In search of 99 cent margaritas

One of life's simple pleasures ... the 99 cent margarita. (SPLASH! ILLUSTRATION)

In search of 99 cent margaritas

Looking for a cheap margarita? Look no further!
April 1, 2011

Frozen, rocks, salt, no salt.

It’s no secret that there are a lot of great places to get delicious Mexican food in Topeka. Everyone has a favorite spot to enjoy an order of chips and salsa, fish tacos or spicy enchiladas, topped off by a salt-rimmed, tequila-infused drink of deliciousness commonly known as a margarita.

There is no shortage of weekly margarita specials in Top City, either. Blended, on the rocks, classic lime or electric blue – the choices abound for anyone who likes to enjoy a cocktail or four without breaking the bank. In fact, one of the most frequent questions received at Splash! headquarters is where to find a cheap margarita on any given night.

Dear readers – we are here to serve. We scoured the city looking for cheap margarita deals and compiled a list of specials for less than a dollar. When the surveying was done, we found that 99-cent margaritas are offered at four or more local eateries five nights a week, with a curious dry spell on Fridays and Sundays.

Following is our comprehensive guide to cheap margarita specials. We know you’ve been waiting for it, so print it out, fold it into your wallet, tuck it in your desk drawer at work or tape it to your refrigerator.

99 CENT MONDAYS
Casa Authentic Mexican Food, 3320 S.W. Topeka Blvd. (frozen & rocks)
Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant, 837 S.W. Fairlawn Rd. (frozen & rocks)
El Centinela Mexican Restaurant, 2121 S.W. Belle Ave. (frozen & rocks)
El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina, 3627 S.E. 29th St. #101 (rocks)
Los Charros, 4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive (rocks)
Los Portales Restaurante & Cantina, 1116 S.E. 6th St. (rocks)

99 CENT TUESDAYS
Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant, 837 S.W. Fairlawn Rd. (frozen & rocks)
El Centinela Mexican Restaurant, 2121 S.W. Belle Ave. (frozen & rocks))
El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina, 3627 S.E. 29th St. #101 (rocks)
Los Charros, 4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive (rocks)
Los Portales Restaurante & Cantina, 1116 S.E. 6th St. (rocks)
El Mezcal III, 5301 S.W. 21st St. (frozen & rocks)
El Mezcal Restaurant No. 4, 511 S.W. Topeka Blvd. (frozen & rocks)
Tequila's, 2911 S.W. 29th St. (rocks)

99 CENT WEDNESDAYS
Casa Authentic Mexican Food, 3320 S.W. Topeka Blvd. (frozen & rocks)
Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant, 837 S.W. Fairlawn Rd. (frozen & rocks)
El Centinela Mexican Restaurant, 2121 S.W. Belle Ave. (frozen & rocks)
Los Charros, 4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive (rocks)
Los Portales Restaurante & Cantina, 1116 S.E. 6th St. (rocks)
Pepe & Chela’s, 1001 S.W. Tyler St (rocks)

99 CENT THURSDAYS
Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant, 837 S.W. Fairlawn Rd. (frozen & rocks)
El Centinela Mexican Restaurant, 2121 S.W. Belle Ave. (frozen & rocks)
El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina, 3627 S.E. 29th St. #101 (rocks)
Los Charros, 4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive (rocks)
El Mezcal Restaurant No. 4, 511 S.W. Topeka Blvd. (frozen & rocks)
El Mezcal III, 5301 S.W. 21st St. (frozen & rocks)
El Mezcal Express, 115 S.E. 29th St. (frozen & rocks)
Pepe & Chela’s, 1001 S.W. Tyler St (rocks)
Tequila's, 2911 S.W. 29th St. (rocks)

99 CENT SATURDAYS
Casa Authentic Mexican Food, 3320 S.W. Topeka Blvd. (frozen & rocks)
El Centinela Mexican Restaurant, 2121 S.W. Belle Ave. (frozen & rocks)
El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina, 3627 S.E. 29th St. #101 (rocks)
Los Charros, 4111 S.W. Gage Center Drive (rocks)
El Mezcal Restaurant No. 4, 511 S.W. Topeka Blvd. (frozen & rocks)
El Mezcal III, 5301 S.W. 21st St. (frozen & rocks)
El Mezcal Express, 115 S.E. 29th St. (frozen & rocks)
Tequila's, 2911 S.W. 29th St. (rocks)

Do you know of others? Did we miss your favorite? Let us know at christina.hansen@cjonline.com.


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