Food Pairings with Margaritas

It’s always Margarita o’clock at Chevys. Who knew that tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice would make our hearts so happy? Margaritas are also tasty and adaptable, whether you prefer them spicy or mild, frozen or on the rocks. Not to mention, there are plenty of great food-pairing options to bring out the great flavor of your Margarita. And, we’re talking more than just tacos and tequila (even though that’s a delicious pairing, of course). Join us at Chevys for a fiesta, and try some new food pairings with Margaritas, whether you are into the classic, spicy, or fruity Margarita.

Margarita on the Rocks

If you’re into a Margarita on-the-rocks, try pairing it with a dish that compliments the lime flavors with a chicken or shrimp dish that incorporates lime juice. This includes seafood, wraps, salads, and cooked meat. For example, try pairing it with Carne Asada, shrimp ceviche, or Santa Fe chopped salad.

Our Recommendation: Mexicampi Shrimp. Try our shrimp sautéed with fresh garlic, white wine and citrus juices with a hint of chile.

Spicy Margarita

Chevys’ Jalapeno Margarita and Spicy Mango Margarita pair well with (yep, you guessed it) a spicy dish! For complementary flavors, try it with Crispy Chicken Flautas, spicy queso, and San Antonio Chicken ‘Dilla. But, if you prefer a milder dish, go with fajitas and seasoned vegetables.

Our Recommendation: Shrimp & Sweet Corn Tomalito appetizer. The starter comes with Fuego-spiced shrimp, sherry chipotle cream sauce, fire-roasted corn salsa with signature sweet corn tomalito, cotija cheese, and fresh avocado.

Flavored Margarita

Refreshing and sweet fruit margaritas implement fresh fruit and fruit juice like strawberry, raspberry, melon, mango, and peach. And, this Margarita tends to pair best with mild and sweeter foods. Specifically, you can’t go wrong with a fruit salad or even a dessert, like flan or sorbet. Steer clear of pairing spicy foods with fruity margaritas because the spice can make the acidity in the drink taste bitter. On the other hand, if you get a frozen Margarita, a spicier dish will actually compliment the milder flavors, so try fajitas or tamales. As for the hardcore Margarita lovers, did you know that Margaritaville is soon-to-be a real place?

Our Recommendation: Fresh Fish Tacos. Chevys tacos feature today’s fresh catch seared and folded into warm, homemade flour tortillas. And, it comes topped with chipotle aioli, crisp lettuce, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese.

As you can see, there are no limits to food and Margarita pairings. Bring your friends and family into Chevys and try one of our 15 versions of the Margarita. We make it the way you like it!