It’s our favorite time of the year: Summer in DC! If you are anything like us you are probably craving a cool margarita on a sunny rooftop just about now. Lucky for us, today is National Tequila Day! Whether you like them frozen or on the rocks, salt rim or without, use our list to delight your taste buds and celebrate this very important holiday with some of the best margaritas in Washington DC!
301 Water Street SE
Just down the street from Park Chelsea in the Yards Park, Agua 301 serves up some deliciously refreshing, not too sweet variations, including cucumber and jalapeño. Head over for happy to take advantage of the serene water views while sipping $6 margaritas and noshing on 2 for $5 tacos.
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
401 7th Street NW
Enjoy the bright and lively atmosphere while you grab a pomegranate margarita with our favorite DC chef José Andrés. Or try his personal favorite, a combination of Milagro blanco and Combier L’Original with fresh lime juice, all covered with “salt air,” a layer of salt foam. Not so sure about salt in foam form? No worries, they offer tastings!
1835 18th Street NW
As the heat sets in, go out and try the swirl at Lauriol Plaza. Snag a glass or down a pitcher with a group of friends of swirled frozen mango, lime and strawberry margaritas. Feeling fancy? Join them for a Monday Happy Hour, starting at 5pm on the rooftop!
1251 H street NE
Both a food truck and an H Street fast-casual spot, this restaurant is also perfect for Margarita Mondays, when they’re buy one get one free. Or join them for Mexican Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. Try a passion fruit, guava, cashew or pineapple margarita with your favorite breakfast taco!
El Centro D.F.
1819 14th St NW
Need some spice in your life? With a wide variety of tequila and mescal cocktails, it’s hard to go wrong at El Centro. The spicy mango and spiña margaritas are served by the half pitcher or full pitcher and are sure to kick things up a notch. If you’re looking for a little adventure try their seasonal house infused variety or play it safe by adding some of their house made strawberry and mango purée to the mix. Enjoy standard margaritas for only $5 during happy hour, everyday from 4pm-7pm.
Although all 3 locations are not actually in DC we’re giving them a pass because this authentic Mexican grill with locations in Arlington and Alexandria was featured in Washington City Paper as the 2015 Best Margarita in D.C! The Taqueria Margarita is composed of fresh lime juice, Triple Sec and Silver Tequila for only $6.50. And if you’re feeling like a Margarita Especial you can choose from a variety of tequilas, simply add Grand Marnier or Cointreau, and create your very own. The best part—their freshly made margarita mix is available to take home!