National Margarita Day: Drink up the Margarita Mile in Dallas

by Analise Flatt on February 22, 2023 in Food+Drink,

February 22 is  National Margarita Day, although Texans never need an additional reason to treat oneself to a marg! The Margarita Mile,a program run by Visit Dallas, is a margarita journey through Dallas. As you make stops on the mile, you check in and the more stops you make, the more opportunities to win, as they say “Sip. Savor. Earn Cool Swag.” Let’s head down the mile…

The innovative Margarita that tastes the same on your first sip to your last. Photo Courtesy The Margarita Mile.

Beto & Son 

The Brand: A collaboration between Beto, a pioneer in Mexican restaurants, and his son, Julian, Beto & Son is bringing a flare and creativity to Mexican food. 

The Bev: The Liquid Nitrogen Margarita is made tableside, which leaves you with a unique drink and a show. 

The Bites: Some of their creative menu items include Mexican Broth Bowls, Fajita Skillets, and Next Gen Noodle Bowls. 

The Mariano Margarita – Don Julio Respasado, lime, and cointreau, handshaken and a fun garnish for the perfect finish. Photo Courtesy The Margarita Mile.

Mariano’s Hacienda 

The Brand: Mariano’s was opened by Mariano in 1971. This restaurant is what led him to invent the Frozen Margarita Machine, which now lives at the Smithsonian. 

The Bev: The Mariano Margarita, served with a lime daisy as garnish, because… daisy in Spanish is margarita! 

The Bites: House-made tortillas and tableside guacamole! 

Cheers to the perfect combo – The Las Palmas House Margarita and Sangria. Photo Courtesy Hayden Walker.

Las Palmas Tex-Mex 

The Brand: A cool atmosphere known for its moody and nostalgic vibe, located in Dallas’ uptown district.

The Bev: The Las Palmas House Margarita and Sangria Swirl, 2 classics mixed together means the best of both worlds. 

The Bites: Their array of Fajitas is impressive and is elevated by their homemade tortillas. 

The Prickly Pear Margarita walks the line perfectly between the sweetness of the pear flavor and the spicy rim. Photo Courtesy The Margarita Mile.

Gloria’s Uptown 

The Brand: An authentic Salvadoran and Tex-Mex fusion concept that is known for innovation. 

The Bev: The Prickly Pear Margarita, their signature Margarita Mile drink that does not disappoint, especially if you are already a prickly pear fan like myself. 

The Bites: Black Bean dip, pupusas, and tamales. One of the ways that Gloria’s is unique is their black bean dip that they serve upon arrival with chips. 

The Mi Familia Margarita is ready for you and your whole family to enjoy. Photo Courtesy Hayden Walker.

Happiest Hour 

The Brand: The place to make any hour happy as can be, as their mantra is “catering to happiness.” They hold the title of Dallas’ largest patio bar and lounge. 

The Bev: The Mi Familia Margarita, this cocktail is made for sharing so bring the whole squad and enjoy this fun drink! 

The Bites: Soft Pretzels and Chicken Wings, when you are looking for something a little different then chips and queso. 

The Tejas Cucumber Margarita – this clean Margarita will leave you feeling refreshed. Photo Courtesy Hayden Walker.


The Brand: The trendiest Tex-Mex spot around, their light and airy aesthetic will put you in a good mood. 

The Bev: The Tejas Cucumber Margarita, or my personal favorite, their frozen Paloma!

The Bites: BABY TACOS! 


Cover Photo Sabel Blanco

A lover of all things travel, pretty running trails and good coffee, Analise Flatt is a Senior at Stephen F. Austin State University studying Mass Communications with a minor in Travel and Tourism. Check out her Instagram to stay updated on her latest travel adventures.