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Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day in Los Angeles

Caroline at EatDrinkLA

The origins of the Margarita cocktail are widely debated, but L.A. has certainly made it feel like it was invented here. Your next olé is just a sip away! Here's where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Los Angeles, which falls on the very cosmic 2.22.22 this year.

Casa Vega (Sherman Oaks)

An institution since 1956, Casa Vega has been famous for its margaritas. Hot off the heels of their James Beard Award win for "American Classics," I can't think of a better spot to savor National Margarita Day than in one of the first spots to be serving them.

Visit during Happy Hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for a famous Casa Vega Margarita for just $7

MargaritaPhoto Credit: Christy Vega

Gracias Madre (West Hollywood)

Did you notice National Margarita Day also falls on Taco Tuesday? Well, this is the perfect opportunity to snag a Taco Tuesday Taco Flight, which includes 3 Vegan tacos like the Braised Jackfruit Carnitas and a Margarita for $25. Just for the holiday, choose to upgrade your flight to the specialty Clarified Margarita from Beverage Director Maxwell Reis and LALO Tequila. It features LALO Tequila Blanco, clarified lime cordial, orange bitters, and a citrus saline rim ($20 on its own). It sounds like a health drink, don't you think?

Clarified MargaritaPhoto Credit: Gracias Madre

Charcoal Venice (Venice)

Margaritas don't have to mean Mexican food. Chef Josiah Citrin's Charcoal Venice is your neighborhood barbecue spot specializing in meat, oysters, and veggies on the outdoor fire. Visit during their Evening Glass Off from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and get the Midnight Margarita with El Charro Tequila, charcoal, and lime for just $12!

Midnight MargaritaPhoto Credit: Charcoal Venice

Your Own Home

Enjoy a cocktail recipe courtesy of two Grammy-award-winning musicians and party like you're a celebrity! The Chainsmokers are co-owners of the JAJA Margarita brand; one of the smoothest on the market. The recipe below is made with JAJA Blanco, which features black pepper and citrus notes and tastes great even on its own.

Pick up a bottle at BevMo! for $30 and have your own Margarita Day party with the recipe below!

Recipe for a JAJA Watermelon Lime Mashup Margarita by The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart.

  1. Add ingredients below to a highball glass. 1.5 oz. JAJA Blanco
    2.0 oz. Limeade
    Spiked Seltzer to the rim
  2. Garnish Add a Watermelon slice to the Salted Rim
  3. Enjoy :)
The Chainsmokers MargaritaPhoto Credit: The Chainsmokers courtesy of Kelly Subin

Chicas Tacos (Culver City/Beverly Grove)

This is by far the best deal you're going to find on National Margarita Day, and it's all about the 2.22.22. Stop by all day for $2 Tacos and a $2 Margarita made with organic agave, hand-pressed lime juice, and blue agave reposado.

2.22.22 SpecialsPhoto Credit: Chicas Tacos

Te'Kila (Sherman Oaks)

You can't have a margarita without some killer tekila, so why not enjoy National Margarita Day in the restaurant that's framed its whole menu around the spirit! Classics include the Te’Kila Margarita with 100% blue agave tequila blanco ($10); and new favorites like the Grand Cadillac with a Grand Marnier topper ($16).

Margaritas will be priced at just $7 during Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. in Sherman Oaks.

Grand Cadillac MargaritaPhoto Credit: Tekila

Trejo's Tacos Hollywood

Trejo's is taking National Margarita Day into night, with a special evening event featuring live music, Lobos 1707 Tequila Tastings, and more. The event takes place February 22nd from 9 p.m. to midnight, and tickets can be purchased for $20 here. Entry also gives you the first taste of the premium Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita made with Lobos 1707 and served until March 1st ($15).

Watermelon MargaritaPhoto Credit: Trejo's Tacos

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