Valentine’s Day may get all the hype, but another February holiday comes in a close second. We’re talking about National Margarita Day on February 22. While the story behind the designated day and even the drink itself is a bit cloudy, the enthusiasm for this cocktail is clear. Here are 29 places to celebrate National Margarita Day from the lake to South Charlotte:



Sabor Latin Street Grill
Eight Charlotte locations | Thursday hours vary

National Margarita Day

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With eight locations from Fort Mill to Elizabeth, Sabor Latin Grill is an easy choice to celebrate National Margarita Day. Choose from their Amigos Margarita, Sabor Margarita or Mucho Sabor Margarita.


Cantina 1511
Three Charlotte locations | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

No matter where you are around town there’s sure to be a Cantina nearby, including the newest addition Uptown. Cantina 1511 is celebrating Nat’l Marg Day with House Margaritas for $6 (normally $8) and Tijuana Taxi Margaritas for $8 (normally $10) and at Cantina, chips & salsa are always free.



1900 Mexican Grill
Elizabeth and Park Road | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

At either location of 1900 Mexican Grill, choose from their roasted jalapeño and hibiscus options, or keep it classic with the house margarita.


Tijuana Flats
Ballantyne, University, Concord | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fast-casual meets night out at Tijuana Flats’ three locations around Charlotte. Add a margarita to turn Thursday dinner into a pre-weekend fiesta.



The Cellar at Duckworth’s
Uptown | 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

National Margarita Day

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At this cocktail destination, bartenders and mixologists serve a spicy smoked peach margarita called “where there’s smoke”.


Que Onda Tacos
Uptown | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Venture Uptown for Que Onda’s $5 house rocks gold margarita. View the full menu.


Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina
Uptown | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m

This popular spot in the Epicentre features a signature skinny margaritas as well as a millionaire’s version.



For National Margarita Day Draught offers $5 Margaritas on their Classic Margarita & Skinny Margarita and $7 Margaritas on their Orange Mango Margarita & Grand Ma Margarita


WP Kitchen + Bar
South Park | 5 p.m. – close

Try a margarita with dinner at WP Kitchen + Bar. The K + B margarita features Jose Cuervo silver tequila, agave syrup and lime.


Paco’s Tacos & Tequila
South Park | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

In South Park, toast with a pineapple mint margarita featuring pineapple and mint infused el Jimador blanco, house made sour, pineapple juice, mint leaves and a splash of Sprite. Celebrating this year’s National Margarita Day with a special fundraising event ~ Margs for A Movement.


South End | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Take a mini-vacation to SouthBound on South Boulevard. Southbound is celebrating all week with $5 Margaritas with their signature SouthBound Rita, plus a Mango Margarita, and a Spicy Jalapeno all just $5 until Sunday.



Moo and Brew
Plaza Midwood | 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Burgers and margaritas? Yes please. Keep it classic with their regular margarita or sip on “Juices Flowin” for a sweeter take.


Three Amigos
Plaza Midwood | 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

This Plaza Midwood favorite serves up house, premium and top shelf margaritas. You can’t go wrong.


Cabo Fish Taco
NoDa | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

You may already have your order down pat, but you may need a few more minutes when choosing from the 13 options on their margarita menu.


Ru Ru’s Taco & Tequila
Myers Park | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

At Ru Ru’s, reading the menu of colorfully-named drinks is half the fun. Try the Magic Mike for a lighter margarita, or the Buck Rodgers for one with grapefruit flair.


Dilworth | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

In Dilworth, grab a seat at the bar or on the patio and choose from one of their five margarita options. View the menu.


Dilworth | 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

The second East Boulevard spot to make our list features a pineapple margarita with el Jimador Blanco, Licor 43, pineapple, agave nectar and fresh lime.


The Improper Pig
Cotswold | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Enjoy your BBQ with a kick. At The Improper Pig, try strawberry cilantro margarita.



Carrburritos In Davidson
Davidson | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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At Carrburrritos, their house, specialty and top shelf margaritas are  served on the rocks.


El Toro Mexican Grill and Bar
Cornelius | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday without breaking the bank. Head to El Toro in Cornelius for $3.99 margaritas.


El Cerro Reyes
Mooresville | 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

El Cerro Reyes is another budget-friendly option with 12 oz margaritas for just $4.


Tequilas Mexican Grill and Taqueria
Mooresville | 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The options seem endless browsing the menu at Tequilas Mexican Grill and Taqueria. Top it off with a margarita and it’s a Thursday done right.


The Prickly Pear
Mooresville | 5 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy the holiday lakefront with a mango madness margarita or another one of their many options. View the full menu.



Charanda Of Fort Mill
Fort Mill | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Raise a celebratory glass with pre-Friday Mexican fare at Charanda Of Fort Mill. View the menu here.


Towne Tavern At Fort Mill
Fort Mill | 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Looking for a casual sports bar vibe? Enjoy a margarita at Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.


The Roasting Oven & Grill
Fort Mill | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

At The Roasting Oven & Grill, they keep it classic. Their margarita features tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour mix and a splash of orange juice.


Los Aztecas
Fort Mill | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

For a budget friendly, local place to sip, head to Los Aztecas. This Fort Mill restaurant offers authentic Mexican flavors and inexpensive margaritas.


Grape and Agave
South Charlotte | 4 p.m. – close

Head to the newly opened Grape and Agave for their spicy grapefruit margarita. The drink features silver tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, jalapeño rounds, and grapefruit juice.


South Charlotte | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

A newcomer to South Charlotte’s Waverly, Chuy’s offers plenty of margarita options, including an 18 oz. grande option and flavored rocks ‘ritas. View the full menu.


Cabo’s Mexican Cuisine and Cantina
South Charlotte | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

It may take some time to pick your ‘rita at Cabo’s, where they offer a sangria-rita among other tempting choices. View the full menu here.