Want an excuse to celebrate something this weekend?
Look no further than the great holiday of National Margarita Day on Feb. 22. There are plenty of restaurants throughout Delaware who’s specialities are the perfect combination of tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, simple syrup and a sugar or salt rim. Plus, other alternatives to the classic version.
Or, there are a few bars and restaurants who might not be known for the margarita, but make a great one.
Check the list below and make tequila-fueled plans now.
BBC creates the Mauna Loa Margarita with infused pineapple Casa Noble Blanco tequila, lime juice, jalapeño slices, on the rocks with a salted rim and lime wedge in a pint glass. Greenville, 655-3785
Cromwell’s Tavern offers up a tavern menu and taqueria menu. To pair with whatever food item you choose, try the spicy margarita where jalapeño-infused silver tequila is the star. Greenville, 571-0561
Del Pez Mexican Gastropub is a must for a variety of margarita flavors and Mexican food with a twist. Wilmington, 691-7974
El Maya Mexican Grill offers a variety of margaritas in flavors like mango, strawberry, raspberry, peach and piña colada. Wilmington, 384-7777
La Tolteca and La Tolteca Express knows its margaritas. Try a variety of different flavors. Multiple locations
Merchant Bar is a great spot for cocktails down right. On this special day, try the Lolo “Some Like it Hot Margarita,” created with tequila, habanero syrup, passion fruit, Cointreau and a lime-chile salted rim. Wilmington, 543-5574
The Mexican Post has a variety of unique margarita flavors and names like No Mas Madres and Rico Suave. Wilmington, 478-3939
Mexican Table Restaurant creates out-of-the-box flavors like the Blood Orange Rita made with Sauza Blanco tequila, triple sec, lime and fresh blood orange. Hockessin, 239-5590
Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant creates different flavored margaritas to pair with its authentic tapas menu. Newark, 224-9378
Santa Fe Mexican Grill has a pretty serious customer base and creates a seasonal margarita, along with a variety of others. Newark, 369-2500
La Hacienda serves up Tex-Mex dishes with plenty of margarita options. Milford, 725-5546 and Dover, 724-7699
El Azteca Mexican Restaurant offers plenty of fajita, taco and nacho options to pair with your tequila-based drink. Dover, 734-3444
Agave offers more than 70 flavors of tequila, making this a great stop for margaritas. Lewes, 645-1232
Big Chill Surf Cantina and Taco Reho offers customers plenty of tequila options. Order the En Fuego, made with house-infused jalapeño Sauza Blue Repo Tequila, triple sec and lime. Rehoboth Beach, 727-5568
Dos Locos has a long list of Mexican inspired dishes to pair with your cocktail. Rehoboth Beach, 227-3353
Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria boasts a long list of tequilas to be made with any margarita style you’re looking for. Fenwick Island, 436-7272
This story was originally published to our Dining Insider blog on Feb. 17, 2020.