With summer starting to swing, your sweet tooth might be craving some tropical drinks. Nothing is more quintessential than a margarita, and this trail of bars and restaurants through Fort Wayne, Indiana will introduce you to nine of best. Welcome to the Margarita Mile. Check it out:
With a drive time of less than an hour, this mini trip through the second largest city in the state takes you straight through the whole thing top to bottom (or bottom to top, if you prefer). Be sure to bring along a designated driver or use a taxi service if you plan to drink at every stop.
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1. Arcos Restaurante Mexicano
This family-owned, upscale Mexican restaurant on the north side of Fort Wayne is well-known for its Instagram-able margaritas that come in a variety of fun flavors. Enjoy famous lime as well as strawberry, mango, peach, raspberry, pina colada, banana, and sangria. Get them small, jumbo, or in pitchers.
Address: 2868 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
2. Casa Grande Mexican Grill
Famous for its guacamole, this restaurant has been in business since 2009 and has done so well that is has two locations in the city. The original is on Stellhorn while the second location is on our Margarita Mile due to its proximity to the other bars and grills. Margarita specials are available on Wednesdays at this spot.
Address: 1026 Woodland Plaza Run, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
3. Agaves Mexican Grill
Known for its authentic Mexican food, this restaurant has been serving locals since 2007. In addition to all the tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos you could want, this place makes a mean margarita that goes perfectly with everything on the menu.
Address: 4405, 212 East Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
4. Dos Margaritas
When you get to this stop of the Margarita Mile, you may never want to leave. Daily specials always include a deal on one or more of the margaritas. There are many flavors including tropical and lime as well as premium and Texas margaritas.
Address: 4230 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
5. Bandidos Glenbrook Commons
At this famous local chain of Mexican eateries, you can get flavored margaritas on the rocks or frozen. Enjoy peach, strawberry, mango, raspberry, blue, and grape.
Address: 4122 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
6. Cebolla's Mexican Grill
This lesser-recognized local Mexican restaurant chain is one of the best in the area. In addition to authentic eats that will send you home with a full stomach, the drinks will send you home with a full buzz.
Address: 236 Fernhill Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
7. El Azteca Mexican Restaurant
In business since 1973, this amazing place is a must visit on the Margarita Mile if you love tequila. This restaurant features more than 150 kinds and has been voted the best Mexican restaurant in the city many times.
Address: 3326, 535 East State Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
8. Don Chava's Mexican Grill
Owned by the same people that operate the Cebolla's restaurants, this is considered the best place to go for the most authentic versions of their food. The margaritas are a little bit bigger at this near downtown Fort Wayne location.
Address: 1234 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
9. Las Lomas Mexican Bar & Grill
This budget-friendly eatery is a local hot spot for hearty meals and delicious drinks. The margaritas are nearly as big as your head, and they go perfectly with the portion sizes of the food.
Address: 2202 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Are there any bars or restaurants you’d add to this margarita mile? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.