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Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Tequila, Mezcal & Agave Spirits

Casa Maestri 1965 Flask Tequila
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh, green aromas and flavors of aloe vera and geranium, lush fern and eucalyptus, guanabana, and roasted carrot with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long finish revealing elements of fresh poblano and earthy oregano, champagne, bone marrow, and sweet rice pudding finish. A clean and lush blanco tequila; sip, shoot, or craft cocktails with this winner.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Member’s Mark Blanco Tequila
91 points
$19.98
Best Buy
Clear color. Elegant aromas and flavors of fresh ripe agave, sweet cantaloupe, hibiscus, rooibos tea, bay leaf, and mulling spices with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, subtle, long finish with accents of mole, snap pea, roasted peppers, and huitlacoche finish. An authentic, agave-forward tequila with a great sense of place.
91 points $19.98 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear straw color. Fresh aromas of roasted agave, ripe berries, toasted marshmallow, toasted coconut on caramelized bananas and pineapple, mango, and fresh sugarcane with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long cocoa butter, salted sweet plantains, and baking spices finish. Pure agave character is complimented by a restrained use of oak in this craveable Reposado Tequila.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Old Mexico Tequila Oro
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale straw yellow color. Grassy, fruity aromas and flavors of candied yams and figs, herbal honey, pickled nopales and peppers, and lipstick with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-to-long finish displaying suggestions of caramel cream and powdered sugar finish. A smooth and easy tequila for margaritas or shots.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Exotico Tequila Reposado
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dull light gold color. Alliaceous aromas and flavors of roasted carrot, pearl onion, charred fresh agave, and bruleed sugar with a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with impressions of canela, panela, and cumin finish. A nicely savory tequila for sipping or mixing.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Pale clear color. Aromas of wild grasses, almond nougat, cocoa powder, and banana leaf with a glycerous, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a carefree caramel covered apple, celery with peanut butter, achiote, and saffron cream finish. A mild and approachable tequila for cocktails.
89 points $17 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Sweet, fruity aromas and flavors of fresh pear, pineapple husk, grilled honeydew melon, and desert grasses with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, easy finish with notes of marshmallow, salt water taffy, and ground black pepper finish. A fresh and fruity take on blanco tequila, perfect for summer cocktails.
89 points $17 Best Buy
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Minutely hazy straw color. Dank, vegetal, rustic aromas of grilled pineapple, clay and anise, marshmallow, and bay leaf with a velvety, lively, fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-long honeysuckle, charred veggies and melon rind, candied hibiscus and smoked gouda, and crushed coriander finish. A rustic and savory tequila for a mezcal-lovers day off.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Exotico Tequila Blanco
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of spice cake, dark roasted agave, lemon concentrate, and salt water with a glycerous, lively, salty light body and a peppery, medium-length salted cucumber, farmers cheese, hot peppers, and fresh exotic flowers finish. A roller coaster of a tequila for adding zest and floral notes to a margarita.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Mi Rancho Silver Tequila
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Vegetal aromas of roasted yellow pepper and root vegetables, waxy honeycomb, nopales, and pepper bread with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length horchata, peppercorns, and roasted lime finish. A delicate, nicely arced tequila with lots of mixing possibilities.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy