2019 Margarita Day Deals

National Margarita Day is Friday, February 22, 2019, and many chain restaurants plan to celebrate with Margarita specials starting at about $2.   Among the top chains with Mararita specials today are Bahama Breeze, Chili’s, Chuy’s, Miller’s Ale House, McCormick and Schmick’s and On the Border.  Here are the deals, in alphabetic order.

Abuelo’s has hand-crafted margaritas for $6.95 on Margarita Day.  The chain announced the special on the Abuelo’s Home Page.

Bahama Breeze has $2.22 Margaritas (since Margarita Day is on 2-22) on two days for Margarita Day.  On both February 21 and 22, 2019, get classic Margaritas for $2.22.  Bahama Breeze announced the annual promo on their Margarita Day page.

At Black Angus Steakhouse get premium Gold Strike Margaritas for $6.   The handcrafted cocktail is made with Sauza Blue Reposado 100% Blue Agave Tequila and Patrón Citrónge Liqueur infused with fresh lime-agave mix.  The $6 special is valid all day (2/22) at participating locations.  More details are in This Announcement from Black Angus.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse has $5 Margaritas during Happy Hour on Margarita Day.  Good 3 pm to 7 pm.  The chain announced the deal on the Charlie Browns Facebook page.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex has a Mamacita Magic Margarita on Margarita Day.  The announcement is on the Chevys Home Page.

Chili’s has a Blueberry Pineapple Margarita, Tropical Sunrise Margarita, or Cuervo Blue Margarita for just $5 on Margarita Day.  Chili’s also has a “Grand Romance” as their $5 Margarita for February. The cocktail is made with Tequila, Grand Marnier, Pomegranate and other flavors. Chili’s announced the current special on the Chili’s website and on Facebook.

Chuy’s has drink specials all day on Margarita Day.  Get $1 off Top-Shelf Skinny Ritas.  Chuy’s is also featuring $1 floaters all day, to dress up any margarita with your favorite tequila or orange liqueur.   Festivities also include Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. with drink specials and a FREE fully-loaded Nacho Car, filled with salsa, queso, ground sirloin and more.  Chuy’s announced the special on the Chuy’s Facebook Page.

Genghis Grill has hand-crafted margaritas for $5 on Margarita Day.  The chain announced the special on in This Email.

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant locations have $6 margaritas for the Margarita Day including the original, strawberry, raspberry, ginger, peach, mango and blue moon.  Also get Hornitos Shots for $5.  For details see:  Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant Margarita Day

Margarita’s Mexican also offers a Margarita Take Home Kit for $10.99.  The kit comes with margarita mix, tortilla chips, house-made salsa and a half-pint of fresh guacamole.  For details see:  Margarita’s Take Home Kit.

Offer valid at participating Margaritas Mexican Restaurants in CT, MA, ME, NH, and NJ.  Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Max & Erma’s has $2 Margaritas and $1 chips and salsa on Margarita Day.  The chain announced the deal on the Max & Erma’s Facebook page.

McCormick & Schmick’s has their Gold Margaritas for just $6 during happy hour on Margarita Day.  To get the happy hour menu and times for your location, visit: McCormick & Schmick’s Margarita Day Celebration

* Price and participation may vary by location.

Miller’s Ale House’s has $2.22 House or Watermelon Margaritas on Margarita Day.  Upgrade to Patron Tequila for $1 more.  Miller’s announced the deal on the Miller’s Margarita Day page.  *$2.22 Margaritas are only valid on 2/22/19. Not valid in PA, GA or MA. Must end by 9PM in OH and VA, and 10PM in IL and TN.

Olive Garden has a $5 Watermelon Margarita every day.  Plus for an added charge you can get an Italian Margarita, Frozen Blackberry-Pineapple, Frozen Strawberry-Mango, and Passionfruit Moscato Margarita. Olive Garden announced their Margarita Day specials in This Email.

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, which claims title as the Official Restaurant of National Margarita Day, is already celebrating Margarita Day with a new $4 margarita every day today now through February 23, 2019.

Get the new premium 1800 Gran ‘Rita, made with 1800 Silver Tequila, Gran Gala orange liquor and fresh lime sour mix, for $4.  To get the special as your server for the $4 Gran ‘Rita or show your server the official announcement on the On the Border website.

Also, on National Margarita Day, February 22, 2019, for just 99 cents you can add an extra shot of tequila.  For 99 cents add one of these “Meltdown Options”:

  • Blue Curacao
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Dekuyper Sour Apple
  • Well Gold Tequila

*$4 1800 Gran ‘Ritas are an ask for offer valid February 8- 22, 2019 only. 99₵ meltdown offer only valid February 22, 2019 only. Prices and participation may vary by location. Void where prohibited by law. Dine-in only. Must be 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages. Valid ID required. Please drink responsibly.

For more details see the On the Border Margarita Day Page and Facebook Page.

PF Chang’s has $6 Margaritas during Happy Hour on Margarita Day.  Good 3 pm to 6 pm.  The chain announced the deal on the PF Changs Facebook page.

Quaker Steak and Lube has $2 Margaritas on Margarita Day.  The chain announced the deal on the Quaker Steak Facebook page.

Taco Cabana has $2 off any shareable (Kickin’ Grande Nachos, Kickin’ Potato Skins and the Trio Sampler) at participating locations on National Margarita Day.  Also get $3.50 margaritas during happy hour from 4-7 pm.  TC has a special margarita during February, the Jalapeño Guava Kickin’ Margarita.  Taco Cabana announced the specials on Facebook (Facebook announcement is below).

*Valid 2/22/19 only. Guest must mention offer and show coupon code 309 to the cashier. Valid for Kickin’ Grande Nachos, Kickin’ Potato Skins (6 pack & 12 pack) and Trio Sampler. One coupon per guest, per transaction, per visit. Guest pays all applicable taxes. Valid at participating Texas locations only. Not valid through online ordering

Tony Roma’s has $4 Classic Romaritas all week for Margarita Day.  Get the $4 special February 18-22, 2019.  Tony Roma’s announced the deal on their Specials Page.

Twin Peaks has $4 Margaritas on Margarita Day.  The chain announced the deal on the Twin Peaks Facebook page.

99 Restaurants is celebrating Margarita Day with 4.99 House Cuervo Margaritas.  The chain announced the Margarita Day special on Facebook.

Note: Specials can vary by location so check with your local restaurant to see if they have the deal you want. 

About Margaritas  (from Wikipedia)

A margarita is a cocktail consisting of triple sec, tequila and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt or sugar on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

The IBA (IBA Official list of Cocktails) standard is 7:4:3, that is, 50% tequila, 29% Cointreau, 21% fresh lime juice.

The “Original Margarita” recipe as given by Cointreau on their website has less of their own sweet liquor: 1 part white tequila, 1/2 part Cointreau, and 1/2 part fresh squeezed lime juice.

Besides Cointreau, other orange-flavored liqueurs that might be used include Grand Marnier, Gran Gala, other brands of triple sec, or blue curaçao (yielding the blue margarita). When sweeter fruit juices or freshly puréed fruits are added to the margarita, the orange-flavored liqueur is often reduced or eliminated entirely. In addition to orange-flavored liqueurs, secondary liqueurs may occasionally be added to a cocktail, including melon-flavored or black raspberry-flavored. Other flavors include pineapple and watermelon.

Freshly squeezed lime juice is the key ingredient. The most common lime in the United States is the thick-skinned Persian lime. However, margaritas in Mexico are generally made with Mexican limes (Key limes). These are small, thin-skinned limes and have more tart and an often bitter flavor compared to Persian limes.

Frozen margarita

In addition to being shaken and served “up” like other cocktails, margaritas can also be served as a blended ice slush similar to other tropical-inspired mixed drinks like the hurricane or piña colada. This variant is known as a frozen margarita. The ingredients can be poured over crushed ice in a kitchen blender, or for larger establishments that serve many of these, a large quantity of a “house recipe” of frozen margarita can be kept in a machine designed specifically for the purpose (but also commonly used to serve non-alcoholic slush drinks); a cylinder leading to a pour spout is kept below freezing temperature, but an impeller within the cylinder constantly churns the mix so it can’t freeze solid, and so it dispenses as a thick half-frozen slush. The first frozen margarita machine was invented on May 11, 1971 by Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez. The machine was originally a soft-serve ice cream machine and now sits in the Smithsonian National Museum of History.

For an official Margarita Recipe visit the International Bartenders Association.


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