National Margarita Day is February 22 but we consider them the cocktail of summer (ever since we aged out of frozen daquiri’s). 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 drink margaritas from the lake to South Charlotte:


Sabor Latin Street Grill
12 Charlotte locations

National Margarita Day

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With 12 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, 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
Fast-casual meets night out at Tijuana Flats’ three locations around Charlotte.


JP Charlotte at the Westin Hotel

Try their Fresh Jalapeno Margarita at the restaurant on their patio then re-create at home all summer long.

Fresh Jalapeno Margarita
Jalapeno infused simple syrup
Anejo tequila
Lemon juice
Lime juice
Chili cayenne salted rim

The Imperial

Try their Spiced Margarita ~ Mescal Tequila, Agave Nectar, jalepeno, Pineapple juice, garnished with a flaming jalepneo

Spiced Margarita at The Imperial

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

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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 house rocks gold margarita.

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.


Uptown Cranberry Margarita ~ This tart and tangy margarita ismade with El Jimador Blanco, Cointreau, fresh lime simple syrup & cranberry juice.

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.

The Cowfish

The Skinny Gonzalez is a twist on a margarita with Espolòn Tequila Blanco, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, freshly squeezed lime and POM juice

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.

South End | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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

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. – 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. .

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

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


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.

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 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.

In 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.