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May 11, 2010 12:53 PM


For those who haven't been yet, Ricardo Avila's Mextopia is open on Greenville. I ate there Friday night and it was so good we had to go back on Sunday!

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  1. Not yet but it's on my short list.

    1. Reports say it is EXACTLY the same as Avilas, down to each menu item. BYOB for the moment. Dunno if it makes any of my lists, though.

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      1. re: DallasDude

        We can confirm that, it is EXACTLY like Avilas used to be. Now we have to see if Avilas is like Avilas used to be! ; )

      2. the menu, down to the pricing, is extremely similar; however, the execution was slightly off on the dish that I ate (the Mexican Flag enchiladas). Chips and salsa were the same. Service was similar (read: mediocre). Ricardo was working the space as expected and mingling with many old Avila's/Maple Ave customers.

        The space was nice and it looks like they are going to do a 5 day a week happy hour plus late night happy hour on weekends. I'm not sure what to make of its chance of long term survival.

        I'm crossing my fingers that the old Avila's reopens in its past glory. Otherwise, I have a feeling that visits to Mextopia will be like going to the Dallas Grimaldi's vs. the one under the Brooklyn Bridge -- a good substitute, but a substitute nonetheless.