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    Posted December 8, 2012 by
    El Paso, Texas
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    100 places to eat like a local

    Best Burger in Texas, Maybe the World

    Located in a little strip mall in West El Paso, Texas, Zino's Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine puts out gourmet-style food in a casual bistro that looks unassuming. Don't be fooled! Made from scratch, this great little eatery recreates authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes that make your mouth water. But the real star here is the LAMB BURGER!

    A special combination of freshly ground Angus beef and halal lamb mixed with Mediterranean spices, Zino's Lamb Burger is spectacular. Served on a toasted sesame bun with caramelized onions, fresh spinach, topped with feta and Monterrey Jack cheeses, dressed with Tzatziki Sauce made with Zino's homemade yogurt, the flavors explode in your mouth sending you to Burger Nirvana.

    Featuring a wide variety, Zino's not only has a terrific burger, but makes a delicious and unique Mediterranean Brisket and a Greek Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. Chef Zino enjoys putting his own spin on the classics like Lamb Osso Buco or Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs and Grandma's Marinara Sauce. With many Greek dishes being vegetarian, Zino's is also known for it's healthy vegetarian and vegan options popular with many locals.

    Chef Zino Souikni trained in Europe and was a chef in Greece for 20 years before coming to the U.S. after marrying an American from El Paso. He studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas. He worked at The Venetian and The Bellagio in Las Vegas before being recruited by The Four Seasons. He taught Culinary Arts at the high school and college level before opening Zino's Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine in El Paso in 2011.

    Recommended by Texas Monthly and winning the El Paso What's Up Magazine's Best of the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant 2012 Award, this small eatery continues to satisfy locals and travelers passing through on nearby 1-10.

    Located at 7040 N. Mesa, Ste H, corner at N. Mesa and Resler in El Paso, TX.

    Going West on 1-10, exit Resler, go to the 2nd light (Mesa), turn left, then immediately right into Colony Cove Shopping Center. Zino's is 5 doors down from Albertson's.

    Going East on I-10, exit the first Mesa exit (11), turn left on Mesa traveling about 3 minutes to Resler. Zino's is on the left in the Colony Cove Shopping Center 5 doors down from Albertson's.

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