Margarita’s birthday present: A new patio

Margarita’s Cantina at 3109 E. Douglas turns 20 this month, and it’s treating itself to a new patio.

The restaurant first opened on July 23, 1992. Twenty years later, it’s known for its Saturday night parties featuring house band Lotus, its sour cream enchilada and its addicting chips and salsa.

Owner Don Overstake is waiting on approval from the city to put up an outdoor patio on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant that faces Douglas. He’s already ordered the wrought iron fencing, and his manager, Jen Mans, says the space will fit 10 to 15 tables. (Approval is taking a bit longer than normal because Margarita’s is in a historic building, she said.) Overstake hopes to have the patio ready by the end of July.

On the weekend of July 20th, the restaurant will celebrate with drink specials, giveaways and more.

For more information, call 316-682-2299.