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Unveiling Fort Worth's Top SPOTS FOR Tex Mex AND MARGARITAS //Spring 2024

Indulge in a Tex-Mex extravaganza in Fort Worth with our ultimate guide to the city's top spots for delectable dishes and tantalizing margaritas. From sizzling fajitas to flavorful enchiladas, these restaurants boast the best Tex-Mex cuisine in town. Get ready to elevate your dining experience as we explore the vibrant flavors and vibrant margaritas that make Fort Worth the ultimate destination for Tex-Mex enthusiasts. Here are our top spots for the best Tex-Mex and margaritas in Fort Worth, Texas!



1. MercADO JUAREZ

Discover the rich flavors of Fort Worth's beloved Mercado Juarez, an iconic Mexican restaurant that has been serving up authentic Tex-Mex for over 25 years. Indulge in their famous, affordable frozen margaritas served in large schooners, perfect for a festive night out. Don't miss the chance to savor their mouthwatering guiso de res and indulge in their spicy queso that will leave you craving for more. Join us on a culinary journey at Mercado Juarez and bring along a fellow Tex-Mex lover for an unforgettable dining experience!


2. Birrieria Y Taqueria Cortez

Indulge in the mouthwatering fusion of flavors at Fort Worth's hidden gem, Birrieria y Taqueria Cortez. From their unique birria pizza, which is actually two birria quesadillas melted together and cut like a pizza, to their tantalizing tacos, flautas, and more, this spot is a must-visit for food lovers. Gather your friends, tag along for a delightful culinary adventure, and prepare to be amazed by the incredible dishes that await you at this charming dine-in restaurant with an adorable patio.


3. Chimy'S

We’ll never say no to a great margarita and a plate full of tacos! And, Chimy's in Fort Worth lets you customize your meal in a special way! Whether you’re all about chimichangas, burritos, or tacos, Chimy’s has got something for everyone on its menu! But, one of the best parts about visiting Chimy’s is their DIY salsa bar! You can pick from toppings like jalapeños, hot sauce, pico de gallo, and more to make your salsa mild, medium, or HOT!


4. Taco Vida

Discover a birria lover's paradise at Taco Vida, a must-visit spot for indulging in mouthwatering birria tacos and birria-infused ramen. From their Quesatacos Dorados and Quesabirria to their Birria Ramen and Birria Subs, this place offers a delightful variety of birria-based dishes that will satisfy your cravings. With prices under $13 and quick service, it's the perfect destination for a satisfying lunch or a delicious dinner outing. Treat yourself to a flavorful dining experience and savor the taste of birria at Taco Vida!


5. CafeCito

Satisfy your breakfast taco cravings at Cafecito, our favorite stall at the Southside's Funky Town Food Hall, that serves up mouthwatering breakfast tacos and burritos on fresh tortillas. With a menu featuring a variety of options like eggs and potatoes, chorizo, ham, barbacoa, and brisket, there's something for everyone. Don't forget to call ahead for a quick grab-and-go experience or make plans to visit this weekday-only spot for a delicious morning pick-me-up!


6. Benito's

Craving Mexican food and margaritas? Look no further than Benito's, your new go-to spot in Fort Worth! Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine with unique eats like Milanesa and Mole Poblano O Mole Verde, or feast on classics like fajitas and tamales. Don't forget to quench your thirst with $20 margarita pitchers and enjoy $1 off all appetizers and drinks during their weekday Happy Hour from 3 PM to 6 PM. Gather your besties and get ready for a memorable margarita and Mexican food experience at Benito's!


7. The Dream Tacos

Looking for the most Instagrammable taco spot just outside of Fort Worth? Located in Bedford, look no further than The Dream Tacos, where they've elevated the average taco with flavors inspired by French, Japanese, southern BBQ, South East Asia, and Mexican cuisine. Indulge in their unique fusion creations while surrounded by neon signs and an aesthetic that's perfect for your Instagram feed. Don't forget to check out their impressive drink selection, including international imported beers, for a complete taco and margarita experience!


8. Tres Betos

The building may say Tres Betos Taqueria, but this place morphs into a Latin club at night! If you’re someone who loves birria then this is 100% the place for you! Everything is under $16 and the service was super quick! It makes for a great lunch break spot or a delicious dinner. PLUS they are open late until 2 am on the weekends and the restaurant turns into a Latin club with bottle service and club-style music!


9. Guapo Taco

Looking for some of the best birria and street tacos in Fort Worth? Make a pit stop at Guapo Taco, located inside Dave's Food & Deli. This hole-in-the-wall spot will blow you away with its outstanding flavors, and the best part is there's even seating available inside to enjoy your tacos comfortably. Don't miss out on this hidden gem for an unforgettable taco experience.


10. Mariachi's Dine In

Experience the ultimate Tex Mex destination at Mariachi's in Fort Worth. Sip on refreshing $3 margaritas during happy hour or any time of day, and indulge in mouthwatering birria tacos served with rich consommé for dipping. Plus, Mariachi's goes above and beyond by offering a full vegan menu, providing a rare and exciting option for plant-based diners. Don't miss out on Taco Tuesday specials featuring $2 solo corn tacos. Whether you're craving traditional Tex Mex flavors or exploring vegan delights, Mariachi's has you covered for a satisfying and diverse dining experience.


11. Casa Rita Margs

If margaritas are what you're on the hunt for, meet Casa Rita Margs. This adorable, all-pink drive-thru spot near the stockyards serves up delicious margaritas in flavors like mango and strawberry. Don't miss their happy hour specials from Monday to Thursday, where you can enjoy $2 off your refreshing drinks. Hop in your car and head to 1445 N. Main St. with a friend for a margarita adventure today!


12. Esperanza's

Discover the hidden gem of Fort Worth's Mexican food scene at Esperanza's Restaurant, owned by the same team behind the iconic Joe T. Garcia's. Indulge in their authentic dishes and amazing margaritas without the long wait times. Whether you dine in, visit their bakery for a delightful treat, or opt for their catering services, the hype surrounding Esperanza's is definitely well-deserved. Pro tip: this is our pick for the best frozen margarita in Fort Worth.


13. Los Taco H's

Indulge in the ultimate taco feast at Los Taco H's, a hidden gem nestled near TCU. Every Tuesday, their mouthwatering tacos are available for just $1, making it a dream come true for taco lovers. Don't miss out on this local hotspot where flavor and affordability collide in the most delicious way possible.


14. Muy Frio Margaritas

Discover the liquid gold of Fort Worth at Muy Frio Margaritas, where they serve up irresistible frozen margarita flights that will brighten up your week one fruity flight at a time. With a rotating selection of nine flavors, including Piña Colada and Coco Loco, these flights are a must-try treat to beat the Texas heat. And the best part? You can enjoy these frozen delights to-go, making them perfect for backyard parties and summer celebrations.


15. Original Mexican Eats Cafe

Discover the rich history and authentic flavors at Original Mexican Eats Cafe, Fort Worth's oldest Tex-Mex restaurant that has been serving up delicious Mexican eats since 1926. From tacos and margaritas to fajitas and enchiladas, their menu is packed with classic dishes that have stood the test of time. Don't miss the Roosevelt Special, named after frequent diner Franklin D. Roosevelt, featuring a cheese enchilada, beef taco, and bean chalupa - a tribute to the restaurant's storied past. Gather your friends and indulge in the timeless charm and mouthwatering flavors of Original Mexican Eats.


16. Maria's Mexican Kitchen

This is the most Instagrammable hot spot in Fort Worth, where stunning interiors meet delicious cuisine. Marias Mexican kitchen is the place to be, with its visually striking decor, beautiful patio with a waterfall feature, and a floral-filled bar. Indulge in their fantastic dishes, such as the ahi tuna salad and enchiladas tres colores, and don't miss out on their perfectly crafted cocktails, like the skinny margarita that tastes just like the real deal. Gather your friends, tag them along, and get ready to capture the perfect gram-worthy moments at Maria's Mexican Kitchen.


17. Glorias

The Gospel of Gloria's has long since spread to the masses, with 17 locations now operating in the DFW area, but it's still a can't-miss for the Love List crew. DO NOT sleep on their brunch menu, where you can't go wrong with either the huevos con brisket or Valeria's breakfast tacos. The real ones will note that Gloria's cuisine is technically Salvadoran. Fun fact: you can most distinctly taste the difference between Salvadoran food and what is more commonly referred to as Tex-Mex in items like tamales, which come wrapped in banana leaves at Gloria's.


18. Taco Heads

Introducing Taco Heads, the ultimate destination for mouthwatering tacos and gigantic frozen margaritas in the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards. Whether you're strolling through the historic district or looking for a delicious grab-and-go option, Taco Heads has got you covered. Feast on their flavorful tacos made with fresh ingredients, and don't forget to pair them with their famous jumbo-sized frozen margaritas to take with you to go. Experience the perfect blend of Tex-Mex flavors and refreshing drinks at Taco Heads, your go-to spot in the Stockyards.


19. Paloma Suerte

Discover the vibrant and colorful new Tex Mex hotspot in the Stockyards, Paloma Suerte, where you can indulge in delicious tacos and refreshing margaritas on their picturesque waterside patio. The lively ambiance is accentuated by colorful streamers, creating the perfect backdrop for your Instagram-worthy moments. Don't miss their tableside queso with customizable toppings, the epic Suicide Schooner margarita featuring a blend of all their flavors, and the mouthwatering birria tacos. Join the fiesta at Paloma Suerte and tag your amigos for an unforgettable Tex Mex experience in the heart of the Stockyards.


20. Maestro Tacos

Whether you're a birria aficionado or simply seeking a memorable taco experience, Maestro Tacos is a must-visit spot to satisfy your cravings. With their commitment to using fresh ingredients and creating bold flavors, it's no wonder why they've earned a spot on the Love List. So gather your friends, add Maestro Tacos to your culinary adventure list, and prepare for a mouthwatering journey through the world of birria tacos and frozen margaritas.


21. Joe T. Garcia's

Experience the timeless charm and rich history of Fort Worth at Joe T Garcia's, an iconic Tex-Mex restaurant nestled in the heart of the Stockyards. With its lush outdoor gardens and legendary family recipes, Joe T Garcia's has been delighting locals and visitors alike for over eight decades. Indulge in their sizzling fajitas, mouthwatering enchiladas, and refreshing margaritas, and savor the flavors that have made this beloved institution a must-visit destination. Because it can't not be on the list...





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