By Gretchen Pahia
Photos Courtesy of Modern Margarita

If you’re hungry for a happening spot with a modern flair, eclectic vibe, and a tasty twist, Modern Margarita serves it all up with style.

As the name suggests, Modern Margarita is a hip, upscale take on South of the Border cuisine, complete with an atmosphere befitting its name. While contemporary, the restaurant is also laid back and inviting for all ages and offers a delicious take on Mexican food that’s certain to excite. Located on High Street in the Desert Ridge area, its upbeat environment also makes it a fun happy hour spot to grab a cocktail or two.

The upscale Mexican bistro offers several specials, including daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 pm, as well as all-day happy hour on Sundays. Drink specials on the happy hour menu include the OG Rita, OG Rustic, beer, wine, and well drinks and specials on food from the beer battered onion rings, carne asada tostadas, a dip duo, to wings, and more.

Beyond happy hour is a full dining menu complete with amazing options for a variety of tastebuds. For starters, there are eight different dip options including house-made salsa, Pico de Gallo, guacamole, salsa verde, elote (Mexican street corn), and more. Additional starters include nachos, loaded fries, Modern chicken strips, and taquitos.
Looking for tacos? There are plenty of options to select from on that front as well. Tacos are sold individually and include Korean beef, Nashville hot chicken, carnitas, fried fish, miso fish, and a vegetarian option. If tacos aren’t what you’re in the mood for, don’t worry, there are other plated options for patrons seeking something different. Entrees include a grilled mahi dish as well as fried chicken with chorizo gravy. There is also a build-your-own option where you can choose between a quesadilla, burrito, or lettuce bowl. You select the base, proteins, as well as a wide variety of add-ons including peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and more.

Seeking something lighter? Enjoy one of Modern Margarita’s fresh salads before indulging in churros with caramel dulce de leche gelato and caramel sauce for dessert.

Modern Margarita is a must-try for delectable Mexican food.

Modern Margarita is located at 5410 E. High St. They also have an additional location in Chandler. To learn more, visit