Since Aleyda’s closed on Okeechobee Blvd, we have been faced with the arduous task of locating a formidable tex-mex restaurant in the area. Around Lake Worth there are a ton of “taco shops” like Lupita’s, but we are looking for something more substantial (air conditioning and booze). Word had it that Aleyda’s moved to Northwood, but I’m glad I called first the other night, because the family has thrown in the towel on the Aleyda’s brand for good. The Northwood location is now closed, and Aleyda’s brother Miguel has reincarnated Aleyda’s family recipes at his new Miguelito’s Cancun Grill in Royal Palm.
Anyhow, on the way to try the “new” Aleyda’s, I remembered hearing about El Paso Taco, located right at the corner of Military and Southern, next to the airport and countless topless bars. Since this place is closer to home, we decided to give it a shot, and I’m glad we did. It really fit the bill. On a rainy weeknight around 7pm, we were the only customers in the joint, which seats about 75 or so. This is a family place, and numerous family members were hanging out at another booth with the kids, just shooting the breeze. The joint is spotlessly clean, with a few TV’s showing the World Cup, a jukebox, and big wide booths with plenty of room to stretch out and relax.
Our server (who was the only person working) was super friendly and quick with refills of chips and salsa, margaritas, and beer. Stef ordered the enchiladas and I had the combo, with carnitas tacos, enchiladas, chile relleno, etc etc. You know the drill. super filling fresh tex mex chow served on the plate the size of a hubcap, with big bottles of green and red salsa at the ready. I am now in my happy place. El Paso Taco is perfect to just sit and chill after a long day, get buzzed, and eat some great food made from scratch and served with a smile. My kind of place. Check em out-