Tequila Goes Upscale: Where to Find the Best Selection in Dallas

By Farah Fleurima  |  July 23, 2014

Tequila used to mean cheap shots and cheaper margaritas. But in recent years, the Mexican spirit has gone upscale, with expertly crafted brands emerging every year. In time for National Tequila Day on Thursday, we rounded up a few spots with extensive, well-curated tequila menus.

Mexican Sugar
Not content to call it simply a menu, the Latin American restaurant in Plano has a tequila library with more than 100 varieties of the spirit.
Must Try: The serrano-spiced Machete

Meso Maya
We wouldn’t expect anything less than a thoughtful tequila list from a restaurant that served small-batch Herradura aged in a barrel the bar's owner handpicked in Mexico. Three sample flights are available.
Must Try: Avocado margarita

The Uptown regional Mexican restaurant stocks mezcals and more than two dozen tequilas. Guests can even order flights of three blanco, reposado, añejo or premium tequilas.
Must Try: Tamarind margarita

The Renaissance Hotel restaurant has a tequila bar with more than 100 varieties, which it whips into seasonal margaritas with fresh-squeezed juice. Solo servings come with housemade sangrita, a traditional Mexican chaser.
Must Order: Flama de Asador