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5 of the Best Places to Get Margaritas in Stockton, California

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Whether you want it on the rocks or you’re craving the ultra-refreshing taste of a blended margarita, try these five spots in Stockton, California!

As the saying goes, "When life gives you limes, grab a margarita!" On the rocks, frozen, salt or no, here are the top restaurants in Stockton, California to find that perfect margarita, according to the locals. One side note, it's highly suggested that you pace yourself at any of these locations. Now, keep on reading for the five best margaritas in Stockton, in alphabetical order.


1. Arroyo's Mexican Cafe

Arroyo's Mexican Cafe has been serving Stockton since 1946, and is still going strong. You can never go wrong with lakeside dining with a view of Quail Lake and any of their signature margaritas. Locals rave about the super delicious, and bang for your buck, pitcher of margarita option. Looking to kick it up a notch? Try the Guava Margarita, blended or on the rocks!


2. Central Restaurant

There's fresh squeezed juice in each margarita served at Central Restaurant. The bistro offers a unique in-house recipe which has the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and of course, tequila. For a margarita that offers all the taste of the classic with a bit of a twist, Central Restaurant is one to visit.


3. Garlic Brothers Restaurant

Sip on margaritas while marveling at breathtaking views along the California Delta. Garlic Brothers Restaurant has the perfect spot to catch a sunset with your significant other. Sit at the bar or grab a table and you’ll want to stick around for hours. This waterfront restaurant features a weekday happy hour that is truly a lifesaver after a long and stressful day and live music nights.


4. La Palma Mexican Cuisine

Located on Stockton's charming Miracle Mile, La Palma Mexican Cuisine is a casual spot offering unique margaritas, on the rocks or blended in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy delicious infused versions like mango, strawberry or mangonada flavors. To intensify the experience, you must order a side of chunky guacamole, it's a favorite among local diners.


5. Octavio's Restaurant

Octavio’s beautiful and refreshed atmosphere will have you go back to the bar for rounds two, and three. This upscale Mexican restaurant, which recently underwent a rebranding and renovation, is known to have the best tequila tastings around and features stellar margaritas made with your choice of tequila or mezcal.


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