Dining Guide | 19 Valley Restaurants to Celebrate National Margarita Day
Taste is subjective, right? While you may not be able to get your friends to agree that a jalapeno margarita is better than the classic version or vice versa, I think that we can all agree that National Margarita Day was a phenomenal idea, and we all have fellow marg lover Todd McCalla to thank for this tart and refreshing food holiday.
Whether you prefer your frozen or on the rocks, with or without salt there is no debating that margaritas are THE most popular tequila-based beverage in the US and your favorite Valley restaurants are all in favor of celebrating all things margaritas on Tuesday, February 22nd.
19 Valley Restaurants to Celebrate National Margarita Day
Blanco Tacos + Tequila
2502 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85016 | 602.429.8000
6166 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85253 | 480.305.6692
Special | Blanco Tacos + Tequila will be offering their Classic Margarita for $6 all day long (normally $9) to celebrate everyone’s favorite cocktail holiday.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | A classic is, well, classic and always makes a great choice. My personal favorite (not encompassed in their special promotion) is their hibiscus flower margarita. I mean, I’m a sucker with anything that is made with elderflower and adding in white peach and hibiscus flower I’m done for!
6107 N. 7th St. | Phoenix | 85014 | 480.750.0506
Special | Camp Social will be offering margarita specials all day long from 11:00am-11:00pm featuring first margarita purchases for only $1.00 and any other margarita purchases for the price of $4.00 each in addition to flavored varieties for $5.00.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | Camp Social’s Arizona Summer is perfect for our crazy summer nights; a refreshing mix of herradura silver, ancho reyes, watermelon and jalapeno. Not too sweet or spicy–just right!
7320 E. Indian Plaza | Scottsdale | 85251 | 623.900.4353
Special | Casa Amigos in Scottsdale will be featuring $5 house mags all day long
Phoenix Bites Recommends | The El Fuego brings the heat! Those muddled jalapenos will clear your mind and your sinuses!
Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
7000 E. Mayo Blvd. | Phoenix | 85054 | 480.467.4455
7228 E. 1st Ave. | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.970.9002
Special | To celebrate National Margarita Day, Cien Agaves is offering their house margaritas and all appetizers at 1/2 price as well as discounted select Mexican beers and $2.50 Tinga Tacos from 3 to 7pm.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | It sounds kooky, but stay with me: the avocado margarita. Not a misprint, it’s a real thing and it is surprisingly light with a creamy consistency. Added bonus: the avocado adds heathy fats and antioxidants.
640 S. Mill Ave. | Tempe | 85281 | 480.257.2797
4425 N. Saddlebag Trail | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.945.6200
Special | El Hefe is offering delicious house margaritas for just $5 all day long on National Margarita Day. Offer is valid until 10PM at both locations.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | The subtle floral and fruit notes in the amorz zul margarita bring an exciting spin to your margarita when you’re looking for an out-of-the-box libation.
Hula’s Modern Tiki
4700 N. Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.265.8454
7213 E. 1st Ave. | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.970.4852
Special | All day long, Hula’s Modern Tiki is offering two for one Lilikoi Margaritas, which features tequila, passion fruit, sweet & sour, oj, and lime juice.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | Pairing the lilikoi margarita with the island style poke will transport you and give you island vibes!
Joyride Taco House
5202 N. Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.274.8226
302 N. Gilbert Road | Gilbert | 85234 | 480.632.8226
Special | From 11am to 5pm, all margaritas will be $5 (excluding The Boss special margarita.) Joyride will be taking their classic margarita to the next level with The Boss featuring Astral Blanco Tequila, house made citrus agua fresca and Royal Combier. It will be available for $13 all day on National Margarita Day.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | Go big or go home, right? Go for The Boss and live large this National Margarita Day.
Kelly’s at Southbridge
7117 E. 6th Ave. | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.393.3205
Special | Kelly’s at Southbridge will feature $8 Casamigos margaritas including Chambord, Cadillac, Paloma and a watermelon jalapeno basil margarita.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | I really dig the unexpected combination of watermelon and jalapeno as well as that contrast of sweet and heat.
Macayo’s Mexican Table
12637 S. 48th St | Phoenix | 85044 | 480.598.5101
6012 W. Bell Road | Glendale | 85308 | 602.298.8080
300 S. Ash Ave. | Tempe | 85281 | 480.966.6677
7829 W. Thomas Road | Phoenix | 85033 | 623.873.0313
1474 N. Litchfield Road | Goodyear | 85395 | 623.209.7000
1920 S. Dobson Road | Mesa | 85202 | 480.820.0237
15565 W. Bell Road | Surprise | 85374 | 623.214.5950
3815 N. Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.264.6141
Special | Guests can enjoy $2.00 off Macayo’s popular Margarita Flight — enjoying the margarita tastings for just $7.99 versus the regular price of $9.99. (image attached)
Phoenix Bites Recommends | A margarita flight is the best way to sample a few different flavors and suss out your favorites. My go to? Definitely the prickly pear!
Old Town Gringos
4209 N. Craftsman Court | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.423.3800
Special | OTG is offering all their margarita selections for half off from 11:0am until 2pm. The Tijuana Talent Show, OTG’s classic margarita, is made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila, Triple Sec, and fresh lime juice. Guests can enjoy it frozen or on the rocks and with a variety of flavor choices beyond the “house” including peach, blueberry, pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, mango, electric blue or prickly pear.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | You can’t be unhappy with a Tijuana Talen Show in your hand. If you paid that with The Mamas and the Papas, OTG’s very special tater tot nachos, you’ve got the makings of the best day ever!
3737 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.945.3353
Special | $5 Altos Margs all day long
Phoenix Bites Recommends | RnR’s spicy mango margarita has a nice heat level that pairs really well with the sweet and spicy flavors of the mango.
4800 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.947.0795
Special | Roaring Fork will offer happy hour pricing on all frozen margaritas in the saloon only, from 4:00pm-close including their newest Spicy Jalapeño Margarita, signature Huckleberry Margarita and famous RF margarita for only $5.00.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | I’m not normally one to opt for a frozen margarita, but Roaring Fork’s huckleberry margarita has such a unique and special flavor that it is an absolute delight and treat on a sunny day.
4801 E. Cactus Road | Scottsdale | 85254 | 602.795.9463
Special | Salty Sow will feature their margarita board for only $12 per person including mini Blanche, Blanche Royale, Little Larry and Wallow margaritas. In addition, the restaurant will offer fresh lime margaritas for only $5.00 exclusively on this date.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | The margarita board is definitely the way to go at Salty Sow, what with variety being the spice of life and all.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
21001 N. Tatum Blvd. | Phoenix | 85050 | 480.585.5900
7200 W. Ray Road | Chandler | 85226 | 480.961.1700
Special | Both Sandbar locations will be offering ½ price margaritas all day long
Phoenix Bites Recommends | I’m not sure if its technically categorized as a margarita, but I am loving the Bringing Sexy Back. The addition of pineapple juice and Sprite float bring a little excitement to your cocktail plus it gets you thinking about Justin Timberlake and is that ever a bad thing?
101 E. Baseline Road | Tempe | 85283 | 480.839.8226
7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. | Scottsdale | 85260 | 480.443.8226
3461 W. Frye Road | Chandler | 85226 | 480.726.8226
1335 E. Baseline Road | Gilbert | 85233 | 480.755.8226
2597 S. Market St. | Gilbert | 85297 | 480.497.8226
20707 E. Maya Road | Queen Creek | 85142
320 S. Regent St. | Flagstaff | 86001 | 928.214.8226
Special |Someburros wants to extend all that margarita love. Instead of just one day of celebrations and specials, they are inviting you to treat yo’ self all week long! You can grab a $2 frozen traditional or strawberry margarita February 19th through the 23rd.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | With a weeklong special you have the perfect invitation to mix things up. Pop in on Monday for a traditional (you know, because Mondays are the worst) then swing back in on Tuesday for strawberry, Wednesday calls for a traditional – and so on! You get it!
546 E. Osborn Road | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.264.4143
Special | Taco Guild will offer the 1893 margarita for $5.00 all day! Taco Guild will also have specials on the Holy Grail margarita and Herradura shot.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | The 1893 margarita, fresh made guacamole and a taco plate are everything that is good in this world!
6003 N. 16th St. | Phoenix | 85016 | 602.248.7827
Special | TEXAZ Grill will be offering ½ price house margaritas all day long which just so happen to be a perfect pairing with their national chili day special (which also happens to fall on 2.22)–you can get unlimited cups of chili for $8.50 from 11am until 4pm
Phoenix Bites Recommends | The TEXAZ margarita is a classic and for a joint that’s been a local favorite for over 30 years, just go with it!
13525 N. Litchfield Road | Surprise | 85379 | 623.975.7529
Special | Uptown Alley in Surprise will celebrate National Tequila Day with $5 margaritas! The entertainment venue will feature brandy and sangria margaritas on the rocks and frozen strawberry, mango or raz.
Phoenix Bites Recommends | Uptown Alley’s melon margarita brightens my soul! The fresh flavors provided by the melon liqueur with the slight tartness brought on by the lime juice that helps to temper the sweetness just a touch make it a definite departure from the classic margarita.
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill
10625 N. Tatum Blvd. | Phoenix | 85028 | 480.948.9010
7221 W. Ray Road | Chandler | 85226 | 480.893.7550
Special | For National Margarita Day Z’Tejas will offer the 6th Street Margarita for $5.00 all day! Plus, both locations are creating a special margarita that will only be offered on 2/22!
Phoenix Bites Recommends | The 6th street margarita has been a favorite since some of my first dates with my husband, so it’s basically a love potion.
With so many specials throughout the Valley where will you be celebrating National Margarita Day?