Great ATX
El Paso Style Mexican Food Challenge!

Grand Prize - $5,000
and notoriety far and wide as the best El Paso style Mexican food outside of El Paso!

Second Prize - $1,000
Third Prize - $500
13 Category Prizes - $250 winner per individual category above.

Challenge FAQ


2019 Winners

The BIG DAY is here! The KICKOFF of the Great ATX El Paso Mexican Food Challenge!
My mouth is literally watering! Here are our SIX fantastic challenge takers...

Alli Mexican Cuisine, 948 Payton Gin Road, Austin TX 78758

Antojitos Torreon, 3902 Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX

Cielito Lindo, 1540 Cypress Creek Road #106, Cedar Park, TX 78613

El Perrito, (location of this great truck pending)

Jefe's Mexican Restaurant, 720 Lamar Place, Suite B, Austin, TX 78752

T-Loc's Sonora, 5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Anyone following this Facebook page AND/OR El Pasoans Living in Austin Facebook page are eligible to be Preliminary Judges. Feel free to post your trips and meals over the next month, and, if you have visited at least 3, let us know which you have visited and your 1st and 2nd overall, and 1st and 2nd overall of the items on the El Paso Style specials... Finals Judging will take place between April 13 and April 20.

One Month of El Paso Style Mexican Food! It's calling your name! Let all your friends know!


About The Challenge

You are invited to participate in the “Great ATX El Paso Style Mexican Food Challenge!”, a contest focused on which restaurants can serve the BEST El Paso Style Mexican Food in the greater Austin area to be held between March 20-April 20, 2019. You can earn both cash prizes AND the opportunity to highlight your establishment to the 10,000+ plus ex El Pasoans and fans of the exploding cultural zeitgeist of El Paso and its comida tipico who live in the Austin area!

As a contestant, your restaurant will be featured in our print (multiple full page ads in the Austin Chronicle) and social media campaigns in various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Best of all, this comes at NO COST TO YOU! We are doing this solely out of our love for El Paso Style Mexican Food, and excited to see who will gain the love and undying support of our passionate El Paso “expatriate” community with the hopes that some of the recipes you create for this contest find their way to permanent status on your menus. To do that, we know we will have to “bring the business”.