Discover the finest agave havens for the spirited soul

Tequila! (Need we say any more?)

Update: 2024-05-30 05:14 GMT

Picture this: you're lounging under the shade of a swaying palm tree, a refreshing breeze is blowing and in your hand is a glass of golden elixir that transports you to a realm of pure bliss. That's right! We're talking about tequila! Adding a touch of Mexican flair to the vibrant tapestry of Indian culture and nightlife, tequila has gained popularity across the globe. In recent years, tequila has found its way onto the shelves of bars, restaurants and liquor stores throughout major cities in India.

Classic favourites like the Margarita and Tequila Sunrise are always a hit, but mixologists across India are putting their own spin on things, crafting innovative cocktails that blend the bold flavours of tequila with local ingredients and influences. So, whether you're a seasoned tequila aficionado or a curious newcomer, let's raise our glasses and toast to the spirit of Mexico, at one of these amazing tequila bars in India.

Miss Margarita by Arriba–Mexican grill & Tequileria, Goa | Delhi 
Miss Margarita, with locations in Delhi and Goa, is a haven for agave enthusiasts. Boasting India's largest tequila bar, it offers over 30 margarita variations and a diverse tequila selection. The vibrant ambiance, adorned with colourful décor and lively music, transports guests to Mexico's streets. Whether seeking a relaxed gathering or a lively fiesta, Miss Margarita promises an unforgettable tequila journey in a warm and vibrant setting.
Address: Survey No. 301, 1655/5A, 1-0, Deulwaddo, Anjuna, Goa; M 31 first floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi

Mezcalita, Mumbai
Mezcalita, opened up in Mumbai last year and has been on the list for every tequila lover. One noticeable difference at Mezcalita is the pure focus on tequila and mezcal, both derived from the agave plant. From the drinks like, Cha Chinga—made with tequila, charred cucumber and bird-eye chilli—to Oaxaca to Osaka—which blends tequila, sake and the non-alcoholic horchata—the drinks menu is simply bursting with flavour and complements traditional Mexican dishes like Aguachile Jícama, Lamb Panuchos and Birria Tacos.
Address: 82, Nagin Mahal, Veer Nariman Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai

Juju’s, Pune 
Juju, Pune's first tequila bar, exudes cosmopolitan charm with its snug yet lively ambiance. Overlooking Kalyani Nagar's leafy lanes, it offers an elevated experience with authentic Mexican eats and innovative cocktails. The menu boasts seasonal tapas like Pulled Pork Tacos and Miso Mushroom Tacos, complemented by creative cocktails such as the Piña and Pickle Sour. With a focus on communal dining and a fusion of Mexican and Indian influences, Juju promises an unforgettable night of shared laughter and flavourful delights, celebrating the vibrant spirit of modern Mexican cuisine in India.
Address: D10, 1st Floor, Central Ave, Opposite Gaurishankar Kalyani Bungalow, Palace View Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

The Ribbon Room Bar and Tequileria, Mumbai
For those who appreciate breathtaking sunsets, The Ribbon Room Bar & Tequileria is calling out to you. Located in Juhu, spanning two floors, this upscale establishment offers a premium dining experience with an impeccable selection of spirits, particularly highlighting the diverse range of tequilas and mezcals sourced globally. The Tequileria section at The Ribbon Room is a haven for connoisseurs seeking the finest in agave-based spirits. From classic cocktails to innovative mixology creations, the bar offers an extensive selection to cater to diverse palates. Whether savoring the dense notes of mezcal or the original profile of tequila, patrons are treated to a comprehensive range of options, ensuring an unforgettable drinking experience that epitomises luxury and indulgence.
Address: The Ribbon Room, Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, Beach, near Juhu, Juhu, Mumbai

The Leather Bar, Chennai
Located in The Park, The Leather Bar captivates with its enigmatic allure, enveloping guests in a dark and mysterious ambiance complemented by the gentle sea breeze from the nearby Indian Ocean. The interior features a seamless blend of rich black leather flooring and plush olive suede walls, paying homage to Chennai's heritage as the city of leather. While The Leather Bar boasts a diverse selection of spirits and liqueurs, it's their unparalleled collection of tequilas and mezcals that truly sets them apart. Despite not solely focusing on Mexican cuisine, their global menu shines brightly with a meticulously curated array of agave-based libations.
Address: The Park, Anna Salai, Near US Embassy, 601, Uthamar Gandhi Road, Chennai


Taco & Tequila Co., Pune
Taco & Tequila Co, spans across two zones. The fluid-shaped bar seamlessly connects both the zones, the indoor and outdoor spaces. The bar itself is a standout feature, with a suspended rack adorned with textured stained glass, showcasing an impressive array of bottles. Throughout the space, the focus remains on creating a vibrant atmosphere where guests can enjoy a wide selection of Mexican-inspired drinks. Taco & Tequila Co, boasts the largest collection of Tequila in Pune, for the connoisseurs to choose from. 
Address: Level 1/2, 217, Fortaleza Society, Central Ave, Above HDFC Bank, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

Poco Loco Tapas and Bar, Mumbai
Poco Loco is not just a culinary delight but also a visual marvel. Upon entering, guests are greeted by a chemistry-themed ambiance, highlighted by a captivating wall mural resembling a periodic table of elements showcasing the restaurant's experimental cocktails.
The bar features an array of house-made tonics and bitters, following a "farm to foam" approach. With drink options categorised by sections of the periodic table, guests can choose from an exciting selection of martinis, margaritas, fruity mojitos, long island, and the signature Poco Loco experimental concoctions. This establishment is more than just a place to dine; it's a gathering spot for friends and family to enjoy each other's company in prime locations.
Address: Ground Floor Hotel Shubhangan, 21st Road, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Road, Khar West, Mumbai

So, whether you're in Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, or anywhere in between, keep an eye out for tequila on the menu - it's a surefire way to add a dash of excitement to your Indian adventures! Cheers to the fusion of Mexican spirit and Indian hospitality!


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