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Houston’s 10 Best Margaritas

The Top Restaurants and Bars to Celebrate this Margaritaville Holiday

BY // 02.22.17

Any holiday that revolves around liquor is a guaranteed good time, especially when the featured spirit is tequila. Of all the fictional holidays that fill the calendar each year (National Tartar Sauce Day, I mean, come on) National Margarita Day is always a fan favorite — let’s get real, who can refuse a day in Margaritaville?

For some of the city’s best margarita deals, here are 10 locales where you should get your drink on this National Margarita Day — or any day when you just want to celebrate.

Anejo, 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard, 713.963.9032, anejotexmex.com. If you’re looking for an authentic, Mexican-style margarita (no sickly sweet mixes here), head to Anejo. Not only are the margaritas $5 all day, but you can also pair your libation with Anejo’s signature taco plate and guacamole for just $20.

Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Restaurant, multiple locations, 713.520.6969, cycloneanaya.com. While Cyclone Anaya’s may not be your go-to for authentic Mexican food, the margaritas never disappoint. Head to one of the brand’s six Houston-area locations for $5 jumbo house margaritas all day long.

El Big Bad Margarita Bar + Kitchen, 419 Travis Street, 713.229.8181, elbigbad.com. This gastro-cantina is sure to be a National Margarita Day favorite considering its specialty is infused tequilas and fresh margaritas. Starting at 4 pm, El Big Bad will serve $5 fresh squeezed margaritas followed by crawfish at 7 pm. The crawfish is sure to sell out, so pre-order at $5.99 per pound here.

Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby Drive, 713.526.9700, thearmadillopalace.com. Enjoy Goode Co.’s new sprawling backyard and outdoor patio while indulging in a Damn Goode Margarita this holiday. Arrive between 4 and 7 pm to take advantage of the restaurant’s half-price appetizers (think crispy fajita nachos and chile con queso) and other happy hour deals.

Laurenzo’s Bar & Grill, 1910 Bagby Street, 713.904.4148, laurenzosbarandgrill.com. Laurenzo’s newest location in Midtown is ringing in National Margarita Day with $4 El Tiempo house margaritas and $5 flavored renditions (strawberry, mango, raspberry, and sangria). After drinks, feast on everything from the restaurant’s signature prime rib to Mama Ninfa’s famous Sunday Gravy.

Lola’s Depot, 2327 Grant Street, 713.528.8342. If you’re looking for cheap drinks and a rockin’ good time, head to Lola’s. The Montrose dive bar is known for its inexpensive libations, which includes margaritas for just $2.75.

Molina’s Cantina, 4720 Washington Avenue; 3801 Bellaire Boulevard; 7901 Westheimer Road, molinascantina.com. Since its inception in 1941, Molina’s remains one of Houston’s most storied Mexican restaurants. The cantina is dishing out $5 margaritas all day Wednesday, Feb. 22 to fête the national holiday.

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, 2704 Navigation Boulevard, 713.228.1175, ninfas.com. You can’t have National Margarita Day without Ninfa’s! In addition to the eight varieties featured on the staple menu (The Original Ninfarita, The Navigation Margarita, Margarita El Pastor, Oaxacan Margarita, Griselda’s Hibiscus Margarita, Pomegranate Margarita, Código Perfect Margarita, and Mango Habanero Margarita), Ninfa’s will also offer a special cucumber mint margarita in celebration of the margarita-filled holiday. 

Picos Restaurant, 3601 Kirby Drive, 832.831.9940, picos.net. Picos is taking National Margarita Day to new heights by not only serving its beloved margarita, but also offering guests a taste its most premium tequilas. From 5 to 7 pm, the Gran Centenario Angels on Earth will serve cocktail and tequila samples. Monica Richards, Picos beverage director, will also debut a fleet of new cocktails. 

State Fare Kitchen and Bar, 947 Gessner Road, 832.831.0950, statefaretx.com. If you’re spending National Margarita Day in Houston’s Memorial sector, head to State Fare for beverage director Laurie Harvey’s margarita renditions. Grab State Fare margarita, which features a habanero-infused tequila, or satisfy your sweet fixe with a blood orange rita.

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