National Margarita Day is February 22. While I think just about any day is a good day to celebrate this holiday (Who doesn’t love margaritas??), I’m glad it has it’s own special day. Here’s a list of where to celebrate NMD in Atlanta.
Agave – like your margaritas with a kick? Get a jalapeno margarita from Agave. It’s so pretty at Agave, you may just want to stay longer than for your margarita. I’d get the signature fried lobster tail and the spicy shrimp.
Alma Cocina – If you find yourself downtown, stop in at Alama on National Margarita Day. They have a handful of margaritas including Rosemary’s Baby rosemary and black pepper infused Milagro Blanco, Jarrito’s guava, lemon agave, jalapeno.Alm
Basil’s – Go for the tasty jalapeno margarita, but stay for the hummus, flatbreads and lamb. Basil’s has been a long time favorite in Buckhead. Tip: They’ve got lots of tasty tapas that are very reasonably priced.
The Original El Taco – Wonderful chips and salsa and margaritas in a beautiful atmosphere.
Rosa Mexicano – With more than 10 types of margaritas on the menu, there’s something for everyone. Like the smokey taste of Mezcal? They’ve got a margarita for you. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and they have terrific limited time menus like their Flavors of Baja or the Eclectic Cuts menu.
Red Pepper Taqueria – They offer lots of organic ingredients in their food and unique combinations. Think shrimp and kale tacos. Their margaritas, served in large mason like jars, are sure to get you in the celebration mode.
Tacos and Tequilas – Tacos and Tequilas strikes a perfect mix of laid back, yet a fun atmosphere that makes you want to linger and slowly sip on your margarita. The way to go here is the Jalapeno Margarita. It pairs perfectly with their steak dishes.
Taqueria Del Sol – Don’t be put off by the long lines on weekends. They move fast. Order a house margarita while you wait. You can’t go wrong with the shrimp and corn chowder and any of the delicious tacos.
Teela Taqueria – Sandy Springs gem is Teela Taqueria, tucked away in the City Walk shopping center. Grab your friends and order a pitcher of the Texas Margaritas.
Tin Lizzy’s – With many locations around Atlanta, there’s so many tacos to choose from, but my favorites are the Lobster and Sante Fe Steak. A great choice for washing them down is the Texas Margarita.
Zocalo – Driving by Zocalo, you may think it’s just another Mexican restaurant, but chef Richard Sandoval, a graduate of CIA has made sure the menu is quite excellent. Zocalo is like one big open deck, with seating on bar stools all around the restaurant too. So we recommend having a half year celebration in August. Margaritas and Guacamole seem to go perfect with patio dining, don’t ya think?