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Cielo Rojo’s Cinco de Mayo spread.
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Where to Find To-Go Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Drink deals and carryout taco kits from all over the city

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Cielo Rojo’s Cinco de Mayo spread.
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Cinco de Mayo coincides with Taco Tuesday this year, so D.C. bars and restaurants are stepping up their carryout options for Mexican food and margaritas. It may not feel the same celebrating without a group of friends, but there are still plenty of specials and meal kits to enjoy while responsibly staying at home. Some deals are only available for Tuesday, but this map is a good resource for margaritas even after festivities end.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Casa Oaxaca Bethesda

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4905 Fairmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 858-6181
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Cinco de Mayo marks this Bethesda restaurant’s first birthday, so to celebrate, there’s a $15 deal on three tacos and a watermelon margarita. Bigger parties can partake in a $100 platter that includes 20 tacos and two 32-ounce margaritas.

2. Cielo Rojo Restaurant

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7056 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 755-0833
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Pair tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas with $40 Cazadores tequila margarita pitchers, accompanied by chile lime salt and dehydrated limes, from this counter in Takoma Park. New marg flavors for the holiday include rose-hibiscus and orange turmeric ginger. Pre-order online for pick-up on Cinco de Mayo.

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3. Guapo's Restaurant

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4515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-3588
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Cinco de Mayo fiesta kits from this Tenleytown Tex-Mex fixture include chips, salsa, quesadillas, and three bottles of pre-made lime margarita mix.

4. Surfside

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4200 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 733-3239
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Surfside tacks on $5 margaritas with any order on Cinco de Mayo (only at its new Tenleytown location). Splurge on the $99 family-style fajita box, which includes two types of meat, toppings galore, and a 32-ounce bottle of classic or spicy margarita.

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5. Taqueria del Barrio

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821 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-0200
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Choose from five margarita options at the recently reopened Petworth taco shop, including a spicy mezcal variety made with roasted pineapple and turmeric. Complete the meal with an order of chimichangas, enchiladas, and sweet churros.

Taqueria del Barrio
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6. Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana

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3714 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 803-2114
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Chefs Alfredo Solis and Jessica Solis offer a variety of margarita flavors in different sizes (single or group servings), including its beloved spicy mango margarita that pairs well with an order of gorditas or street tacos. Next-door sibling restaurant Anafre recently reopened, and the duo also run El Sol in Logan Circle.

7. Tequila & Mezcal

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3475 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 450-2193
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This offshoot bar from the owners of nearby Taqueria Habanero is selling $8 margaritas and $10 cocktails for Cinco de Mayo.

8. Cactus Cantina

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3300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-7222
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This go-to Tex-Mex spot in Cathedral Heights offers margaritas (frozen or on the rocks) for one, or by the (half or full) pitcher. For those wanting to sip something more sophisticated, Patron margaritas by the pitcher are available at a higher rate.

9. El Chucho

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3313 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 290-3313
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El Chucho serves the classic Mexican cocktail at three servings per bottle for $13 each for take-out. Splurge on a blood orange habanero variety for $4 more.

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Tacos at El Chucho
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10. Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana

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2609 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 864-6891
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The modern Mexican eatery from the team behind District Kitchen has both half and full liters of lime margaritas for sale. Those who can handle the heat can opt for the spicy diablo mixture instead.

11. El Rey

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919 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 506-6418
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The U Street taco shack slings “The Liter” — a $30 margarita with the option of adding a $5 refillable bottle.

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El Rey
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12. Tico

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1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1400
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The 14th Street mainstay plans to open its window bar from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, serving margaritas by the pouch and whole pitchers of classic, hibiscus, mango, and prickly pear renditions. DIY margarita kits are also available. Starting at $50, fixings include a bottle of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, house hibiscus and prickly pear syrups, limes, and salt.

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Tico’s colorful concoctions.
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13. Rito Loco

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606 Florida Ave NW #1853
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 836-4270
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Shaw sister spots El Techo and Rito Loco reopened over the weekend with combined carry out and delivery menus featuring individual and group taco and cocktail packages, as well as individual tacos, burritos, and bowls. Margs — classic, spicy mezcal, and passion fruit — are ($7) each or in a mason jar for seven ($45). Available Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m.

14. Lauriol Plaza

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1835 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-0035
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Find margaritas served frozen and on the rocks at Lauriol Plaza, featuring flavors like strawberry to their popular sangria swirl option.

15. Nina May

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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Starting Cinco de Mayo and continuing every Tuesday during the month of May, this local-sourcing American restaurant will take on the alter ego ”Nina Mayo” by serving Mexican dishes with a regional approach. In addition to classic and strawberry rhubarb margaritas, look for smoked chicken and potato tamales and chipotle roasted sweet potatoes.

16. Republic Cantina

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43 N St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 997-4340
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Available for pickup or delivery, Republic Cantina is offering a DIY margarita and “pico back” kit that includes a bottle of tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and pico juice. The $45 package serves 16 margaritas total.

A margarita at Republic Cantina.
A margarita at Republic Cantina.
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17. Espita

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1250 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 621-9695
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Shaw’s Oaxacan-style restaurant has a build-your-own taco package and grocery boxes, with the option to add batch cocktails and margaritas by the liter. The $39 taco kit includes enough fillings for 8 to 10 tacos. Stick to a largely liquid diet with $40 liters of margaritas and a $3 serving of salsa.

House mezcal margaritas at Espita.
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18. El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria

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1227 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 815-4789
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The Logan Circle favorite has three types of single-serve margaritas for consideration: traditional, passionfruit, and mango.

El Sol tacos dorados
Tacos dorados from El Sol
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19. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Restaurant maven José Andrés’s classic margarita stands alone as the only rendition available to order. On their special Cinco de Mayo menu, the eatery is also selling bottles of tequila with salt and lime included.

20. TTT Mexican Diner

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2900 Wilson Blvd Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 888-1528
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The “Mexican diner” from the restaurant group that owns Ambar sells a family-style spread loaded with tortas, tacos, quesadillas, and burritos (carryout and delivery). TTT will throw in one free margarita per takeout order in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

21. Mi Vida Restaurante

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98 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 516-4656
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Chef Roberto Santibañez puts together a $95 Cinco de Mayo package that includes guacamole, tacos, rice, and beans and a margarita pairing for four. Thirsty diners can find mezcal, spicy and Patron margaritas on the regular menu.

A cast-iron platter filled with queso fundido, flecked with chorizo and green onions and stretched with a fork. Tortillas appear on the side. Mi Vida/official photo

22. CIRCA (Multiple locations)

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99 M St SE #100
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-9900
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For Cinco de Mayo only, CIRCA Clarendon, Navy Yard and Foggy Bottom will be serving a holiday menu composed of taco kits, fajita kits, and special sizes of salsas and dips starting at $35 per kit. Wash down the entire spread with a small or medium-sized order of classic or strawberry-jalapeño margaritas.

Circa at Clarendon
Circa at Clarendon
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23. Él Bebe

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99 M St SE #120
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-2323
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Choose from three margarita flavors at the Mexican bar in Navy Yard, including one made with strawberry-jalapeño agave. Order a pequeño-sized marg (four servings) or make it a real celebration with the “Gran Jefe” that yields an impressive 24 drinks.

An El Bebe margarita.
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24. Mission (Multiple locations)

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1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 810-7010
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The Navy Yard spot frequented by Nationals fans now serves favorites like Mexican chile wings and empanadas to households across the Beltway. Wash dishes down with a Mission or pineapple-jalapeño margarita.

25. Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge

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101 N Union St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 935-8890
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Missing friends since the shelter-in-place order took effect? In lieu of flowers, send them a margarita gram from Vola’s. Flavors include lime or frozen spicy pineapple. Pre-orders end May 4 for delivery within the city of Alexandria only.

26. Urbano 116

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116 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 970-5148
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Recently retooled from Modern Mexican to Tex-Mex, Urbano offers 32-ounce or 64-ounce portions of margaritas that pair well with chicken enchiladas or shrimp fajitas.

27. Taco Bamba (Multiple locations)

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6691-A, Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 436-1262
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This local chain, known for traditional Mexican tacos and more creative mash-ups, is offering pickup and delivery from all its Northern Virginia locations. Springfield, Fairfax, and Vienna outposts sell cocktails like a $7 woodfire pineapple margarita. Taco Bamba is also offering “satellite delivery” to drop zones including Georgetown, Ballston, Pentagon Row, and Rockville.

1. Casa Oaxaca Bethesda

4905 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Cinco de Mayo marks this Bethesda restaurant’s first birthday, so to celebrate, there’s a $15 deal on three tacos and a watermelon margarita. Bigger parties can partake in a $100 platter that includes 20 tacos and two 32-ounce margaritas.

4905 Fairmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Cielo Rojo Restaurant

7056 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Cielo Rojo/official photo

Pair tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas with $40 Cazadores tequila margarita pitchers, accompanied by chile lime salt and dehydrated limes, from this counter in Takoma Park. New marg flavors for the holiday include rose-hibiscus and orange turmeric ginger. Pre-order online for pick-up on Cinco de Mayo.

7056 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

3. Guapo's Restaurant

4515 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Cinco de Mayo fiesta kits from this Tenleytown Tex-Mex fixture include chips, salsa, quesadillas, and three bottles of pre-made lime margarita mix.

4515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

4. Surfside

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Surfside/official photo

Surfside tacks on $5 margaritas with any order on Cinco de Mayo (only at its new Tenleytown location). Splurge on the $99 family-style fajita box, which includes two types of meat, toppings galore, and a 32-ounce bottle of classic or spicy margarita.

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015

5. Taqueria del Barrio

821 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Taqueria del Barrio
R. Lopez/Eater DC

Choose from five margarita options at the recently reopened Petworth taco shop, including a spicy mezcal variety made with roasted pineapple and turmeric. Complete the meal with an order of chimichangas, enchiladas, and sweet churros.

821 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011

6. Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana

3714 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Chefs Alfredo Solis and Jessica Solis offer a variety of margarita flavors in different sizes (single or group servings), including its beloved spicy mango margarita that pairs well with an order of gorditas or street tacos. Next-door sibling restaurant Anafre recently reopened, and the duo also run El Sol in Logan Circle.

3714 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

7. Tequila & Mezcal

3475 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

This offshoot bar from the owners of nearby Taqueria Habanero is selling $8 margaritas and $10 cocktails for Cinco de Mayo.

3475 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

8. Cactus Cantina

3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

This go-to Tex-Mex spot in Cathedral Heights offers margaritas (frozen or on the rocks) for one, or by the (half or full) pitcher. For those wanting to sip something more sophisticated, Patron margaritas by the pitcher are available at a higher rate.

3300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

9. El Chucho

3313 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Tacos at El Chucho
Tacos at El Chucho
R. Lopez/Eater DC

El Chucho serves the classic Mexican cocktail at three servings per bottle for $13 each for take-out. Splurge on a blood orange habanero variety for $4 more.

3313 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

10. Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana

2609 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20008

The modern Mexican eatery from the team behind District Kitchen has both half and full liters of lime margaritas for sale. Those who can handle the heat can opt for the spicy diablo mixture instead.

2609 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20008

11. El Rey

919 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
El Rey
El Rey
R. Lopez/Eater DC

The U Street taco shack slings “The Liter” — a $30 margarita with the option of adding a $5 refillable bottle.

919 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Tico

1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tico DC cocktails
Tico’s colorful concoctions.
Tico/official photo

The 14th Street mainstay plans to open its window bar from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, serving margaritas by the pouch and whole pitchers of classic, hibiscus, mango, and prickly pear renditions. DIY margarita kits are also available. Starting at $50, fixings include a bottle of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, house hibiscus and prickly pear syrups, limes, and salt.

1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

13. Rito Loco

606 Florida Ave NW #1853, Washington, DC 20001

Shaw sister spots El Techo and Rito Loco reopened over the weekend with combined carry out and delivery menus featuring individual and group taco and cocktail packages, as well as individual tacos, burritos, and bowls. Margs — classic, spicy mezcal, and passion fruit — are ($7) each or in a mason jar for seven ($45). Available Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m.

606 Florida Ave NW #1853
Washington, DC 20001

14. Lauriol Plaza

1835 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Find margaritas served frozen and on the rocks at Lauriol Plaza, featuring flavors like strawberry to their popular sangria swirl option.

1835 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

15. Nina May

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Starting Cinco de Mayo and continuing every Tuesday during the month of May, this local-sourcing American restaurant will take on the alter ego ”Nina Mayo” by serving Mexican dishes with a regional approach. In addition to classic and strawberry rhubarb margaritas, look for smoked chicken and potato tamales and chipotle roasted sweet potatoes.

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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16. Republic Cantina

43 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
A margarita at Republic Cantina.
A margarita at Republic Cantina.
Republic Cantina/official photo

Available for pickup or delivery, Republic Cantina is offering a DIY margarita and “pico back” kit that includes a bottle of tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and pico juice. The $45 package serves 16 margaritas total.

43 N St NW
Washington, DC 20001

17. Espita

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
House mezcal margaritas at Espita.
Espita/official photo

Shaw’s Oaxacan-style restaurant has a build-your-own taco package and grocery boxes, with the option to add batch cocktails and margaritas by the liter. The $39 taco kit includes enough fillings for 8 to 10 tacos. Stick to a largely liquid diet with $40 liters of margaritas and a $3 serving of salsa.

1250 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

18. El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria

1227 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
El Sol tacos dorados
Tacos dorados from El Sol
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The Logan Circle favorite has three types of single-serve margaritas for consideration: traditional, passionfruit, and mango.

1227 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

19. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Restaurant maven José Andrés’s classic margarita stands alone as the only rendition available to order. On their special Cinco de Mayo menu, the eatery is also selling bottles of tequila with salt and lime included.

401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

20. TTT Mexican Diner

2900 Wilson Blvd Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22201

The “Mexican diner” from the restaurant group that owns Ambar sells a family-style spread loaded with tortas, tacos, quesadillas, and burritos (carryout and delivery). TTT will throw in one free margarita per takeout order in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

2900 Wilson Blvd Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22201

21. Mi Vida Restaurante

98 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024
A cast-iron platter filled with queso fundido, flecked with chorizo and green onions and stretched with a fork. Tortillas appear on the side. Mi Vida/official photo

Chef Roberto Santibañez puts together a $95 Cinco de Mayo package that includes guacamole, tacos, rice, and beans and a margarita pairing for four. Thirsty diners can find mezcal, spicy and Patron margaritas on the regular menu.

98 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

22. CIRCA (Multiple locations)

99 M St SE #100, Washington, DC 20003
Circa at Clarendon
Circa at Clarendon
Circa/Facebook

For Cinco de Mayo only, CIRCA Clarendon, Navy Yard and Foggy Bottom will be serving a holiday menu composed of taco kits, fajita kits, and special sizes of salsas and dips starting at $35 per kit. Wash down the entire spread with a small or medium-sized order of classic or strawberry-jalapeño margaritas.

99 M St SE #100
Washington, DC 20003

23. Él Bebe

99 M St SE #120, Washington, DC 20003
An El Bebe margarita.
Deb Lindsey/El Bebe

Choose from three margarita flavors at the Mexican bar in Navy Yard, including one made with strawberry-jalapeño agave. Order a pequeño-sized marg (four servings) or make it a real celebration with the “Gran Jefe” that yields an impressive 24 drinks.

99 M St SE #120
Washington, DC 20003

24. Mission (Multiple locations)

1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003

The Navy Yard spot frequented by Nationals fans now serves favorites like Mexican chile wings and empanadas to households across the Beltway. Wash dishes down with a Mission or pineapple-jalapeño margarita.

1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003

25. Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge

101 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Missing friends since the shelter-in-place order took effect? In lieu of flowers, send them a margarita gram from Vola’s. Flavors include lime or frozen spicy pineapple. Pre-orders end May 4 for delivery within the city of Alexandria only.

101 N Union St
Alexandria, VA 22314

26. Urbano 116

116 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Recently retooled from Modern Mexican to Tex-Mex, Urbano offers 32-ounce or 64-ounce portions of margaritas that pair well with chicken enchiladas or shrimp fajitas.

116 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

27. Taco Bamba (Multiple locations)

6691-A, Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

This local chain, known for traditional Mexican tacos and more creative mash-ups, is offering pickup and delivery from all its Northern Virginia locations. Springfield, Fairfax, and Vienna outposts sell cocktails like a $7 woodfire pineapple margarita. Taco Bamba is also offering “satellite delivery” to drop zones including Georgetown, Ballston, Pentagon Row, and Rockville.

6691-A, Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150

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