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National Margarita Day 2020: We've Rounded Up the Best Deals

Nothing sour about these sweet margarita steals.

Once a year, on February 22, the nation unites to celebrate the simple-yet-perfect combination of tequila, liqueur, and lime. On a holiday made to honor one of the most iconic beverages of our time, it would be sacrilegious not to pull up a barstool and slurp down a marg. To ensure that you can participate without breaking the bank, we've concocted a list of the best National Margarita Day deals. Since this year's boozy holiday falls on a Saturday, there's no reason not to shake up your weekend and celebrate with some salt on the rim.

No matter how you take this holiday—frozen or on the rocks, salt or sugar, spicy or sweet—it's totally possible to celebrate on any budget. And, if you're feeling really ambitious and choose to shake up your own concoction on Saturday night, we have a favorite low-cal recipe that's got "National Margarita Day House-Party" written all over it.


chilis margaritas

Chili's may qualify as a fast-casual restaurant, but there is nothing casual about their $5 margarita-day deal. On February 22 only, the national chain will be serving Presidente Margaritas and Hearts on Fire Margaritas for just $5 each.

On the Border

on the border margaritas
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The Tex-Mex grill and cantina got a head start on National Marg Day: they've been serving Grande 'Rita's for $5 all month, and will continue to do so through Saturday. However, for patrons who plan to visit on February 22, the chain is stepping it up even more. House margaritas will be going for just $2, and well liquor meltdowns will be 99 cents.

Ninety Nine Restaurants

ninety nine margarita
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As the slogan goes, there's 99 reasons you'll always come back for more. Turns out the festive margarita bargain is definitely one of them. This National Margarita Day, get a House Cuervo Margarita and other tequila-infused cocktails for $4.99.


margaritaville margarita
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Honestly, on a day celebrating their namesake, we expected more from Margaritaville. While Jimmy Buffet's hit chain isn't advertising any special deals yet, they are running a Margarita Madness Giveaway. Enter on their website for the chance to win a Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker (complete with salt rimmer and serving tray!) and a $100 Margaritaville gift card.


don julio

Don Julio, Lil John, and Postmates—three modern legends—are teaming up this National Marg Day to bring back the Don Julio Party Pack. From February 20–22, Postmates customers over 21 can get all the materials they need to make a "Lil Marg," for free: agave, limes, lime squeezer, cups, reusable metal straws, coasters, and even a themed tote bag. And as for the tequila, get a free delivery on Tequila Don Julio Blanco when you use the code "DONJULIO" (available in places where Postmates delivers alcohol).


abuelos margarita

Do something good for your wallet and for the world this National Margarita Day: visit Abuelo's. Not only are they serving up El Jefe 'ritas for $2 off their usual prices, but for every Cerveza Rita, El Jefe, Platinum Hand Shaken, and Skinny Margarita sold, the restaurant will donate $2 to No Kid Hungry, a non-profit that provides nutritious meals to over 200,000 children in America.

El Chico

el chico margarita
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For the bargain of all bargains, head to El Chico. Their House margs will go for only $3 on National Margarita Day. Just think: for less than $10, you could be three margs deep. What better way to observe the holiday?


anejo margarita
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If you happen to find yourself in the Big Apple this weekend, check out one of NYC's finest mexican-food destinations. Añejo is celebrating National Margarita Day with $25 margarita flights, and there's something for every tequila-drinker. For the adventurous, they have the Tanteo Spicy Margarita Flight: jalapeño, chipotle, and habanero margaritas. For 'rita purists? The Standard Flight: blanco, añejo, mezcal, and jalepeño margaritas.

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Kaley Roberts
Kaley Roberts is a food writer. Read more about Kaley