Monday, May 5, 2014

HHH Favorites: Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Or if you're my sister, Happy Birthday! I've always thought Sarah is lucky to have her birthday coincide with Cinco de Mayo, but that may be because I'm a big fan of tequila and guacamole and it's double the excuse to indulge.

Ready for a margarita? Here are a few of our favorites around Portland:

Por Que No?

Why not? Seriously, give me a good reason why you would not go here for a margarita, and probably a taco or two. Choose between a classic Margarita ($9 for a pint) or go with their Pomegranate Margarita. There is typically a margarita of the day as well with whatever fresh juice they're serving up. The only downside is that $9 is a bit steep when you plan on having two... or three.


This year Cinco de Mayo falls on Xico's "Margarita Monday" which features a $5 Happy Margarita with tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. If you're there for happy hour (5-6:30pm M-F), I would also recommend the Sonoran Hot Dog ($6) to share with bacon, salsa verde, refritos, cotija, crema, lime, and pico de gallo on top of a Nathan's frank. So good!

Elephants Deli

Elephants recently changed their happy hour to 3-6pm (it used be 5-7pm) and switched up their food offerings too, but don't worry, their Three Citrus Margarita ($7 on hh) is still featured on the bar menu. If you're looking for something a little smaller and a little stronger though, go for the Million Dollar Margarita. 

La Taq

Little sister to Podnah's Pit next door, La Taq serves Tex Mex favorites like Queso Fundido and puffy tacos as well as a killer House Margarita ($8). Or, if you want to switch it up a bit, try the Zanahorita ($9) a margarita made with carrot juice and a little cumin. 

Prefer homemade? Check out some of our margarita recipes: