Because Cinco de Mayo is more like a Mexican St. Patrick's day than, you know, a real holiday, do Dallas right and make it a Cinco to
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Best Margaritas Herrera's Cafe 4024 Maple Ave; Oak Lawn; 214.528.9644 Honorable mention can go to any number of places in a city that might as well be called the Margarita Capital, but Herrera's has been at the frozen 'rita game longer than all but one, and they've been the go-to intoxicant for three generations now. Get all the info you need to get all the margs you need at HerrerasCafe.com
Craziest Filling/Animal in Taco Taqueria Pedritos 4910 Capitol Ave; Oak Cliff; 214.826.2940 You've heard of goat head tacos before. But, these are way, way, way more literally goat head tacos, as in one whole, roasted, baby goat head, complete with eyes, teeth, the works, just waiting to be picked apart and stuffed into your tortilla. More on the place in the full story
Best Salsa Joe T. Garcia's 2201 N Commerce St; Fort Worth; 817.626.4356 Foodie sociologists can debate whether or not it was the full-of-awesome salsa that caused the venerable FW spot to expand from 16 seats to more than 1000. Not debatable: a salsa so good, it's jarred & sold now. Read more about all of their patios in the full story
Best Guacamole Mr Mesero 4444 McKinney Ave; Uptown; 214.780.1991 With a trio of guacs ranging from normal (avo/red onion/lime) to a little spicier (add in serrano), to the avant garde -- the Rebanado has sliced avocado, serrano & onion crisps -- it's nigh-on impossible to not love the guac at one of Uptown's top Tex-Mex spots. They've got more than guac... Find out what in the full story.
Best Outdoor Space Meso Maya Downtown 1611 McKinney Ave; Downtown; 469.726.4390 The patio at Meso Maya's downtown spot's nice in its own right, with exposed brick, string lighting, and a generally old-timey feel… because it used to be Luna's Tortilla Factory, and many, many decades ago it was the first legit Mexican patio in Dallas. Sexy pics of roast duck in the full story...
Best Nachos Urban Rio 1000 E 14th St, Suite 100; Plano; 972.422.4466 Ground beef might not be flashy, but when it's combined with refried beans, black beans, roasted-corn relish, and cilantro, then topped with both queso listo and panela Oaxaca -- like in Urban Rio's Nacho Libres -- it's the perfect foil (literary term bonus!) to the modern nacho. Check out a sweet video featuring UR's chef in the full story
Hottest Waitresses Bikinis Bar and Grill 1350 E Copeland Rd; 817.987.1380 Dude, just look at the pictures. Oh, and the VIDEO
Best Tequila Selection Agave Azul 1114 S Elm St, Suite 100; Carrollton; 972.242.4466 Head here for more than TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY different tequilas, all of which're 100% blue agave, which means they've got you covered whether you're going for an organic number like Republic, or just want to amble up to the bar and say "Tequilame"… which is an anejo that's aged 3yrs. They've also got "hangover cure" chilaquiles... Read more in the full story.