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Avila's Mexican Restaurant

4714 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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  • Sun 10am-8pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $; $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
After a legal battle that bordered on bloodbath with son Ricardo, the Avila family continues to serve classic Tex-Mex dishes to legions of rabid fans. They've been doing so since 1985 with tweaked family recipes of enchiladas, muchas enchiladas and chile relleno, which is a house specialty. Among the other signature dishes are the Anna Maria Plate (one soft cheese taco, one cheese enchilada and one beef taco), the chimichanga and a short list of combos, like the aforementioned Anna Maria. Back in the kitchen after a long hiatus is daughter Anna Maria Martinez, who has gotten the restaurant back on track after the family drama. A change in interior design mirrors the one behind the cooking line. The dining room has new subdued color scheme.

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