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20+ Margarita Monday Specials in North County San Diego (2017 Master List)

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North County San Diego is an underrated Margarita Mondays destination. After work, head to your choice of Mexican restaurants, sports bars, seafood restaurants, pizza joints, and taverns for affordable and delicious house margaritas or signature creations. (Note: these locations were specifically chosen based on their Margarita Monday happy hour specials.)

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(Del Mar to Oceanside)

1. Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant

Bring your friends to Tio Leo’s from three to seven pm for $5 house margaritas, a flurry of appetizers, and a casual atmosphere to celebrate a hard day’s work.

2. Casa Sol y Mar

Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 pm get the House Margarita or the Sangarita (homemade margarita and red sangria) for $6.95.

3. En Fuego Cantina & Grill

Enjoy their daily happy hour from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and get the super affordable house margarita for $5 or the Cuervo Shaker (Cuervo Gold and Marie Brizzard) for $8.

4. Beachside Bar & Grill

Beachside has happy hour from 3:30 to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. Pay them a visit to sip on a Cadillac Margarita (Don Julio Anejo tequila, lime juice, sweet & sour, float of Grand Marnier on the rocks). Your friend can have a Beachside Margarita (Peligroso Silver tequila, triple sec, fresh lime, splash of orange juice, sweet and sour served on the rock).

5. Union Kitchen & Tap

Get $2 off craft cocktails all day Monday including agave-based margaritas like the Fleetwood (Serrano-Pineapple infused Blanco tequila, Dry Curacao, lime), the Royal (Herradura Reposado tequila, Cointreau, beet, blackberry, buckwheat honey) the Alistair (Don Julio Blanco tequila, cantaloupe, lemon, sesame), the Eli Cash (Pasilla infused Kimo Sabe, Verdita, Ancho Reyes Verde), or the Etheline (Montelobos tequila, grapefruit, sage).

6. Le Papagayo

Get your margaritas at Le Papagayo everyday from 4 to 6 pm. Enjoy a nice house margarita for only $6.

7. Casa de Bandini

From 4 to 7 pm Monday through Friday, choose from a variety of flavored margaritas (17.25 oz) for only $4.95. Pick from peach, banana, lemon lime, strawberry, and raspberry flavored margaritas for your night out.

8. Las Olas

From 4 to 6 pm Monday through Friday you can get $2 off a house margarita and their Pineapple N’ Chile Margarita served with a flame-roasted chili and martini style.

9. Hennessey’s

Every weekday from 4 to 7 pm, Hennessey’s offers a big selection of happy hour drink specials for $5 including their Black Diamond Margarita. 

10. Miguel’s 

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR ON MONDAYS! Two of the ten margaritas at Miguel’s are served in shakers, and you can’t go wrong with either. The Ultimate Margarita and the Pomegranate Shaker are quite popular with diners… almost as popular as their white jalapeño cheese dip. And for those that want to indulge without risking the bulge, Miguel’s serves up a “refined” margarita at only 135 calories. For something a little different, try the Prickly Pear Margarita, or spice things up with their Habanero-Lime Margarita.

11. Gregorio’s Restaurant

Come for Martini Mondays and get $2 off signature martinis like their Spicy Margarita ($11 originally) with Tequila Blanco, orange liqueur, lime, sweet and sour, muddled cucumber and jalapeño served in a salted rimmed martini glass).

12. Dave & Buster’s

Dave & Buster’s steps up the happy hour game by having it twice, from 4 to 7 pm and then again from 10 pm to midnight. Get half off their extensive cocktail menu including tropical margaritas, low-calorie margaritas, fruit-flavored margaritas, all made with 100% agave tequila.

13. P.F. Chang’s

From 3 to 6 pm Monday through Friday get a $6 Organic Agave Margarita (Casa Noble Crystal tequila and organic agave nectar shaken with fresh lime juice).

14. Twenty/20 Grill

Visit Twenty/20 Grill from 3 to 6 pm every day and get $2 off including the Spanish Margarita ($12; Azunia Blanco, fresh lime juice, Brandy-blackberry muddle, jalapeño infused agave nectar, Torres orange liqueur).

15. Fresco Trattoria & Bar

Fresco has their Cadillac Margarita for $10 during happy hour. It’s a blend of Patron silver muddled with orange, lemon and lime slices, lime juice, agave nectar, and Grand Marnier on the side (originally $13.75).

16. Dini’s Bistro

Dini’s boasts a great happy hour on Monday from 4 to 7 pm with a traditional margarita for $5.25 and a house-infused margarita for $6.

17. The Coyote Bar & Grill

Stop by for happy hour on Monday from 3 to 6 pm and then again from 10 to 11 pm for $5 house margaritas.

18. Ignite Bistro

Monday’s from 3 to 6:30 pm get the Ignite Margarita for $7 at Ignite Bistro.

19. Davina’s Cabo Grill

Come after work on Monday for 2 for 1 margaritas at Davina’s. Try the sinful Dangerous Margarita (tequila, agave nectar, Patron Citronge liqueur, lime juice, pineapple juice, fresh jalapeños). If you prefer a cocktail with heat, the Avocado Margarita (tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, avocado slices, chili powder) is a must-try.

20. Rookie’s Sports Bar

If you love latin music like Bachata, Banda, Reggeaton, or Cumbia, then head to Rookie’s from nine pm to close for $4 margaritas. RSVP to [email protected] to save yourself a spot.

21. Anita’s Mexican Restaurant Cantina

Every Monday, house margaritas (12 oz) are just $4 from 2:30 to seven pm. Give their top-notch tequila-based margarita a try. This house made margarita has a harmonious blend of sweetness and citrus.

22. Rockin’ Baja Lobster

Come to Rockin’ Baja Lobster Monday through Friday from three to six pm for a Jameson Shot Margarita (frozen/rocks; lime, strawberry, mango, or red raspberry) for $5.50. On Monday you can order their drink of the day “Tradicional Paloma” (Cuervo Tradicional tequila, fresh fruit, Mexican Squirt) for $7.99.

23. Hello Betty Fish House

Hello Betty Fish House makes Mondays even better. From 3 to 5 pm get the Frozen Margarita (traditional, raspberry-cilantro-jalapeño, mango-guava) for $5.

24. Master’s Kitchen Cocktails

Master’s has happy hour all day on Monday. Stop by anytime on Monday and get a $6 margarita and relax.

25. Barrio Eat Mexican

Happy Hour goes on all week (Monday through Friday; 2 pm – 6 pm). Head on over for Margarita Mondays to get $5 margaritas.

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(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

26. Brigantine Seafood

Brigantine has happy hour from 4 to 6 pm daily. Get a Brig Margarita for only $9.

27. Cocina del Charro

Cocina del Charro offers the most affordable Margarita Mondays with $3 margaritas and $4 flavored margaritas from 3 to 5 pm every weekday.

28. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill

Applebee’s has really budget-friendly house margaritas on Mondays from 3 to 6 pm for only $3.

29. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company

From 3 to 7 pm head to Oggi’s for $3.50 margaritas.

Your Turn…

Are we missing your favorite spot to grab a margarita? Comment below!

Fred Hernandez: Fred Hernandez is a freelance writer, blogger, and musician from North County San Diego. Fred currently covers pop culture, travel, food, and politics on his blog, FredsGuideToLife.com with his signature biting wit. Fred's work has been featured on MerryJane.com, SanDiegoReader.com, and a variety of B2B and B2C companies.


Sugar Jones Sugar Jones has been blogging about life since 2008. She has contributed to various local news stations for lifestyle segments, speaking about tech, social media, travel, food, and family. She most enjoys sharing her favorite places and things to do around her adopted home of North County. You can follow Sugar's adventures on her blog, Live the Sweet Life, Facebook, and Google+.