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Entry from December 02, 2008
Mambo Taxi (cocktail)

"Mambo Taxi” is the signature drink of the Mi Cocina restaurants (Dallas and other locations) and Taco Diner restaurants. The drink recipe is secret, but it’s widely believed to consist of a Margarita cocktail with sangria and Chambourd (raspberry-flavored liqueur) added.


Mi Cocina (Dallas, TX)
Founded in 1991, Mi Cocina serves the best in traditional Tex-Mex—as well as interior Mexican dishes—all in a modern, contemporary setting.
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Now you can catch a taxi in Allen,
A Mambo Taxi that is.
Announcing the opening of our newest Mi Cocina in Allen, Texas.

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gringa03
Does anyone know “how to make a MAMBO TAXI” drink? This drink is from Dallas’ Mi Cocina.?
Only those who have had it, or are a bartender of the Taco Diner/ Mi Cocina chain in Dallas could help best. I would go and get one,.. however I no longer reside there and would really love to refresh with one. Thanks ahead for anyone’s help.

Smurfett
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It’s a closlely guarded secret. This is as much as I can tell you.
It’s made with basic sangria, margarita mix, and Chambourd (raspberry flavored liqueur). Now all you can do is try out combinations of these 3 ingredients until you hit a ratio that you think tastes like the original.
Good Luck!

Sangria Recipes
Mambo Taxi Recipe
A Mambo Taxi is a cocktail made by the Mi Cosina Tex-Mex restaurant chain in Dallas, Texas. They keep the secret of this recipe from all who ask.

However, those with sharp eyes have seen that it’s made with basic sangria, margarita mix, and Chambourd (raspberry flavored liqueur). Try out combinations of these 3 ingredients until you hit a ratio that you enjoy!

26 April 1998, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Where to eat and drink nearby,” special section, pg. 19:
Cool your heels with the “mambo taxi,” a frozen drink swirling margarita with sangria. 

best mexican in dallas? - Texas - Chowhound
Mi Cocina (several locations around town) is a owned by a Dallas family and has delicious, simple Tex Mex. Try a Mambo Taxi (margarita with sangria swirl) and anything on the menu and you won’t be disappointed.
texasgirl Feb 06, 2008 09:52AM

Mrs. Preppy
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Mambo Taxi
Too many of these things and you better be in the back of a taxi!

Tonight, we are going to Mi Cocina to celebrate my birthday! Technically it is not until Saturday, but I will take all of the birthday celebrations I can get.

Plus, Saturday we are going to be cruising to Cozumel and beyond! I could not think of a better way to spend my birthday. This will be my first cruise.... any advice or things I should know?

A Mambo Taxi: The restaurant’s signature drink, Mambo Taxi, mixes frozen margarita with a sprightly dash of sangrĂ­a. It’s the best cool-down drink in town.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (3) Comments • Tuesday, December 02, 2008 • Permalink


Smurfett is incorrect - Mambo Taxi are NOT made with chambord.  The margarita with chambord is the Limousine.  Mambo Taxi only have tequila, sangria, triple sec and Mi Cocina’s sweet & sour mix.  There is NO way you can make a Mambo Taxi at home that will taste exactly like Mi Cocina’s or Taco Diner’s Mambo because they have the sweet & sour mix made especially for them.

I’ve been drinking Mambo Taxis at Highland Park Village since 1994 and I can guarantee you they do not contain Chambord in them unless you ask to have it added to it which it then is no longer a typical Mambo Taxi.

Posted by dallas75205@aol.com  on  10/26  at  09:52 PM

Why does the menu say frappe sangria and brandy but no mention of tequila, seems if you’ve been drinking these since 94 you might know better.

Posted by PT  on  02/13  at  02:00 PM

It’s a Margarita - do you not know that Margarita’s have Tequila in them.  Seems if you knew anything about a Margarita - you woudl know that!!  A Mambo Taxi is a Margarita with the Sangria & Brandy squirted in the bottom of it and then poured from the Margarita Machine!!  Give me a break!!

Posted by dallas75205@aol.com  on  02/13  at  08:42 PM

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