Avila’s Mexican Food
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Avila's Mexican Food

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Avila's Mexican Food has served El Paso for over 60 years as one of the city's premier spots for South of the Border cuisine. This family-owned and operated spot supplies Mexican standards in addition to wine, frozen margaritas, and a convenient drive-thru. Most famous is the picadillo, composed of fried-to-order taco shells, piquant ground beef stewed with potatoes and chiles, warm white cheddar, tomatoes, and crisp lettuce.