Best Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side

Best Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side

It’s heating up in NYC, which means frozen drinks! Check out these great spots and enjoy yourself some frozen margaritas on the Upper West Side.

Playa Betty’s

320 Amsterdam Ave

Playa Betty’s is a high-energy, California style restaurant with amazing food as well as drinks. I recommend trying their chicken wings!

You must try the Frozen Paloma!  It’s a frozen grapefruit margarita with Cuervo silver, grapefruit and lime, and a pink peppercorn-salted ring.

This slushy drink goes for $12 unless it’s happy hour.  Then it’s only $8!

All of the places in this list are amazing, but I have to say that Playa Betty’s makes my favorite frozen margaritas on the Upper West Side.

Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side


Rosa Mexicano

61 Columbus Ave

With locations throughout NYC and the country, this beloved Mexican chain has more up its sleeve than just their sensational guac!

Head to their Lincoln Center restaurant and try the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita. Just focus on the fact that you’re getting some antioxidants with your good time.

This concoction is made with blanco tequila, triple sec, pomegranate and lime.

Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side


Gabriela’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar

688 Columbus Ave

A great place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in NYC, Gabriela’s boasts the largest tequila selection on the Upper West Side with well over 175 different bottles (including their own private label).

Only 100% agave tequila, fresh squeezed lime, and a little triple sec or agave nectar (no sour mixes!).

Try their “CHIHUAHUA”: a frozen lime margarita with a Coronita Beer on top.

Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side

El Mitote

208 Columbus Ave

The margaritas at El Mitote are made with 100% pure blue agave.

They offer both standard frozen and flavored frozen margaritas.

These drinks are served in giant jam jars!

They don’t take reservations and the place is usually super crowded, so try going during off hours.

El Mitote is a popular Mexican restaurant with amazing sandwiches.

Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side



485 Columbus Ave

Stop by Cilantro for a super strong 16 ounce serving of frozen margarita, which you can accompany with free chips and salsa.

This southwestern joint serves up authentic cuisine and I dare you to get their nachos!

Cilantro is also a popular Upper West Side brunch spot!  Make your own omelette for $10!

Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side


Heights Bar & Grill

2867 Broadway

Here is a place you can enjoy six different frozen margaritas while admiring views of the Upper West Side from their upper level roof deck.  And they’re only $5 from 11pm-2am every day!  This Columbia University bar is super fun and affordable.

Frozen Margaritas on the Upper West Side

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Mike Mishkin

Mike Mishkin

Blogger & Native Upper West Sider
Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area, Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking iPhone photos for @ilovetheupperwestside.
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