On National Margarita Day (Monday, February 22), Chicagoland restaurants will pay tribute to everyone's favorite tequila and lime libation with various 'rita-centric specials. Whether you prefer your margarita on the rocks with salt, fruit-forward or frozen, these local spots offer a bevy of options for saying "salud!"
Head to Taco Joint in Lincoln Park or River North for a weekend-long margarita fiesta! On Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, guests may enjoy $5 off all bottles of margaritas (regularly $32-38; outlined below). On Monday, February 22, Taco Joint will offer bottles of classic margaritas for $24, and fruit margaritas for $26 (1 liter; serves 4).
Taco Joint Margaritas By The Bottle:
Taco Joint Margarita - El Jimador Tequila Blanco, orange liqueur, lime, salt rim; on the rocks or frozen $32
Fruit Margarita - Taco Joint Margarita, choice of: red [prickly pear, mango-passion, strawberry-hibiscus; on the rocks or frozen $36
Made in Mexico Margarita - Olmeca Altos Tequila Blanco, Fidenco Mezcal, Hacienda Sotol Reposado, pulque, lime, agave $38
Grapefruit Margarita - El Jimador Tequila Reposado, orange liqueur, citrus-chile agave, ruby red grapefruit, lemon, grapefruit bitters, chile piquin rim $38
Chile Mango Margarita - Agave Loco Tequila Reposado, orange liqueur, lime, mango, chile piquin rim $38
NACIONAL 27 and TALLBOY TACO
In honor of National Tequila Day, Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco in River North will offer five margaritas for just $5 each on Monday, February 22. The margaritas, made with Casamigos tequila, include: N27 Classic; Grapefruit; Strawberry Basil; El Corzaon; and Jessica's Margarita (listed below).
Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco $5 Margarita Menu:
El Corazon - Casamigos Reposado tequila, pomegranate, blood orange, passionfruit with a salt & pepper rim
N27 Classic Margarita - Casamigos Reposado tequila, Brugal Anejo rum, Grand Marnier and lime syrup
Grapefruit Margarita - Casamigos Reposado tequila, fresh grapefruit, lime and salted rim
Strawberry Basil Margarita - Casamigos Blanco tequila, balsamic strawberry puree, basil syrup and lime juice
Jessica's Margarita - Casamigos Reposado tequila, cilantro, watermelon agua fresca with a salt & pepper rim
You'll "flip" for Cantina Laredo's National Margarita Day special! From Friday, February 19 to Monday, February 22, the River North modern Mexican restaurant will offer their "Cabo Flip 'Rita", made with Cabo Wabo Reposado, Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur and garnished with with a lime boat full of tequila, for just $7 each (regularly $12.75).
THE HAPP INN
The Happ Inn, located in Northfield, will feature $5 margaritas, made with el Jimador tequila, on Monday, February 22. Pair your 'rita with Chef Freddy Sanchez's lunch and dinner fare, including Freddy’s guacamole, shrimp ceviche, chicken enchiladas and more. 305 Happ Rd., Northfield 847-784-9200 TheHappInn.com
CACTUS BAR & GRILL
It's always "Man vs. Margarita" at loop-located tavern, Cactus Bar & Grill. On National Margarita Day, Cactus will offer their signature 12 ounce hand-shaken 'ritas for just $5 each. Guests may choose from classic lime, pomegranate or strawberry. 404 S. Wells, Chicago 312-922-3830 CactusChicago.com
The nautical decor and tropical drinks at this seafood-centric restaurant and bar in Lakeview will make you want to "eat like a captain and drink like a fish!" On National Margarita Day, Dive Bar will shake up Tropical Margaritas (DS Reposado tequila, Cruzan mango, oj, lime juice, Cointreau) and serve them with an extra shot of DS Blanco tequila on the side for $9. 3445 N. Halsted, Chicago 773-770-4618 ChicagoDiveBar.com