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Looking to celebrate National Margarita Day on a budget? Many restaurants are offering deals and freebies to help you enjoy this food holiday cocktail without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a fan of traditional lime margaritas or want to try something more adventurous, plenty of offers are available to make all of Feb. 22 a margarita happy hour.

We know all the restaurants that are offering deals this year that can get you a margarita at the fraction of the cost. Here’s a closer look at some of the best National Margarita Day deals and freebies you can take advantage of this year.

We’ve got even more food deals and Wednesday food deals that you can enjoy on National Margarita Day.


What is National Margarita Day?

National Margarita Day is on Feb. 22 every year, and in 2023, it’s on a Wednesday. It was invented in 2008 by real estate agent Todd McCalla to celebrate his love for margaritas. While the exact origins of margaritas are unknown, it’s assumed that they were invented in the 1930s.


Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant: $2 off margaritas.

The outside of an Abuelo's restaurant

When you visit Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant on Feb. 22, you can get $2 off of Skinny (normally $7.89), Platinum (regularly $8.99), or El Jefe (priced at $11.95) Margaritas. That’s a maximum of 25.3% off if you order the Skinny Margarita.


Applebee’s: $6 drinks all February.

An Applebee's storefront lit up at night.

Every month, Applebee’s offers a few specialty drinks for a discounted price. In February 2023, you can get the Tipsy Cupid, a strawberry vodka lemonade, and Date Night Daiquiri, a strawberry-mango daiquiri made with Bacardi Superior, for only $6 each.

This is just one of the many Applebee’s deals that will help you save money.


Bahama Breeze: Classic margaritas for $2.22.

Margaritas at Bahama Breeze will cost you $7.99, but on National Margarita Day, you can get a traditional margarita for only $2.22 — that’s a 72.2% discount.


Chili’s: February’s Margarita of the Month is only $5.

Courtesy of Chili’s

Chili’s makes a new margarita to celebrate every month, and in February 2023, they created the “Grand Romance ‘Rita,” a blackberry-flavored margarita. On Feb. 22, you can get yours for only $5 at participating Chili’s locations.

We know all the ways to take advantage of Chili’s Rewards to get discounted drinks every day.


Chuy’s: Upgrade your margarita to grande for only $2.

The exterior of a Chuy's Mexican Food restaurant.

When you go to Chuy’s on National Margarita Day, you can upgrade your margaritas for only $2. Plus, you’ll get a free souvenir cup that you can take home. This deal is only available for dine in.


Miller’s Ale House: Margaritas for $2.22.

At Miller’s Ale House, you can get margaritas for only $2.22 when you dine in. This deal is not valid in Georgia and will end before 9 p.m. in Virginia, 10 p.m. in Illinois, and midnight in Pennsylvania.


On the Border: Margaritas for $5.

On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina restaurant

A margarita from On the Border will normally cost you $8.99, but on National Margarita Day, you can get yours for $5 — a 44.4% discount. Not every location is participating, and you’ll need to grab this deal in restaurant.


Raise a Glass to 2023 National Margarita Day Deals