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Ricardo Avila's Mextopia - Dallas, TX

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Ricardo Avila's Mextopia - Dallas, TX

  • Feb 3, 2011
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LYD Recommendation: If you are looking for a festive Mexican dinner on a colorful and brightly lit patio, Ricardo Avila’s Mextopia is just what your heart is desiring. Ricardo’s new restaurant is located on Greenville Avenue near downtown Dallas, in the midst of interesting history, trendy bars, and thrifty shops. So if you are looking for a take-me-away margarita or sangria with your bowl of Pozole, then head to Ricardo Avila’s Mextopia for an ideal place to enjoy a drink and a Mexican meal. In Texas, we are blessed and cursed with Mexican restaurants on every corner, however, Mextopia is a true gem. It is a chill place to kick back, relax, and have a fun pow-wow with your friends with the rowdiness of the Greenville neighborhood just outside the windows. Grab a cerveza and chow down.

2104 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206-7126
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¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! Some fresh and authentic dishes is just what the Mexican food lover needs sometimes. Look no further than Ricardo Avila’s Mextopia, located in the center of lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas. Mextopia delightedly presents its patrons with classic Mexican dishes tossed with some of Texas’s own hybrid favorites. Greenville Avenue was once Dallas’ most traveled road connecting city of Dallas to the heart of Downtown, and during the 1950s, Greenville Avenue served as the main expressway to the northern suburbs and current metro areas. Today Lower Greenville is the foremost entertainment district in Dallas known for its raucous street atmosphere and boisterous frequenters. With a plethora of bars, restaurants, boutique stores, and live music venues, there places aplenty for shopping, drinking, or street perusing. Drop in to Mextopia and get re-energized and refueled with some good eats and another tequila shot to send you on your merry way as you amble down the road. There are many enticing happy hour specials, as well as daily specials, so fancy yourself with a sweet and salty house margarita for $5 or a $2 taco on Tuesday or a glass of Sangria to give you a more laid-back Saturday afternoon. But whatever day you venture out to Greenville, Ricardo Avila’s menu is jam packed with something for everyone.

Ricardo himself makes sure his guests feel right at home as he welcomes everyone with a bountiful bowl of warm chips and light salsa kicked with jalepeño spice. Mextopia’s menu is has flavor and flare with many unique items and traditional favorites. Ricardo is helpful to everyone with the difficult decision of what to eat and will make sure you understand what they are getting themselves in to as far as the daily specials go. LYD indulged themselves in a plate of Calabaza Con Pollo that will definitely warm your heart. Calabaza Con Pollo soup-like dish made of boneless chicken breast marinated in a tomato and chicken broth base, topped off with freshly diced squash, zucchini, and corn, served with a side of rice, beans, and your choice of homemade flour or corn tortillas. The great tastes keep on coming with dishes like Chile Relleno and Enchiladas de Espinaca which have a satisfying blend of Ricardo’s Mexican heritage with an homage to the Texas take on Mexican food. The Chile Relleno offered here is not like any ordinary cooked pepper you find at Tex-Mex restaurants; It is a steamed, seasoned, and stuffed perfectly with the heaviness of the usual sauce done away with and naturally enhancing the flavors of the stuffing with the juices of the brisket infusing without. Enchiladas de Espinaca is a simple dish full of personality and zest including homemade corn tortillas that filled to capacity with fresh spinach and cheese and topped off with a peppery and creamy poblano sauce. Lots of other options are available like Tamales, Mole, Guisado, Pozole, tasty tacos, and even some brunch specials. If you are looking for cool down from all the spice, LYD says order the house margarita on the rocks of course. The house ‘rita is served in a cold glass dressed with salt and incorporates a nice blend of tequila, sweet and sour mix, margarita mix, and lime juice. Other options to whet your whistle include a Margarita de Pina, a Paloma, a Luna de Miel, and a Yucateca, and all can be made with 20 different tequilas to choose from. Get ready to kick start your engines on any day of the week with fiery and distinctive flavors of a homemade Mexican meal along with your choice of spirits to top off your day with some salt and lime.

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February 03, 2011
This place sounds amazing! I can never get enough Margaritas, Sangria and authentic Mexican food. Thanks for sharing :)
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