The Heat Is On – Margarita and Spicy Food Pairings to Try This Summer

As your summer days roll on, it’s important you make them count. Summer is the best time to explore new things. With all the fun and freedom that comes with warm weather, you can turn everyday life into a series of mini-adventures. Maybe you don’t feel like hiking up a mountain, but some new margarita and spicy food pairings might be a good start.

food pairings with margaritas 3So let’s talk about the spicy things in life. There are few things more satisfying than a plate of zesty food and an ice-cold margarita to wash it all down. Here are some fun, exciting margarita and spicy food pairings you can get at Chevys.

Crispy Chicken Flautas

Chicken is universally loved, especially when crispy. This yummy white meat has a way of absorbing all of the delicious flavors around it, bringing its dish to another level. Our Crispy Chicken Flautas and Classic Skinny Margarita, which features silver tequila, organic agave nectar, and freshly squeezed lime juice, will pair well for a singularly memorable meal.

Salsa Chicken Taquitos

If you’re in for some delightful finger food or you’re having fun with friends, our Salsa Chicken Taquitos deliver on spicy goodness. The jack cheese combined with our chipotle aioli and jalapeño jelly matches powerfully with our classic Chevys House Margarita. The tart, fruity flavors of the Chevys House Margarita (plus its little bit of sweetness from the gold tequila) delightfully complement the mild spice of the chicken taquitos. And of course, who doesn’t love gold tequila?

Chile Con Queso

Our Chile Con Queso offers a hearty meal prepared with warm, creamy cheese dip, poblano peppers, onions, garlic, jalapeños, and pico de gallo. Washing down each savory bite with a Golden Mojito margarita is the highlight of this pairing. The refreshing mint and lime juice cuts through those heavy flavors and adds some zest.

Smothered Burrito

Our Smothered Burrito comes with two choices. For this, we recommend the salsa chicken with jack cheese smothered in our Mexico red chile sauce. With a crisp Cadillac Margarita to sip on, the sweet and sour flavors will highlight the heat from the Mexico red chile sauce.

Shrimp & Sweet Corn Tomalito

The Fuego-spiced shrimp that comes with our Shrimp & Sweet Corn Tomalito tingles on the tongue. We recommend getting a glass of our Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita when sitting down with this hot and sweet dish. The refreshing flavors of cucumber will cut through the heat of the shrimp for a fun combination.
Tacos at Chevys


Enchiladas offer a filling and rich meal that’s perfect for a group of friends. The complex, savory, and earthy flavors of an enchilada stand up well to the sourness of a margarita. Enchiladas can be a big dish, so we recommend a big drink. We recommend our Big Daddy Caddy to wash down the earthy flavors of our enchiladas.

Mesquite-Grilled Tacos

Chevys delivers on the heat. Spicy chicken or steak tacos make for some seriously mouth-watering finger food. And there are no better tacos than our Mesquite-Grilled Tacos. The playful heat from the chipotle aioli and cotija cheese go well with the sweet and sour Top Shelf margarita for a fun time.

Visit Chevys Fresh Mex for More Deliciousness

If you’re looking for more margarita and spicy food pairings, or you’re on the hunt for some delicious local Fresh Mex, check out Chevys Fresh Mex. You can order online or even rent one of our food trucks. If you love our food and you’re hosting an upcoming event, Chevys Fresh Mex caters, too! Otherwise, you are welcome to visit us at one of our locations in Annapolis and Hanover. Bring your friends and family, and sink your teeth into delicious Fresh Mex.