Tequila 61°

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Latin
Building a bridge between latin-fusion cuisine and the personality of beautiful Anchorage, Tequila 61° embodies what it means to embrace the best of both worlds. Blending time-honored latin recipes with a modern twist, we fuse the perfect blend of spices with fresh ingredients like Alaskan seafood for entrées authentic in flavor and unique in presentation. Best of all, our mixologist and highly trained bartenders behind the bar are at the ready to help you find the perfect pairing with our craft cocktails and hand-picked varieties of Tequila and Mezcal. Using reclaimed materials and unmatched attention to detail, we’ve built a charmingly rustic atmosphere where good food and good times are always abound.
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vipJacobB
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Really nice people that are attentive and value your business.

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richards
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great bars TV’S where off needed to have another type of music in the bar area.

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StefanieO
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic staff! We enjoyed our meal very much.

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AJohn
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous night at Tequila 61. So thrilled they’ve managed to stay open this far into the damn pandemic. Excellent service. Best margarita by a mile in all of Alaska. The fondue and coconut shrimp tacos plus the ceviche made for a fantastic tapas for my friend and I. Go to Tequila 61!!!

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CarrieD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and service was quick and attentive. Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Tequila 61 has improved since it first opened. The food is a lot better and the drinks are good! The only thing is they’re SO expensive for what you get. It’s ridiculous.

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CarolynJ
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are major fans of the Cadillac Margarita. So wonderful you want to order a refill. Be very careful.
We usually order two or three appetizers. Our favorites are the popcorn shrimp, the calamari, the queso fundido with steak.
If we still have room we go for the churro ice cream dessert.
I just like this place.

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KaraH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Tequila 61. While the ambience, service, and food are great--it's the bar where this eatery truly shines. The cocktails are creative, delicious, and served in delightfully entertaining ways. Trying every cocktail on the menu and discovering the unique way it will arrive at our table is one of our favorite parts of the Tequila 61 experience. I've learned that I love having my drink served to me in a video game cartridge or a book filled with smoke.

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JSinAK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was a little disappointing. While I appreciate attentive waitstaff, they may be a little too quick to jump up and clean things away from the table, I had barely put my fork down and they swooped in to take my plate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food hit the spot! Service was excellent and it was super busy due to fur rondy loved the atmosphere! Must try if you haven’t been

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ERAKguy
Anchorage
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

we just got the tacos this time. They were excellent. Our only complaint was when my wife told the server the last time she got a margarita it was all ice and little drink he said well you could get no ice but you get exactly the same amount, so we skipped it

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Allyson
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have just a drink or dinner and a drink!

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MillieT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The live music was nice, but didn’t make up for food that was too salty and overpriced.

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vipJohnnyK
Anchorage
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great local place with fantastic dishes. A little on the loud side.

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CarolB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food are well prepared and unique! Love this place. If you are looking for something special this is the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic, the menu changes with the season but it always has something for everyone, even the picky eaters! More importantly, there are several delicious healthy options. They locally sourced food and hand make the juices for the drinks from organic fruits. I love this place. The facilities are always clean and that’s very much appreciated.

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UncleB
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, just one hiccup. We had a table of 14 and one dinner was forgotten. They quickly made up for it and apologized.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We weren’t super impressed with the margaritas, but the berry moscow mule was excellent. Service, ambience, and food quality were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Tequila 61• to celebrate my birthday with family. It was, from beginning to end, a truly delightful experience. Great food, terrific drinks, friendly service.

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snipes388
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not had a bad experience at Tequila 61. The food is great, and the cocktails are so fun! My only complaint is the menu seems to change a lot, and so then I can't get food i've loved in the past. But then i get to try new things, so it's good. I do miss the Scallop Tostada though! One of my favorites.

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DewH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were delicious, the food from the appetizer to dessert was the perfect portions and tasted amazing. Our server was very helpful in giving recommendations on the cocktails, he was also very attentive to our table. We enjoyed the experience and will return!!

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WilliamB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Overall great experience and would recommend. The guy playing Sax was a nice touch.

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Charlie
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I had a group of 10 people. A combination of clients and colleagues. we had a new waiter who was not experienced at working large groups. You may want to work on training for that situation. We happened to be there for the live music night. ( I did not plan for that) We were located directly I front of the live music and it was too loud to carry on good conversations. The food was excellent. Everyone raved about the beef. So good job there. The wine selection was a bit limited, but this crew was not too picky so no harm done. We all had a good time for a reasonable price. I do not mind doing this again, but probably not on a Thursday night with a big group for a business dinner.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waiter was training another waiter and kind of forgot about us, but he made it up. Good food and very tasty. If there are any questions about the menu, the waiters are very knowledgeable. The drinks were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my lovely wife!

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vipDuncanS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was cold.

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VernH
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great as usual the service could’ve been a little bit better and the restaurant was cold.

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vipWineAndVodka
Anchorage
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice restaurant and atmosphere. Great downtown location. Unique food and drink menu. The food is excellent and the flavors are wonderful. Friendly and polite staff.

All in all the dining experience was “good”, but I feel it could’ve been “excellent” if the serving staff was more inclined to providing a level of service that matched same high marks as they do with the food and atmosphere. In no way does this mean that we were not taken care of, it just means that the service was standard and mediocre which did not fall in line with the rest of the restaurants character.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious dinner. We had tacos and steak. The rice was a little too mushy for my liking but everything else was perfection. My husband enjoyed the rice, so just depends on how you like your rice. Chips and dip was perfection. Love chocolate and raspberry together for the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Hostess called us a couple hours before our reservation stating that we could only “order drinks” (@ 9:00PM). I asked, “Aren’t you open until 10:00PM?” & she said “Yes, but we want to close earlier for Halloween”...& I said “Well, I made my reservation 2 days ago, and we are coming from out of town”.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cool place, delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome. The live music was very loud and made it hard to hear the person sitting next to me. Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved everything but the tables and seating was awkward. Table was too small couldn’t have all of my plates without something falling off.

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CoraK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The drinks and Carne Asada tacos were delicious, and I will order them again!I wasn’t the biggest fan of your ceviche, as the shrimp was too large to eat with my chips. It also tasted too much of vinegar for my palate. I did love the overall aesthetic and atmosphere. Downtown Anchorage is frumpy, but your restaurant has brought class to the neighborhood. Will recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jicama Shrimp tacos were DELICIOUS! Server was super helpful given everything looked great and we couldn't make up our minds.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately there was a mix up between staff members on whether or not we could use more than one coupon at our table. We were a table of 12 adults (all ordering alcoholic drinks and main courses) and we were hoping to use three 2-for-1 appetizer coupons. They would not allow it which was surprising to us. We suggested we could move to three tables of 4 to use the coupons that was when they decided to allow us to use the coupons at our large table. It was an unfortunate mis communication. Our waitress was not very friendly. Food was good though

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music is a bit loud for the smaller space, but overall a good dining experience. Please keep the Smoked Manhattan on the menu. Most amazing cocktail ever! Also please consider doing a taco combo mix. Meaning, ordering not just the carnitas by itself. but adding two different tacos along with it. I don’t mind paying extra if I can taste different taco combos. Keep it up. We’ll be back. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food. Waiter could have paid more attention to us. It was a slow Wednesday night and he wasn’t busy. I would still go back. The most unique Mexican fare in Anchorage!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The server was great and attended our needs for a special birthday occasion!

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Disappointed
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable restaurant with great service and terrific food and drinks. The appetizers looked so awesome that we started off with three plus a side and were so full we couldn’t make it to the entrees. I’d definitely recommend the spicy margaritas! Yum! PS - make sure to book through open table - we did and other walk ins were unable to get a seat!

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Tequila 61° is rated 4.5 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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