In 1971, the first frozen-margarita machine was invented in Dallas. It’s been the city’s unofficial drink ever since. For National Tequila Day (July 24), here are our favorite stops along the city’s official Margarita Mile.
The Liquid Nitrogen Margarita
Beto & Son
This boozy glacier nearly topples out of its glass and makes for a foggy tableside experience with Avión reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, orange liqueur and a garnish of colorful fruit pearls.
Though known for its homestyle brunch, live music and come-as-you-are vibe, The Rustic’s frozen margarita reigns supreme with its over-the-top garnishes, including a dunked sangria ice pop.
Cafe Herrera, praised for its upscale Mexican cuisine, elevates its ’rita game with the Maximo, made with extra-añjejo tequila and black sea salt on the long-stemmed coupe glass.
Taqueria La Ventana
This funky patio eatery whips up tacos, burritos and quesadillas with nine meat choices. But there’s only one margarita on the menu, classic or frozen with a generous Tajín or salt rim, priced to move at $4.95.
Gloria's Latin Cuisine
Made with Casamigos Silver Tequila, fresh ginger, lime juice and agave nectar, this refreshing bit of liquid courage is perfect for those looking to salsa dance the night away at this vibrant Latin club.
Revolver Taco Lounge
A tiny spot in the city’s buzzing Deep Ellum neighborhood, Revolver Taco is known for its plethora of tacos and frozen margaritas, like this one made with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, orange liqueur, and tequila blanco.
Under the twinkling lights of Meso Maya’s patio, muddled avocado is the star as the special ingredient in the beloved Avocado Margarita. The unique beverage is made with Espolon Tequila Blanco, Triple Sec, and fresh pineapple and lime juice.
"Original" El Fenix Margarita
One of the original homes of Tex-Mex cuisine, El Fenix’s “Original” has been a fan favorite in Dallas for years and is under $5 on weekdays during happy hour. Want some extra flair? Try ordering it in strawberry, mango, peach or watermelon.
Prickly Pear Puree Margarita
Matt’s Rancho Martinez
This pretty, pink margarita looks as though it’s made for the ‘Gram. Getting its color from a prickly pear purée that’s finished off with Milagro silver tequila and homemade sweet and sour, the drink is just as delicious as it is attractive.