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“Excellant service, really good food.”
Review of Mariano's Hacienda

Mariano's Hacienda
Ranked #331 of 3,594 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, 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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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellant service, really good food.”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just a touch crowded but very good service despite that. Huge portions and great Margaritas. Just a touch loud but overall, the dining experience was very good. I shall return.

Visited May 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Margaritas and fajitas...yum!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited Mariano's with our daughter and her husband on a Friday night. We had to wait for a table, but it was worth it.

We waited at the bar and had one of their famous margaritas. YUM! It was excellent. It gave us a chance to relax and look around the huge place.

We had great service both at the bar and at our table. I had the steak fajitas and they were superb! They came with rice and beans that were also excellent. The tortillas are handmade (you can watch them at the entrance) and it really does make a difference.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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291 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food-great service”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We used to live in Dalals about a mile from this restaurant, so we went there every week. It's especially good the first week of May for Cinco di Mayo, when they have margaritas on sale. I mean how can you beat the polace where the frozen margarita was invented? We hadn't been there for a year or so and went back last weekend. Same great food. Same great service. It gets REALLY busy on Friday and Saturday nights, but the wait isn't too bad. Especially when you can enjoy a margarita. Prices have gone up (No mroe $7-8 house margaritas) but hey so has everything else.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

My family and I are big fans of Mariano's. Their food is great, their margaritas are delicious, and their decor is fun. (They even dress up the mounted game heads on the wall for Christmas!) Overall, a wonderful place to eat.

  • Visited April 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Favorite and Beyond”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Mariano's, originally located in the Old Towne Shopping Center and home of the first Frozen Margarita Machine (Currently residing in the Smithsonian Institute), is a bastion of true "Tex-Mex" cuisine. Ingredients are fresh and well-prepared. The staff is courteous and professional and service is almost always swift. Their home made salsas are second to none. Frequent diner program takes some of the sting out of their slightly higher (but by no means unreasonable) prices. This is one of my favorite after church luncheon spots and a frequent, unanimous choice for family celebrations. Why go to a national chain when you can get superior food, excellent service and reasonable prices from a local landmark. Also, this is the same family that owns and operates the popular "La Hacienda Ranch" North Texas restaurants. Some menu differences and I believe Mariano's food quality to be a bit better. The entire organization has approximately six DFW locations.

  • Visited March 2013
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