San Diego Celebrates Margarita Day

Margaritas in San Diego's Old Town

What do you get when you mix tequila, orange liqueur and lime/lemon juice? Why a classic margarita of course. February 22 is National Margarita Day (NMD) and what better excuse to celebrate then by enjoying a Cadillac Margarita under the San Diego sun!

I know finding just one place to enjoy a great margarita in San Diego can be challenging. To help you out, here are a few places you can satisfy your craving throughout the county:

Margaritas in San Diego's Old Town

Margaritas in San Diego's Old Town. Photo Courtesy of Prayitno.

Cafe Coyote

Cafe Coyote, located in the heart of San Diego’s Old Town, offers the perfect place to celebrate this classic beverage. For NMD 2012, you can enjoy one of 20 different flavors of margaritas for only $5 all day long. Don’t worry if you can’t make it today, they still offer a great selection of margaritas all year round, just not for $5.

El Vitral

If James Bond wanted a Margarita he would jetpack over to El Vitral in San Diego’s East Village for the delectable and $300 “El Chilango Margarita.” Made with Clase Azul Ultra, Grand Marnier 150, Del Maguey Tobola Mezcal, Palo Cortado Viejo Sherry, Lime Juice, El Chilango is a drink to sip and savor. El Vitral also has a slate of other more reasonably priced margaritas and over 250 tequilas to choose from.

Las Olas

For those in the North County, Las Olasoffers margaritas made with flavor infused in-house tequilas. Looking for something sweet? Order the fresh mango or strawberry margaritas. Feeling sweet yet desiring something spicy? Try the Pineapple and Chile Margarita for the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. With locations in Cardiff by the Sea and Carlsbad, you’ll have your pick for the most convenient place to sip and enjoy.

Casa de Pico

Casa de Pico's famous "Bird Bath margarita"

Casa de Pico

San Diego’s East County is all about “Go Big or Go Home” with its wide open spaces, mountains and lifted F-350s. Casa de Pico definitely follows this mantra with its enormous Giant Bird Bath Margarita. You might want to bring a friend (or two) with you or order one of their smaller options like the Casa de Pico Margarita, made with the same unique recipe since 1971.

There are plenty of other options for a great margarita in San Diego. Let us know your pick by leaving a comment below.

4 thoughts on “San Diego Celebrates Margarita Day

  1. Iris food and spirits has a killer spicy margarita made with maestro dobel diamond tequila, fresh squeezed lime, and an in-house orange/serrano pepper syrup…served up with a salt rim and a lime sun…match that with the kalua pork tostadas and only good things can happen…

  2. At Deborah Scott’s C-LEVEL LOUNGE there is wicked-wonderful drink that is probably not technically a Margarita, because there is NO Margarita Mix in it, only good tequila, a splash of Grand Marnier, salt on the rim, and a wedge of lime. Just ask for El Pescador, served in a martini glass and advisably one to a customer…unless you plan on staying over coffee for a long, long time.

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