Margarita Hut, a Little Elm lakefront bar for frozen boozy slushes to go, is opening a second outpost in Dallas with a drive-thru in the coming months.
The booze purveyor will debut its next bar with food at 19059 Marsh Lane Suite 100, which borders Carrollton just north of President George Bush Turnpike. Proprietor and Little Elm fireman Roger Konieczny sought out the stand-alone restaurant, which formerly held a Church’s Chicken, because of its proximity to dense residential areas and because it had a kitchen. In Little Elm, the Margarita Hut slings 14 flavors of boozy slushes in four sizes ranging from 16 ounces to gallon jugs. Drinkers can take the booze to-go or sip them amongst the tiki-themed interiors, ordering in food from surrounding restaurants.
According to Konieczny’s fiancée, general manager America Smith, the Margarita Hut’s lakefront location has been a runaway success in Little Elm since opening in 2015. “People thought he was crazy, but here we are doing really well,” Smith told Eater. She attributes its location directly across the street from the lake’s beach and boat ramp as contributors to their success. “It’s crazy on holidays like Fourth of July. We go through so many gallons of margaritas that day.”
At the new Dallas location, Margarita Hut will accommodate about 20 patrons between table and bar seating, plus drive-thru customers for the first time. It’ll serve the same menu of 14 slush flavors like margarita, hurricane, cotton candy, peach bellini with sparkling wine, and a white russian, plus the “190 Octane,” which tastes like a screwdriver, according to Smith, and is the strongest concoction at 15 percent alcohol (the others are around 12 percent). Smith comes from a restaurateur family in Mexico and stateside, therefore Margarita Hut’s menu will focus on a “simple” assortment of tacos, quesadillas, and tortas with typical meat choices, along with trompo and vegetarian options like a zucchini taco with corn, onion, and potato.
The Margarita Hut is currently undergoing renovations and Smith says they hope to open in November. Stay tuned for its official opening date and hours of operation.