Did you say, “Cinco de Drinko?”…I mean Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo gives us the liberty to indulge in the finest tequila drinks in town when we otherwise would not have reason. Check out these restaurants for the best margaritas in Ketchum this Friday! Don’t forget your sombrero…

La Cabanita

For the best, most authentic Mexican fare in town, head on down to La Cab (as the local yokels call it), order up your favorite Mexican and margarita. The mixed (not blended) margs come in tall beer glasses and without flair – they’re perfect if you’re looking for a simple, delightful beverage that’s worth every penny.


Despo’s on 4th and Washington is as close to authentico as you can get without going to La Cabanita. This restaurant has been a local favorite for close to 20 years and offers all kinds of delicious fare.

The margaritas here are definitely meant to be shared. Order a small or large pitcher for your table and get your fiesta started off the right way!

The Pioneer Saloon

Even though The Pio is a traditional steak n’ potatoes establishment, their margaritas are SO GOOD. They may be short, but they pack a stiff punch. Whether or not you decide to order dinner, I recommend ordering a mud pie to accompany your margarita. It’s hands down the most memorable drink/dessert combo in town.


The Cornerstone Bar and Grill has three unbeatable specialty margaritas. Choose between (or indulge in) the Gingerita, the High Alpine Margarita, or the CBG Margarita (their signature marg) – all served on The Rock, which is one GIANT square ice cube.

The only non-margarita tequila drink on the menu is the Hot Pedro. This drink is especially delicious if you like the spicier side of tequila life – it’s my favorite cocktail in Ketchum.

Once you’ve had your fill of delectable drinks and food around town, head back to The Limelight, a hotel in Ketchum to wind down for the night.

¡Y buenas noches a todos!

About Casey Sedlack

Casey grew up in the mountains and has years of skiing, snowboarding, and creative writing under her belt. A Sun Valley resident for years, Casey recently moved to Wyoming to start a ranching life with her husband and son.