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Tequila 61

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$12 - $35
Mexican, Latin, Fusion, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 03/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tequila 61 was the first place we visited after our flight touched down in anchorage. The ambiance, staff, high ceilings, cleanliness, and quality of food and drink were beyond comparison. I would highly recommend to anyone traveling to anchorage to come and have any of...the incredible craft drinks or meals! We even met the owner Jim who could not have been more polite and welcoming! 10/10More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 25, 2022

Had a really good meal here and such a change from what we had been eating whilst on holiday in the USA. Staff very friendly & helpful, service good. However, portions so very large that suggest you share a meal.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed December 26, 2021

We sat at the bar and the bartender, Ilija, was quite amazing! Besides making us superb margaritas, he's an impressive showman. Furthermore, our food was exceptional! We will be going back soon.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021

Our local friends recommended Tequila 61 to us, and we were not disappointed. The margaritas are amazing, and the menu provided options for our diverse crew. Highlights include the jicama shrimp tacos, popcorn shrimp appetizer, and colorful margaritas and mezcal drinks. The service was exceptional...as well.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 3, 2021

We came here with no super high expectations, and got a little worried when there werent many people there, but it quickly filled up. We made reservations on open table. All of the food was great and my dad said they had the best fajitas...he has ever gotten.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 26, 2021

Was here a couple years ago with a large group and everything start to finish was amazing. Back again and had semi frozen goat cheese balls appetizer (empanadas were perfect). Ordered pork chop, under seasoned, over cooked and dry! Wife Carne Asada tacos were “good”....Service and drinks were spot on!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed June 11, 2020

Excellent atmosphere and the drinks were good. The food was average. They are currently practicing limited COVID safety. There was hand sanitizer at the entrance and that is about it. The staff did not wear masks and the waitress stood within three feet or less...of us. Even when I pulled on my mask in her presence, she did not step back. A couple was seated next to us even though there were plenty of tables to practice social distancing. I was really disappointed with their lack of care for customers.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Good ambience, nice food, friendly staff.... was a good experience overall. Prices a bit steep for the portions.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019

Food was very good. But it was overpriced. Staff was friendly and service was fast. It is recommended to have reservation but we showed up as a walk-in. We waited less than 15 minutes.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Went to Tequila 61 for dinner. Unique tequila concoctions, nice atmosphere, and good food. Seems like it would be appropriate for many different occasions - we just sat at the bar, but there were a lot of larger groups as well as couples. Also, I'm...vegetarian and had no problem finding something to eat.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Good food but nothing super special. Comparable to most modern Mexican food places to eat. I would say they are very overpriced with the amount of food you get. Atmosphere is awesome!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

We didn’t expect such amazing margaritas and mezcal cocktails in anchorage! Service was great as well. Several good vegetarian dinner options too. Only complaint was when it was busy it was very loud.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 9, 2019

I LOVE Mexican food and have found nothing but guac from a plastic container so I was happy to find guac made from scratch! They also do homemade salsa which were tasted. Between our table we had a tortilla soup (delicious but know it’s spicy)...steak tacos, pork tacos (super tasty pickled onions), and pastor (traditional with pineapple, they used chicken instead of port which I’m used to but was an excellent change up).... tacos were great guac was the added bonus!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019

As other reviewers have made clear this is not your usual Mexican food restaurant. They take the word cuisine seriously. They take the word service seriously. They understand the potential of Tequila. We had a very "special offering" meal. Beginning with an appetizer of fried...goat cheese with honey and crostini, then sharing a one pound rib eye with Argentine Groucho sauce with sweet pepper, mushrooms and onions, topped off with a unique dessert, Horchata Cornbread  (form of three leeches cake). Drinks were fine, too. Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Found this restaurant right downtown by Trolley Tours. Very nouveau Latin cuisine and awesome mixologist cocktails. Tropical margarita was very good. Shrimp bites for an appetizer was a large dish and really well done. Had baked king crab for main course. Beautiful flavors and very...tasty, but small sized legs for king crab. Recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tequila 61

Yes, Tequila 61 offers takeout services.

Yes, Tequila 61 is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tequila 61 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5