Celebrate National Tequila Day in Rhode Island
National Tequila Day is celebrated on July 24 and there are plenty of restaurants around Rhode Island where you can sip tequila-inspired concoctions.
In honor of Tequila Day being right around the corner, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up some of the best places to get tequila (and its yummy cocktail counterparts) in Rhode Island. Now, while we don’t necessarily condone checking them out wine-trail style (as the saying goes: one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor), we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that many of these joints have addresses in similar zip codes, so don’t be afraid to sample from more than one menu. Cheers!
370 Richmond St., Providence, 401-228-8286, xacotacori.com
First up on this docket is Xaco Taco, a trendy Mexican restaurant in Providence’s Jewelry District best known for its use of traditional techniques and flavors. On Sunday, Xaco Taco is teaming up with Cazadores Tequila to offer customers a free tequila floater with a margarita purchase. To get the deal, all you have to do is show your server Xaco Taco’s National Tequila Day instagram post. As their Executive Chef, Andy Pyle, said, “What better way to celebrate than with ice cold margaritas and authentic street tacos?”
100 Hope St., Providence, 401-409-2075, dolorespvd.com
Located on the East Side of Providence, Dolores serves classic Mexican cuisine and lots of creative cocktails, like the pasote margarita, the mezcal Negroni and the carajillo (when tequila meets cold brew). They also offer tequila blanco for $30, tequila añejo for $33 or tequila extra añejo for $55. But don’t ignore the Mezcal flights: You can order them by region (think: Nuestra Soledad) for $25 or by varietal (think: Vago and Don Amado) for $40, or get a Pechuga flight for $60.
351 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-454-8951, donjosetequilas.com
How can you go wrong when tequila is in the name? in addition to offering a variety of Mexican dishes, Don Jose Tequilas on Federal Hill has an extensive tequila bar where you can sip a tequila flight or indulge in one of their signature margaritas.
33 Aborn St., Providence, 401-563-8622, durksbbq.com
Are you in the mood for brisket, pulled pork or a burger? Or, maybe you’re craving some mac and cheese or a corndog. All of these dishes and more can be found at Durk’s Bar-B-Q in Providence. Plus, the drink menu is a long one. The restaurant has tons of tequila options for your Tequila Day festivities as well as a yummy house margarita that you can upgrade to spicy for just three bucks.
11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 401-619-2640, diegosnewport.com
Head on over to Newport and dive into all of the Mexican dishes and drinks Diego’s has to offer. on the drink side, they can satisfy your tequila craving with anything from flavored margaritas and spicy palomas to the Bride of Carlos, a signature cocktail made with jalapeno and habanero-infused Casa Noble, Aperol, hibiscus and lemon. And the fun doesn’t end there because they also have tequila flights. They have First Class for $28 and Ultra for $38.
19 Charles St., Newport, 401-619-4777, perrosalado.com
Perro Salado on Charles Street in Newport has two different kinds of tequila flights: vertical and horizontal. The vertical tequila flights consist of a silver, reposado and añejo from the same producer (i.e. Cazadores, Don Julio, Milagro, etc.). The horizontal tequila flights, meanwhile, include three half ounce shots of the same grade from different producers. Margaritas and other tequila drinks are also available in flavors like Spicy Cucumber, Blood Orange and Cilantro-Jalapeno.