Travel Blog

Pass the Salt and Raise a Glass in Kent

No need to wait until summer to break out the tequila, lime and salt. With National Margarita Day on February 22, Kent, Washington is your go-to destination for mid-winter margs.

Whether you’re drinking margs with the gals or clinking glasses over a date, Kent margaritas will have you saying “Adiós” to winter blues and “Hola” to summery sips.

Toasting with cocktails at Agave in Kent, Washington

Toasting with cocktails at Agave Cocina & Cantina in Kent, Washington

  • Agave Cocina & Cantina has over eight margaritas to choose from—whether you want to stick with a tried and true favorite or try something on the daring side. The Agave is your classic margarita with Lunazul Reposado tequila and Agave’s house lime mix. Or if you’re ready to turn on the heat, the Cilantro Jalapeño packs a punch with jalapeños and Tajin chili rim (a spicy Mexican seasoning). Over six margaritas are available, from the Strawberry Basil Rita to the Agave Cadillac. Bonus: all day $6.50 margaritas on Mondays.


Duke’s Seafood and Chowder House at Kent Station

  • Duke’s Chowder House at Kent Station is a local favorite, and for good reason. Voted best happy hour by 425 Magazine, you’ll find discounted drinks daily from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close. Duke’s serves two tasty options to get that beach vacation taste. The “Imperfect” Scratch margarita contains 100 percent agave tequila along with a taste of something citrus—Cointreau, a French orange liqueur. Also, on the menu: Blood Orange margarita with blood orange liqueur and fresh lime and orange juice.


Mama Stortini’s Restaurant and Bar at Kent Station

  • Discover an Italian spin to margaritas at Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar. The Romance is made with amaretto, a sweet Italian liqueur that some say tastes like maraschino cherries. Want something extra special? Mama’s shakes it up with the Ferrari: French orange liqueur, Grand Marnier (a blend of Cognac brandy with the bitterness of orange liqueur) and Patron Silver with fresh lime juice. Other fan favorites: Mama’s Little and the Strawberry margarita.


Banyan Tree Thai Restaurant at Kent Station

  • Try the Thai take on margaritas with the Koh Samui from Banyan Tree Thai Restaurant. Made with tequila, grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice and palm sugar, Banyan’s version of the marg will give you a fully-packed fruity experience. If you’re in the mood for something different, Banyan Tree has over 10 other cocktails to choose from—the Asian Pear Crush and Tamarind Vodka Collins get rave reviews.

So, please pass the salt and raise a glass in Kent on National Margarita Day. Learn more about things to do when you visit.