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Where to Drink the Inexplicably Popular Coronarita Around Town

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Love it or hate it, the Coronarita is slowly infiltrating local Mexican restaurants around D.C.. The concept is simple yet controversial, because the its appeal lies more in the novel presentation than the flavor. Basically, it's just a margarita with an upside down Corona poured into it. The upside-down positioning (attached to the margarita glass with a special clip) allows the beer to slowly seep into the margarita while taking sips. It also waters it down, to be honest.

Some restaurants serve them in signature vessels, but there aren't too many variations besides that. It's usually made with a lime-flavored margarita (frozen or on the rocks) with a full-size or mini Corona poured into it. Flavored margarita fans are generally out of luck if they want to Corona-fy their drink.

Still interested in trying the Coronarita? Well, there's really no better excuse to order it than on Cinco de Mayo. Here are 11 D.C. area restaurants serving the monster drinks today and every day.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alero Restaurant

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1301 U St NW, Washington
D.C., 20009
(202) 462-2322
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Get a giant Coronarita for $17.99 during happy hour at this Mexican restaurant's U Street location.

2. Banana Cafe and Piano Bar

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500 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-5906
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Barracks Row's Banana Cafe serves Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes, but they also put on live music nights at their upstairs piano bar. Upstairs also is sometimes the home to karaoke night.

3. Cantina Marina

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600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 554-8396
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The waterfront hangout is back in business now that the warm weather is kind of here. Spend Sundays during the summer drinking Coronaritas for $10 each all day.

4. Chasin' Tails - Centreville

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5815 Trinity Pkwy, Centreville
VA, 20120
Cajun restaurant Chasin' Tails might specialize in crawfish, but they also serve their margaritas in goldfish bowls and will add a Corona.

5. Dave & Buster's

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1851 Ritchie Station Court
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Dave & Buster's has added a new line of summery drinks, including a seven ounce Coronarita with Sauza tequila, triple sec, and a squeeze of lime. Try it at the newest regional location in Capitol Heights, which opened last month.

6. El Paso Cafe

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4235 N Pershing Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 243-9811
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This Arlington mainstay does a giant Coronarita. It's a beer poured into a 24-ounce margarita made with Sauza tequila, Gran Marnier, lime juice, and sour mix.

7. El Tamarindo

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1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-3660
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The Reyes family has reopened El Tamarino in Adams Morgan after closing for renovations. Wash their beloved pupusas down with a margarita on the rocks with a Corona poured into it. The drink is $16.99.

8. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

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2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 970-2180
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Passion Food Hospitality makes their version of the drink with a frozen margarita, served in a goblet. Order it for $11.

9. H Street Country Club

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1335 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 399-4722
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Drink a frozen margarita with a mini Corona beer on the giant rooftop of this mini-golf themed restaurant and bar.

10. Pacifico Cantina

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514 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 507-8143
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Suddenly have a Coronarita craving while wandering around Captiol Hill? Then head to this Mexican restaurant on Barracks row, where frozen margaritas with mini Coronas are available for $10.95.

11. Chuy's Fairfax

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11219 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 364-5933
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According to Chuy's, the Coronarita is "the best of both worlds." All locations offer a frozen lime margarita with a mini Corona.

1. Alero Restaurant

1301 U St NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
Get a giant Coronarita for $17.99 during happy hour at this Mexican restaurant's U Street location.
1301 U St NW, Washington
D.C., 20009

2. Banana Cafe and Piano Bar

500 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Barracks Row's Banana Cafe serves Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes, but they also put on live music nights at their upstairs piano bar. Upstairs also is sometimes the home to karaoke night.
500 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

3. Cantina Marina

600 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
The waterfront hangout is back in business now that the warm weather is kind of here. Spend Sundays during the summer drinking Coronaritas for $10 each all day.
600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

4. Chasin' Tails - Centreville

5815 Trinity Pkwy, Centreville, VA, 20120
Cajun restaurant Chasin' Tails might specialize in crawfish, but they also serve their margaritas in goldfish bowls and will add a Corona.
5815 Trinity Pkwy, Centreville
VA, 20120

5. Dave & Buster's

1851 Ritchie Station Court, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Dave & Buster's has added a new line of summery drinks, including a seven ounce Coronarita with Sauza tequila, triple sec, and a squeeze of lime. Try it at the newest regional location in Capitol Heights, which opened last month.
1851 Ritchie Station Court
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

6. El Paso Cafe

4235 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
This Arlington mainstay does a giant Coronarita. It's a beer poured into a 24-ounce margarita made with Sauza tequila, Gran Marnier, lime juice, and sour mix.
4235 N Pershing Dr
Arlington, VA 22203

7. El Tamarindo

1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Reyes family has reopened El Tamarino in Adams Morgan after closing for renovations. Wash their beloved pupusas down with a margarita on the rocks with a Corona poured into it. The drink is $16.99.
1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

2800 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Passion Food Hospitality makes their version of the drink with a frozen margarita, served in a goblet. Order it for $11.
2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

9. H Street Country Club

1335 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Drink a frozen margarita with a mini Corona beer on the giant rooftop of this mini-golf themed restaurant and bar.
1335 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

10. Pacifico Cantina

514 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Suddenly have a Coronarita craving while wandering around Captiol Hill? Then head to this Mexican restaurant on Barracks row, where frozen margaritas with mini Coronas are available for $10.95.
514 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

11. Chuy's Fairfax

11219 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
According to Chuy's, the Coronarita is "the best of both worlds." All locations offer a frozen lime margarita with a mini Corona.
11219 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030

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