Margaritas + Chips + Salsa = The Perfect Meal

Do you ever get a craving for margaritas, chips and salsa? I know I do at least once a week. Sometimes I eat so many chips that I never order anything else (except for more margaritas, of course). It might not be as good as sitting on a beach in Mexico, but these places should satisfy any salt (and tequila) cravings!

Updated: March 31, 2010

When you NEED a margarita...


2031 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

What used to be a tapas restaurant is now all about tacos. They have great margaritas and many other cocktail options. In addition to chips and salsa, they offer guacamole and cheese dip. Trouble!

Tortilla Heights

1750 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115

This popular "canteen" has great happy hours including 1/2 priced pitchers of margaritas. Chips come with three kinds of salsa. Gotta love choices!

Tommy's Mexican Restaurant

5929 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

You might have to drive to this always popular restaurant in the Richmond , but you won't be disappointed. Actually, the margaritas pack a punch so you might consider taking a cab!


2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

The bartenders know what they are doing at this Chestnut restaurant. Sit at the bar before it gets crazy crowded and enjoy your margarita, chips and salsa while you take in the scene!

Tres Agaves Restaurant

130 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107

If you enjoy tequila and you want somewhere that offers more options than Mexico itself (ok that might be a slight exaggeration) than head to this South of Market location.