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El Paso's 5 favorite spots to find affordable Mexican food

El Paso's 5 favorite spots to find affordable Mexican food
El Taquito. | Photo: Ryan B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 18, 2019.

In search of a new favorite Mexican spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around El Paso, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. El Taquito

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Topping the list is El Taquito. Located in Cielo Vista at 1422 Airway Blvd., Suite E, the Latin American breakfast and lunch spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Mexican restaurant in El Paso, boasting five stars out of 235 reviews on Yelp. Look for tacos, burritos, gorditas, tortas, flautas and other inexpensive Mexican dishes on the menu.

Yelper Willem B., who reviewed El Taquito on Oct. 11, wrote, "This is definitely a best kept secret. ... This is an amazing restaurant,"

And Yelper Lisa L. noted, "Delicious and authentic Mexican food for unbeatable prices!"

2. Rivas Taco Shop

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Next up is East Side's Rivas Taco Shop, situated at 1342 N. Zaragoza Road. With 4.5 stars out of 264 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

According to its Yelp profile, "Rivas Taco Shop is an award-winning, locally-owned taco shop in El Paso, Texas, that serves SoCal-style food dating from its' original roots of San Diego since 1984." 

On the menu, you'll see items like burritos, rolled tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, nachos and more.

3. La Tapatia

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Save the Valley 21's La Tapatia, located at 8941 Old County Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive Mexican spot 4.5 stars out of 34 reviews. The casual spot serves tacos, gorditas, sopapillas, menudo and "famous tamales from Ysleta."

Yelper Irma L., who reviewed La Tapatia on Oct. 2, wrote, "Delicious food prepared fresh, friendly staff, and family-like environment."

And Yelper Mariana O. wrote, "I absolutely love coming to this restaurant. It makes me feel like I'm in Mexico, the food is amazing!"

4. Bold Burgers & Tacos

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East Side's Bold Burgers & Tacos is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 79 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3117 Saul Klienfeld Drive to see for yourself.

The casual eatery uses fresh ingredients to make its hamburgers, tacos and other cheap eats, such as quesadillas, chicken bites, loaded french fries and ice cream milkshakes, from scratch every day. 

5. Maribu's Mexican Restaurant

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And then there's Maribu's Mexican Restaurant, a Las Tierras favorite with 4.5 stars out of 61 reviews. Stop by 12379 Edgemere Blvd. to hit up the family-owned Mexican spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget

Maribu's Mexican Restaurant serves homemade Mexican fare, including sandwiches, tacos, seafood dishes, menudo, carnitas and more. (Check out the full menu here.)


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