Foodies that venture to El Paso need to make this next authentic Mexican food stop! Do you love hearty portions of Mexican eats that celebrate the tastes of Mexico? Who loves Margaritas?
Nothing shares a destination better than the food that you try and I am all for finding the food. Once you taste the local eats, you can move on with all of the other fun El Paso destination.
Food rules supreme as do margaritas! In my opinion, food and drinks set the tone and expectations of an area! So where to find margaritas and authentic Mexican eats in El Paso one would assume would be easy, right?
Get ready for a flavor-intense authentic Mexican cuisine. Come for lunch and stay for dinner- we’ll you might if you drink these margaritas! Ahchee-Wawa it’s time to uncover where to find Margaritas and Authentic Mexican Eats in El Paso!
Margaritas and Authentic Mexican Eats in El Paso
I visited Carlos and Mickey’s as a guest of Visit El Paso. Images and content are my own based on my fiesta at the location! Gracias! This is the sign and the stop you want to make. Eat, drink then call a cab, Lyft or Uber! Oh yeah, the margaritas go down smooth, are cool and fantastic. In fact, I might say one of the best margaritas I have had in a long time!
Where To Find Margaritas and Authentic Mexican Eats in El Paso – You Gotta Stop!
For those seeking authentic Mexican eats while traveling in the USA and if you are in El Paso, you totally got this! One stop is all you will need to indulge on food with vivid flavor and Margaritas that will have you singing!
You are seeking Carlos’s and Mickeys a 75-year-old family owned business right in the heart of El Paso. The fun starts the minute you see the decor, it’s so festive and friendly. However, the greatness continues once you walk on in, this is just a little sneak peek!
Get ready for a fun experience from the celebrated restaurant entrance right through the foyer and dining areas. I gotta say it feels like Mexico and you all know I heart Mexico! Did you know El Paso is the birthplace of Margaritas? I know they are gonna make them right!
Do you feel like you stepped into a Mexican Cantina yet? You should as this is how it looks and feels in Me-he-co! Ole!
The Story Of The Margarita!
So I started telling you that margarita’s birthplace was El Paso and here’s how the story goes. A girl visited a bar and ordered a drink. She described how to make the drink a kind the bartender did not know. He asked her what her name was and she responded ‘daisy’ which translates to ‘’Margarita” in Spanish and thus the first Margarita was born.
First I want to thank DAISY because next to wine Margaritas are my favorite drink. However, they are not always good, so I can’t wait to show you what is fantastic here!
Margarita’s Por Favor
Not only will the Margaritas here have you craving them, but you will definitely order more than one! With attention to both the Tequila and the consistency, these are dynamite!
I’ll be truthful one of the margaritas without an extra shot of tequila could knock you on your butt, just saying. I love the glassware it’s totes Mexican inspired. My friend got this Tamarind Margarita. A fresh twist on margaritas and it is frozen not on the rocks.
Made moments before serving a just another way to experience the depth of Mexican eats available here (yeah I know it’s a drink but some drink their way through so, carry on!)
Get the Tamarind Margarita frozen it comes in a large draft beer mug and its spicy rim is just Ka-pow with flavor! Conversely, there is the Cactus Pear frozen margarita slips down like a slushee it’s that freakity fabulous!
When you want cool, frozen and refreshing, with just a little tang, not overly sweet, this is YOUR ticket to delis. Look at how inviting it is. Go ahead and sink that flag and cheers to you for enjoying it!
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Then there’s my traditional on the rocks let me taste my tequila margarita! Yum! Drink it and sink the American flag in the ice bath below the alcohol surface! Trust me you will feel your oats with this libation! The power of this savory selection laced with Tequila gets you at the end, just saying.. not that I would know anything about it, lol!
Order up whatever you please. The menu did not offer shrimp in a salad and all I did was ask and received. IT’s that easy and there is so much on the menu you are going to have to have a few minutes to decide what you are eating!
A menu is just the pocket that holds every food lover’s dream about to come true. Experience unforgettable Mexican combinations and slurp your margarita, It’s All Good El Paso!
The Tostadas Basket
First, the basket of chips bright to your table is a small meal itself. Each chip in the basket is a whole 4” tortilla! There are four in a basket. These are HUGE and good thing because those margaritas are big too!
I shoved three whole ones in without remorse. The salsa will dance around your tongue and on it offering a tad of fiery taste. Bring on the water or the margaritas gotta douse that fire.
Chips and queso
Even if you get the complimentary chips eat them and order queso and chips. Let’s call these little triangles of heaven shall we? So I’m that girl that loves a good chip shape. You know the one that searches through a potato chip bag or nacho bag to find that perfect shape or double chip or puffed like a pillow? Yeah, I’ll own that with pride!
Because I am such a foodie, I had to show you those chips. You will LOVE these I am sure, everyone at our table loved them!
When these platters came to our table all I could say was Olé! Double chips stuck together and puffed chips and then……. the queso with the green chili peppers— divine! Dip, dip, and dip again, make sure to swoop it all up! Fantastico!
I got a Mexican salad and while you might be like what? I just wanted a light meal to be an amigo to my margarita! I ordered shrimp for a small upcharge and it was a whole lot of good! The sautéed onions made me love it more!
Here are a few other dishes my friends got, just so you get to see the sensational dishes that always please. I am sure this will be a dining experience you will never forget.
While I got a second margarita we had to leave and I committed the granddaddy of a margarita sin, I had to leave 1/3 behind. I’m sir sorry Y’all but now you gotta go make up for my loss! Seek out Carlos and Mickeys For Margaritas and Authentic Mexican Eats in El Paso ~ Dana xo