DDD Review- Avila’s Mexican Restaurant

DDD Review #1  5/5/18

So Hubby LOVES Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dives so we decided to start visiting some of those DDD restaurants that are local to us. Last Saturday (Cinco de Mayo) we went to Avila’s Mexican Restaurant in Dallas. We got there about 2:30 so there were just a few other customers and we were seated immediately– at a rockin’ table that needed a little maintenance to make it stable.  The staff was nice and helped us quickly.  The salsa was amazing!  It was very spicy but deliciously so, smoky sweet. There was a taste we couldn’t quite pin down but we think it was chipotle pepper. Hubby ordered the Triple D Combo ($14.95) which consisted of a tamale, a cup of pozole, and a brisket gordita. He said the tamale had no flavor. Pretty bland. The pozole was good- nice spice with a little heat. The gordita – meh. Just not notable.  I had the shrimp tacos ($12.95) which came with rice and black bean refried beans. They were ok. Nothing special.  The tacos tasted very shrimp-y even though I could see they’d been seasoned they just really had no spicy flavor.   Given the wonderful spice of the salsa we are confused by the bland flavor of everything else.  Were our taste buds sizzled by the salsa and we could no longer taste anything else? Hmmmm…I don’t think so.

The parking lot is easy to get into, but difficult to get out of. We parked in the extra lot right West of the restaurant. The cars behind are close and there’s no way to keep pulling through the lot so you just have to back up, pull forward, back up, pull forward and then just back out very carefully.

Overall, we were a little disappointed and give them ** (2 stars out of 5).

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