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National Margarita Day

Celebrate National Margarita Day with some of Kansas City’s best options.

It’s National Margarita Day (cheers!), and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a salt-rimmed glass of tequila.

In honor of the holiday, we rounded up a few of Kansas City’s best margaritas, from the cult classics to the fruity and flavorful.

Good luck choosing.


If you prefer to toast with a classic margarita, Ponak’s Mexican Kitchen on Southwest Boulevard is the place for you. The margaritas are served on tap, and if you arrive between 3 and 6 p.m., you’ll receive a happy hour discount on small and large pitchers on the rocks. If you’re really in the mood to celebrate, try the “Liquid Attitude Tradicional,” made with 100% pure Agave Cuervo Tradicional, which Ponak’s says will “knock you flat on your back.”

El Patron Cocina & Bar

What better place to drink tequila than a restaurant named after it? El Patron‘s margarita menu features flavorful concoctions, including a banana, cucumber or habanero mango marg.

Port Fonda

The Westport restaurant owned by James Beard Award semifinalist Patrick Ryan infuses pineapples and peppers in their margaritas, which cost about $10 a pop. Get a taste of each flavor with their margarita flight, which includes four 3-ounce drinks for $16 to $20.


Everything’s bigger in Tex-Mex, including the margaritas. This Plaza restaurant offers plenty of full-size “ritas,” some with intriguing flavors like blackberry, blood orange and watermelon. House margaritas are $4.75 if you arrive between 4 and 7 p.m. for happy hour.