The Happiest of Hours: 5 Best Margaritas in Dallas

Stampede 66's Modern Star Canyon Margarita
Stampede 66’s Modern Star Canyon Margarita

Photo Credit: Image by Kevin Marple Photography

Cinco de Mayo may be a Mexican holiday, but when it comes to celebrating the margarita, Dallas deserves the pinatas and mariachis. Lore has it that the woman who invented the margarita was Margarita Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite who claimed she made the drink for friends while vacationing at her home in Acapulco in 1948. And the frozen margarita machine—that adult-strength slush machine that has made hosting your own fiesta muy facil—was invented by Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez.

To celebrate the cocktail, here’s where to find Dallas’ five best margaritas.