SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Friday marks National Margarita Day across the country and where better to celebrate than in San Diego.
San Diego is already known for its excellent Mexican cuisine, so why not couple your dish with a delicious margarita? A number of spots around town can serve as the perfect stop for a margarita to celebrate.
Here's where to raise a glass in San Diego:
Casa Guadalajara - 4105 Taylor St, San Diego
If you're looking for the whole experience, dive into Casa Guadalajara. This restaurant boasts a colorfully decorated patio coupled with mariachi music, food and, of course, margaritas.
El Agave Tequileria - 2304 San Diego Ave B, San Diego
Bottles line the wall of this Tequileria that boasts an extensive tequila collection.
Barrio Star - 2706 5th Ave., San Diego
Why enjoy one margarita when you can get a taste of several? Barrio Star offers margarita flights in addition to a delicious roasted jalapeno blackberry version and weekly special marg.
El Prez - 4190 Mission Blvd, San Diego
If you're looking for something a little more exciting, El Prez is located in Pacific Beach and offers lots of food as well as a nice view from the rooftop patio.
Old Town Tequila Factory - 2467 Juan St, San Diego
The Tequila Factory offers an eatery with rooftop views along with, you guessed it, tequila. The restaurant even has some special edition tequila.
Casa De Bandini - 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
Head to the Carlsbad/Encinitas area for some of Casa de Bandini's fruity "famous" margaritas, featuring flavors like peach, banana, cincorita, midori, and more paired with a variety of tequilas.
Baja Betty's - 1421 University Ave., San Diego
Hillcrest's Baja Betty's offers several different takes on the margarita, including an "iced latte," Red Bull, and ones with a collectible rubber duck included.
Cantina Mayahuel - 2934 Adams Ave, San Diego
If you're looking for more than just a great margarita, Cantina Mayaheul also has some great fish tacos in a low-key environment with a wood bar backdrop.
The Blind Burro - 639 J St, San Diego
This stylish Mexican eatery and bar is decorated in wood and serves Baja-style cuisine and has lots of cocktails to choose from.
La Puerta - 560 Fourth Ave, San Diego
La Puerta offers signature tequila alongside family recipes. If you're looking for some excitement, La Puerta also hosts DJs after dark.
Puesto - 789 West Harbor Dr., San Diego; 1026 Wall St., La Jolla
La Jolla and San Diego's Puesto takes fruity and spicy twists on the margarita, churning out and avocado marg, spicy variation with jalapeno, and pineapple/watermelon creations.
Ponce's Mexican Restaurant - 4050 Adams Ave., San Diego
A dozen varieties of margaritas await at Ponce's, including blending together spices, sweet and sour flavors, and tequila or mezcal in delicious ways.