As was foretold, the skies cleared and the breeze blew at Charleston Margarita Festival on Friday night on the shores of the Ashley River. The sold out crowd came for margs, and margs were had.

In the end, there could be only one winner: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. Congrats, y’all! Rounding out the top three were defending champs Cannon Green and White Duck Taco Shop. It was a battle for the ages.

A high-five and a big thanks to all our competitors. If you were there or if you missed out on this year’s fest, here’s a reminder of all the local margarita magicians who came out:

Cannon Green, YoBo Cantina Fresca, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, Zero Restaurant + Bar, Taco Spot, White Duck Taco Shop, Three Matadors Taqueria, The Shelter Kitchen & Bar, SOL, Smoke BBQ, Nacha Mama’s Taqueria, Crust, The Brick, Congress, Coast Bar + Grill, Hyman’s Seafood, Crooked Crown, Garage 75, Cumberland Smokehouse, Zia Taqueria, Rita’s Seaside Grill, Two Keys Tavern, and Big Billy’s.

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