As inventors of the margarita, Hussong’s Cantina has stayed true to its authentic yet quirky roots since its 1892 opening in Ensenada, Mexico. As the story goes, in 1941 bartender Don Carlos Orozco whipped up a combination of tequila, lime juice and Damiana liquor for a regular, Margarita Henkel. She loved it and since then the margarita has become a staple in bars worldwide. Now Hussong’s is moving north and opening its third location in Reno!
As summer quickly approaches, Hussong’s is the place to cool down with the original margarita, always served on the rocks.
Hussong’s isn’t just a bar. It’s a landmark….a legend…a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed experience. It has this certain mystique. It’s famous. People all over the world know about it. It’s popularity has never waned in all these years. It’s also the place where the Margarita was invented back in October, 1941.
Today, the cantina remains in the very same building in which it opened in 1892, and little has changed since it opened. The Hussong family still owns and operates the cantina.