On a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than sipping a cold margarita! No matter if you prefer your margarita on the rocks or frozen, the tequila-based cocktail is the perfect summer drink to enjoy on a patio with friends.\nHere in Ottawa, there are tons of great spots to enjoy a margarita. Around the city, you can get everything from margarita tasting flights, giant cocktails with an extra bottle of alcohol in them, and huge pitchers to share with your friends.\nNow that the warm weather has arrived let the patio season begin! Here are the ultimate margarita spots in Ottawa that you need to try this summer:\nBanditos\nView this post on Instagram Banditos 2/3 - Happy Cinco de Mayo! Have you been to Banditos on Bank Street yet? It has a really cool patio, great tacos and great margs! @banditosottawa . Photo by @ottawaflavours . #foodphotographer #foodphotography #ottawafoodphotography #ottawaphotography #myottawa #ottawa #613eats #ottawafoodie #ottawafoodies #ottawafood #ottawarestaurants #eatdelicious #westboro #appetitejournal #shareyourtable #imbibegram #photosoffood #fooddesign #cocktails #patiodrinks #patioparty #ottawapatios #partio #ottawacocktails #theglebe #cincodemayo #margaritas A post shared by Eileen Moore (@ottawaflavours) on May 5, 2019 at 10:03am PDT\nWhere: 683 Bank St\nBanditos has a gorgeous Southern California inspired patio, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a margarita in the summer. In addition to the classic margarita, they also offer a bunch of exciting flavours like Thai chilli lemongrass, kaffir lime grapefruit and hibiscus watermelon.\nThe Soca Kitchen\nView this post on Instagram The 🌧 rain might not go away this week... but neither are our cucumber 🥒 margaritas @thesocakitchen A post shared by The Soca Kitchen (@thesocakitchen) on May 1, 2019 at 12:36pm PDT\nWhere: 93 Holland Ave\nThe Soca Kitchen is the perfect spot in the summer to enjoy Spanish and Latino tapas with a margarita.\nEl Camino\nView this post on Instagram Life isn’t always about tacos & tequila... buuut it should be A post shared by Dani (@daniellalink) on Jul 9, 2018 at 7:34am PDT\nWhere: 81 Clarence St\nEl Camino has two locations in Ottawa on Elgin Street and the ByWard Market, and the restaurants specialize in tacos and tequila. In the summer, the ByWard Market location's rooftop patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing lime margarita.\nBurrito Borracho\nView this post on Instagram The more flavour, the better. 💃 Salty, sour & sweet — our margaritas have all the right ingredients to get your body moving (the Latino way) ✨ • • • #cocktails #bartender #cocktail #drinks #bar #mixology #ottawa #liquor #drink #myottawa #mixologist #drinkup #tequila #thirsty #happyhour #cocktailbar #cantina #alcohol #igersottawa #mexico #613 #slurp #ottcity #thirst #rum #mezcal #restaurant #beer #downtownottawa #craftcocktails A post shared by BURRITO BORRACHO (@burrito_borracho) on Apr 24, 2019 at 12:40pm PDT\nWhere: 105A Clarence St\nThis Mexican restaurant is the perfect spot to split a pitcher of margaritas with your friends. If you are looking for an innovative twist on the classic margarita make sure to order the Mariachi Margarita which is a mix of tequila, triple sec, cilantro, lime and beet reduction!\nTaqueria La Bonita\nView this post on Instagram My work wife had a great time drinking margaritas and singing with drag queens tonight. Yeah for Friday!! A post shared by Spencer JL (@spencer_d_jl) on Nov 23, 2018 at 9:43pm PST\nWhere: 1079 Wellington St W\nTaqueria La Bonita makes an epic margarita garnished with a massive piece of pineapple and a cocktail umbrella. Make sure to try this spot this summer!\nLone Star Texas Grill\nView this post on Instagram Drinks with friends 😍 #drinks #margarita #friends #dowtown #ottawa A post shared by Da nn e. 🍃🐾🌼 (@daniielleroussel) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:58pm PDT\nWhere: 128 George St\nAvailable only at their Byward Market location you can order a flight of 3 margaritas from any of the following flavours (lime, raspberry, blue curaçao, strawberry and mango). At all Lone Star locations, you can order delicious margaritas by the glass, such as lime, strawberry, mango, or watermelon.\nZak's Cantina\nView this post on Instagram #BrunchOnABus It’s #TacoTuesday and I’m still thinking about the great brunch that I had at @zakscantina on Sunday! What is a cool brunch experience that you have had? #thecasualdrinker 🌮🚍🌮🚍🌮 Frozen Margarita, Mimosa Paired with 3 tacos (gringo, salsa verde pulled pork and crispy shrimp) with a side of fries A post shared by @ thecasualdrinker on Apr 2, 2019 at 2:15am PDT\nWhere: 10 Byward Market Square\nYou'll want to head to Zak's Cantina to enjoy Happy Hour from 3 to 6 pm. During this time you can get $6.50 margaritas and $20 margarita pitchers! For these low prices, you'll want to head here after work for drinks with friends.\nFeleena's\nView this post on Instagram Cinco de drinko !! 🇲🇽 A post shared by Microwave 🍴 (@aprildgreat) on May 5, 2016 at 5:18pm PDT\nWhere: 742 Bank St\nGo to Feleena's to enjoy some delicious tacos and a margarita on their patio this summer.\nBlue Cactus Bar And Grill\nView this post on Instagram Drinking my rain blues away. Every. Single. Day. A post shared by Bass Player+Whisky+Life (@scooteron3) on Jul 2, 2017 at 3:44pm PDT\nWhere: 2 Byward Market Square\nThe next time you are in the ByWard Market head to Blue Cactus Bar And Grill to try one of their giant 'cactus size' 3oz strawberry or lime margaritas. Centrally located and offering tons of seating, it makes an excellent spot to go to with a group.\nEldorado Taco\nView this post on Instagram Easing into Friday #tacothursday #thirstythursday #tequila A post shared by Natalie Pressburger (@natpress) on Apr 12, 2019 at 4:02am PDT\nWhere: 170 Preston St\nOttawa's newest Mexican restaurant offers amazing tacos and tequila cocktails. Make sure to check this spot out!\nPancho Villa\nView this post on Instagram This was a whole lot of brain freeze on an already chilly evening! #sangria #margarita #blended #regrets #birthdaytour #drinks #ottawadrinks A post shared by Shana Elizabeth (@itsgood__) on Oct 14, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT\nWhere: 361 Elgin St\nPancho Villa in Ottawa is a great spot to enjoy margaritas in the summer! In addition to the classic lime margaritas, they have tons of other flavours like strawberry, banana, and tropical. Plus they offer refreshing non-alcoholic versions, the regular cocktail size, or giant "mucho grande" 3 oz margaritas too!\nSocial\nView this post on Instagram our Hot In Herre (🎵🎶) cocktail is summer in a glass ☀️ jalapeño margarita with hot pepper bitters! let us know what you think of our seasonal cocktail menu 🍍🥥🍉 A post shared by SOCIAL Restaurant and Lounge (@social_ottawa) on Jun 23, 2018 at 8:12am PDT\nWhere: 537 Sussex Dr\nWith a beautiful patio that is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine, Social is a fantastic spot to go for summer cocktails. If you visit on Saturday nights they also have a live DJ.\nTavern On The Falls\nView this post on Instagram 🍹+ 🌅 = 💆🏻♂️ A post shared by Fiko (@rafikyonathan) on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:42am PDT\nWhere: 1 John St\nTavern On The Falls offers a gorgeous patio where you can enjoy the view of twin waterfalls. On Wednesday and Friday nights you can relax on their outdoor patio and enjoy live jazz. Go here this summer to enjoy a margarita and one of their signature gourmet hot dogs!\nEl Furniture Warehouse\nView this post on Instagram Good, you? 🤤 #saturday A post shared by MÉLISSAF (@melfoiz) on May 11, 2019 at 1:02pm PDT\nWhere: 77 Clarence St\nEl Furniture Warehouse is the perfect spot to go to enjoy affordable food and cocktails. They have a vast assortment of food like pizza, burgers, poutine and tacos all just for $5.95! Meanwhile, you can get a classic margarita for only $6.75. If you are looking for an over the top margarita, order their Warehouse Margarita for $12.75, which is a double Sean Forbes margarita spiked with a bottle of Corona!