Music: Perfidia
Sung by: Laura Fygi

Page created: April 30, 2005

Birthplace of the frozen Margarita' !

Dating back to 1971, Mariano's has been a mainstay on the Dallas Mexican food landscape. When the original Old Town Mariano's Mexican Cuisine closed in 2003, owner Mariano Martinez promised his loyal following that he would return with an even bigger and better restaurant. His guarantee has come to fruition with his new Lake Highlands place, Mariano's Hacienda. The interior of Mariano's bursts with vibrant seaside colors; the booths are green, yellow and red. Paper streamers, flowers and pinatas along with playful signage give the dining area a real Latin flavor. Broiling all their food over sweet mesquite, the menu offers myriad options including enchiladas, burritos, tacos, nachos, sopas, quesadillas and various combination platters. A wood-grained bar offers a full array of cocktails, wine and beer and is a great place to unwind or wait for a table.
-- Jeff Speicher

It was wise to go a little early
to avoid being on a waiting list!
It began to fill soon after.

We went just before 5:00 o'clock
with our good friends, Val and Norm.

We created a stir, just getting seated.
We wanted a booth by a window,
overlooking the patio,
and one had to be cleared for us!

In spite of all that, our waiter was friendly,
and made us quite comfortable.

Our dinners were scrumptuous!

George and Norm ordered combination plates.

Val had chicken with a special sauce.

I had chicken fajita salad -

which is served in a huge tortilla shell!

Of course, we had margaritas,
served by this sparkling señorita!
Does Mariano's know how to market, or what?

Afterwards, we went back to Val and Norm's
to continue our visit.
It was still daylight, nice to relax
in their den with its Mexican decor!

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