Ordinarily, I try to put the full art experience in the header photo and put the details in photos down below. But the art on El Metate Authentic Mexican Restaurant is placed in a way that makes that impractical. Here, artist José F. Vargas gives us a romanticized scene of Old Mexico. Just below, on the windows, are images of actual metates, the traditional curved stones used in Mexico and Central America to grind corn and seeds. On another window, there’s a simple cactus, and around the corner, you’ll find a beach scene. Vargas’s signature is hard to see, but it’s in the lower right, just behind the woman in the mural. And includes his phone number!
Located at 1805 Dickerson Pike. There’s plenty of parking, so fill up on tacos and enjoy the art!