Astoria, Cocktails, Long Island City, Mexican Feb 22, 2016 Five Options for National Margarita Day in Astoria and LIC Well, today’s the day—National Margarita Day! The entire staff here at We Heart Astoria loves this tasty cocktail, and we’re glad there are a number of solid options nearby in which (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Well, today’s the day—National Margarita Day! The entire staff here at We Heart Astoria loves this tasty cocktail, and we’re glad there are a number of solid options nearby in which (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Hello, Cinco De Mayo! Where to Drink and Eat in Astoria On M (...) New Year’s Eve 2017 in Astoria and LIC Astoria & LIC Spaces Perfect for Holiday Parties Photo credit: Mojave Well, today’s the day—National Margarita Day! The entire staff here at We Heart Astoria loves this tasty cocktail, and we’re glad there are a number of solid options nearby in which to enjoy—they all have a tasty and varied food menu, too. Here are five suggestions for magarita-ing it up today, at places we’d love to go to ourselves. Casa Enrique This is our best choice in LIC. Their margaritas are fruity, well-balanced, and easy to drink (a good or bad thing, depending on your perspective). They offer a whole lot of options (check the Tequila & Cocktails tab) but the basic Casa Enrique Margarita ($10) comes in a variety of flavors—classic lime, grapefruit, pineapple, strawberry, and tamarind. In the past they’ve offered a red pepper margarita, which might sound odd but really works; ask them if they can make it for you if you’re intrigued. 5-48 49th Avenue, Long Island City Photo credit: Casa Enrique Chela Y Garnacha This small Mexican eatery on 36th Avenue is a beloved spot for the WHA staff. Their margarita menu is small—there’s the Home Made Margarita ($8) and the Spicy Margarita ($9). I’ve always found their margaritas to be, for use of a better word, gentle—the Home Made is a very friendly drink; the Spicy certainly has a kick (in a good way). Their margaritas go really well with their homemade guacamole and their unique Intrincadas—a spicy masa patty topped with a choice of Pollo (chicken) or Flor de calabaza (squash flower). 33-09 36th Avenue, Astoria Mojave Mojave offers a selection of margaritas—on the rocks and frozen, from lime to strawberry, but their drink in the margarita family that is really different is their Sangrita—basically it’s a glass of sangria combined with frozen lime margarita mix (pictured below). It’s cold and fruity—don’t knock it ’til you try it. 22-36 31st Street Astoria Photo credit: Mojave Pachanga Patterson Pachanga continues to put out great food and their drinks are also very good. Their margarita menu (check the Drinks tab) is also small but both drinks are solid. We particularly like the La Pachanga Margarita ($10) that sets itself apart from the pack with the addition of housemade hibiscus syrup. Or choose the Classic Margarita ($9) for a familiar taste and feel. Pair your drink with one of their flavorful tacos—perhaps Oyster Mushroom for the vegetarians, Cochinita Pibil for the omnivores—and you’ve got a great meal going on. 33-17 31st Avenue, Astoria Photo credit: Pachanga Patterson Tacuba Head to Tacuba for a party-like atmosphere and a range of margarita options. Their list of drinks ranges from frozen (raspado) margaritas (mango, pomegranate, lime, and tamarindo flavors) to a pitcher of watermelon (“La Sandia”) margaritas, as well as a skinny margarita, if that’s your bag. Their drinks are a great match with the food—consider a plate of their refreshing Ceviche Peruano or an order of Fajitas to go with. 35-01 36th Street, Astoria Photo credit: Tacuba Where is your favorite margarita in town? Let us know in the comments! Twitter Facebook Email Print casa enriqueChela Y GarnachaCocktailsdrinksmargaritasMojaveNational Margarita Daypachanga pattersonTacuba About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. Related scoops Hello, Cinco De Mayo! Where to Drink and Eat in Astoria On M (...) New Year’s Eve 2017 in Astoria and LIC Astoria & LIC Spaces Perfect for Holiday Parties One Comment Julie March 1st, 2016 Chela & Garnacha now has Tamarind & Hibiscus Margaritas on their menu! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.