Where to Sip the Best Margaritas in Dallas

Happy Cinco de Mayo week my fellow marg lovers! I’ve put in the extensive, challenging-but-someone’s-gotta-do-it work researching the Top 10 Best Margaritas in Dallas and boy do I have a curated list for you! So get your salt-rimmed glasses ready and join me as we explore the best sweet and sour sips that’ll make your taste buds do a happy little fiesta dance.

1. The Squozen at José on Lovers

Let’s kick things off with a bang at José, where they serve up The Squozen – a margarita so good, it’ll have you saying “¡Qué delicioso!” This gem is a fan favorite for a reason, with its perfect balance of blanco tequila, orange liqueur, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and a splash of agave nectar. It’s the perfect combination of a frozen and an on the rocks margarita, and it’s truly a sin to forget the tajín rim so don’t!

2. Classic House Margarita at R&D Kitchen

Next up, we have the Classic House Margarita at R&D Kitchen, where simplicity meets perfection. This frothy on the rocks cocktail is made with premium blanco tequila, triple sec, and freshly-squeezed lime juice, orange juice and lemon juice, shaken with an egg white, crafting the perfect foamy sip. I know R&D Kitchen is not a Mexican restaurant but trust me, they make a mean margarita!

3. La Doña at Mesero

Prepare to be transported to margarita paradise with La Doña at Mesero. This specialty margarita is a refreshing blend of blanco tequila, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice, with a hint of sweetness from agave nectar. This marg is not too sweet, not too sour, and pairs perfectly with the refined Mexican food at Mesero. I love the lively, family friendly atmosphere every Mesero has to offer as well! 

4. Mexican Martini at Javier’s Gourmet Mexican

For a taste of upscale Mexican cuisine paired with the perfect margarita, look no further than Javier’s Gourmet Mexican, an absolute Dallas icon off McKinney Avenue. Their Mexican Martini is a unique signature drink featuring premium blanco tequila, orange liqueur, and a splash of olive juice for a unique twist. It’s the perfect balance of savory and refreshing!

5. Frozen Margarita at Mi Cocina

Ah, Mi Cocina – the birthplace of the frozen margarita and a Dallas favorite for years. It might be an unpopular opinion but I think their classic Frozen Margarita is even better than their famous Mambo Taxi (coming in at #10!). Their frozen is a a frosty concoction made with blanco tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice, blended to perfection in their famous frozen margarita machine. It’s like summer in a glass, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day especially at the Monkey Bar in Highland Park Village!

6. Spicy Rita at Odelay

Spice up your life with the Spicy Rita at Odelay, where they take the classic margarita to the next level. This fiery concoction features blanco tequila infused with jalapeños, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and a splash of agave nectar for sweetness. It’s the perfect balance of heat and flavor that’ll leave you craving more (and chips and salsa, that is!).

7. La Tamarindo at Muchacho

Get ready to be transported to margarita paradise with La Tamarindo at Muchacho. This unique creation combines blanco tequila, tamarind puree, orange liqueur, and freshly-squeezed lime juice for a burst of fruity flavor that’s simply irresistible. It’s like a tropical vacation in a glass, perfect for sipping on a sunny day. Order with their guac and queso and you’re in heaven!

8. The Mexican Margarita at The Mexican

Experience the best of Tex-Mex cuisine paired with the perfect margarita at The Mexican. Their Mexican Margarita is a classic favorite, made with premium blanco tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice, served in a salt-rimmed glass for that authentic touch. It’s the perfect accompaniment to their delicious food and great atmosphere. Pair it with their truffle salsa and their shrimp tacos – dios mio!

9. El “Director” at Doce Mesas

Step into margarita paradise with El “Director” at Doce Mesas, where they serve up some of the brightest margaritas in town. This refreshing concoction features blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier for a touch of sweetness and sophistication. It’s best enjoyed on the patio with a side of chicken tinga tacos, my absolute fave! 

10. Mambo Taxi at Mi Cocina

Last but certainly not least, we have the infamous Mambo Taxi at Mi Cocina – a Dallas favorite for years. I’d be remiss not to give this iconic cocktail, a blend of frozen margarita and sangria, a spot on the top 10 list! This sweet and tangy frozen margarita is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any special occasion.

There you have it babes – the top 10 best margaritas in Dallas that’ll have you coming back for more. Whether you prefer a classic cocktail or a specialty creation, there’s something for everyone on this margarita mile. So grab your friends, head to one of these fantastic Dallas restaurants, and raise a glass to the perfect margarita experience. ¡Salud! 🍹

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