The margarita, the sweet and tangy elixir made from lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur, is equally suitable for celebration and compassion. After a week of freezing temperatures, power outages, burst pipes, empty grocery store shelves and no running water, many Houston residents have reason for both. National Margarita Day is Monday, February 22nd and a number of Houston bars and restaurants offer specialty drinks. At the time of going to press, all of the locations mentioned here are open and are expected to be served on Monday. However, you can call ahead in case the after-effects of the week’s weather thwart these plans.
The basil jalapeño margarita in the Cactus Cove. Photo by Fabiola Valencia.
Cactus bay, 3333 West 11th: Try the fragrant and flavorful Basil jalapeño margarita for $ 6 and with the Classic Creek Burger, which comes with fries or tots on Mondays for $ 10 (usually $ 12). There are also small bites like tacos, curry elote fries and salty and hearty bacon and shrimp jalapeños.
slug, 2200 Post Oak Blvd: Visit this Oaxaca-inspired hot spot for half the price The best margarita ever sold. It is made from Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila, Grand Marnier aged 25 years, mandarine, lime, ginger, agave nectar and refined with a sea salt rim. Usually $ 29, you can get it for $ 14.50. There is also an optional one Three-course margarita and chef tasting menu that’s $ 60 plus taxes and tips. Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm $ 8 house specialty margaritas and Taco offerings. The restaurant is usually closed on Mondays but is open from 3pm to 9pm on National Margarita Day
Cedar Creek’s frozen margarita. Courtesy photo.
Cedar Creek, 1034 West 20th: For National Margarita Day, frozen margs are $ 7. Guests can also enjoy the Monday Lunch Special: $ 1 Wang’s all day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Kipling at Doris Metropolitan is flavored with a hint of celery and habanero. Courtesy photo.
Doris Metropolitan, 2815 South Shepherd: Skip traditional preparation in favor of The Kiplingwho mixes spicy tequila with lime and celery and gets an extra kick from habanero. It’s $ 10 for National Margarita Day.
The Frozen Blue Margarita in El Patio literally glows. Photo Fabiola Valencia.
The backyard, 6444 Westheimer: Try a local legend of the infamous Frozen Blues at this neighborhood canteen that Houston has served for more than 50 years. They cost $ 6 each for National Margarita Day. You can also buy per liter ($ 25) and gallon ($ 100).
Good Vibes Burger & Brew, 1329 East Broadway, Pearland: This laid-back burger joint is seasonal Infused margaritas in different flavors. This month’s special Infused Rita consists of Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila, orange, habanero, orange liqueur and sweet lime. It costs $ 12. Enjoy it with lots of food like hot pretzels, fried oysters, and nachos. Put together your own burger or choose from nine specialties such as the South Coast with roasted green chilli, Tiki Sunrise with eggs and hash browns and the Backyard Burger with BBQ Pulled Pork.
Hugos, 1600 Westheimer: This Mexican must-see in Montrose is usually closed on Mondays but makes a special exception. Half price visit on the national day of margarita from 3pm to 9pm The best margarita ever sold. It is made from Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila, Grand Marnier aged 25 years, mandarine, lime, ginger, agave nectar and refined with a sea salt rim. Usually $ 29, you can get it for $ 14.50 for just one day. There is also an optional one Three-course margarita and chef tasting menu that’s $ 60 plus taxes and tips. Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm $ 8 house specialty margaritas and Taco offerings. The restaurant is usually closed on Mondays but is open from 3pm to 9pm on National Margarita Day
Johnny’s golden brick, 2518 Yale: Visit this frozen neighborhood meeting point for $ 8 margaritas Available for dining and take-away. The same deal is available daily, but the cocktail vacation is a great bonus excuse to visit.
Pair a crispy margarita with upscale pub grub at Monkey’s Tail. Photo by Shannon O’Hara.
Monkey tail, 5802 Fulton: Choose from two variations all day on February 22nd normal margarita is available on the rocks or frozen and is made from Sauza Blanco Tequila, orange liqueur, grilled lime and agave. There is also one Fanta Orange Margarita served frozen. All options are $ 8 during regular hours and $ 6 during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Both are available to take away when bought with items such as fries with salsa, queso or guacamole, burgers, pizza and wings.
Onion stream, 3106 White Oak: Try the sweet and smoky Frozen mezcal margarita for $ 7. On Mondays there is also all day breakfast and the Cast Iron Steak Night, which soak up tequila like a champ.
The Orleans Seafood Kitchen serves frozen margaritas for just $ 4 on Mondays. Photo by Becca Wright.
Orleans seafood cuisine, 20940 Katy Motorway: Frozen margaritas are only $ 4 all day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on National Margarita Day. Pair them with bar bites like fried pickles and hushpuppies, grilled and fried seafood, or hearty po’boys filled with a variety of fillings.
Ouisie’s Table Restaurant, 3939 San Felipe: Try the new, smoky one Rock on rock Margarita Premiere on National Margarita Day. It contains Teremana Tequila by Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock). It costs $ 12 for the holiday and stays on the regular menu. Also $ 12 are those House Margaritamade with tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Take it a few notches with that millionaire that goes for the more affordable $ 22 and combines tequila, mezcal, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. All cocktails are only available for dinner and guests must wear a mask when not seated at a table. Please call for reservations and more information 713-528-2264.
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th Street: Although the restaurant will be closed on February 22nd, diners will be able to attend National Margarita Day Part 2 on Tuesday, February 23rd. Get one for all day at half price or until sold out. Reserve online for dinner.
The sweet and tart house cocktail Pig-A-Rita at Piggy’s. Photo by Fabiola Valencia.
Piggy, 3412 West Lamar: Relax on the spacious terrace with the house special Pig-a-Rita for $ 7. Try tasty bites like Piggy’s “Sheet Pan” nachos, four types of street tacos including Shrimp Fajita and Spicy Charred Brussel, Pizza and Burger.
Armed men, 1517 Westheimer: This cool and quirky taco shop has Wonder margaritas for $ 6 each. Try it with chips and cerveza queso, Spanish ribs popular with fans in a sweet chipotle glaze, shrimp ceviche or eight tacos variants such as barbacoa, carnitas, portobello and al pastor.
In the taco stand, choose from frozen and canned margaritas in flavors such as lime, strawberry and mango. Photo by Becca Wright.
The taco stand, 2018 North Shepherd: Take a Margarita Run with Drive-Through Service! There are three frozen flavors available for $ 9.99 each: lime, strawberry, and mango. Canned cocktails are $ 7.99 for a single room and $ 9.99 for a double room, and are available in lime and watermelon
Alicia’s Mexican Grill, Several locations: Signature margaritas are $ 7 for a large and $ 4 for full-day size on February 22nd. This goes well with fries and salsa, queso, tacos and more.
Hungry’s Blackberry Ginger Margarita is fresh and fruity. Photo by Julie Soefer.
Hungry, Multiple locations: The Blackberry and Ginger Margarita Costs $ 10 and is made with fresh blackberries and ginger-infused tequila, triple sec, lime, and agave.
Sylvia’s enchilada kitchen, Multiple Locations: Choose from four all-day specials featuring Dulce Vida Tequila and a variety of flavor profiles. The authentic margarita is made with Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila, the Sweet heat margarita Dulce Vida has pineapple jalapeño, the citrus fruit Perfect paloma has Dulce Vida grapefruit; and the Skinny Lime Rita is made with Dulce Vida Lime. Each is available frozen or on ice for $ 7.
Taco Cabana has a three-day special for National Margarita Day 2021 that includes $ 2 worth of cocktails. Photo by Giant Noise for Taco Cabana.
Taco Cabana, Multiple Locations: The cheerful fast food chain is running a three-day margarita special valued at $ 2 from February 19-22. Choose from the limited time Mango jalapeño and Strawberry mint Margaritas, or choose the daily flavors from lime, strawberry, mango, Strawberry Mango and mangonada. The lime, strawberry, and mango versions are available for $ 29.99 per gallon. Add free chamoy to any margarita. Guests can also prepare a small meal using the $ 3 combo, which includes a choice of ground beef, chicken, chicken fajita, or soft bean and cheese taco with a choice of margarita flavors.
The Blood Orange Margarita from Guillermo Martinez in Ninfa’s Uptown Location. Courtesy photo.
The original ninfas, Multiple Locations: Take part in a friendly competition between the Uptown and Navigation locations, with two bartenders adding signature twists to the classic cocktail. Order the from Uptown Blood orange margaritagar by Guillermo Martinez, and order the Spicy guava rita from Jose Miguel at the navigation location. The winning site will receive a free meal for their employees so this is a fun way to support employees.
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