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Celebrate National Margarita Day at These 15 Eateries

Frozen with a twist, or on the rocks with a Tajín rim, we’ve got you covered.

By Geneva Diaz February 21, 2022

Cuchara in Montrose is offering a Margarita Flight in celebration of National Margarita Day. Experience seven different flavors for $30. Back row (left to right): spicy carrot, cucumber pineapple, passion fruit, and watermelon. Front row (left to right): hibiscus, classic lime rita, and coconut and strawberry.

National Margarita Day falls on Taco Tuesday this year, making it the ultimate delicious duo. Celebrate this unique day of two’s (Feb. 22, 2022), with a margarita in one hand and a taco in the other.

The margarita is a cocktail that traditionally consists of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and it's often served with salt on the rim of the glass. While there are many spin-offs of the classic marg (the frozen swirl margarita, the beer-rita, a fruity-rita, and even a snow cone margarita), they all have one thing in common: tequila. 

Whether you like it on the rocks or frozen to perfection, here are 15 places where you can celebrate National Margarita Day.

Axelrad Beer Garden

One of the hippest bars in Midtown, and always with a lively crowd. With numerous events listed monthly, Axelrad is the place to be when it’s time to get your party on. Drink $5 house margaritas all day long and choose from flavors like the classic lime, mango, peach, strawberry, or watermelon. Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St.

Brennan’s of Houston 

Brennan’s is hosting their second Sip & Slurp Cocktail Party in the Courtyard to kick-off a trio of celebrations– National Margarita Day, Taco Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Listen to live music in the courtyard, which is enclosed by a beautiful boxwood fence, and feel the elegance of it all. Purchase a $45 ticket and you’ll get a dozen raw oysters, two fried oyster tacos and two creole-style Mardi Gras margaritas. Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith St. 

Caracol's "The Greatest Margarita Ever Sold" will be half off (originally $29) on Margarita Day.

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Caracol

Located in the Uptown-Galleria area, Caracol is offering up happy hour oysters and half-off margaritas with their specialty Dobel and Gran Centenario Anejo tequila. If you’re looking for more than just a quick sip, Caracol will have the Mijenta y Margarita paired three-course menu. The specialty menu will feature their top-shelf Mijenta Tequilas paired with mouth watering bites like a layered tortilla casserole called the Tamal Azteca; a choice of tempura fried fish, mussels, or wood-roasted pork ribs for the appetizer; grilled skirt steak, butterflies boneless fish, or wood-roasted head on shrimp as an entree. Plates are $70 a person. Caracol, 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 160.

Cedar Creek Cafe will be offering $5 frozen, and on the rocks margaritas.

Cedar Creek Bar & Grill 

Not only is Cedar Creek Cafe offering $5 margaritas, but they are also serving their usual $3 Taco Tuesday special. Another Margarita Day bonus will be $5 Mexican candy shots that will make you want to keep the party going all night. Aside from their special margarita deals, all beer and spirits are discounted for their weekly Texas Tuesday special. Cedar Creek Bar & Grill, 1034 W 20th St.

Cuchara

This delicious weekend brunch spot in Montrose has something special planned for Tuesday. The menu will feature a tequila flight of seven margaritas for $30, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You might need to share with a plus one or two. If you get hungry, the Mexican street food this place is known for is a great choice for dinner. Cuchara, 214 Fairview St., Suite #1.

Flying Fish

If you’re looking for a down-home way to celebrate and want to opt out of the Taco Tuesday scene, Flying Fish might be just the place. They offer a tasty deal with their $5 classic lime and strawberry margaritas. If you’re hungry, feast on fried catfish and hushpuppies, or grilled shrimp and fries to soak up your margs. Order take-out with curbside pick-up and enjoy these margaritas at home. Flying Fish, 1815 North Durham Dr.

Hugo's will have half off margaritas and a three-course tasting menu available.

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Hugo’s 

This is a great place to meet with friends at the bar with half-off margaritas. The small bites like the Taquitos de Chapulines ($10), stuffed pepper with chorizo taco ($7), or a cup of pozole verde ($7) all come at a good price. There is also a special three-course tasting menu paired with margaritas, featuring Hornitos Tequila, Gran Centenario, Dobel Tequila, and Vida Mezcal. Plates are $65 a person. Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer Rd.

Killen’s TMX

The Pearland spot is the place to enjoy Margarita Day, where margaritas are $5. Add flavors like prickly pear, watermelon, mango, passion fruit, peach and strawberry for an extra buck. Once you’re drawn in by the happy hour deals, it doesn’t hurt to try their Instagram-worthy Ronnie Rita, which is Killen’s classic Sangrita finished off with a pomegranate swirl. And who can go wrong with a Modelito, a mini Modelo dunked inside a frozen marg? Other drinks to rave about are the Mexican martini and the El Fuego; a rita with pineapple lime elixir, Tanteo habanero tequila and cointreau. Killen’s TMX, 9330 Broadway St.

Monkey's Tail will have $6 margaritas and games to play for prizes.

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Monkey’s Tail 

Happy hour awaits with all margaritas being priced at $6 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Snack on some chips and salsa verde while playing Lotería on the patio starting at 6 p.m. Play for prizes which could include a Monkey’s Tail gift card and other branded swag. If you’re looking for more than just a snack, their selection of pizzas is quite hefty, or go for the al pastor tacos with homemade tortillas. Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton St.

Onion Creek Cafe will have $5 frozen and on the rocks margaritas for National Margarita Day.

Onion Creek Cafe

A sister restaurant to Cedar Creek, located in The Heights, will have $5 classic, frozen strawberry, Ilegal Mezcal margaritas. They will also be offering $1 Mexican candy Jell-O shots and $5 Mexican candy shots. Take your pup and friends for a nice day out on the patio, soak up the vibe, and drink up! Onion Creek Cafe, 3106 White Oak Dr.

The Original Ninfa’s 

Order the limited-edition Gran Pasión Margarita for $13 (regularly $15), which features Hornitos Plata Tequila, lime juice, Giffard Fruit de La Passion Liqueur, passion fruit syrup and Grandeza. Add a kick of spice with a tajín rim. And it should go without saying: Ordering Mama Ninfa’s famous fajitas or their award-winning fajita burger is a must. The Original Ninfa's is located on 2704 Navigation Blvd. and 1700 Post Oak Blvd.

Spanish Flowers

For stellar drinks, and plenty of space to invite a large crew of friends, Spanish Flowers is the spot. For National Margarita Day, they will have a rooftop patio DJ from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and $3.99 house margaritas up for grabs. Other specials include the Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita for $8.99 with Patrón silver tequila, fresh lime, pineapple liqueur and puree served on the rocks with jalapeños and a choice of salt or Tajín rim. This is a late night spot (opened until 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday, open for 24 hours on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday's until 2 a.m.), with a hefty selection of ritas to choose from, so don’t be shy if you want to try more than one kind. Spanish Flowers, 4701 N. Main St.

Spanish Village will have their famous Medina margarita for $5 (originally $7) on the celebratory day.

Spanish Village 

A charming restaurant that’ll have you forgetting you’re not at home– especially after you kick back a few of their margaritas. The special for the celebratory day is $7 (originally $7.50) for the Medina family classic margarita. This recipe has held up since 1953 and is special to Spanish Village due to its snow cone spin on a classic frozen drink. Spanish Village, 4720 Almeda Rd, Suite A.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen 

This is the 2-22-22 deal you've been looking for. For just $22 per person, you can chow down on either two enchiladas or two tacos from the happy hour menu with two house margaritas. It’s almost too good to be true! Want to just focus on tequila? For just $9, choose between an Authentica Margarita with Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila, a Sweet Heat Margarita with Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeño, a Perfect Paloma with Dulce Vida Grapefruit, or a Skinny Lime Rita with Dulce Vida Lime. All can be done frozen or on the rocks. Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen is located at 6401 Woodway Dr. and 1140 Eldridge Pkwy.

Tacos A Go Go

Bring your partner (and your dog if you go to the White Oak Drive location) to Tacos A Go Go for a quick meal. These already cheap  margaritas and palomas (originally $5) will be a dollar off giving you more booze for your buck. An easy choice for a laid back evening. Tacos A Go Go has five locations in Houston. Check their website for a location near you.

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