Like any great legend, it’s a story worth telling

The legend of the iconic Tex-Mex staple – the frozen margarita – has captivated audiences for over 40 years. What started as word-of-mouth stories about a little Dallas Mexican restaurant grew into everything from stand-up material for Bob Hope to a feature on ABC’s Nightline. Browse our archive of local and national press stories and noteworthy recognition.

Quick Backstory of The World’s First Frozen Margarita Machine
ABC News Nightline Interview
Mariano Martinez on Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels
Bob Hope Standup at SMU
National Museum of American History Acquires Frozen Margarita Machine
Margarita Machine Makes Way to Smithsonian By Coleen McCain Nelson / The Dallas Morning News
15 Random Things You Can Totally Thank Texas For By Brice Sander / Buzzfeed
The 10 Best Margaritas in Dallas By Amy McCarthy / Dallas Observer
Mariano Martinez: Inventor, Visionary, Legend Behind Great Mexican Food in DFW By Angela Patterson, Guide
Margarita Machine Shook Up History – Dallas Morning News
Margarita Man’s Smithsonian Adventure – The Carmel Pine Cone
Parade Magazine Article
Featured Restaurant: La Hacienda Ranch – Dallas Real Estate Blog
Smithsonian Limelight for Margarita Machine – Monterey Herald
State of Texas Proclamations
Dallas City Council Proclamation
D Magazine Front Burner
Dallas in a Glass by Eric Celeste – Dallas Morning News
Toast of the Town – Texas Driver Magazine
Frozen or On The Rocks? The Margarita Revival – Tex-Mex Cookbook
The First Frozen Margarita – Where Guidebook
High Profile Article
14 Best Things to Do in Arlington, Texas


Mariano's Hacienda

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La Hacienda Ranch

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La Hacienda Ranch

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La Hacienda Ranch

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La Hacienda Ranch

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