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The Best Cheap Tequilas

These are the best cheap Tequilas to buy!

I have hand-picked for You the 4 Blancos, 3 Reposados, 3 Añejos, 1 Cristalino and 1 Extra Añejo that provide the best value for the money as they taste well on their own and are offered at a great price.

Cimarron Blanco – Best Cheap Blanco Tequila

  • Nose: Alcohol, agave, pepper, cinnamon
  • Palate: Agave, baking spice, earth, orange
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: G4 Blanco

Is it good?

Cimarron Blanco is the best Blanco Tequila under $30 an absolute bargain for the quality of the pour.

It not only has a good taste and better than what its price suggests, it’s also free of foreign chemicals providing a legit experience.


The nose kicks-off with a high alcohol note that might be frightening, but gives way to a rich agave note, followed by pepper and cinnamon.

On the palate, Cimarron feels full-bodied providing a good mouthfeel.

The first sip is rich in baking spice, followed by agave, an earthy note and a touch of orange.

The finish is long, with pleasing warmth on the way down and a touch of black pepper.

It lacks the rich agave notes of the best Blanco Tequilas but provides a very enjoyable pour at a price hard to beat.

Tres Agaves Blanco

  • Nose: Agave, orange, floral
  • Palate: Agave, lemon, orange, pepper
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: 3 Amigos Blanco


The nose is quite good as it hits with agave at first, followed by a rich orange note and the smell of bright flowers.

On the palate, Tres Agaves Blanco feels viscous providing a good texture.

Flavor brings agave, that gives way to a pleasing lemon and orange taste, with just a bit of black pepper spice but nothing severe.

The finish lacks a bit in length, with very little warmth to it, leaving a sweet touch behind.

Is it good?

This is another value play as Tres Agaves goes toe to toe with Tequilas offered at twice its price.

You can also drink it by adding a sugar cube which is a popular way of drinking Tequila nowadays making it easier to sip.

Dulce Vida Blanco

  • Nose: Apple, agave, alcohol
  • Palate: Agave, pepper, apple, olive
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: JAJA Tequila


The nose hits hard with the scent of green apples, followed by agave and just a whiff of alcohol that fades away shortly.

Flavor brings a rich agave note, along pepper spice in moderation, with more of that green apple note and a touch of olive that reminds me of Fortaleza Blanco.

The finish lingers with a bit of warmth and pepper spice but well balanced with agave sweetness making a good sip that gets better when drunk rocks or homemade cocktail such as the Mexican Mule.

Is it good?

Dulce Vida Blanco is another great value Tequila well considering when drinking since it doesn’t have the let down you expect at this price point.

Espolon Blanco

  • Nose: Agave, black pepper, citrus, alcohol
  • Palate: Agave, black pepper, citrus
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: Casamigos Blanco

Is it good?

It offers a good tastemoderate sweetness, although a bit warm and peppery but nothing terrible or off-putting.

In fact, it has the ideal characteristics for a mixer to make cheap Margaritas yet also drinks nicely in Ranch Water, or any homemade cocktail.


The nose is light displaying an earthy aroma, with a dash of black pepper and a bit of ethanol.

On the palate, Espolon Blanco is a bit warm at first, but as you let it develop it becomes somewhat sweet with some fruity notes and vanilla.

The finish has a medium-length, with citrus and a peppery and warming note.

It has all the right flavors of good Tequila such as vanilla, agave, light sweetness and a citrus note at the end. Is light, has enjoyable fruitiness without any controversies.

Tequileño Reposado – Best Cheap Reposado Tequila

  • Nose: Agave, oak, vanilla, apple
  • Palate: Agave, oak, cinnamon, clove, apple
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: Casamigos Reposado


On the nose, you get a rich agave scent, followed by apple, oak and vanilla and a bit of alcohol.

Flavor is rich in agave, with more of the apple you get on the nose, along cinnamon, clove and oak spice.

Finish is long and pleasantly warm, with a rich citrus note and subtle oak.

You’re unlikely to find a better entry level Reposado!

Is it good?

Rich in agave flavor, with just a touch of vanilla and oak and free of additives and artificial sweeteners. 

Tequileño Reposado is completely legit making one of the best Reposado Tequilas.

Delivers great value for the money making it a champ in terms of value and the best reposado for the money and one of the few Reposados free of additives.

Cabrito Reposado

  • Nose: Oak, caramel, agave, grass
  • Palate: Agave, marshmallow, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat or rocks
  • Similar to: Don Julio Reposado

Is it good?

Cabrito is a quite popular Tequila in Mexico where it is used mainly as a Tequila for mixed drinks.

It’s incredibly affordable and 100% agave (as every Tequila presented in this roundup) guaranteeing a headache-free morning as long as you drink it with moderation.

Surprisingly good at this price point in which Tequilas tend to taste like rocket fuel making something worth having at home for Reposado cocktails or drinking on the rocks.


The nose brings some ethanol at first, but it fades away as you let it breathe.

Oak aroma pops-up, followed by caramel, agave and a note of grass.

On the palate, Cabrito Reposado feels creamy which is surprising for a Tequila at this price range.

There is a bit of warmth on the first sip but nothing that can’t be tamed with a large ice ball.

Flavor brings a sweet marshmallow note, along agave and just a bit of oak spice.

The finish lingers with pleasing heat and a a bit of oak spice.

Mi Campo Reposado

  • Nose: Vanilla, chocolate, baking spice
  • Palate: Baking spice, pepper, vanilla, agave
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat or rocks
  • Similar to: Codigo 1530 Rosa

Is it good?

Mi Campo Reposado has unique tasting notes among Reposado Tequilas as it was aged using a mixture of French oak Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir barrels for 3 months.

Mi Campo Reposado provides unique aromas and tastes at a hard to beat price making a good Tequila not only for wine drinkers but for any aficionado looking for something original to add to the cabinet.


The nose brings vanilla and chocolate notes at first, followed by cinnamon and nutmeg.

On the palate, baking spice and black pepper hit first, followed by vanilla and agave notes.

The finish lingers with a pleasing oak and agave finish making it quite satisfying.

El Mayor Añejo – Best Value Añejo Tequila

  • Nose: Caramel, oak, raisin, vanilla
  • Palate: Ripe fruit, vanilla, caramel, oak
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: Espolon Añejo

Is it good?

El Mayor is the best value substitute to Don Julio 1942 and one of the best Añejo Tequilas so this is a no brainer.

El Mayor doesn’t have the recognition of the top Tequila brands flying under the radar but makes a great sipper.

For the price you can use it to make Añejo Margaritas or Tequila Old Fashioned with no remorse!


The nose brings bourbon-style notes of light caramel at first, followed by oak, vanilla and a touch of raisins.

On the palate, you get a fruity note up-front followed, by vanilla, caramel and a tad of toasted oak.

The finish has a decent length, brings a nice peppery hit, with no alcohol flavor or bad burn making it an enjoyable easy drinker at a price hard to beat.

1800 Añejo

  • Nose: Oak, vanilla, caramel
  • Palate: Oak, ripe fruit, vanilla
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink? Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: Don Julio Añejo


Smells and tastes like whiskey but it’s made from agave.

This is a smooth and sweet Tequila, kinda fruity and enjoyable to drink neat.

I get the vanilla, spice and caramel notes that I would expect from a bourbon, with a light bitter note on the finish and almost no burn.

Is it good?

1800 Añejo is neither complex nor deep and does not offer memorable tasting notes but makes a solid option when drinking on a budget.

I was pleasantly surprised by this Añejo which I was expecting to be dull coming from 1800 Tequila.

1800 Añejo is good and attractively priced.

Likable by those that are not into tequila, yet can be appreciated by Tequila lovers and bourbon drinkers.

Gran Centenario Añejo

  • Nose: Oak, agave, caramel, vanilla
  • Palate: Agave, apple, caramel, vanilla
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: Gran Centenario Reposado


The nose has a bourbon-like scent rich in oak, caramel and vanilla with roasted agave.

On the palate, you get blue agave flavor and apple juice at first, followed by oak, vanilla and caramel; just a tad of oak spice is present.

The finish has a decent length, with very little heat, rich in caramel and a bit of oak bitterness but nothing off-putting.

Is it good?

Gran Centenario Añejo is quite decent, is not going to blow you away with any outstanding tasting notes but it does not have have any major flaws.

This is an easy sipper, that goes down nicely, with no off-putting notes and its price makes it a viable option to make cocktails or use it as a shooter if you are into that.

Gran Centenario does not make the cut to be included among the best Añejo Tequilas but you are unlikely to find better at this price point.

Maestro Dobel Diamante – Best Value Cristalino Tequila

  • Nose: Lemongrass, agave, vanilla
  • Palate: Agave, oak, black pepper
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Rocks, cocktails
  • Similar to: Don Julio 70

Is it good?

Maestro Dobel despite its looks is not a Blanco Tequila but a blend of Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo Tequila filtered before bottling; this type of Tequila is known as Cristalino.

Cristalino Tequila has become increasingly popular due to its smoothness.

Dobel is a good Tequila as it feels smooth yet quite tasty with the right level of warmth making it entirely satisfying.

Overall, Maestro Dobel is not only good, but Jose Cuervo best tequila for the money and a great alternative to Don Julio 70.


On the nose, I get a pleasant scent of lemongrass, along vanilla, agave, oak and just a whiff of alcohol.

On the palate, Maestro Dobel has a nice mouthfeel as it feels overly smooth yet tasty.

Flavor is rich in agave, along hints of vanilla and oak with a bit of black pepper.

The finish is medium to long, pleasantly warm, sweet, with with oak and a bit of black pepper.

San Matias Gran Reserva – Cheapest Extra Añejo

  • Taste: Agave, cinnamon, oak, ripe fruit
  • Palate: Caramel, vanilla, oak, leather
  • Alcohol content: 80 proof (40% ABV)
  • How to drink: Neat, rocks
  • Similar to: Casa Noble Extra Añejo

This Extra Añejo Tequila is a super bargain as it’s priced around $50 making it a steal.

I was not expecting much from an Extra Añejo at this price but I was blown away by it.


The nose brings agave at first, followed by cinnamon, oak and a bit of ripe fruit coming late as you let it breathe.

On the palate, it has a medium body providing a decent mouthfeel.

First sip is sweet and smooth hitting with caramel and vanilla, followed by oak and old leather.

The finish lingers with a bit of black pepper to it but nothing severe and a touch of caramel sweetness.

Is it good?

San Matias Gran Reserva is surprisingly good given the price.

It lacks agave flavor but packed with easy drinking sweet tasting notes making it a great introductory bottle to this type of Tequila.

Best Cheap Tequilas: Buying Guide

Prices are approximate and stated in USD:

Cimarron Blanco$27
Tres Agaves Blanco$25
Dulce Vida Blanco$24
Espolon Blanco$23
Tequileño Reposado$25
Cabrito Reposado$17
Mi Campo Reposado$22
El Mayor Añejo$33
1800 Añejo$40
Gran Centenario Añejo$26
Maestro Dobel Diamante$42
San Matias Gran Reserva$50

Cheap Tequilas that taste good

Most Tequilas at this price point typically taste like nail polish yet I have chosen those that taste good on its own and can be drunk rocks and are cheap enough to be used for mixed drinks with no remorse.