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Frozen or on the rocks? Both.
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Where to Drink Excellent Margaritas in Dallas

Lime + salt + tequila = perfection

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Frozen or on the rocks? Both.
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Whether on the rocks, frozen, or infused with fruit, margaritas are Dallas’ favorite cocktail. This classic combination of lime juice, salt, and tequila is perfect on its own, yet somehow more interesting when tricked up with smoky mezcal, fresh fruit purees, and inventive garnishes.

Everyone’s got their own preferences when it comes to this classic cocktail, from the simplest of drinks to fancy, fruit-forward creations. Let this map of 21 excellent Dallas margarita options serve as a guide to the city's most ubiquitous cocktail.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mexican Sugar

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7501 Lone Star Dr #B150
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 943-0984
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At Mexican Sugar’s locations in Plano and Las Colinas, the margaritas are anything but basic. Try a liquid nitrogen margarita, or one infused with smoked pineapple or hibiscus water for something light and fruity. Or, go outside the box entirely with the La Doña Margarita, a complex cocktail made with reposado single-barrel tequila, pear puree, allspice dram, and honey.

2. Mi Dia From Scratch

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3310 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 403-7447

Head to Mi Dia for a menu of fancy margaritas that won’t totally break the budget. Try the hibiscus champagne margarita, mixed with Clase Azul Silver tequila, St. Germain, hibiscus sorbet, and prosecco. A dry ice garnish makes for quite the spectacle.

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3. Gloria's

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5100 Belt Line Rd #864
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 387-8442
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The margaritas at Gloria’s aren’t going to win any awards for creativity, but they’re perfectly balanced and the tequila is generously poured.

4. Resident Taqueria

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9661 Audelia Rd Ste 112
Dallas, TX 75238
(972) 685-5280
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This Lake Highlands favorite spot boasts margaritas on tap, by the gallon, or even frozen during warmer months. Ask nicely, and the staff will top this classic margarita with a swirl of sweet strawberry puree.

5. Mariano's Hacienda Ranch Dallas

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6300 Skillman St Bldg J
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 691-3888
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It's a Dallas rite of passage to try the (frozen) margarita that started it all. At least sort of. Mariano’s owner Mariano Martinez may not have invented the cocktail, but he is responsible for the margarita’s most exciting innovation – the frozen margarita machine. The original machine sits in the Smithsonian, but this longstanding spot still serves up a fine margarita. Jazz it up with jalapeno-infused tequila or a floater of sangria.

6. La Calle Doce

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1925 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-9900
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This longstanding Lakewood spot is a neighborhood favorite for margaritas, the perfect accompaniment to Mexican-inspired seafood. On the rocks or frozen, this is the kind of margarita that's the definition of an easy drinker.

7. Taqueria La Ventana

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1611 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 484-6803
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Let’s get totally real – fancy margaritas are fun, but every Dallasite needs to know where to find a cheap-ass margarita. At $3.75 — no joke — the cocktails at La Ventana absolutely fit that bill. They’re basic, but that’s sort of the point?

8. Meso Maya

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1611 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75202

Chef Nico Sanchez’s legit Mexican cuisine has inspired an equally legit menu of margaritas. The avocado margarita is a perennial favorite, or just keep it simple with the house margarita, made with fresh lime juice and rimmed with Oaxacan sea salt.

9. Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe

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2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1901
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They aren’t fancy, but the frozen sangria margaritas at this Deep Ellum Tex-Mex spot are excellent with an extra shot of Grand Marnier. During happy hour, they’re just $3.

10. Beto & Son

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3011 Gulden Ln #108
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 249-8590
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The classic marg gets a futuristic twist at this Trinity Groves eatery. Made with Avion reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, and “encapsulated fruit pearls,” these cocktails are equal parts showy and delicious. Not feeling the super-freeze? Go for a margarita swirled with prickly pear or mixed with mezcal.

11. Chimy's

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1053 Foch St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 348-8888
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Chimy’s is Fort Worth’s hidden margarita gem. Instead of wasting precious tequila time in line at Joe T. Garcia’s, head over to this divey, charming bar. The margaritas are on point and only $5.50 during happy hour. The newest addition? A spicy version spiked with Ghost blanco tequila.

12. Miriam Cocina Latina

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5275
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Whether a classic margarita, pineapple margarita, or smoky mezcal margarita, they all pair nicely with Miriam Jimenez’s uniquely delicious green queso, especially on the patio across from Klyde Warren Park. Guests of Miriam’s can also choose to grab a gallon of margaritas to-go with complimentary chips, salsas and guacamole for $65.

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13. Tejas

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250 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5672
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Tejas, which was formerly a bit of a burger and fries joint, reopened during the pandemic with a slightly more dressed-up Tex-Mex menu, including flights of tiny crunchy tacos that go perfectly with spicy, frozen, and Chamoy-spiked margaritas.

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14. Easy Slider

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2701 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 917-7111
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Half slider emporium, half bar, Easy Slider in Deep Ellum shakes some mean cocktails. The Martinez is a spicy marg featuring Milagro tequila, jalapeño brine, lime, and triple sec served with a mini Dos Equis on the side.

15. Mesero - Victory Park

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2375 Victory Park Ln #180
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 821-6426
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Mesero in Victory Park, Preston Hollow, Fort Worth, Addison, Legacy West, and Inwood Village are all excellent spots to grab a solid margarita, or a special one. For the former, The Original features Herradura “El Jimador” and is available frozen or on the rocks. For the latter, try The Brandon, a frozen original margarita swirled with fresh mango-strawberry puree and topped with sangria.

A gold-flaked margarita for Margarita Day at Mesero
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16. El Vecino Tex Mex

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718 N Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75218
(469) 802-6060
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El Vecino Tex Mex in East Dallas boasts classic Tex Mex cuisine paired with perfect margaritas. Oh, and Tequila Tuesdays mean margaritas are just $5 during happy hour from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

17. Las Palmas Tex-Mex

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2708 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 647-1232
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Chill vibes and a cool patio make Las Palmas an Uptown favorite. Smoky meats pair extra well with margaritas, whether frozen or on the rocks, classic or “dry.” And for those who are taking their food away to eat at home, Las Palmas offers its margaritas to-go in tall boy cans as well.

18. E Bar Tex-Mex

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1901 N Haskell Ave. #120
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 824-3227
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The bartenders at E Bar freshly juice all the limes in their margaritas, and it makes a difference. Soak up the tequila with plenty of beans, rice and tacos.

19. Rattlesnake Bar

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2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
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For one of the fanciest margaritas in town, head to the Ritz-Carlton Dallas and belly up to the bar at Rattlesnake by Fearing’s. Those in the know choose chef Dean’s classic margarita, made with top shelf tequila, agave, and lemon.

The Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing's.
The Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing’s.
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20. Velvet Taco

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3411 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 862-8226
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A “Kick Ass Margarita,” can be defined as simple, strong, and pretty damn cheap. That’s what they’re working with at Velvet Taco’s multiple DFW locations. A sleeve of creative tacos, some red curry queso, and a cool margarita sounds pretty kickass in fact.

1. Mexican Sugar

7501 Lone Star Dr #B150, Plano, TX 75024

At Mexican Sugar’s locations in Plano and Las Colinas, the margaritas are anything but basic. Try a liquid nitrogen margarita, or one infused with smoked pineapple or hibiscus water for something light and fruity. Or, go outside the box entirely with the La Doña Margarita, a complex cocktail made with reposado single-barrel tequila, pear puree, allspice dram, and honey.

7501 Lone Star Dr #B150
Plano, TX 75024

2. Mi Dia From Scratch

3310 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Mi Dia From Scratch/Facebook

Head to Mi Dia for a menu of fancy margaritas that won’t totally break the budget. Try the hibiscus champagne margarita, mixed with Clase Azul Silver tequila, St. Germain, hibiscus sorbet, and prosecco. A dry ice garnish makes for quite the spectacle.

3310 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093

3. Gloria's

5100 Belt Line Rd #864, Dallas, TX 75254

The margaritas at Gloria’s aren’t going to win any awards for creativity, but they’re perfectly balanced and the tequila is generously poured.

5100 Belt Line Rd #864
Dallas, TX 75254

4. Resident Taqueria

9661 Audelia Rd Ste 112, Dallas, TX 75238

This Lake Highlands favorite spot boasts margaritas on tap, by the gallon, or even frozen during warmer months. Ask nicely, and the staff will top this classic margarita with a swirl of sweet strawberry puree.

9661 Audelia Rd Ste 112
Dallas, TX 75238

5. Mariano's Hacienda Ranch Dallas

6300 Skillman St Bldg J, Dallas, TX 75231

It's a Dallas rite of passage to try the (frozen) margarita that started it all. At least sort of. Mariano’s owner Mariano Martinez may not have invented the cocktail, but he is responsible for the margarita’s most exciting innovation – the frozen margarita machine. The original machine sits in the Smithsonian, but this longstanding spot still serves up a fine margarita. Jazz it up with jalapeno-infused tequila or a floater of sangria.

6300 Skillman St Bldg J
Dallas, TX 75231

6. La Calle Doce

1925 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206

This longstanding Lakewood spot is a neighborhood favorite for margaritas, the perfect accompaniment to Mexican-inspired seafood. On the rocks or frozen, this is the kind of margarita that's the definition of an easy drinker.

1925 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Taqueria La Ventana

1611 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202

Let’s get totally real – fancy margaritas are fun, but every Dallasite needs to know where to find a cheap-ass margarita. At $3.75 — no joke — the cocktails at La Ventana absolutely fit that bill. They’re basic, but that’s sort of the point?

1611 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75202

8. Meso Maya

1611 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202

Chef Nico Sanchez’s legit Mexican cuisine has inspired an equally legit menu of margaritas. The avocado margarita is a perennial favorite, or just keep it simple with the house margarita, made with fresh lime juice and rimmed with Oaxacan sea salt.

1611 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75202

9. Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe

2911 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

They aren’t fancy, but the frozen sangria margaritas at this Deep Ellum Tex-Mex spot are excellent with an extra shot of Grand Marnier. During happy hour, they’re just $3.

2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. Beto & Son

3011 Gulden Ln #108, Dallas, TX 75212

The classic marg gets a futuristic twist at this Trinity Groves eatery. Made with Avion reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, and “encapsulated fruit pearls,” these cocktails are equal parts showy and delicious. Not feeling the super-freeze? Go for a margarita swirled with prickly pear or mixed with mezcal.

3011 Gulden Ln #108
Dallas, TX 75212

11. Chimy's

1053 Foch St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Chimy’s is Fort Worth’s hidden margarita gem. Instead of wasting precious tequila time in line at Joe T. Garcia’s, head over to this divey, charming bar. The margaritas are on point and only $5.50 during happy hour. The newest addition? A spicy version spiked with Ghost blanco tequila.

1053 Foch St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

12. Miriam Cocina Latina

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Miriam herself
Rachel Pinn

Whether a classic margarita, pineapple margarita, or smoky mezcal margarita, they all pair nicely with Miriam Jimenez’s uniquely delicious green queso, especially on the patio across from Klyde Warren Park. Guests of Miriam’s can also choose to grab a gallon of margaritas to-go with complimentary chips, salsas and guacamole for $65.

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

13. Tejas

250 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Photo: Exxir Hospitality [Official Photo]

Tejas, which was formerly a bit of a burger and fries joint, reopened during the pandemic with a slightly more dressed-up Tex-Mex menu, including flights of tiny crunchy tacos that go perfectly with spicy, frozen, and Chamoy-spiked margaritas.

250 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

14. Easy Slider

2701 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Half slider emporium, half bar, Easy Slider in Deep Ellum shakes some mean cocktails. The Martinez is a spicy marg featuring Milagro tequila, jalapeño brine, lime, and triple sec served with a mini Dos Equis on the side.

2701 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

15. Mesero - Victory Park

2375 Victory Park Ln #180, Dallas, TX 75219
A gold-flaked margarita for Margarita Day at Mesero
Rachel Pinn

Mesero in Victory Park, Preston Hollow, Fort Worth, Addison, Legacy West, and Inwood Village are all excellent spots to grab a solid margarita, or a special one. For the former, The Original features Herradura “El Jimador” and is available frozen or on the rocks. For the latter, try The Brandon, a frozen original margarita swirled with fresh mango-strawberry puree and topped with sangria.

2375 Victory Park Ln #180
Dallas, TX 75219

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16. El Vecino Tex Mex

718 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218

El Vecino Tex Mex in East Dallas boasts classic Tex Mex cuisine paired with perfect margaritas. Oh, and Tequila Tuesdays mean margaritas are just $5 during happy hour from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

718 N Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75218

17. Las Palmas Tex-Mex

2708 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

Chill vibes and a cool patio make Las Palmas an Uptown favorite. Smoky meats pair extra well with margaritas, whether frozen or on the rocks, classic or “dry.” And for those who are taking their food away to eat at home, Las Palmas offers its margaritas to-go in tall boy cans as well.

2708 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201

18. E Bar Tex-Mex

1901 N Haskell Ave. #120, Dallas, TX 75204

The bartenders at E Bar freshly juice all the limes in their margaritas, and it makes a difference. Soak up the tequila with plenty of beans, rice and tacos.

1901 N Haskell Ave. #120
Dallas, TX 75204

19. Rattlesnake Bar

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
The Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing's.
The Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing’s.
Photo: Fearing’s/Facebook

For one of the fanciest margaritas in town, head to the Ritz-Carlton Dallas and belly up to the bar at Rattlesnake by Fearing’s. Those in the know choose chef Dean’s classic margarita, made with top shelf tequila, agave, and lemon.

2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

20. Velvet Taco

3411 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

A “Kick Ass Margarita,” can be defined as simple, strong, and pretty damn cheap. That’s what they’re working with at Velvet Taco’s multiple DFW locations. A sleeve of creative tacos, some red curry queso, and a cool margarita sounds pretty kickass in fact.

3411 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

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