Is there a more refreshing beverage than a margarita? When a cocktail achieves the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, there’s nothing more satisfying on a hot summer’s day. And with the sunny season just around the corner there’s no better time to share the very best watering holes for the agave-based beverage. Whether looking for cocktails set ablaze or served in its purest form, here are the best places to drink margaritas in Los Angeles, presented from west to east.

Casa Vega’s margaritas are exactly what one needs them to be: not overly sweet, nicely acidic, and most importantly, large. But almost as important as the pint-size libations are the cool ‘50s vibes that come with the drinks. Cozy up in one of the red booths, bust out a flashlight to read the menu, and enjoy a full-blown 1956 throwback.

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