National Margarita Day

Looking for an excuse to party? National Margarita Day is right around the corner and we’ve got some goodies up our sleeve! It comes as no surprise that National Margarita Day is one of our favorite holidays of the year, so we are geared up to celebrate at each one of our locations. Take a peek at what’s coming up so you can celebrate with us or celebrate at home! 


No surprise here! We’ll be pouring out the good stuff in Sullivan’s Island, Mount Pleasant, and West Ashley. Don’t miss out on the chance to soak up some fresh squeezed $5.00 MARGARITAS all day long. Not only will our award-winning Mex 1 Margaritas be $5.00 but also our Infused Margaritas. Try out a number of flavors including pineapple, pineapple habanero, berry serrano, strawberry cucumber, and jalapeno.

Free Tequila Tastings

There’s a reason Mex 1 has been voted number one for margaritas, and that comes down to fresh ingredients and 100% blue agave tequila! 

Not sure which tequila tickles your fancy? We will be highlighting some of our favorite tequilas for you to sip on at each one of our locations. I mean, who doesn’t like FREE TEQUILA? We will be serving the following hand-crafted tequila samples from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Sullivan’s Island ~ Lunazul Tequila

Park West ~ Patron Tequila

West Ashley ~ Espolon Tequila

Whether you choose to celebrate at home or at Mex 1, we promise to make your Monday a little bit (or a lot) better! If you’re sipping at the house, swing by and pick up our premade mix and follow our steps on “How to make a Mex 1 Margarita” at home. Cheers!

Lifestyle Bowls – Dishes for Your Diet

Sticking to your resolutions this year? You don’t need to feel guilty for enjoying some of our craveable Baja flavors. Here at Mex 1, we don’t think eating healthy has to suck. Try one of our new Lifestyle Bowls that are sure to make your taste buds sing. Our menu also gives you the ability to make healthy substitutions so that you’re getting the nutrients you need and making your calories count. We make eating healthy easy! So no need to cheat or give up on your Keto, Vegetarian, or Low Carb diets. Let’s take a dive into some of your options.  

Fresh Ingredients

Mex 1 was inspired by the fresh flavors of the Baja Peninsula and little cantinas dotted along the coastline. We strive to keep our menu simple, flavorful, and healthy by using real ingredients.  We take pride in serving local produce, natural proteins, wild-caught fish, and wild-caught shrimp. All of our food at Mex 1 is free of heavy sauces and our chicken and pork are smoked on-site. To ensure we provide these craveable eats the right way, our menu items are made in-house daily. Each bite is just as fresh as the last!

What’s in Our LifeStyle Bowls?

This year, we’ve taken things a step further to help you stick to your resolution. We never judge a cheater, but why cheat when we serve dishes for your diet? If you are trying one of these lifestyles, we’ve got the entree for you! These keto-friendly and low carb bowls have a lettuce and cabbage base, plenty of protein, and healthy fats. Take a peek at these mouthwatering new menu items!

Lemon Caper Fresh Catch Lifestyle Bowl – 15.95

Lettuce and cabbage citrus slaw, grilled seasonal fish, pico de gallo, lemon caper aioli, and sliced avocado~ 500 calories and 11g net carbs

Steak Fajita Lifestyle Bowl – 15.95

Tijuana Steak, peppers, onions & mushrooms topped off with jack cheese, chipotle crema, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado ~ 625 calories and 7g net carbs *sub cauliflower for a vegetarian option.

Taco Salad Lifestyle Bowl – 13.95

Lettuce and cabbage base topped off with stewed ground beef, queso fresco, jalapeno crema, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado topped off with tortilla strips 720 calories and 11g net carbs

Chicken, Bacon, Cali Lifestyle Bowl – 13.95

Cantina Chicken, cauliflower, bacon all tossed in buffalo sauce topped with chipotle ranch, pico de gallo, bleu cheese crumbles, and sliced avocado 590 calories and 7g net carbs

*Nutritional Analysis is an estimate based on the recipe and may slightly vary*

Additional Menu Choices

If you’re addicted to some of our regular menu items, there is a way to cut your calories and carbs. Go ahead and try some healthy swaps such as ordering a lettuce wrap instead of a flour tortilla for one of our tacos!

Lighter Cocktails

Yes, you read that right. We have some lighter cocktail options on our menu. After all, we still like to have some fun here at Mex 1. So if you’re looking to pair your healthy meal with a refreshing cocktail, wash it down with a Hydrator or Skinny Margarita. 

The Hydrator – 8

Tito’s Vodka, Passion Fruit Puree, Coconut Water. Refresh & renew!

Skinny Margar – 9

House Infused Strawberry Cucumber Tequila, Soda Water, Splash of Mex 1 MixWant to learn more about our Lifestyle Bowls and healthy menu items? Drop by our website and learn more about us. We’re proud to offer you fresh and local Baja Cuisine you won’t find anywhere else in the area.

How to Make a Mex 1 Hydrator

Congrats on buying one of our favorite mixes the Mex 1 Hydrator. Our Beverage Director Morgan Hurley, came up with this cocktail on a trip in Las Vegas looking to replace the infamous Bloody Mary. “I was never really a fan of Bloody Mary’s” say Morgan “On this particular trip I asked for a great Vodka and asked if they would mix it with a flavored coconut water. My friends tried my drink and they all started ordering them. That day we drank the hotel out of coconut water, and I knew we were on to something.”

Morgan then iterated with the cocktail when he came home and came up with the perfect balance of coconut water, passion fruit and simple syrup. The coconut water is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are key after a long night on the town. The Mex 1 Hydrator may just be the perfect hangover cocktail.


  • Tito’s Vodka
  • Mex 1 Hydrator Mix
  • Shaker
  • Ice

How to make the Hydrator

Grab a shaker and add 1.5 ounces of any premium Vodka to the tin. We prefer Tito’s, but any good Vodka will do. Next add 4 oz of the Mex 1 Hydrator to the tin. Add ice to fill and shake for 10-15 seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Holiday Happy Hour at Mex 1

Are you sick of virtual happy hours with your coworkers? It’s time to throw on that ugly Christmas sweater and cheers your team with some Mex 1 Margs! Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is offering Holiday Happy Hour for small or large groups in Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant. 

Group Packages

Due to keeping everyone safe at this time, we are offering small or large group packages. For small groups, feel free to drop in from 3-6:00 pm any weekday and enjoy:

  • $5 Mex 1 Margaritas
  • $4 Queso
  • $3 Mexican Draft Beers
  • $2 Mexican Ashtrays

Looking to party after 6:00 pm? We are also offering extended happy hours to keep the fun going into the evening. 

Are you celebrating with a larger crew? Custom packages and extended happy hours are available for larger groups. If you’re looking to treat your crew to a special night out, buy out one of our locations. Because let’s face it, although 2020 has been pretty lame, you can still be the cool boss everyone talks about! 

Featured Holiday Cocktails

Merry Margarita

What’s to drink? We thought you’d never ask. Check out our New Holiday Cocktails:

The Merry Margarita

Our Christmas-themed margarita is back just in time for the holiday season! The Merry Margarita has all the Christmas feels with Lunazul Tequila, pomegranate, Cathead Distillery HooDoo, blackberry brandy and a touch of lime. Hurry in and give this tasty marg a try, it’s only available for a limited time! 

The Big Lebowski Frozen White Russian

We have released our newest frozen drink with a play on a Frozen White Russian called The Big Lebowski. This tasty concoction is a play on the popular cocktail in the cult classic film the Big Lebowski. Our version has vanilla vodka, Irish Cream, Crème De Cacao, Ice Cream Mix and Cold Brew Coffee. This bad boy was a customer favorite last year and back for a limited time. Come get one today!

It’s beginning to look alot like cocktails, so forget the Zoom calls, it’s time to bond and be merry at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina! Reserve your spot at one of our locations today by filling out this form.