El Paso, TX
I count Delicious Mexican Eatery as one of the restaurants where everything is good, and you really can’t go wrong with anything you order. Having said that, though, I thought the enchilada was the best item on the combination plate I ordered, with everything else serving as a very good compliment to it.
For years I have thought of Delicious as being on Fort Boulevard in central El Paso (where it is still operating). It turns out that for a while they had a branch on the west side which is now closed, along with another branch in east El Paso which is still open (and is the subject of this review). From my experiences at the Fort Boulevard restaurant I always thought of Delicious as being a taco and meat item restaurant, but I have now discovered that there is a larger choice of items that are their specialties (which I like and my friends recommend as well).
Chips and Salsa
Like most restaurants in the area, Delicious has fresh chips and salsa. I thought the salsa was notable for having a fresh green chile flavor and for being spicy enough but not overly so.
Delicious lists several choices for combination plates on the menu, but this is just a starting point. You can substitute just about anything and build your own plate. The choice is made easier because all items are visible through a glass and they serve the food on your plate buffet style (although it is not all you can eat). With the quantity they give, though, it really is all that almost anybody can eat.
I thought the best thing about the combination plate was the variety, but the best single item was the Enchilada. This was a red enchilada as is the custom at most El Paso restaurants. The sauce was bright red and more flavorful than most (to me it looked to be cumin free, as the taste demonstrated as well).
The Chile Relleno had no sauce on top and was very good except for the fact that the cheese inside was really not memorable compared to some of the others.
The Beef Flauta was very good except for the fact that I rated the guacamole as four stars.
The Chile Verde was my least favorite main item, although I still put it as five stars (showing an overall consistency in flavor and quality of the food).
The Beans were some of the best anywhere.
Orders are placed at the counter, and because all the food is visible through the glass this makes for a very good build-your-own combination plate.
I did not find the iced tea to be the same quality as the food, which I think was just a fluke and they were having a bad day with the tea.
They have quite a few items which I did not try, and from the Fort Boulevard location I know that they are good on tacos and other meat items.
Hours: Open daily except Sun. evening
Smoking: No smoking
Most Recent Visit: Jan. 9, 2018
Number of Visits: 1
Best Items: Enchilada, Beans