There’s a romantic story about the history of the Michelada – for lack of a better translation, the Mexican version of a Bloody Mary. Unfortunately the story about the beverage crafted for Mexican general Michel probably isn’t true, but the drink’s a pretty solid entry into the not-too-heavy, not-too-sweet category. Here are places to hit if you’re in the mood for a different brunch beverage, or in need of a hangover cure.


Gloria’s Salvadoran/Tex-Mex mash up cuisine mixes just fine with their house Michelada, which is technically on the brunch menu, but you can ask for it any time.


La Media Naranja

La Media Naranja is a torta place on Fort Worth’s south side, and it’s nothing fancy –– but the breakfast tortas are a nice change from breakfast tacos.


La Playa Maya

La Playa Maya’s three locations are accessible pretty much in any part of town, and the Mexican-inspired, seafood-heavy coastal menu combined with Tex-Mex standards provides a little something for everyone.


Mariscos La Marea

Mariscos La Marea on Fort Worth’s Northside is open late (Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.) and early (Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.). Their Micheladas go with everything from traditional Mexican seafood cocktails to wings.


Michelada Food Trucks

Chase the Micheladas OLMOS or Serrano's Fuego beverage trucks around town and you’ll find multiple mixes along with sides like shrimp and celery to fancy up your drink. 


Salsa Limon

Is there anything that Salsa Limon touches that doesn’t turn to gold? Enjoy your Michelada with house-made tomato sauce and Mexico City-style tacos.


Taco Diner

The straightforward, traditional Michelada at Taco Diner can be made with your choice of one of the restaurant’s seven Mexican beer offerings, or a couple of domestic macrobrews if you’d rather.


Taco Heads

Breakfast tacos are served all day at local favorite Taco Heads. Even better, they pair nicely with a Michelada made with local beer. Cheers!


Tricky Fish

Tricky Fish is now offering brunch both Saturday and Sunday. The Cajun-influenced menu is accented by breakfast standards, seasonal beverages, and a DIY mimosa bar! 


How to Make a Michelada?

Although the base recipes differ, most use tomato juice or Clamato tomato cocktail, some kind of spicy salt/lime seasoning (I like Tajín), real lime, hot sauce and/or Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, or a similar traditional seasoning called Maggi. And of course, beer (subbing in for the vodka) –– you can go traditional with a Mexican beer like Modelo or Pacifico, or, since we’re in Fort Worth, your favorite beer from any local brewery.