Enough with National Hashtag days! Actually, we love food (and drink) so we're pretty much on board with most of these days. So naturally, with #NationalTequilaDay upon us, your pals at MDM are here to help you celebrate the day in the tastiest way possible.

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1. GRACIAS MADRE

Where: 8905 Melrose Ave, WEHO
What: the Purista - tequila reposado, agave, lime, orange bitters, and a sweet, orange salt rim.
MDM Pro Tip: Make a reservation for brunch and take a leisurely lunch out on this beautiful patio. And for $1 extra, turn up the heat and ask for it spicy.

Photo via Instagram @kryzstofzicam

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. LUCY'S EL ADOBE

Where: 5536 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
What: Pitchers of margaritas
MDM Pro Tip: Lucy's was established in 1964 and has seen the likes of The Eagles, Hubert Humphrey, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, John Belushi, Diana Keaton, Phil Collins- I mean the list goes on and on. I was first introduced to the legendary Mexican spot from my parents. They would rave about the pitchers of margaritas and the good times spent there. So our tip - get the pitcher(s) and bring your friends. And don't judge Lucy's from the outside, because frankly it looks like a dive compared to some of the other spots in our list. But that's the wonderful thing about LA - nothing is ever what it looks like.

Photo via Instagram @_sarah_lindsay

 

 

 

 

 

3. RED O

Where: 8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
What: 5 different kinds of margaritas curated by Iron Chef and Top Chef Masters veteran, Rick Bayless. 
MDM Pro Tip: Come during happy hour to take advantage of $7 margaritas and their huge happy hour food menu.

Photo via Instagram @natalynederkina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. CASA VEGA

Where: 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks
What: 10 different kinds of margaritas including a classic margarita, fruit blended margaritas, blood orange margarita, and a "boss" margarita with Patron Silver tequila, Patron Citronage, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime.
MDM Pro Tip: This establishment has resided on the same corner of Ventura Blvd for 55 years. With classic red leather booths, dim lighting, and endless margarita possibilities this spot is great for bringing out of towners for an iconic Los Angeles experience.

Photo via Instagram @theoriginalmrsmuffintop

 

 

 

 

 

5. Salazar

Where: 2490 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles
What: On draft $10 perfected margarita. Need we say more? 
MDM Pro Tip: Venture outside of the margarita norms and, if you haven't already, try your first michelada. They're ESPECIALLY good here! 

Photo via Instagram @salazarfrogtown

 

 

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