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Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Feb. 22 marks National Margarita Day, and to celebrate, here are five Iowa restaurants and bars for sipping your favorite salt-rimmed tipple.

El Guapo’s Tequila + Tacos

“Tequila” is right there in this restaurant’s name. This West Des Moines favorite whips up a long list of craft cocktails and margaritas, including the Hellfire with jalapeno and habanero shrubs that brings the heat. Pop into El Guapo’s on Saturdays to swap out margs for pineapple-papaya bellinis during brunch.

Mas Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

From its homemade tortillas and tamales to mouthwatering margaritas, everything at Cedar Rapids-based Mas Margaritas is fresh and authentic. Keep an eye on Mas Margarita’s social media for updates on daily deals for both dine-in and carryout.

Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill

Frozen or on the rocks, tropical or traditional: whatever you’re craving, there is a margarita at Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill to meet it. Choose from more than a dozen options and pair your pick with fish tacos, fajitas and much more from Hidalgo’s extensive menu.



Located in Downtown Des Moines, MALO is a the area’s premier destination for Latin cuisine–including top-notch margaritas and impressive lineups of mezcal and tequila. For a mid-week treat, get to MALO for Margarita Wednesdays for half-price select margaritas every Wednesday, all day long.

The Map Room

We could all use a vacation right about now, right? The VAY-CAY! a k a Coco Piña Margarita at Downtown Cedar Rapids’ The Map Room is a beach escape in a glass with coconut, pineapple and lime. In addition to cocktails, The Map Room is known for its incredible burgers and loaded fries.

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