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9 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day

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Spring is almost here, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a margarita? This Wednesday, skip Wines-day Wednesday and opt to celebrate National Margarita Day, which is celebrated every year on Feb. 22. Whether you enjoy a classic (tequila, triple sec and lime) or one with a little more personality, Delaware bars and restaurants have a flavor for everyone.

1. Agave Mexican Restaurant

With more than 70 flavors of agave tequila on hand, it’s hard to make a selection. The Original Agave is always a crowd favorite, made with el Jimador Blanco Tequila, PatroÌn CitroÌnge, lime juice and agave nectar. | 137 Second St., Lewes, 645-1232

2. Big Fish Grill

A Big Fish favorite is the Cranberry Margarita, made with Hornitos Reposado, Triple Sec, fresh-squeezed lime juice, simple syrup and cranberry juice and finished with a salt rim. | Multiple locations

3. Merchant Bar

The most popular margarita is very creative—Hey Mamacita is made with jalapeño-infused el Jimador Blanco Tequila, Mezcal, lemon, pineapple juice and vanilla syrup and is with a large rock. | 426 N. Market St., Wilmington, 543-5574

4. Cocina Lolo

Around the corner from Merchant Bar, check out The Cadillac Margarita. This decadent concoction gets its name from the Grand Marnier floater and the clever smoked Maldon Sea Salt rim. | 405 N. King St., Wilmington, 384-6186

5. Del Pez Mexican Gastropub

If tequila is not your favorite spirit to sip, order a Pink Margarita. The cranberry-lemonade flavor soothes any of the spirit’s residual kick. | 76 E. Main St., Newark, 738-3800; 400 Justison St., Wilmington, 691-7974

6. La Tolteca

Head to any of its multiple locations on any given Wednesday for $3.99 lime margaritas—all day. Yes, you read that correctly. | Multiple locations

7. Mexican Post

You cannot go wrong with the Hornitos Margarita. A staff favorite, it is the restaurant’s traditional margarita upgraded with Hornitos Reposado, characterized by its warm and mellow finish. | 3100 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 478-3939

8. Papá Grande’s Coastal Taquería

Tequila fans—you’re in luck. Papa Grande’s offers tequila flights, ranging from blanco to platinum. All of the margaritas go perfectly with the restaurant’s views—enjoy the house ’rita from the outdoor covered deck in Rehoboth or catch a glimpse of the bay at the Fenwick location. | 38929 Madison Ave., Selbyville, 436-7272; 210 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 212-2409

9. Santa Fe Mexican Grill

For the extremely thirsty, Santa Fe has you covered. Margaritas are served in hefty 18-ounce goblets. Our pick? Anything frozen. | 190 E. Main St., Newark, 369-2500

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