El Paso Mexican Restaurant, located on Cox Road, transports you to a genuine Mexican restaurant south of the border. Everything is hot, fast, delicious, and affordable. The dining experience begins with an endless bowl of fresh chips, salsa, queso, and fresh guacamole. Each bite into a salsa-covered chip results in an explosion of flavor: onion, cilantro, tomato, and lime, just waiting to impress your palate. However, this is far from the best part of the meal.
Once it is time for the main course, the decision becomes extremely difficult due to their wide array of options.There are salads, fajitas, quesadillas, seafood, steak, tacos, burritos, and vegetarian options. When it was my turn to order, I randomly chose the Pollo Loco, a deviation from my standard order of Carne Asadas. Despite the unplanned choice, the dish was some of the the best chicken I have ever had—a chicken breast grilled to perfection and coated in a spicy marinade with a side of rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortillas. Every bite is a new experience. One bite may take you to a relaxing, star-gazing night in Cabo, while another takes you to a high-spirited party on the beach in Veracruz. What makes El Paso so special is not just the delicious food, but the entire staff trying to make your dining experience better than any other Mexican restaurant you’ve visited. There are no words to truly encapsulate it.
The moment you walk in, the staff is smiling at you, just waiting to create a memorable dinner. Every few minutes the waiter would come over and make sure my dining experience was enjoyable. The genuine spirit everyone brings forth when catering to you makes for an exceptionally remarkable reputation, and El Paso wears it proudly. The scenery that surrounds you while dining is very authentic to the Tex-Mex style. A colorful array is painted all around, while large wooden tables with throne-like chairs seat you.
Considering all the competition in Richmond, El Paso manages to stay up in the top. With places like Casa Grande, El Cap, and Plaza Azteca, El Paso somehow stands out from all of them. It is pretty obvious that I would recommend a visit to this restaurant; definitely give it a try.
UPDATED: Oct. 8, 2016:
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