It’s unfortunate that National Margarita Day, Feb. 22, doesn’t fall on a weekend this year. Don’t let that stop you from celebrating everyone’s favorite tequila drink by meeting up at one of these Wichita restaurants for happy hour with coworkers or friends. Just remember to drink responsibly and slow your sip, you’ve got work tomorrow!
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, Kansas: 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.
District Taqueria, 917 E Douglas in Wichita celebrates the street taco with scratch-made salsas, house-marinated and roasted meats, fresh local-made tortillas and a full bar. Try their house margarita, the District Sangria, with one of their flavorful street style tacos.
Good, better, best. Jose Pepper's Border Grill & Cantina, at 11423 E. 13th in Wichita, serves 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 in Wichita: 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 the Old Town district in Wichita 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.
Keep track of your favorite Wichita margaritas … Cinco de Mayo is only a few months away!