Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina
Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina
969 Sam Rayburn Tollway 120
AllenTX 75013
 (214) 383-2150

How to Order a Margarita: Rocks or Frozen?

How to Order a Margarita: Rocks or Frozen?

Which tastes better: an icy cold frozen margarita, or a perfectly shaken margarita on the rocks? Many people think there’s only one right answer to the question. For others, it depends on the weather. At Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina, we serve frozen and rocks margaritas in dozens of different ways, and we love finding out what each person thinks makes the best Paparita.

Here in the Dallas area where the frozen margarita was invented, opinions about the drink run strong. We think the best margarita is any that you can enjoy out on our patio, with good friends and fresh Tex-Mex right off the grill. But let’s try to put to rest the argument about rocks versus frozen margaritas!

Tequila Lovers Prefer Margaritas on the Rocks

Mixed, shaken and poured over ice. That’s the best way to enjoy the rich agave flavor of a premium tequila. Triple sec and lime draw out the sweetness and complement it with a nice, tart bite. Salt or no salt, a rocks margarita stands right up there with the martini, cosmo and other classic cocktails.

Some people prefer margaritas on the rocks simply to avoid brain freeze. Others hate fussing with straws.

At Papa Lopez, the rocks fans also love customizing their margarita. You can choose flavors for a frozen margarita, of course. But when you ask your bartender for a margarita on the rocks, you can specify the exact tequila, liqueur and citrus mixers that you prefer. 

At Papa Lopez, the rocks fans also love customizing their margarita. You can choose flavors for a frozen margarita, of course. But when you ask your bartender for a margarita on the rocks, you can specify the exact tequila, liqueur and citrus mixers that you prefer.

Frozen Margaritas Get the Party Started

When you blend a margarita with ice, the drink not only tastes colder but it also feels colder. Heck, it looks colder. When it’s 102 degrees out there, every Texan loves the pleasure of slurping on a blended ice drink. Frozen margaritas are the pinnacle of that perfection.

If you like top shelf margaritas, you’ll be glad to know that Papa Lopez serves frozen margaritas in classic and premium versions. We offer the classic flavor options like strawberry, and we also have unique flavors like jalapeño margaritas and papaya margaritas. Top it off with a shot or maybe even an upside-down Coronita, and you’re ready to roll.

Frozen margaritas are also notoriously difficult to make at home. When you’re out enjoying yourself, why not get your margarita blended the right way? 

Taste Test: Frozen or on the Rocks?

Our huge cocktail menu and build-your-own margarita options let you enjoy your tequila however you please. Papa Lopez even has a margarita flight so you can compare and judge for yourself.

Share with a friend, or try several and call a ride to pick you up — we think you might have trouble deciding between rocks and frozen margaritas after sampling our Paparitas!

Check out our happy hour and Wednesday special, or come to Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina any day of the week for the best margaritas in Allen!