10 places to indulge on National Margarita Day

Lifestyle | 22 Feb |

National Margarita Day is coming up on Monday, Feb. 22, so celebrate with a unique, flavorful and authentic margarita with fresh ingredients at one of these 10 restaurants. And be sure to enjoy some tasty food alongside your margarita, too.

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SOL Cocina

Savor a taste of Baja at SOL Cocina on National Margarita Day for Happy Hour between 3 and 6 p.m. for $7 house margaritas, $8 skinny margaritas and $9 Watermelon Margaritas with food options including Grilled Sweet Corn, Street Tacos and more.

Enjoy their Pineapple Serrano Margarita made with fresh serrano chile and pineapple, blanco tequila and lightly sweetened lime; Blackberry Ginger Margarita with fresh blackberries, ginger, blanco tequila, fresh lime and agave nectar; Mango Con Chile Frozen Margarita prepared with mango puree in a chile-salted bucket glass, or try the Organic Slim Margarita with organic tequila, agave nectar and fresh lime juice.

GuacStar Kitchen and Cantina

The high-energy plant-based eatery in downtown Tempe is offering $2 off its house margarita and $2 off its brand new ‘Fly to Mexico’ margarita flight. Guests can also enjoy their drinks with GuacStar’s plant-based endless enchiladas with rice and beans for $10. GuacStar also serves innovative margaritas like their La Casa made with avocado pit and cilantro infused tequila, triple sec, like juice and agave nectar, and don’t forget dessert, their Churro Waffle is a perfect way to end your dining out experience.

CRUjiente Tacos

CRUjiente Tacos in Phoenix is offering margarita selections for $5 from 3 to 10 p.m. on National Margarita Day as the modern taqueria also celebrates Margarita Monday.

Their signature margaritas include: the Arcadia Margarita with 100 percent Blue Agave Tequila, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, house agave syrup and fresh squeezed lime; Passion Fruit Serrano Margarita with 100 percent Blue Agave tequila, passion fruit, serrano, house agave syrup and  fresh squeezed lime. Enjoy these margaritas alongside some of CRUjiente’s famous street style pork belly, seared shrimp or korean fried chicken tacos.

Ghost Ranch

Locally-owned Southwestern restaurant Ghost Ranch in Tempe is offering guests the signature Ghost Ranch Margarita and Fuego Margarita made with chile de arbol infused tequila for $6 between 3 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 22.

Other margaritas include the Pina Picante with jalapeno-infused tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde, pineapple and lime, and or the fruity Chilton with grapefruit vodka, lemon, honey, soda and casabel spice. Enjoy one of the margaritas alongside their specialties like Roasted Chicken Enchiladas with green sauce or Aztec Cake with layered tortillas, chicken, roasted green chiles, sweet corn and cheese.

Urban Margarita

Urban Margarita in Glendale is aligning National Margarita Day with Taco Tuesday to offer $4 margaritas from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Margarita flavors range from the Smoking In The Bandito with Mezcal, fresh grapefruit, agave, lime and smoked chile salt; Cucumber Jalapeno with Blanco tequila, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and fresh lime, to their classic House and Skinny margaritas.

STK Steakhouse

Join STK Steakhouse in Scottsdale for National Margarita Day and enjoy half off the Spiced Watermelon Margarita made with Patron Silver Tequila, St Germain, WTRMLN WTR, fresh lime and jalapeno during Happy Hour or the Green With Envy Margarita made with Volcan Tequila, fresh lime, cucumber and muddled bell pepper. STK serves premium steaks, seafood and pasta entrees in an upscale setting.

The Mission

Enjoy one of The Mission’s signature margaritas including their Strawberry Banana with tequila, muddled strawberry, gi ard banana and pressed lime or their Aguacate (avocado) with anejo tequila, avocado, triple sec, pressed lime Smokehouse visa mezcal, pressed lime, agave nectar and fantasma puree. Serving modern Latin cuisine, The Mission offers an authentic dining experience with dishes including specialties on their Spanish griddle, tacos with hand pressed corn tortillas and dishes cooked over pecan and mesquite.

Modern Margarita

The lively atmosphere of this hip restaurant in Phoenix offers a large selection of margaritas available individually or in fish bowls for sharing, gourmet street tacos and shareable options like guacamole. Choose from their Modern Margarita with Herradura Blanco, Aperol, fresh grapefruit and lime juice and simple syrup; Sandia Rita with Altos Blanco, watermelon syrup, pineapple juice, house sour, agave and lime juice or their unique Up in Smoke with Mastro Dobel Humito-smoked tequila- barrel smoked maple syrup, simple syrup and house sour.

Diego Pops

The Instagrammable spot in Scottsdale has a variety of tacos, burritos and sides ready for their photo opps. Diego Pops also has a variety of eclectic margaritas to celebrate National Margarita Day including their Tropic Like It’s Hot Margarita with coconut tequila, elderflower liqueur, jalapeno, fresh squeezed lime and coconut water, or their slightly different Guava Coconut with coconut vodka, coconut water, guava, house made sweet and sour served in baby coconut. And don’t forget an Arizona classic, the Prickly Pear Margarita with tequila, agave and house made sweet and sour.

Cien Agaves

With locations in Old Town and North Scottsdale, Cien Agaves offers a collection of 100 blue agave tequilas plus different margarita and specialty drink options. Their Mango Tango Margarita with Cien-A-Rita is frozen with a chile-lime salt rim; their Pom Berry Margarita with El Jimador Blanco, pomegranate juice, blackberries, simple syrup and triple sec; or their Coconut Margarita with Cien-A-Rita, coconut and a toasted coconut rim.

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