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Avila's Mexican Food
6232 N. Mesa St.
El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 584-3621

With its ornate Mexican tiles and hand-carved wooden sculptures of saints, Avila’s has been an El Paso institution since 1952, offering border cuisine favorites to multiple generations of local families. (Some servers have been on staff for more than forty years.) What keeps customers coming back? One item is the excellent picadillo taco: spicy ground beef studded with potatoes and chiles in a crisped-to-order hard-shell tortilla. It has snap but doesn’t crumble at the first or second bite, and the white cheddar, lettuce, and tomatoes that cap the meat aren’t frigid but served at room temperature (the lettuce is even crisp!). It’s a wonderful take on a Tex-Mex classic.

Hours of Operation

Sun: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM Mon: Closed Tue: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wed: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Thu: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM