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celebrate national tequila day bartaco-style

three cheers for national tequila day! like chips and guac, or tacos and tuesdays, tequila and summertime just go together. we don’t usually need a reason to drink tequila…but since it’s national tequila day, we’re showing you three of our favorite ways to celebrate this sippin’ good occasion.


tahona wheel flight

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First up, our Tahona Wheel Flight—a hand-selected trio of a blanco, a reposado and an añejo tequila, served with fresh oranges + tajin.

siete leguas blanco – agave plants are grown for 7 to 8 years then the tequila is distilled in small copper pot stills

suerte reposado* – agave plants are grown for 9 years, then the tequila is aged for 7 to 11 months in charred american oak barrels

123 organic anejo* – agave plants are grown for a minimum of 10 years, then the tequila is aged for 18 months in white oak barrels

Produced in the highlands + lowlands of Jalisco in Mexico these tequilas are made by crushing agave in a pit with a large stone wheel (called a tahona wheel). This is one of the oldest (400 years!), most labor-intensive ways to make tequila––and all the love that goes into it results in truly complex + delicious tequilas. So take a shot + say cheers with our Tahona Wheel Tequila Flight.


red sonja

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Next up, let’s spice things up with our Red Sonja—one of our fave cocktails that’s perfect for moments in the sun. This cocktail has a spicy zing from muddled-up ginger, fresh lemon juice, intensely herbal byrrh quinquina, a dash of bitters, jalapeño and Olmeca Altos Reposado tequila (this tequila is aged in whiskey barrels for up to 8 months).

The Red Sonja is the perfect balance of sweet, herbal, citrus + a little heat.


bartaco margarita

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Last but definitely not least, raise a glass with a classic bartaco margarita. This iconic recipe is your ticket to endless summer—no matter the season. Ever wonder why our margs are so refreshing + craveable? 

We keep it simple with high quality spirits, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and great ice—which makes all the difference. High quality tequila is key. That’s why we use our own blend of tequila, Libélula. A 100% blue weber agave joven tequila––it’s smooth + great for mixing into a cocktail or drinking on its own. It’s what makes our margaritas the perfect pairing for the bold flavors in our tacos. (Fun fact: Libélula means dragonfly in Spanish)


Planning to meet us on the patio + toast to national tequila day with one of these refreshing bevs in hand? Learn more about dine in at bartaco.

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Celebrating #nationaltequiladay at home? We’ve got you covered with our take out beverage options to go with your favorite tacos, sides + desserts.

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