Agave: Is it any wonder that a restaurant named for the plant from which tequila is made serves excellent margaritas? Agave’s bar stocks an impressive list of obscure tequila brands you can enjoy in your margarita for an upcharge. The restaurant also offers a short menu of house-designed margaritas. Your best bets are the Agave Don Eduardo Anejo — Don Eduardo Anejo, Triple Sec, fresh lime and sour mix on the rocks — or the Corzo Perfecto, a mix of Corzo Super Premium Reposado, fresh lime juice and agave nectar (a syrup resembling honey in texture). 242 Boulevard. 404-588-0006. www.agaverestaurant.com.
Nos Mas Cantina: This Castleberry Hill cantina isn’t the most authentic Mexican eatery, but the wildly colorful décor and the prospect of sipping margaritas on the fan-clad porch are reason enough to visit. If taste and quality are what you’re after, order the Dulce — Partida Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. If you’re out to get sloshed, the No Más! Margarita — Cuervo Tradicional Tequila, orange liqueurs, and lime juice on the rocks — is available in towering hand-blown glass pitchers. Each glass comes with a wooden bracelet covered with religious icons to help you keep track of the debauchery. 180 Walker St. 404-574-5678. www.nomascantina.com.
Rosa Mexicano: Skip the tableside guacamole and head straight to the bar for the restaurant’s signature Pomegranate margarita (pomegranate juice, lime juice and tequila blanco). Not a fan of the frozen variety? The bar offers simpler versions such as the La Tradicional (silver tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar), and La Clasica (Milagro 100 percent agave silver tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar). 245 18th St. 404-347-4090. www.rosamexicano.com.
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