Before restaurants combined the best of the two culinary traditions, the only way to enjoy the perfect Tex-Mex meal was to straddle the border on pogo stick, which becomes increasingly difficult on a full stomach. Enjoy a border meal in the comfort of a chair with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Tex-Mex cuisine at Avila's Restaurant.
Avila's Restaurant honors two family traditions, serving time-honored family recipes on a menu bursting at the seams with traditional, home-style Mexican and Texan dishes. Start your meal with nibbles of loco nachos, a beefy, beany, cheesy nacho plate topped with sour cream and guacamole ($9.95), or get your greens with a simple serving of guacamole ($3.95 small, $6.95 large). Brisket tacos ($10.95) and a chili relleno with cheese ($9.95), beef ($10.95), chicken ($10.95), or brisket ($11.95) inhabit Avila's list of specialties, and grilled savories such as Steak A La Mexicana, a 14-oz. rib-eye with sautéed onions, peppers, and Monterrey jack ($18.95), peacefully inhabit carnivorous belly forests. A menu of lunch specials is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (each entrée is $7.25), and aquas de limón y melon ($2 each) quench the thirst of two nations. Avila's is closed on Sundays.
Per state law, this Groupon may not be used for the purchase of alcohol.
Avila's Restaurant was featured on episode 613 of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. It gets a D Best award from D Magazine, and a Best Mexican Restaurant in 2004 by the Dallas Observer. Eighty-seven percent of Urbanspooners like Avila's, and it gets a 3.5 star average from more than 40 Yelpers.
- Lighter on salt and grease than typical Tex-Mex fare, Avila's food nevertheless is full-flavored and rich. Try the chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce--even avid calorie counters won't feel too guilty. – Dallas Observer
- Very seldom do we find a place where every single person walks away 100% happy and Avila's is that place. – Allison K, Urbanspoon
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4714 Maple Ave.
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