Where to Get Margaritas to Go in L.A.

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If you asked us to pick an official cocktail of L.A., micheladas or Moscow mules might leap to mind–but margaritas would certainly be on the list of candidates. And even in troubled times, the simple drink tastes like a bit of sunshine in a glass. Plus a little extra vitamin c from the lime juice couldn’t hurt anybody these days, right?


Casa Vega

A Valley staple since 1956, Casa Vega is reopening on February 22. Roll through the drive-up “cantina” for a variety of margarita options, including the newest option, the Tarantino, a nod to Casa Vega’s appearance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Order on Casa Vega’s website or call 818-788-4868. 

Madre

The agave specialists at Madre are supplementing their delivery and take-out food orders with a menu of cocktails to go. Enjoy micheladas, palomas, signature drinks, and, of course, margaritas to go in six-, three-, or single-serving sizes. Order on Madre’s website

Guelaguetza

 

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Oaxacan institution Guelaguetza is offering what it calls “happy hour margaritas” by the three-serving jar as well as two house mezcal cocktails in 32-ounce bottles. The drinks pair perfectly with the restaurant’s fare. Order on Guelaguetza’s website for pickup; for delivery order via DoorDash or GrubHub. $15.

Resident

 

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Favorite Arts District hang Resident has set up one of its outdoor Airstream bars as a distance-friendly pickup window. Grab a bottle of its house margarita or paloma, or opt for the mezcal-based Down in Mexico. Full bottles of spirits also available for those who prefer to DIY. Order on Resident’s website

Amor y Tacos

Amor y Tacos in Cerritos, along with chef Thomas Ortega’s two Long Beach properties, Amorcito and Playa Amor, shuttered temporarily but made strong returns. Pickup menus include margarita kits that come with everything you need, including Tajin for the rims and Mexican candies for a sweet snack. Order on ChowNow.

Petty Cash Taqueria

Order a fantastic meal from Petty Cash, and you can add on bar director Shawn Lickliter’s signature margaritas or the Oaxacan old-fashioned. Order on website

Chicas Tacos

 

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Get a 32-ounce jar of margaritas with your to-go or delivery order from the Culver City location of Chicas Tacos. It’s also offering an extensive menu of meal kits and grocery and household items. Order on Chicas Tacos’ website


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