Did you know that Dallas is the birthplace of the Frozen Margarita?! Mariano Martinez who opened Mariano’s Hacienda restaurant in East Dallas in 1971 came up with the Frozen Margarita to ensure that all the margaritas being served as his restaurant were consistent. We owe Dallas BIG TIME for inventing one of our favorite cocktails ever, we especially need them in the South during the hot and humid summers!
So, what is the Margarita Mile?
The Margarita Mile is a collection of the tastiest margaritas around The Big D, curated by Visit Dallas. The best part about the Margarita Mile is that all of the margaritas, their locations, and special deals live inside a beautiful app.
When visiting Dallas (or if you’re #blessed and live in the city of Frozen Margaritas) be sure to download 1 app that will completely enhance your experience:
This app (available both on the Apple App Store and on Google Play) will show you everything you need to know about the best Margaritas all over Dallas. As you make your way through different restaurants and bars within The Margarita Mile you can “check in” and achieve levels of Margarita Expertise – the more places you visit throughout your visit, the closer you’ll get to be able to win cool swag and prizes.
The app will also show you cool deals and special promotions available only to those who are savvy enough to have the Margarita Mile app on their phone 😉 Y’all can thank us for the tip later.
Catch me and my boo in a few scenes of this fun video!
Our Favorite Margarita Mile Spots
El Fenix dates back to the 19th century! You can’t miss this Tex-Mex gem while visiting Dallas. Their award-winning margaritas were the perfect way to start my Margarita Mile journey; I suggest you try The Original El Fenix Margarita & the Watermelon Frozen Margarita. Don’t forget to try their Fire-Roasted Queso!
Located conveniently right next door to El Fenix Downtown, you can grab more margaritas at Taqueria La Ventana. I loved this spot because it was extremely affordable (their margaritas were only $3.75 #yas) and we loved spending some time outdoors sipping on more margaritas, these had a spicy Tajin rim on it!
Time for more margaritas (and a larger meal)! Meso Maya is right next to Taqueria La Ventana Downtown and we were blown away by their cocktails and food. You MUST try their incredible Avocado Margarita and the Serrano Berry Margarita which packs a little heat. For food we suggest the Queso Fundido, Mole Poblano enchiladas & Cochinita Pibil!
Pro Tip: After a couple of Margaritas, hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley (it’s FREE) and head over to The Rustic for a live music show (they also have margaritas!)
You’ll need plenty of brunch foods after a day of sipping on lots of Margaritas! The day after our Margarita Mile adventure, we went right across the street from our hotel, Omni Dallas, to visit Café Herrera. Although we opted for a Michelada as our drink at brunch, if you’re up for more margaritas, they have plenty!
TGIF and Happy National Margarita, y’all! Is there a better way to celebrate the weekend than by drinking margaritas? I think not.
Start planning your Margarita Mile adventure in Dallas, babes!
We were hosted by Visit Dallas and Margarita Mile partners during this trip. All opinions are our own.