Tacos and Tequila
National Tequila Day is Friday, July 24th and we’ve rounded up the best taco and tequila pairings in Newport Beach for you to enjoy either al fresco or at home! Check our Dining Alternatives page for take-out and delivery options and remember to tag us on our Instagram, @dinenewportbeach.
Head over to Wild Taco on Balboa Peninsula to enjoy their extensive list of tacos including classics such as carne asada and carnitas, but also lobster, red snapper, scallops and calamari. Order a pitcher of their tangy mango margarita for the table on their outdoor patio or grab one of their on-the-go margaritas for home!
Avila’s El Ranchito
Local favorite Avila’s El Ranchito has some of the best, comforting Mexican food. Family-owned since 1966, their mouthwatering soft tacos are made with fresh tortillas and topped with your choice of grilled steak, chicken or carnitas. Pair your meal with their world-famous Cadillac Margarita!
Rockin’ Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina
Can’t decide what kind of taco you want? Order the Tacos Tres Amigos plate at Rockin’ Baja Lobster which comes with one sautéed shrimp taco, one skirt steak taco and one of their famous lobster tacos. Wash it all down with one of their delicious premium margaritas such as the “Margarona Margarona…Yikes!” made with a double house margarita served in a fishbowl glass with a Coronita beer tipped upside down!
Gracias Madre is famous for their tasty vegan Mexican cuisine, but also for their tequila which is sourced from small batch distillers and producers in Mexico. Blanco, anejo, reposado, mezcal – they’ve got it all! Try their Te Amo Manana crafted with fresh ingredients such as passionfruit, lime, muddled jalepeño, and mint with their vegan Tacos al Pastor made with oyster mushrooms, grilled pineapple, red onion, cilantro and guacamole.
SOL Cocina’s extensive menu of tequila includes premium brands such as Casamigos, Patron, Don Julio and Herradura. Try them in seasonal margaritas such as their Blackberry Ginger Margarita or their Farmer’s Market Margarita. Be sure to check out their gourmet taco selection which includes the ‘CDMX’ Queso Taco, a Mexico City-styled taco, or their ‘Canarditas’ Duck taco made with deep-fried duck leg and topped with tequila-laced blackberry salsa, onion and avocado.
Join the fiesta at Cabo Cantina by making any of their margaritas a 36oz Patron Mega Marg! With fun flavors such as strawberry, melon, peach and key lime pie, enjoy your drink and tacos on their patio with the best views of the boardwalk and ocean.