This Saturday is National Margarita Day (yes, that’s a thing!) which means, just like every Saturday, you’ll probably have a few too many... so you might as well make sure they're the sweetest ones to ever cross the border. To help you have the best possible holiday, we've assembled a list of the best, most unusual, and most extreme margaritas in Sin City, as well as some sweet deals to get you through the weekend...
This Might Be The First Margarita Ever Made: Hussong’s Cantina
Legend has it that the original Hussong’s in Mexico created the very first margarita in 1942 with equal parts tequila, Damiana, and lime served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. It was named after the daughter of a German ambassador, and if you believe the tale, the rest is history. Head to the modern-day Hussong’s at Mandalay Bay and experience the original recipe for yourself.
The One To Drink If You Really Like Corona: Cantina Laredo
Unfortunately, the Tres Amigos Margarita has nothing to do with a Chevy Chase movie from the '80s, but to make up for that fact, it comes with a shot of Sauza Hornitas Silver and a Corona poured on top. It’s perfect if you can’t decide between beer or a cocktail. It’s also reduced from $12.95 to $8 this Saturday and Sunday.
The One That Seems Like It Should Be The Biggest: Diablo’s Cantina
This two-story bar in front of the Monte Carlo has more than an open-air balcony with a perfect view of The Strip. It also has The Sancho -- an absolutely massive 42oz house margarita that can be served on the rocks or frozen. Oh, and sharing is optional. Advisable, but optional.
The One That's Actually The Biggest: Rockhouse
You don’t need a glass, just an 88oz plastic guitar that Rockhouse fills up with its signature margarita. It’s 35 bucks, but you get to keep the guitar and bring it back for $22 refills. Sadly, the breasts in the photo are not included, but everyone will start to look like the girl they're attached to if you drink the whole thing yourself.
The Fancy One: Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila
No need to order Champagne when the first big restaurant at The LINQ is putting it in your margarita: The Senorita's made w/ Cazadores Silver Tequila, fresh lime, fresh strawberry & Moscato d’Asti. Oh, and it's 2-for-1 on Margarita Day. So bring a date… or prepare to double-fist.
The One To Drink If You Really Like
Corona Red Bull: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Skip the gas station for your energy drink and swill this sucker made with Margaritaville Gold Tequila, triple sec, sour mix, and yes, Red Bull. Stop by Saturday for a complimentary margarita-making class from 3-4pm.
The Cheapest One: Station Casinos, various locations
All of the house bars at Station Casinos properties sell 99-cent Margaritas. All. The. Time. So the next time you visit Palace Station to check out the spot where O.J. Simpson got busted for stealing sports memorabilia, order one that's exactly where “The Juice” is now: on ice.
The One Full Of Sugar And Spice And Presumably Everything Nice: Tacos & Tequila
If you want something sweet and spicy, you can order the orange chicken from your favorite Chinese joint... or head to the best Mexican restaurant ever opened inside a giant pyramid and get yourself the Pineapple Chipotle Margarita. 2-for1 deals on all top shelf margaritas from 11am-3pm this Saturday.
The One To Get If You Don't Like The Taste Of Tequila... Or Anything Else: La Comida
La Comida has a wide selection of margaritas – served in Mason jars with the best tequila menu in the East Fremont district, but If you're brave, the one to get is the Siempre Caliente: it’s made with hot sauce (the nation’s new favorite condiment!) AND habañero-/jalapeños-infused Herradura silver tequila.
The Really Expensive Margarita That Isn't Really A Margarita: La Comida
Of course, tequila is the magic ingredient in any margarita, and La Comida's letting you try three of the sweeter ones with its El Millionario Tequila Flight, which gets you samples of Gran Patron Bordeaux, Don Julio Real, and Herradura Seleccion Suprema, and a Sangrita chaser for just $235.
1. Tacos & Tequila3900 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
2. Diablo's Cantina3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
3. Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino777 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson
4. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
5. Hussong's Cantina3930 Las Vegas Blvd , Las Vegas
6. Cantina Laredo Las Vegas430 South Rampart Blvd, Suite #110, Las Vegas
7. Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar3545 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
8. Rockhouse3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
9. La Comida106 S 6th St, Las Vegas
The Luxor's T&T is 8000sqft of aluminum-walled, skeleton-bedecked haute-sombrero, rocking a massive, 65x25ft mural of a lady bullfighter, and serving classic Ameri-mex (nachos, tamales, enchiladas), plus nuevo tacos filled with the likes of lobster & more.
This two-story bar in front of the Monte Carlo has an open air balcony, great views of The Strip, and a killer margarita collection. Go big and order and pitcher for your crew, or try The Sancho -- a 42oz house margarita that's basically just as strong and that can be served on the rocks or frozen. Soak up the booze with an order of combo nachos with steak and chicken. It's essentially four meals for the price of one.
This modern, Southwest-inspired hotel and casino (one of Station's) has just about every game you could want plus a flurry of dining options.
Jimmy Buffett's classic Mexican boozer brings you all the schmaltz you want with all the margaritas you desperately need.
Vegas' massive Cantina has rustic charms, a green/red interior filled with old-school photos, magazine covers, and movie posters, and killer Mexican eats.
This "modern Mexican" eatery in Tivoli Village serves up tasty South of the Border eats like the crab cakes benedict topped with poached eggs and a chipotle-wine hollandaise sauce, plus a killer Bloody Maria.
This Mextaurant on the LINQ serves up food that focuses on quality ingredients, like their Del Mar – a selection of grilled seafood and vegetables.
Rockhouse is an adult's playground, set right on the Strip in the middle of America's least responsible city: Vegas. With 9000sqft of space, this warehouse-sized venue has three bars, 83 TVs, pool tables, beer-pong tables, tire swings, and a mechanical bull. This place was clearly expensive to build, but they're not pretentious at the Rockhouse—the overall vibe here is of a Southern dive bar, from the weathered wood to the industrial lighting. Their food is cooked to match, as this self-described "ultra dive bar" churns out a steady stream of bar food classics like sliders, wings, and hot dogs. A menu of inventive and boozy cocktails is also available, patronizingly divided between "girly drinks" and "manly drinks."
Not only does LC have 100 different tequilas, they've also got a $235 flight wtih Gran Patron Bordeaux, Don Julio REAL, and Herradura Seleccion Suprema. Pair that with delicious & authentic eats, and you're golden.