I HAAAATE tequila. So, when I received an invite to go and check out Austin’s new mezcal and tequila bar downtown, I was a little hesitant. But, the amazing people and mezcal at Las Perlas Mezcaleria were able to get me like tequila a little more.

This Oaxacan style cantina exists as a living tribute to Mexico’s native spirit, Mezcal, with the finest selection of more than 400 premium agave spirits in the United States. Las Perlas cocktails arrive garnished with everything from wild hibiscus flowers to the Oaxacan delicacy of spicy, roasted chapulinas, while also offering ice cold Mexican cerveza.

You walk in into a dimly lit atmosphere really reminiscent of a real Mezxian cantina. You are greeted by Mexican art and themes throughout the bar. I miss Mexico so much sometimes and for that brief moment, I felt like I was back in my Mexico Lindo y Querido.

Rashid Barrett will be your spirit guide as you try out all they have to offer. My family is REALLY into tequila and we have visited Tequila, Jalisco many a time. Rashid at Las Perlas Mezcaleria KNOWS his tequila and is the perfect person to guide you through the process. As he told me and my friend last week, “Every tequila is a mezcal, but not every mezcal is a tequila.” Rashid even helped me find a smooth and tasty tequila that I can honestly say that I LOVED.

TEQUILA! Las Perlas Mezcaleria in Downtown Austin - The Nueva Latina

TEQUILA! Las Perlas Mezcaleria in Downtown Austin - The Nueva Latina

You can visit Las Perlas Mezcaleria starting today at:

405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701, United States

Their nightly hours are from 5 PM to 2 AM.

Nightly happy hour runs until 8 p.m. with $5 cocktails and $3 beers.

You can join them TODAY for their GRAND OPENING celebration featuring a Spirits Emporium featuring over 75 spirits in a show from 25 different brands for $30, whole hog roast with BBQ pork sliders and Carnitas Tacos with sides for $10 a plate, and music!

The first 100 people to arrive will receive a commemorative spirits glass!

TEQUILA! Las Perlas Mezcaleria in Downtown Austin - The Nueva Latina

You can find Las Perlas Mezcaleria on their Website, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LasPerlas!


What do you think about Las Perlas?

Do you like Tequila or Mezcal?

What does the word “tequila” make you think about? 

TEQUILA! Las Perlas Mezcaleria in Downtown Austin - The Nueva Latina