Salt or no salt: 4 spots to enjoy National Margarita Day 2019

National Margarita Day is held annually on February 22 — and here are our four picks for where to celebrate the thirsty holiday this year in Washington, DC.

El Tamarindo

El Tamarindo is celebrating National Margarita Day with its annual $2.22 margaritas, available with the purchase of an entrée.  The special runs from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight — and always draws big crowds (you’ve been warned).


It is a National Margarita Day “two-fer” at Mission.  It is celebrating the day at its Dupont Circle and Navy Yard locations with $8 glasses and $23 pitchers of traditional Mission Margaritas. You can also skip the extra ingredients and go straight for $5 El Jimador tequila shots. In addition, at Mission Navy Yard you will find $8 queso fundido and at Mission Dupont there will be $8 nachos.

El Rey

There will be an extended happy hour to celebrate National Margarita Day at El Rey. From 12 noon to 7 p.m., you can get a $7 glasses and $24 pitchers of margaritas — including special mango and blueberry flavors.

agua 301
Agua 301

For National Margarita Day glasses of classic margarita on the rocks or frozen will be available 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for $6 at Agua 301.  In addition, it will have its regular happy hour food and drink specials from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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