The Avila family prides itself on over 60 years of serving the best Mexican food in El Paso, and welcomes guests in under the bright red archway to Avila’s. Order a queso to split among the table and try the gorditas or huevos rancheros. Save room for complimentary sopapillas, a traditional dessert featuring plenty of sugar. Take the family here and appreciate the polite, attentive service, even on busy weekends. The servers can recommend any of the freshly prepared, spicy dishes, which are full of flavor. With a charming interior and casual seating, visitors will feel like they are going on a picnic rather than out to eat.
Avila’s, 6232 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX, USA, +1 915 584 3621
Hamachi Sushi opened its doors in the summer of 2009 to quickly become one of the best sushi fusion restaurants in Texas. Owner and Head Chef Mariano learnt how to make authentic sushi and rolls in California, and brought this knowledge to El Paso. Each roll is fresh and elegantly prepared alongside delicious miso soup; for dessert, try the mochi green tea ice cream, a fun spin on Japanese tradition. The menu changes often as Chef Mariano comes up with new ways to do sushi, so check in regularly for other great menu options.
Hamachi Sushi, 9861 Dyer Street #24, El Paso, TX, USA, +1 915 755 5180
El Paso is known for a wide array of Tex Mex restaurants, but sometimes a change is refreshing. The Greek food at Zino’s is exactly what to try if you seek variety and vibrancy. Loved by many locals, this restaurant crafts a flavorsome salad, seasoned with herb olive oil and traditional feta. The lentil soups are great to warm up the body as winter approaches, or if you’re in a rush, you can grab a gyro on pita bread to go.
Zino’s Greek & Mediterranean, 7040 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX, USA, +1 915 584 8166