There’s a reason we have an official #NationalMargaritaDay. Because sometimes life hands you limes. And the best way to deal with limes, obviously, is to add some tequila, triple sec, ice, and salt.
We recently took an informal poll on our social media to gather YOUR favorite spots in Frisco to have a Margarita moment. On the rocks, blended with ice, or straight up, here are your Top 10 by number of mentions.
The uniquely upscale Tex-Mex restaurant first opened in Dallas about 30 years ago, and finally made its way to Frisco in 2017. Their famous Mambo Taxi® is a delicious and frosty combination of Sauza Silver Tequila, lime juice, Housemade Sangria with Pinot Noir, Brandy, and fruit juices. MiCo’s cocktail menu boasts of nine creative Margaritas, and if you can’t decide? Choose the Dilemma and enjoy layers of Mango Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, and Mambo Taxi.
If you meet anyone who has lived in Frisco for 20 or 30 years, ask them about the days of yore and they will definitely make reference to La Hacienda Ranch. For a long time, it was the only reason to head north on Preston Road. Clearly, they’ve got something because, with all of the changes we’ve seen over the years, they’re still popular. You could tout their salsa or their Texas Cowboy culture, but LaHa’s Margaritas received a lot of mentions in our poll. Choose from nine signature margs such as Fire and Ice or the Spicy Cool Cucumber, or go frozen and choose from five fun flavors.
If you’re ready to unwind with a frozen cocktail after a long day, Margarita Hut’s tropical-themed bar and patio is a great choice. While hanging out at the Hut is fun, possibly what they’re best known for around here is the option to take their flavors TO–GO! Available in 16oz, 32oz, 64oz or 1 Gallon jugs, Frisconians like to stick them in the freezer or serve them up at parties.
Saddle up and settle down just a few miles outside of Frisco at Haywire in Plano. They boast “Texas hospitality on a whole new level” and we heard from our Frisco friends that the Cadillac Margarita will raise your spirits (Dulce Vida blanco tequila, agave, lime, orange liqueur).
The Salvadorian-style restaurant is well-known for its black bean dip and salsa dancing, but Frisco loves their innovative margarita menu just as much. Consider the Spicy Pineapple Margarita, the Ginger Margarita, or the Smokin’. Also try the 1986, a tribute to when Gloria and Jose founded Gloria’s restaurants in Texas. It features Cazadores Reposado tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
The hip “cocina y cantina” knows a thing or two about tequila. The first cocktail-on-tap bar in Texas, Mexican Sugar has 130 tequilas to choose from in their Tequila Library. Try one of several Margaritas on the menu or grab a Margarita flight and try three.
Located along the breezy indoor/outdoor Boardwalk at Granite Park, Union Bear offers a signature line of craft beers, an extensive bar, and a menu of sophisticated takes on American Classics. Our poll results mentioned their Margaritas several times, so head to the Boardwalk, try one, and tell us what you think.
They tell us the foundation of the company was built on the idea that great handmade food, quality drinks, top-notch service, fun atmosphere, and a kick-a$$ attitude could all be done at the same time. They have more than ten margarita options on the drink menu with fun names like The Diablo, The Cowboy, and the Shaky Shaky.
More than just another fast-casual taco shop, Crush Taco is a brand on the rise. Since opening four years ago, Frisco has fallen in love with their delicious variety of gourmet tacos. Beyond the burritos and bowls, Crush’s house frozen tequila margaritas received a lot of mentions in our poll. Try the Chili Mango Margarita, the Sangria Swirl, or the Crush.
This one is really simple and really loved by Frisco. It’s the Fuzzyrita. Get one on the rocks or frozen, and tell them we sent you. Obviously you’ll want to try their delicious food as well, which, by the way, offers nutrition info online (hard to come by).
A Dallas-area legend, Tupy’s Frisco not only serves up some of the absolute best Tex Mex in Frisco but their housemade margaritas are memorable as well. Some Frisconians say their version of a Skinny Margarita is the best they’ve ever had (and doesn’t skimp on strength). Hanging out at the bar here is as great of an experience as enjoying the Mexican Flag enchiladas.
Other mentions: Mesero, Aw Shucks, Frisco Rail Yard, Cheesecake Factory, Chuy’s