Embark on the Margarita Mile in Dallas

margaritas in Dallas

Did you know that Mario Martinez invented the first frozen margarita machine here in Dallas?

The year was 1971, and today, locals and visitors alike can enjoy variations of this delicious cocktail along the Margarita Mile

Three of the destinations (an app will reveal the others) found along the way include:


A Dallas landmark since 1976, Desperados was one of the first restaurants in the city to serve ceviche. Before opening the restaurant, the owner and his mother created original recipes in her kitchen. He still remembers the aromas and the sound of her voice as she told him which dishes she believed would work best. Today, the chefs also serve food at some of the city’s most popular festivals, and the menu takes everyone on a culinary journey through Mexico. The La Margarita is a five-time winner of Dallas’ “Best Margarita.” It’s made with fresh lime juice, Cointreau, Sauza Conmemorativo, and a little something special. 

The Rustic 

The Rustic is where you’ll find home-style meals made from farm-to-table ingredients. The produce and dairy comes from local farms, while the seafood come from the Gulf. Visitors can enjoy live music almost nightly, and both local and national acts take to the outdoor stage. During the performance, enjoy the Rimy Rita featuring Dulce Vita lime, raspberry liqueur, Cointreau, frozen margarita, and a sangria Popsicle. 

El Fenix

Established in 1918 as the Martinez Cafe, El Fenix has been known for its delicious Tex-Mex for 100 years. The restaurant’s name means the Phoenix, and in the 1930s, world-renowned musicians such as Glenn Miller and Kay Kaiser would eat here after their sets at the Adolphus and Baker hotels. Diners enjoy friendly service, and the casual atmosphere is perfect for enjoying a meal with friends. The original El Fenix Margarita has been recognized by D Magazine. It’s served frozen or on the rocks, and flavors include strawberry, peach, and watermelon. 

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