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World Margarita Challenge

Twelve local margaritas, mariachi music, and some killer scenery.

September 25, 2017

Upcoming Events

What: World Margarita Challenge
When: Friday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton El Conquistador,  10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ

Alas, the Baja Arizona summer has ended and we’re once again left with beautiful 80º days and endless social events to attend. What better way is there to celebrate the beginning of fall than with more than a dozen margaritas and a food samples from some of Tucson’s most beloved local restaurants? SAACA has partnered with Tucson Original Restaurants and the Hilton El Conquistador for the twelfth annual World Margarita Challenge, and we’re certain that the tequila-centric event has only gotten better with age. Along with a panel of judges, you’ll have the honor of awarding prizes to the best margaritas and food at the World Margarita Challenge.

Still need convincing? Check out the list of margarita makers, BBQ grillers, and pizza dough twirlers that are participating in this year’s World Margarita Challenge:

Abuela’s Cocina Mexicana
Bisbee Breakfast Club
Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
Dante’s Fire
The Dutch Eatery & Refuge
Epazote Kitchen and Cocktails
Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery & Bistro
Lotus Garden Restaurant
Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue
Monkey Burger
Monsoons Tap & Grill
The Original Mama Louisa’s
Pastiche Modern Eatery
Le Rendez Vous Bistro and Restaurant
Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria
Tequila Factory
Trident Bar and Grill
Twisted Tandoor
Be prepared for margarita-induced grins, full bellies, local mariachi music, live painting, and a raffle that will include over $2,000 in gift cards and gift baskets.
Tickets to the World Margarita Challenge are $55 in advance and $70 the day of the event. Purchase your tickets at

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