National Margarita Day: 9 places to save money in Austin

Faley Goyette

Whether you like your margarita frozen or on the rocks, rimmed with sugar over salt or with two limes instead of one, celebrate with your favorite concoction this National Margarita Day. 

On Saturday, Feb. 22, some restaurants will offer specials in honor of the cocktail. The Daily Texan compiled a list of places with discounted margaritas so you can make the most of the lime juice, triple sec and tequila. 

Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina 

Located in Domain Northside, this restaurant is known for their jumbo house margaritas. Enjoy 21 ounces of this cocktail for $6 all-day Saturday.  


Baby Acapulco – Baby A’s

A discount on the famous Purple Rita? The day has come. This drink and all other margaritas will be $1 off all day. The north location on Stonelake Boulevard will have music by Mariachi Capitál. If you’re interested in restaurant hopping, the Barton Springs location is within walking distance to Chuy’s.


Get a taste of the freshly squeezed lime juice and homemade sugar water at one of six locations in the Austin area. Add an extra pour of tequila or orange liqueur to your margarita for $1. And to take home a commemorative cup, order a Grande house or frozen margarita for an extra $2. Be sure to post a picture of your celebration on Instagram with #ChuysRitaDay to be entered for a chance to win a free dinner for two.

The Original Pinballz Arcade 

Pair pinball machines and margaritas from 7-9 p.m. This 8940 Research Blvd. location will offer free margaritas while supplies last. 

Chili’s Grill & Bar 

This is a classic option. The location closest to campus at 45th Street and Lamar Boulevard. For $5, you can get a Presidente margarita or their margarita of the month. This purchase will also include a take-home cup. 

Taquero Mucho 

If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy location for your National Margarita Day post, this is the place to be. This recently opened Mexican restaurant on 508 West Ave. is decked out in pink, with their signature pink margarita to match. They’re offering it for $5 all-day Saturday with music by Manolo Black beginning at 5 p.m.

Doc’s Backyard Grill

Enjoy a mariachi band and a $4 Herradura tequila margarita in South Austin at 5207 Brodie Lane. Expect giveaways and mango chamoy margaritas. 

Güero’s Taco Bar

Get some fresh air with your margarita at Güero’s Oak Garden on South Congress Avenue. With live outdoor music, Tequila 512 will be serving special margaritas from 2:30-6 p.m. Stick around afterward for a raffle. Ticket proceeds will benefit “Change 1 Mind Change 1 Life,” a program aiding youth in the foster care system. 


Don’t forget to eat throughout your festivities! Grab some fajitas for half the price on West Fourth Street, then wash down your meal with a $5 frozen margarita or paloma.