With an unbeatable panorama over the Peninsula, Margarita Daze is one of the Coast’s best beachfront haunts.
Styled like a Hamptons house, the Ocean Beach bar and restaurant is all beachy whites, marine blues and seaside greens.
Since the stylish makeover, which saw it transformed from a Mexican cantina to something more befitting the beachside suburb, Margarita Daze has cemented its place as a coastal chic fave.
Inside the light-filled beach house, there are high tables with bright and cheery stools and cosy nooks with comfy cane chairs, decorated with cactii, succulents and striped cushions.
A spacious deck makes the most of the killer views over Ocean Beach to Lion Island and Sydney in the distance.
The enormous day bed in the corner offers a chic and comfy perch to take in the picturesque panorama.
With prime position overlooking the beach, Margarita Daze is where you want to be on a balmy evening or a sunny afternoon, sipping on a cocktail or an ice cold beer – they even have frose.
It’s hard to beat the serenity when there’s a sea breeze tickling the palm fronds, sun shining on your face and a cold drink within arm’s reach.
On weekends, local musos ensure there’s a lively atmosphere to accompany your sundowner.
It’s worth booking on the weekend to dine on the deck or secure a spot under the lights to party into the night.
After selling at the end of 2016 to a brother and sister team and their partners, the menu has swerved away from Latin American towards the fruits of the sea – a more fitting menu for the waterfront location.
The nachos and tacos that families love are still there, but there are also seafood platters brimming with juicy prawns, rock oysters and succulent Alaskan crab.
The mussel bowls and scampi on rice both make a satisfying sidekick for an afternoon beer or chilled rose.
With its grey weatherboard and white trim, you can be forgiven for thinking Margarita Daze looks like just another million dollar mansion on the beach.
But rest assured, once you discover this stylish spot, you’ll be back for many more lazy summer ‘daze’.
Coastal Chic tip: It’s best to book early if you’ve got a group – it’s a great venue for special occasions.