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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64 years ago, my father started Casa Vega. It became a place for our community to gather in the best and worst of times. A place for celebrations, reunions, drinks with friends, first dates, weddings and memorials. A place that our beloved customers have made their own. Never is our wildest dreams and worst nightmares, did we ever think we find ourselves unable to welcome our friends and family into our warm home for food, cocktails and comfort.

Casa Vega will be closed temporarily due to COVID-19. I don’t know if this is a few weeks, a month or longer. We are closely monitoring the situation. Once our government officials tell us it is safe to resume bar and restaurants dine-in operations, we will jump to action and open our doors.

My heart is completely broken writing this. I’ve worked every day at Casa Vega for the last 21 years. It is my passion and my love. The hardest part in all of this is knowing how hard this is on our employees, some who have been with us for over 45 years. The storm can’t last forever. The sun will shine again. Casa Vega will reopen. Margaritas will be flowing. I hope to see you back in Casa Vega once it’s safe to come back together. Stay healthy and safe.

With a broken heart,
Christina Vega

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