El Paso…Texas? Nope! El Paso Mexican Restaurant in Lake Villa, the best place to order tacos and margaritas.
Family-owned and operated, El Paso opened in September of 2015. The owners are Juan and his niece Maria. When we asked Juan why they named their establishment El Paso, he told us it was because it’s an easy name to remember and it had a nice ring to it. It also brought many Texans in for a Tex-Mex style meal.
El Paso has a full bar with drink specials EVERY DAY. It’s a smaller space, but that’s the point: It’s authentic and homey, as if you were in mom’s kitchen. There’s seating along one side and a brick wall to give guests with some privacy, and the best part, skylights. The skylights bring in lots of natural lighting and warm vibes. The other side has table seating and five slot machines, perfect for those who are ready to play after an enjoyable meal or while you wait. And of course, the entire restaurant is filled with fun Mexican decor that transports customers to beautiful (and warmer) Mexico.
The staff is so kind and attentive to all of their customers. The restaurant is also right next door to Tracks on Grand, another favorite slot bar among many residents. El Paso is a great place to visit if you are ever in Lake Villa — come with friends or family and we’re sure you won’t regret it. Just over the tracks off Grand Avenue for tacos, margaritas, and so much más!
151 E Grand Ave. Unit 2, Lake Villa, IL 60046