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Where In The World Is Ricardo Avila?

by Steven Doyle photo by Robert Bostick

You remember Ricardo Avila who successfully operated his family restaurant for many years. It was after he was featured on a Food Network program making tamales that the marvelous Tex Mex spot was lifted to full on high demand mode and was ousted by interloping family members.

Avila went on to open Mextopia in April of 2010 and offered kicked up Tex Mex favorites on Lowest Greenville Avnue. At that time the tract of Greenville was under turmoil and the city was busy cleaning up the crime situation doing plenty of road work that kept clientele from seeing his restaurant. Avila compensated by offering nights with Latin Jazz, and even a fantastic bacon happy hour where you merely needed to purchase a single beer to enjoy large platefuls of his thick, sweet and spicy bacon.    Continue reading

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Mextopia On Greenville Ave Closed

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Ricardo Avila is calling it quits at his wonderful restaurant on lowest Greenville Avenue. The man has endured plenty from the city with construction and other nuisances abound. Businesses around him folded all Summer long while Ricardo kept the home fires burning. Continue reading


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Mextopia Now Serving Breakfast

by Steven Doyle

Ricardo Avila is now in the breakfast business at his cool Mexican restaurant on lower Greenville Avenue, Mextopia. Starting at 6:30am each day you can enjoy his version og breakfast tacos such as potato and egg or add chorizo. Avila will also feature his delicious cheese grits and churros with chocolate sauce.

This all comes from the guy that offers free kicked up bacon at his Wednesday bacon happy hour, so we are sure he will have some of that going on.

2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas
(214) 824 9400

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