Stop what you are doing and join us in celebrating National Margarita Day! National Margarita Day is on February 22nd (as if we need a reason to drink a margarita), and I scoured the greater Wichita area to find the best places to enjoy a margarita. Is your favorite on the list? Which place deserves the honor of the best margarita in Wichita?
309 N Mead Street, Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom suggestion: Try the Classic Margarita or Pomegranate Margarita on the rocks. These drinks are large, fresh, and strong!
Pairs well with: Platanutres with chimichurri sauce and avocado crema or ceviche (rock shrimp ceviche served with plantain chips).
6960 W 21st Street, Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom suggestion: Try the blended Strawberry margarita. This drink is very aesthetically pleasing with fresh pineapple and citrus fruits. On Thursdays, Mexico Viejo has 99 cent margaritas all day!
Pairs well with: Anything on the menu. Everything we sampled was delicious and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend ordering the Queso Fundido if you are a queso fan!
2949 N Rock Rd, #120, Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom suggestion: Paloma (Although different than a traditional margarita, a Paloma also contains tequila and lime. We decided this drink at Two Olives is so delicious it needs to be added to the list.)
Pairs well with: The Charcuterie board or Mezze board.
Join Two Olives for food and drink specials during happy hour between 3-6!
1844 N Rock Road, Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom suggestion: The Perfect Margarita with olives (The olives sounded strange to me at first, but it really does work with the flavor of the margarita!)
Pairs well with: The Poblano Pepper or Fire Roasted Queso and Chips. (Both of these items can be found on the gluten-free menu! Score for the gluten intolerant!)
1413 N. Waterfront Parkway
Wichita Mom suggestions: Skinny Margarita on the rocks, El Jefe, Sangria Swirl, and more! Abuelos has so many delicious selections, we couldn’t pick just one!
Pairs well with: The chips and salsa or Abuelo’s Dip Sampler (chile con queso, queso diablo, guacamole, and chicharrones).
1064 N Waco Ave, Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom suggestion: The Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita (does have a little kick to it, but I was able to drink it all and I do not do well with spice!)
Pairs well with: THE ELOTE! Hands down, if you go to Molino’s you must order this delicious cheesy corn side. You will not regret it!
Pro-tip: Stop at Juarez Bakery for some sweet treats to eat later!
917 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom suggestion: District Rita – unlike any lime margarita I have had before!
Pairs well with: Chips with their salsa, queso, and guacamole. The food was so delicious, I didn’t have time to snap a photo before it was eaten! Besides these delicious sides, the taco selection was also very impressive!
Four locations around Wichita!
Wichita Mom selection: Lime Margarita on the rocks, Paloma, or a Sangria Swirl
Pairs well with: ANYTHING! Felipes was The Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Mexican Food in 2019.
11423 E 13th St., Wichita, KS
Wichita Mom selection: Blended strawberry margarita
Pairs well with: Espinaca dip with chips or their carnitas tacos
Regal Warren Movie Theaters
Wichita Mom suggestion: Classic Margarita. I understand this is the most unconventional place on this list to have a margarita, but unwinding with a crisp (and strong) margarita while watching a movie is how I would like to end every week!
Pairs well with: Salty and buttery movie popcorn.
Honorable mention: Los Cocos
With multiple locations around the greater Wichita area, this list would be incomplete without mentioning Los Cocos. They have amazing drink specials and you can’t go wrong with their $1.99 strawberry margarita.
Honorable mention: La Hacienda
If you live in Derby, you most likely have been to La Hacienda. It is a favorite amongst Derby Wichita Mom contributors. You will most likely find us snacking on their queso or guacamole and sipping a blended margarita.