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

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. They can be found nestled on the shores of Quail Lake and have fantastic 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. Garlic Brothers Restaurant

The breathtaking views along the California Delta aren't the only amazing thing you can find at Village West Marina. Garlic Brothers Restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a margarita. This waterfront restaurant features a huge bar with talented bartenders. Ask about their specials and enjoy their tequila creations.

3. 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. 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.

4. Octavio’s Restaurant

Octavio’s is a Stockton favorite, owned and operated by a great local family. This upscale Mexican restaurant is known to have the best tequila tastings around and features stellar margaritas made with your choice of tequila or mezcal. Giving back is also a priority for this business so ask ahead how a few extra dollars can help support families and non-profits in need.

5. Nena's Mexican Restaurant

Situated along the Stockton Marina in the Historic Waterfront Warehouse, Nena's Mexican Restaurant is a longstanding downtown destination for margaritas and authentic Mexican cuisine. Split a pitcher with your housemates and enjoy a plate of their famous enchiladas or the chile rellenos! Be sure to ask for homemade flour tortillas, you’ll definitely want to come back.

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