Although my Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated by studying for my Spanish final that I have tomorrow (fitting, I know), I’ve been thinking about where I’d like to be tonight.
I’m always on the search for the best frozen margarita, queso and all around Tex Mex. Here in Dallas, it’s not too hard. Not to mention, the frozen margarita was INVENTED in Dallas–believe it or not.
So, here I am, waiting to finish off my junior year of college. While others are out celebrating “Cinco de Drinko” (which is kind of stupid in my opinion) I am studying for my Spanish final. Regardless, here’s my list of the top Tex Mex joints in Dallas and their reasons behind it. (Please excuse photos–none of them are mine but provided for viewing pleasure)
1. Gloria’s Restaurant & Bar
-Best part: their frozen margaritas are a perfectly tart, perfectly get you in an awesome mood at first sip.
-Worst part: if you come in with a big group, you can expect to wait a really long time. (but this just means more margaritas and socializing!)
2. Mi Cocina
-Best part: their mojitos come with a stalk of sugar cane. so fresh and delicious! I love the Latin stir fry…mmmm
-Worst part: $$$$$ way too expensive for Tex Mex! But then again, you’re paying for the atmosphere here in Dallas.
3. Blue Mesa Grill
-Best part: a great place for a party or large group
-Worst part: some of the dishes can be quite greasy, but still good nonetheless
4. Blue Goose
-Best part: yummy authentic greasy Tex Mex food (they make their own tortillas in house) in a super casual environment. and it’s cheap!
-Worst part: no atmosphere, but then again you’re going here for their awesome food.
-Best part: awesome frozen margaritas, awesome fajitas.
-Worst part: location.
6. Urban Taco
-Best part: atmosphere! If you dine at the McKinney location, it’s a place to be seen–and a place to go before you hit the bars.
-Worst part: the tacos are tiny and way overpriced
7. Hacienda on Henderson
-Best part: the patio and the $2 margs on Tuesdays
-Worst part: parking was difficult in the Henderson area