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Pound down Big D's top margs in one epic afternoon

Published On 05/02/2013 Published On 05/02/2013
Margarita Crawl in Dallas
Mariano's
Desperado's
Gloria's
Mi Cocina
El Fenix
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1. Tupinamba 12270 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75244 (North Dallas)

Tupinamba's menu of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine includes a wide variety of signature dishes, as well as a full bar with a number of specialty cocktails. On-location catering is available for parties of 35 of greater, but if you're a smaller group you can still drop by the restaurant and enjoy the food like everyone else!

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2. Desperados Mexican Restaurant 4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 (North Dallas)

Since its opening in 1976, Desperados' Greenville Avenue location has offered up authentic Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex dishes to the good people of Dallas. The original menu was cooked up by founder Jorge Levy and his mother in her kitchen, and Desperados continues to be a family-driven business to this day.

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3. Gloria's Restaurant 3715 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 (Northeast Dallas)

Gloria's features a menu of authentic Latin and Tex-Mex dishes, as well as a drinks menu that features imported and domestic beers, margaritas, wine, and more. Try the guacamole -- it's made fresh every day.

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4. Javier's Gourmet Mexicano 4912 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 (Highland Park)

Rather than serving the same Tex-Mex-style dishes as everyone else, Javier's places emphasis on creating an authentic Mexican dining experience like the kind you might have in Mexico City. Except, instead of having to cross the border for it, you only have to head to Cole Avenue.

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5. Mi Cocina 77 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205 (Highland Park)

Mi Cocina's menu of Tex-Mex offerings includes vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low-fat options, ensuring that there's something for just about everyone. Should you choose to skip over the broad food menu, you'll definitely find something that speaks to you on their drinks list. Take your pick of mixed drinks, premium tequilas, beers, and wine.

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6. Ojeda's Mexican Restaurant 4617 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 (Oak Lawn)

Family-owned and operated since 1969, Ojeda's serves up an assortment of Tex-Mex classics such as carne asada, mushroom enchiladas, and fajita chimichangas. The menu includes per-person and per-dozen options, and breakfast is served all day.

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7. Herrera's Café 4024 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 (Oak Lawn)

Although the original Herrera's building suffered a structural fire and the restaurant had to be relocated, everything else about this place is as authentic as it was the day it opened in the early 1970s. Breakfast is served all day, and certain days of the week confer dinner specials such as Caldo de Res on Monday and Caldo de Pollo on Friday.

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8. Mattito's Tex-Mex 7778 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230 (North Dallas)

Located across the street from Medical City Hospital, Mattito's serves up a menu of Tex-Mex dishes, many of which come from family recipes that go back more than 50 years. There's a large outdoor patio with a wood fireplace, in case you feel like taking your drinks al fresco.

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9. El Fenix 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown)

Although there are more than 20 different El Fenix (Los Fenixes?) locations, each offers the same quality Tex-Mex fare that you'd expect from a place that's been perfecting the style since before the Depression.