WICHITA, Kan. — Feb. 22 marks the celebration of National Margarita Day and Wichita is full of spots to enjoy this fun, popular drink. Whether you like them frozen or on the rocks, you’ve got options from east and west Wichita and everywhere in between. Here are a few of Visit Wichita’s top picks:
Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant has an extensive menu of signature drinks highlighted by at least a dozen margarita varieties, from strawberry, mango or peach frozen concoctions to a sangria swirl. You can even get your frozen ’rita topped with a Coronita beer. There are two Abuelo’s locations in Wichita: 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway and 452 S. Ridge.
Family-owned and Wichita-headquartered Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Café has four locations in the Wichita area. Choose from a classic margarita, jumbo margarita, Mugo’rita, hand-shaken top-shelf margarita or save some calories with a margarita lite made with fresh limes and sweetened with agave nectar.
At District Taqueria in Old Town, you can pair a margarita with a variety of street tacos – complete with scratch-made salsas, house-marinated and roasted meats and fresh local-made tortillas.
At Jose Pepper's Border Grill & Cantina’s east and west locations, they’ll be serving a premium margarita, a super-premium margarita and a special 25th-anniversary margarita made with Grand Marnier.
Molino's Mexican Cuisine offers a unique fusion of Mexican and Latin American cuisines, from flavorful street tacos to cauliflower ceviche and fresh shrimp fajitas. They are pretty proud of their twist on the margarita, too. Ever had a margarita with a lemon pepper rim? Stop by one of the two Molino’s locations: Molino's Mexican Cuisine East at 7817 E. 37th and the downtown Molino's Mexican Cuisine at 1064 N. Waco.
Playa Azul, 111 N. Washington in Old Town, specializes in the best traditional dishes of the central area of Mexico. And margaritas, of course.
Order a pitcher of Tuacaritas at Ruben’s Mexican Grill located at 915 W. Douglas in the historic Delano District. They’re made with tequila and Tuaca, an Italian liqueur flavored with vanilla and citrus.
And keep track of this list. Cinco de Mayo is only a few months away.
About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2016 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.