Foodie Friday | Magarita Mile

Have you downloaded the Margarita Mile app? Scoped out all the coolest drinks and added some sightseeing to your margarita inspired adventures in Dallas? Don’t forget about all the tasty food! Here’s a sample of the best flavors to savor on the Margarita Mile.

Photo credit: Mariano’s

East Dallas

You can’t beat the OG. Home to the world’s first frozen margarita machine, Mariano’s churns out fajitas and ‘ritas like it’s going out of style. Their mesquite grilled fajitas are a must if you’re looking to chow down. The sizzle and the crack of grilled shrimp, steak or chicken as it arrives to your table will make you swoon. Pair it with one of their famous margaritas and you’ll be set!

Pro tip: Add one of the three home-made dipping sauces, including herb garlic butter, Mariano’s special BBQ or the extra spicy serrano salsa to your meal for an extra kick.

Photo credit: Beto & Son

Beto & Son
Trinity Groves

Just a stone’s throw from the west side of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Beto & Son has become one of the hottest spots in Dallas. Their menu is stacked high full of options for even the most discerning palates. They’re also vegan friendly – the vegan nachos, tacos and portobello mushroom fajitas are solid choices that are packed with flavor. Add Chef Beto’s tableside guacamology for a little tasty entertainment. And yes, it’s extra – but oh so worth it.

Pro tip: Ask your friendly bartender to whip up their infamous liquid nitrogen margs. You’ll marvel as they’re crafted right before your eyes, with your choice of fun flavors like mango or strawberry. Hate tequila? No worries! The sorbet-like texture is the perfect choice for those that want to enjoy a sweet treat.

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Wild Salsa

The name says it all. Why stop with complimentary chips and salsa when you can have so much more. For starters, don’t walk out the door without trying the Salsa Trio featuring your choice of their traditional wild salsa, poblano pecan pesto, grilled pineapple pico or mocajete salsa. Every dip is a winner! Round it all out with a taco plate featuring three mouthwatering street style tacos. Our faves include al pastor, chipotle shrimp, arrachera steak or chicken tinga.

Pro tip: One sip of their Wild-Rita and your taste buds will have you doing the Macarena. It’s smooth, flavorful and almost too pretty to drink.

Photo credit: Jose

North Dallas

¡Say Olé at Jose! Jose on Lovers is a Guadalajara-inspired restaurant that features bold flavors and exquisite drinks.  Take our word for it – you could order the seafood enchiladas every time and be as happy as a clam. Sautéed shrimp and bay scallops fill this dish that’s served with love just the way Abuela would have wanted it.

Pro tip: The pozole verde will warm your soul all year long. Soak up every drop of this traditional pozole verde from Guadalajara with pulled chicken breast, white hominy and green tomatillo and poblano broth.

Photo credit: Smoky Rose

Smoky Rose
East Dallas

Smoky Rose is the place to be for all things brunch and every other meal in between. The brisket and cheddar melt is life changing. The hickory smoked fried chicken will make you question why you even bothered with anything else. And the cocktails – wow! Raise your glass to one of the eight craft cocktails that you can sip on as you dream about where your adventures will lead you next.

Pro tip: Bring your entire crew and split one of the meat boards featuring their award-winning smokehouse meats.

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Article by Daniel Horsch

Senior Manager, Social Media & Special Projects

Daniel loves exploring Dallas’ growing food scene and hitting the Katy Trail as often as he can. An avid soccer fan, you’ll find him kicking it on the soccer fields all across town throughout the year. Give him a shout if you have the inside scoop at any new foodie spots in town.

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