National Margarita Day Is a Thing (And It’s a Great Excuse to Plan a Girls' Night)
We’ve got the scoop on the best NJ spots to raise a glass.
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National Margarita Day is almost here! One of our faves, this classic cocktail is a mix of tequila, triple sec and lime juice, most simply. But you can get them frozen, flavored with fruit puree, spicy, blue and more. Call the sitter and sip one of your faves somewhere local this Thursday, Feb 22.
These Jersey spots have National Margarita Day specials:
Cherry Hill, Paramus, Princeton, Toms River, Wayne, Woodbridge
This island-inspired grille is going all-out with $2.22 margaritas (the gorgeous hibiscus marg is a must). And that’s just the beginning: The Viva la ’Rita campaign runs from February 22-April 8. That means there are tasty surprises to come!
Englewood, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff
Celebrate the restaurant’s 18th anniversary with a Corona happy hour 4-6 pm, apps from 4-7 pm and $5 margs all day long. Options include the Skinny Margarita, made simply with agave nectar and fresh lime juice, and The Wolf, made with OJ and jalapeños.
$3 margaritas are being poured all day long. Pair it with an order of famous Dog and Cask potato chips, or black bean chorizo taquitos if you want to stay in the spirit.
Make it to the shore early this year for $3.99 margaritas, Margarita University and a big toast at 5 pm you won’t want to miss.
Mt. Laurel, New Brunswick, Paramus, Princeton, West Windsor, Woodland Park
Not only can you get $2 margaritas on the holiday; you can get them every day leading up to the 22nd, too!
New Milford, Nutley
Happy hour at Pancho’s is all day, every day at the New Milford location. That means epic deals on margaritas (frozen or rocks, flavored or classic) on the 22nd and beyond. But National Margarita Day has even sweeter deals: $2 margs and 99-cent tequila shots.
Can’t make it out the 22nd? No worries; these spots have food (and drink specials) worth checking out all year round.
Every weekday but Wednesday from 4-7 pm plus Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 pm, this spot is slinging $6 margaritas and sangria, $5 drafts and house wine, $3 Pacifico and Negra Modelo. Thursdays are the best bang for your buck, though; the specials last all night!
Head here any Thursday for $3 house margaritas. Go during happy hour (3-6 pm or 9-close) for $5 apps like coconut shrimp, guacamole or chicken flautas, plus a ton of beer specials.
This is a go-to margarita spot serves up authentic tex-mex and cajun cuisine. Pair your cocktail with Louisiana catfish, andouille sausage or fajitas.
This spot’s walls, tables, bar and chairs are covered in signs, paintings, sugar skulls and more, giving the ambiance an authentic touch. Margs here come in clay jarritos instead of regular glasses.
This spot takes Thirsty Thursdays seriously with happy hour that lasts all night long. Best part? Órale has a huge tequila selection (from silver to anejo to reposado), plus a variety of mezcal.
Monday through Friday from 11:30 am-7 pm, you can get half-off house margaritas, not to mention $6 house vino, $4 drafts and $3 frozen shooters.
This Riverside Square staple has Hora Feliz from 4-7 pm Monday through Friday. Snag $8 cocktails (think frozen margaritas with mango and organic agave) or $6 sangria.
Every weekday but Tuesday is Margarita Prime Time. You can get house margs for $5, beer specials and $6 apps from 3-6 pm.
Cinco de Wednesday has it all: $5 margaritas, Long Islands and shots, plus $5 apps like tostones de ropa vieja and chicharrones de pollo. Break out one of the board games available for play while you eat and drink.
Margarita Mondays are a permanent way to get your tequila on. Week after week you can enjoy $3 house and $6 Patron margs.