Texas May 18, 2019
Drink Your Way Through Texas On The Margarita Marathon
Is the sweltering Texas summertime heat an acceptable excuse to drink more margaritas? Dallas seems to think so judging by its margarita marathon which is basically a trail leading to the city’s 20 best watering holes. We’ve included 10 of them in this article, so get ready to drink your way through the Metroplex.
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1. Desperados Mexican Restaurant
Open since 1976, it's safe to say Desperados has perfected the craft of margarita mixing. Their classic cocktail has been named the best in Dallas on five separate occasions, and it never fails to satisfy. Address: 4818 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206.
2. Smoky Rose
Smoky Rose likes to keep their margaritas simple, but a classic hits the spot like nothing else. Served on the rocks with smoked lime juice and agave nectar, this drink is the perfect way to welcome summer. Address: 8602 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218.
3. Matt's Rancho Martinez
Matt's margaritas are almost as celebrated as their world-famous chicken fajitas. Always made with real fruit, the vibrant cocktails are guaranteed to quench your summertime thirst. Try the Prickly Pear if you're feeling especially adventurous! Address: 1904 Skillman Street, Dallas, TX 75206.
4. Komali Restaurant
Casa Komali is known for its sophisticated flavor combinations, and the margaritas are not exempt. Ingredients like blackberry syrup, tamarind puree, and habaneros in addition to more traditional blends, there's something for everyone. Address: 4152 Cole Avenue #106, Dallas, TX 75204.
5. Taqueria La Ventana
Not only does this iconic haunt look like a building in Mexico itself, but it serves margaritas guaranteed to transport your taste buds there as well. There's only one option on the menu, but it's all you need. Address: 1611 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202.
6. The Rustic
You'll find a variety of different margaritas to choose from at this lively backyard spot. Both frozen and fresh options are available, each one offering a unique color and taste profile. Address: 3656 Howell Street, Dallas, TX 75204.
7. Nickel and Rye
One of the metro's more upscale watering holes, Nickel & Rye pushes the envelope where cocktails are concerned. With ingredients like mint and jalapeno, your taste buds aren't ready for the epic sensation about to envelop them. Address: 2523 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.
8. Fearing's Restaurant
Agave-sweetened and shaken, not stirred, the signature margarita at Fearing's features a blend of two different tequilas and refreshing herbal flavor. Address: 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.
9. Meso Maya
This quirky spot doesn't disappoint where food or drinks are concerned. Give the Avocado Margarita a try, combining tequila with fresh-squeezed pineapple and lime juice. Address: 1611 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202.
10. Wild Salsa
One of the most interesting concoctions thus far, the Wild-Rita features roasted pineapple, tequila infused with jalapenos, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and agave nectar. Yum. Address: 1800 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
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Have you ever been to any of these spots? If so, which is your favorite? For more amazing drinks in Texas, check out
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