Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day

By Leah Campano | February 20, 2019 | Food & Drink

Sugar or salt? Frozen or on the rocks? No matter how you take the tequila-based cocktail, National Margarita Day is February 22 and here we have the best spots in Philadelphia for deals and dining.

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Al Pastor

Tequila connoisseurs rejoice. Exton’s Al Pastor pours out premier spirits all day long in celebration of the sacred national holiday. The Millionaire’s Margarita infuses lime juice with Gran Patron and Grand Marnier, while the Patron Anejo mixes its top-of-the-line namesake with the basic makings of a traditional margarita. Or opt for the Patron Flight, where you can sample Patron Silver, Roca Silver and Platinum. 560 Wellington Square, 484.341.8886, eatalpastor.com

Café Ynez

The authentic tastes of Mexico City flourish at this Point Breeze BYOB. Experience them for yourself on the 22nd, when the eatery whips up housemade jalapeño cucumber mint mixer. Your job? Just pack your preferred tequila for blending. 2025 Washington Ave., 215.278.7579, cafeynez.com

El Rey

With specially priced margaritas for the holiday, this bustling Mexican cantina has plans to celebrate from morning until night. From 11:30am to 12:00am, indulge in their classic, or add a little flavor with either the guava or mango margarita. Regardless, there’s no wrong choice here. 2013 Chestnut St., 215.563.3330, elreyrestaurant.com

Xochitl

If looking for a more intimate setting to celebrate National Margarita Day, then Xochitl in Headhouse Square is your place. Its craft margaritas include the Blood Orange, concocted from Blanco Tequila, Patron Citronge, blood orange purée and fresh squeezed lime. If that’s not your drink, go to the root of it all with the Agave margarita, made with Hornitos Plata Tequila Agave Nectar and fresh squeezed lime. 408 S. 2nd St., 215.238.7280, xochitlphilly.com

Distrito

Vibrancy emanates from Chef Jose Garces’s modern Mexican eatery everyday but on the 22nd, the excitement kicks up a notch. Although there are over 250 tequilas on offer, the daylong specialties are the Feliz Margarita, featuring Silver Tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice and the Casamigos Margarita, blending Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. 3945 Chestnut St., 215.222.1657, philadelphia.distritorestaurant.com

aether

Fishtown’s new seafood-centric spot isn’t missing out on the tequila-teeming festivities. Mezcal and tequila margaritas flavored with organic agave, fresh grapefruit juice and lime are on the menu all night, perfect for pairing with a tall seafood tower. 1832 Frankford Ave., 267. 875.1832, aetherfishtown.com

Rebel Taco

While The Bourse has seemingly endless food and drink options, Rebel Taco beats them all out on this day. Savory street tacos and salsa is its claim to fame, but the margaritas run a close second. On the rocks or frozen, choose from their collection of housemade margaritas: the Classic, the Pom Pom featuring a note of pomegranate juice, and the Spicy, which headlines jalapeño-infused water and a zesty salt rim. 111 S Independence Mall E, 215.625.0300, theboursephilly.com



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