valley in San Francisco.  I've been to the Little Chihuahua a number of times and it's my 'go to' place for a margarita in San Francisco.  For about $6.00, you get a pint sized glass full of margie goodness.  It's nice and tart and has lots of orange pieces floating in the glass (a bit non-traditional but it works!).  They also do a perfectly salted rim.

The verdict:  My favorite margie in the Bay Area at the moment...
Best Margaritas San Francisco: The Little Chihuahua
There you have it, folks!  San Francisco is full of surprises, but I'm not surprised at all to find awesome margaritas. We'll have to try another three on our next visit in the name of investigative journalism ;-)

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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Where to Find the Best Margaritas in the San Francisco Bay Area
Where to Find the Best Margaritas in the San Francisco Bay Area
Discover the best margaritas in the San Francisco Bay Area. Seek out the best SF margaritas. Find the best margaritas in the Bay Area.
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog