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VisitDallas launched the Margarita Mile as a way to commemorate and celebrate Dallas, TX, as the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine. Restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine in Dallas almost 50 years ago, forever freezing in time the city’s claim to America’s favorite cocktail. That first machine now sits in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Guests can now enjoy decades of heritage on the Margarita Mile — a curated collection of Dallas’ best and brightest margaritas, conveniently collected in a colorful app. In addition to earning fun prizes along the way, the Margarita Mile is one of the best ways to experience Dallas’ diverse neighborhoods and cultures — one cocktail at a time.

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The Rustic

3656 Howell St., Dallas, TX 75204 • (214) 730-0596

Kick back, relax and enjoy one of the best margaritas in the heart of Dallas at The Rustic. The frozen Rimy Rita is a fan favorite thanks to the perfect blend of Dulce Vida Lime tequila, raspberry liqueur, Cointreau and a sangria popsicle for an extra pop of flavor.

Rimy Rita from The Rustic

A margarita with a popsicle? Yes, please! Image: Joseph Haubert

Jalisco Norte

3858 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 470, Dallas, TX 75219 • (214) 443-5183

Rosé all day with a margarita twist! Take a seat in the beautifully decorated Jalisco Norte to sip on the ‘Rita Champ. Made with Milagro Silver Tequila, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, lime juice, Cava Brut sparkling rosé and served in a wine glass with a Himalayan sea salt rim, garnished with a lemon twist. The light and refreshing cocktail is a perfect version of a margarita — no matter what season it is!

Margarita from Jalisco Norte in Dallas, TX

Visit Jalisco Norte and sip on a delicious ‘Rita Champ. Image: VisitDallas

The Tipsy Alchemist

2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. R125, Dallas, TX 75201 • (469) 899-7080

The Loca Rita at The Tipsy Alchemist is one masterfully made margarita. You’ll want to savor every sip of this drink that features Piña Loca Pineapple tequila, triple sec, jalapeño reduction, nitrogen cilantro, fresh lime juice and Peychaud’s bitters.

The Loca Rita from The Tipsy Alchemist

You can’t go wrong with The Tipsy Alchemist‘s Loca Rita. Image: Joseph Haubert


6300 Skillman St., Ste. J, Dallas, TX 75231 • (214) 691-3888

Best known as the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine, Mariano’s knows how to whip up a cocktail! You can find this historic machine at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, but while you’re in Dallas, discover new, fresh flavors with The Mariano.

Frozen margarita from Mariano's in Dallas, TX

Visit the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine: Mariano’s. Image: Joseph Haubert

Beto & Son Nitro Alchemy Bar

3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212 • (469) 249-8590

At Beto & Son, you’ll find the wildest table-side drinks in Dallas. Impress your friends and order the Liquid Nitrogen Margarita, which contains hand-selected Beto & Son Avion Resposado tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, orange liqueur and fruit encapsulated pearls.

Beto & Son's Liquid Nitrogen Margarita

Impress your friends by ordering Beto & Son‘s Liquid Nitrogen Margarita. Image: Joseph Haubert

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