Santa Ana's Michelada Guide 

If you’re new to the world of Micheladas, here’s the scoop: In its most basic form, the drink is a Mexican lager dialed up with tart lime juice and served in a chilled, salt-rimed glass. Creative bartenders have been playing with the formula for years, adding assorted sauces, chiles, and spices.

Credit for the drink's invention is usually given to a man named Michel Ésper, who frequented Club Deportivo Potosino in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. In the 1960s, Ésper started ordering his beer with lime, salt, ice, and a straw in a cup called a "chabela.” Curious members of the club began asking for the drink as "Michel's lemonade,” which was shortened over time to Michelada.

Today, Santa Ana restaurants and bars are offering their own versions of the Michelada, from housemade Michelada mix to mocktail options with Topo Chico or assorted fruit juices. 

We've curated a variety of options in our Santa Ana Michelada Guide! Salud!

How does it work? It's as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Discover these Micheladas: Each has been chosen for its exceptional taste. 

  2. Enjoy this "traditional" drink: Visit the restaurant and/or bar and indulge in their Michelada. Please note that there are no discounts, special offers, or coupons. 

  3. Share your experience: We want to see your photos! Post your Michelada discoveries on Instagram as a "public" user, using hashtag #MicheladaManiaSA. 

    Tag us with #MicheladaManiaSA, and you'll automatically be entered to win a quarterly foodie giveaway. We'll randomly select (1) one lucky winner per quarter from the Instagram images tagged #MicheladaManiaSA


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Santa Ana Michelada Guide