About Us

Amarillo Mexican Food Restaurants

From humble beginnings as a convenience store nearly 20 years ago to opening two full-service dining establishments now located along the I-40 corridor in Amarillo, Texas, El Tejavan is celebrated as the Panhandle’s destination for true Mexican cuisine!

It all began when Jose and Patricia Murguia started selling tacos and tortas for extra money from the store they owned on Grand Street. From there, they added a front porch, opened the restaurant, and aptly named it El Tejavan, which happens to be Spanish for front porch! Ever since, the Murguias’ and their extended family have been preparing homemade family recipes indigenous to their native city of Guadalajara to local patrons and those passing through – all of whom have an appreciation for authenticity.

When El Tejavan opened their second location in 2002 at 3420 W. Interstate 40, the front porch look was embraced for the bar area. And while both locations offer a family-friendly atmosphere, the one thing you will not find at either location is TexMex. Instead, you’ll discover the bold taste of Mexico in a warm, inviting atmosphere where emphasis is placed on providing the absolute best Mexican cuisine and a dedication to prompt customer service.

Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, El Tejavan is the perfect place to enjoy great food with your family, friends, and even your business associates! El Tejavan may just become your very own front porch!

El Tejavan’s patrons rave about our delectable guacamole served up generously with the perfect blend of chunky avocados and pico de gallo. Or, if you prefer, dip our light, crispy corn chips into the most flavorful salsa to ever cross over your taste buds! Our best selling dish is the Carne Asade Plate – but we encourage you to come often and try several different options that bring out the exquisite flavor of beef, pork, chicken and seafood – discover your new favorite today!

Thirsty? Mmm … Margaritas & More!
Not only is El Tejavan famous for its authentic Mexican cuisine, it is also sought out for it’s traditional-styled margarita. No sour mix here! El Tejavan offers a full-service bar with great happy hour specials. Find your favorite “Front Porch Cocktail” or choose from our vast selection of domestic, import or draft beers. Make your beer even better with a Michelada or Chelada! To keep up-to-date on all our specials, follow us on Twitter and “Like” our Facebook page!