National Tequila Day is almost here! This calls for margaritas (aka a mix of tequila, triple sec and lime juice). Get ’em frozen, flavored with fruit puree, spicy, blue and beyond. Call the sitter and sip one of your faves somewhere on July 24.
These Jersey spots have National Tequila Day specials:
Cherry Hill, Paramus, Princeton, Toms River, Wayne, Woodbridge
Sip on $5 classic margs and $10 tequila flights from July 21-27. Go all-out celebratory and try the new tequila sunburn glazes salmon.
Blue Moon Mexican Café
Englewood, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff
Every location will be slinging $5 margaritas from open to close. Stay tuned for more details.
Chevys Fresh Mex
Get your fill of $2 margaritas and $5 tequila shots to celebrate. Try the new Mamacita Magic Margarita. This pretty 24-ounce bev changes colors right before your eyes.
Quaker Steak & Lube
Brick, Edison, Pohatcong
Go any time to kick back with a $5 Patrón shot.
River and Rail Cantina
Starting at noon, house margaritas are $1 a pop. The price goes up $1 every hour, so get there ASAP. There’ll also be giveaways and face painting.
Tio Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
Toms River and Wayne
Get in on the fiesta, plus enjoy Wednesday’s usual specials: $5 regular and flavored margs or Robert Mondavi wines, $3.50 Modelo or Tecate, $2.50 Bud Lite and Miller Light and $6 select apps.
Can’t make it out the 24th? 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!
Escondido Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Bar
Head here any Thursday for $3.25 house margaritas, or try the new Casamigos tequila bucket or frozen sangria margarita swirl. Go during happy hour (3-6 pm M-F, 9 pm-close on weekends) for $5 apps like coconut shrimp, guacamole or chicken flautas, plus a ton of beer specials. On National Tequila Day (and every other Wednesday), you can score $12 fajitas while taking in Open Mic Night entertainment.
Go Tuesday for $2 empanadas and $2.50 tacos (not to mention $3 tequila shots and $5 sangria), Thursday for karaoke, over the weekend for live DJs and drink specials or Sunday for all-night happy hour. Break out one of the board games available for play while you eat and drink.
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. There’s also live entertainment every night of the week, plus happy hour weekdays 2-6 pm.
On the Border
Mt. Laurel, New Brunswick, Paramus, Princeton, West Windsor, Woodland Park
OTB is serious about Happy Hour. Think $2-3 drafts and bottles, $3 house margaritas, $4-5 specialty margaritas, $12 house marg pitchers and $3 shots of Hornitos tequila. There are also tons of food specials (helloooo, $2 queso!). Make it a date night for a limited time this summer and try the 2 for $22 feast that comes with two apps, two entrees and a dessert.
Órale Mexican Kitchen
Hoboken, Jersey City
Happy hour here lasts all night long. Best part? Órale has a huge tequila selection (from silver to anejo to reposado), plus a variety of mezcal. Go on Tuesday for half-off tacos (cash only).
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. Go on a Tuesday for $2 tacos.
This Riverside Square staple has Hora Feliz from 4-7 pm Monday through Friday. Snag $9 cocktails (think frozen margaritas with mango and organic agave) or $7 sangria and wine. If you’re a tequila buff, ask for a menu of the extensive selection.
Margarita Mondays are a permanent way to get your tequila on. Week after week you can enjoy $4 house margs. Taco Tuesdays also boast half-off tacos.