NOT Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo, this Saturday, is a day to commemorate Mexico’s unlikely victory over Napoleon III’s French forces during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Needless to say, the day has morphed into a veritable drinking holiday where we table discussions of history (and cultural appropriation) to suck down toxic numbers of “margs” at local restaurants and bars — but, where can YEW find the best margaritas in San Diego?
Yikes, in a town where tequila flows more liberally than tap water, that’s a tough one to answer!? Here at YEW!, we certainly have our favorites when it comes to quality, or STRONG, margaritas paired with a rad atmosphere.
Here are five of our favorite establishments to put on your Cinco de Drinko radar:
A neighborhood classic, Ponce’s is a bustling retro restaurant / bar serving authentic family-style Mexican food and some of the deadliest margaritas in town. One, you’re good. Two, you’re wobbling. Three, you’re flying…
A vibrant, friendly hang in the heart of Hillcrest, La Vecindad serves authentic Mexican food and cocktails — including “Bird Bath” margaritas (pictured) — amidst colorful decor and awesome picnic table seating.