From Boat Quay to the CBD, here's where you can find cheap drink deals on these Mexican tequila cocktails
When someone yells the words “Happy Hour!”, we’re usually sprinting our way there faster than Speedy Gonzales. And if we’re craving something tropical and fruity, yet infused with the heady kick of a tequila, we go absolutely mad for margaritas. With the Mexico-originating Cinco de Mayo arriving on our doorstep, we figured there’s no better time to sip these salacious Mexican cocktails than now. Here are our fave Mexican restaurants and bars for cheap margaritas. Ariba!
El Mero Mero
Mexican food isn’t all about tacos and burritos. Aside from their creamy enchiladas verdes (corn tortilla filled with prawns, tomatillo-serrano salsa, and cheese), El Mero Mero’s daily happy hour margarita promo is a real crowd-pleaser as well. From 12.30pm to 3pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm daily, you’ll get the daily margarita for just $9.90++.
El Mero Mero, #01-20 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996, p. 6337 1377.
No need to scramble for your margarita fix here, ’cos this contemporary Mexican bar by the riverside’s got a couple of them. House margaritas – choose from a myriad of fruity flavours such as traditional lime, raspberry, blueberry, peach, strawberry, mango, soursop and more – are just $7 a glass and $28 a jug during lunchtime (12pm-3pm), and $10 a glass and $40 a jug during the late afternoon (3pm-7pm). Just don’t let your boss know why your work breaks are getting longer.
Café Iguana, #01-03 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 05828, p. 6236 1275.
One of our faves for lunch takeaway, Mex Out appeals to our inner muchacho with stuffed burritos, hearty rice bowls and street-style tacos. And when we wanna step it up and go a lil’ loco, we hit their daily happy hour from 5pm ’til closing, with margaritas going at $8 each, $14 for a pair, and $21 a jug. Hold on to your sombreros!
Mex Out, 39 Pekin Street, Far East Square, Singapore 048769, p. 6536 9953.
Yet another reason why Thursdays are the new Fridays! This rowdy Mexican Clarke Quay fixture holds its own Agave Thursdays, where margaritas and other tequila and mezcal-based cocktails are available at $9.90 all night long. This taqueria is also known for hosting its very own resident Latin band, catering to all you amigos out there who’re looking for one spicy fiesta.
Señor Taco, #01-07/12 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179023, p. 6336 6376.
From Tuesday to Friday, head down to Lucha Loco on Duxton Hill for their fantastic happy hour offerings. From 5pm to 7pm, Tuesday to Friday, you’ll get to enjoy margaritas for just $11++ (U.P. $16++). But remember, you can’t leave without ordering yourself some elotes – Mexican street-style grilled corn rubbed with mayo, chilli, and cotija cheese.
Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598, p. 6226 3938.