National Tequila Day: Where to celebrate with local deals, drink specials

By Tess Rowland, FOX 8 Intern

Need an excuse to drink this Tuesday? Well, some restaurants are dishing out drink specials for National Tequila Day on Tuesday, July 24. Whether you're looking for the classic margarita, tequila sunrise, or maybe just a shot, hit up these restaurants to celebrate.

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Felipe's Mexican Taqueria

Can you say perfect timing? National Tequila Day also falls on Taco Tuesday this year. What a better way to compliment your tequila than Felipe’s authentic scratch-made recipes, especially the tacos. And better yet, Felipe’s is offering a BOGO Margarita deal to really spice things up. Felipe’s tasty and refreshing key-lime margaritas are made fresh to order. The recipe consists of 100% blue agave tequila, fresh squeezed key limes, a house-made orange liqueur, and agave syrup.

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Los Jefes Grill

Oh, how we love the word free! Well, Los Jefes Grill is celebrating “Tacquila Tuesday” with free Avion tequila shots for your and your friends. Plus, the Metairie restaurant’s turning things up with live DJs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Araña Taqueria y Cantina

Araña Taqueria y Cantina’s cuisine reflects authentic and delectable Mexican cuisine using techniques which are inspired by the culinary traditions of the Yucatan. For National Tequila Day, the restaurant will offer $2 margaritas with the purchase of an entrée. Guests can also take advantage of their regular happy hour special which is weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring half-priced tacos and drinks.

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Casa Borrega

Casa Borrega will also celebrate National Tequila Day! The restaurant will feature live music from the popular Latin band Bivaz. They will offer a special of strawberry, regular, cucumber and ginger margaritas. The price for a single margarita is $5 and the price of a double margarita is $8. The best part about their margaritas is that they don’t use artificial flavor or syrups; it’s all natural. The bar also features 120 varieties of the latest tequila brands straight from Mexico. In addition to their regular dinner menu, they are adding specialized vegetarian hibiscus tacos.

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Juan's Flying Burrito

Juan’s Flying Burrito will dish out a special tomorrow for National Tequila Day. The restaurant will offer double margaritas for  $6.50, from 2 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Johnny Sanchez

Johnny Sanchez marries delicious Mexican cuisine with the fun and laid-back atmosphere that defines The Big Easy. In addition to their amazing tacos, Johnny Sanchez is offering $5 tequila shots with your choice of blanco, repasado, or añejo tequilas. Speciality shots are $7 and you can choose either the cazadores tequila shot or the chef’s own creation, the Chef Aarón Flight shot.

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