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Margarita Ranch - Closed

825 W. Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75039


  • Sun, Sat 24 Hours, Mon-Fri 11am-10pm
  • $$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Don't let the name fool you: Margarita Ranch isn't all about the booze. The frozen margaritas come in refreshing flavors such as mango and prickly pear, and the list of tequila offerings is impressive, but the food is a real draw here. Tortillas are fresh and flavorful, and warm chips come in two consistencies: light and thin (perfect for the smoky complimentary salsa), as well as a thicker variety that stands up under the pressure of the hearty spinach artichoke dip. Chicken fajitas and sopapillas are standouts, and if you're feeling brave, try the extremely spicy "screaming tacos," but make sure you have a cold margarita close at hand.

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    Monday, June 11, 2012 at 3:58 p.m. by Lauren Drewes Daniels

    Late last week SideDish reported that Margarita Ranch in Mockingbird Station (northeast corner of Central and Mockingbird) has called it quits and Herrera's is moving in this fall. Margarita Ranch's last day will be next Wednesday. ...

  • Three Minutes for the Rest of Your Life: A Charity Jalapeño Race at Margarita Ranch
    Monday, May 24, 2010 at 5:09 p.m. by Patrick Michels

    ​Here's a competitive eating tip: When settling in for a contest, shoulder-to-shoulder with your competition, far from the nearest bucket, avoid considering that your food looks like a plateful of fat, fried caterpillars. Tha...

  • Lovely 'Rita
    Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 3 a.m. by Mark Stuertz

    Margarita Ranch serves margaritas in more weird incarnations than congressmen come in. You can have them prepped with any tequila you want from a huge list, or you can try one of the Ranch's special margaritas, which range from the ...

  • Margarita Mix
    Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 3 a.m. by Dave Faries

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