Dallas' Best Margaritas by Neighborhood
Patio weather might be a little spotty as fall stumbles into Dallas. Rather than sweat through your pumpkin lager on the sunny days, we've compiled a list of the best places to get margaritas in this town. Because until those crisp breezes show up for long enough to pull out the hot toddys and Bailey's, the marg is still king in this city.
Courtesy Meso Maya Meso Maya's avocado marg.
By neighborhood, here are our favorite places in town to get this cool, limey, tequila-y treat. All come equipped with salt and questionable decision-making.
Indulge in one of the best (and strongest) margaritas on a fun patio. Located just east of the Bishop Arts District in an old firehouse, this Dallas staple serves up tequila-forward margs for just $5 all day, every day.
If Preston Hollow is your neighborhood, chances are the swarms of children during an otherwise peaceful brunch hour won't bother you. But grab a spot near the open garage doors on a weeknight, while your kids and everyone else's are at soccer practice, and order the avocado margarita.
The margarita was never about quality; it was about covering up the taste of bad tequila, which is why Mariano Martinez is a genius. When Mariano froze the margarita, earning a spot in the Smithsonian, he made a sinful treat even better.
Stanton Stephens Black Swan owner and mixmaster Gabe Sanchez.
Black Swan Saloon
It stands to reason that any good bartender should be able to make a good margarita. While some falter, Gabe and his staff at Black Swan Saloon deliver with infused tequila to boot. Occasionally, the bar carries tequila with traces of ghost chile. Good luck with that.