Kid-Friendly Places to Have a Margarita in Austin


I remember one year when I was going through my Facebook feed before bed and I discovered it had been National Margarita Day. Apparently, this important holiday occurs on February 22nd each year. Some of these seemingly-made up holidays irk me, but I am totally on board with any excuse to have a margarita.

Determined not to miss the occasion, I’ve compiled a list of the best places in Austin to grab a margarita — with your kids in tow*. So, we hereby declare these as the Best Places to Get Your Marg On in Austin:

Azul Tequila – Outdoor closed patio where kids can hang out.
3815 Dry Creek Dr. 78731
(512) 334-9973

Cheddar’s – My friend swears by these huge, $3.99 ‘ritas and says it’s her favorite place to get a marg with her kids.
4301 W. William Cannon 78749
(512) 899-9727

13301 N. U.S. Hwy 183 78750
(512) 336-8855

Chuy’s – Small wooded area outside with tables so kids can play.
11680 N. Research Blvd at Duval 78759
(512) 342-0011

Curra’s – I haven’t had it, but I’ve heard the avocado margarita is the bee’s knees. It’s pretty loud in there so loud kids generally don’t bother anyone.
614 E. Oltorf 78704
(512) 444-0012

Guero’s – Outdoor seating and loud enough kid noise is drowned out.
1412 S. Congress 78704
(512) 447-7688

Iron Cactus – Outdoor area with cool fountain that’s a kid magnet.
10001 Stonelake Blvd. 78759
(512) 794-8778

Matt’s El Rancho – Outdoor area and lots of kids at this family-friendly Old Austin favorite.Advertisement2613 S. Lamar Blvd. 78704
(512) 462-9333

Santa Rita – Outdoor patio is kid-friendly.
1206 W. 38th St. 78705
(512) 419-RITA

Takoba – Outdoor seating and sandy lounge area.
1411 E. 7th 78702
(512) 628-4466

Trudy’s North Star – Another place that’s pretty loud inside, so nobody really bats an eye if your kids aren’t quiet angels.
8820 Burnet Rd. 78758
(512) 454-1474

Waterloo Ice House 360/Capital of Texas Highway – Large outdoor play area for kids with playscape and outside picnic table seating.
6203 N. Capital of Texas Hwy 78731
(512) 418-9700

Z’Tejas – Generally pretty loud, so kid sounds are drowned out.
* Kids eat free Sundays 4-close and $2.22 Little Larrys on Saturday and Sunday of National Margarita Day weekend.
9400 A. Arboretum Blvd. 78759
(512) 346-3506

1110 W. 6th St. 78703
(512) 478-5355

Zocalo Cafe – Outdoor seating, counter service, kid-friendly vibe.
1110 West Lynn 78703
(512) 472-TACO

Note: Of course, if you plan on imbibing, please make a plan to get home safely. Maybe you can carpool, have your significant other man the wheel or split a drink with a friend. It’s great to celebrate, but we want to keep you safe.


About Nicole Basham 793 Articles
A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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