Wednesday Is National Margarita Day…Here’s Where To Get Your Fill!
The perfect margarita is the one in your hand right now!
Take a break this Wednesday, February 22nd and let’s toast to National Margarita Day!
An intricate balance of sweet, salty, sour and bitter, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails for good reason.
Of course, there are countless fantastic places to get this beloved beverage in San Diego – here’s a good list to make sure you don’t go dry!
Tony’s Jacal ‘Strong Margarita’
Ask anyone in North County where to go for a margarita, and you are almost sure to hear ‘Tony’s Jacal’ mentioned on the short list of must-try spots. Be warned: these margs are STRONG!
En Fuego ‘Partida Skinny’ Margarita
En Fuego in Del Mar has a great outdoor vibe to it, and the margaritas are always flowing at the downstairs bar. The ‘Partida Skinny’ is one of our favorites because it’s just tequila, lime juice and salt…just the way we like it. But don’t let the ‘Skinny’ name fool you…you’ll be feeling this!
Del Sur Mexican Cantina ‘Black Diamond’ Margarita
Del Sur offers a large selection of margaritas to choose from, including their classic House Margarita, Cadillac Margarita, Black Diamond Margarita, Mango Chili Margarita and the Tamarind Margarita. All of them are good!
Pillbox Tavern & Grill ‘Margarita De Pillbox’
Enjoy your margarita the way it’s meant to be: in a beachy bar atmosphere. Pillbox Tavern in Solana offers its signature ‘Margarita De Pillbox,’ made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime, agave syrup, a splash of housemade sweet ‘n’ sour and served on the rocks for a refreshing and zesty blend of premium ingredients and flavors.
Trust ‘Cocktail #2’
Known for their innovative cocktail menu and difficulty getting a table on a Saturday Night, Hillcrest’s hot spot TRUST offers a delicious twist on the classic. The Trust ‘Cocktail #2’ is a satisfying mix of Jalapeno Tequila, grapefruit, agave and firewater bitters.
Hello Betty Fish House ‘Eddie Would Go’ Margarita
We’re suckers for a margarita with a story! The ‘Eddie Would Go’ at Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside is named in honor of legendary Hawaiian surfer and lifeguard, Eddie Aikau, who never shied away from big swells or rescuing people (he saved over 500). When conditions were rough he dived right in, hence ‘Eddie would go.’
The Nolen ‘Spicy’ Margarita
Reposado, Ginger Syrup, Lime, Jalapeño and a rooftop view of the Gas Lamp? Count us in!
Backyard Kitchen + Tap ‘Border Dispute’ Margarita
In the mood for an innovative take on the Mexican classic? Backyard Kitchen + Tap offers a coastal atmosphere and the ‘Border Dispute’ cocktail, made with Herradura Reposado tequila, cherry Luxardo, fresh lime juice, agave and a serrano tajin-dusted cucumber wheel. That’s one fancy ‘rita!
Toast to National Margarita Day while sipping the JRDN Margarita, made with chili mango infused tequila, mango and house mix, by the beach. Watch people biking along the Pacific Beach boardwalk and take in the sunset for a perfect evening.
JSix’s ‘El Mariachi’
East Village culinary hot spot Jsix has an equally creative cocktail menu featuring the ‘El Mariachi’ made with Espolón Tequila, Giffard Pamplemousse, Luxardo Maraschino and Fresh Lime.
What is more San Diegan than a Margarita? A Margarita made with award winning craft beer! Oggi’s ‘Beerita’ is made with the brewery’s fan-favorite California Gold Blonde Ale, tequila, Sprite and sweet & sour.
Decoy’s ‘Smokey Mango-Rita’
Tucked away in San Marcos is Decoy Dockside Dining. Spend National Margarita Day sipping on a delicious blend of Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, lemon & lime juice, jalapeño and mango purée dockside.
This is one of those places that doesn’t even have a website, but it still made this list. Which means you know it’s good! This is a spot for the true tequila connoisseur. They have one of the largest selections of tequila in San Diego at over two hundred bottles, and will make you a marg from any of them!
Casa de Bandini ‘Birdbath’ Margarita
At 32oz, this margarita is certainly appropriately named! Perfect for a fiesta in the San Diego sun! Served at their Carlsbad restaurant, as well as their sister restaurants in Old Town, La Mesa and Del Mar.