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How to Celebrate National Margarita (Mile) Day

It's our favorite holiday! Round up your friends, plan out your route and get on the Mile.

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 By Diana Alvarez

The Margarita Mile is taking over National Margarita Day. Make your plans to check out the stops and enjoy some drink and food specials along the way. Here's our list of to-dos before you head out.

Download the app.
Head to your nearest app store and get the Margarita Mile on your device. The app contains all the info you need to start planning your way around Dallas' vibrant culinary scene.

As a bonus, any check ins on Saturday, Feb. 22 enter you in a drawing for a pretty sweet giveaway: two nights' stay in Dallas and tickets to the Margarita Mile signature event this summer, Welcome to the Limelight. Get all the details here.

Make note of the specials.

  • From 3-6 p.m., grab $3 Rustic Ritas at The Rustic. The frozen concoction and Uptown's favorite house margarita comes with some pretty solid ingredients: reposado tequila, agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice.
  • El Fenix is offering $1 8-oz. margaritas all day long. While all locations are celebrating, your check in at the Downtown location is the only one that counts!
  • Get a free cup of queso with your purchase of a Maximo Margarita at Café Herrera. The black salt rim on this beautifully crafted cocktail is just begging for an Instagram snap.

We'll update this list as we learn of others!

Pay homage to the inventor.

The history of the frozen margarita can be traced back to 1971 when local Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine at Mariano's Hacienda in East Dallas. His a-ha moment came after watching guests use the Slurpee machines during a visit to 7-Eleven, and the frozen margarita machine was born!

Today, the original machine can be found at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, but a visit to Mariano's is well worth it, especially on such a monumental holiday.

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