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“Our Favorite Tex-Mex in Northeast Dallas”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mariano's Hacienda

Mariano's Hacienda
Ranked #331 of 3,578 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Created the first margarita machine
Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Tex-Mex in Northeast Dallas”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Mariano's is our go-to Tex-Mex place around here. It's certainly more expensive than most, but I would say the food is a lot better as well. Many of their dishes have a smokey flavor that give it a more Texas flavor: the fire-roasted chipotle salsa just might be the best table-salsa in Dallas. Even without the great food, this is a great restaurant for kids or large groups, because it's busy and you don't notice the noise. Our kids love the pinata room in the back most of all. Being the place that invented the frozen margarita machine, they certainly emphasize the drinks, but other than being the original, I'm not sure they're any better than others out there.

Visited December 2012
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mexican Special”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Always, busy, but worth the wait. Once you've eaten here you'll keep coming back. The food is good, and as with most Mexican restaurants, it is served quickly and hot. Their margarits are good, as befits the pace where the frozen Margarita machine was invented. Try the Skinny Margarita for a good one which won't bust your diet. The menu is broad, and they are quir=te willing to accommodate special requests. For the light eater their tapas taco plate, shown as an appetizer, is a good meal. If you have a huge appetite try The Whole Enchilada, a combo meal with almost everything you cna think of served on two platters!
Their wait staff is courteous and quick, and mostly Mexican.
Don't let a large wait list put you off. The bar area is a great place to wait, and they always tell you the wait is longer than it turns out to be.
We try to go their whenever we are in Dallas.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Mike E
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