Where to Eat in El Paso

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El Paso isn’t a hard place to find an excellent meal, but for those who have recently moved to this beloved area in Texas, or are visiting to look for El Paso Houses for Sale, here is a solid list of reliable eateries that will have your mouth watering. From BBQ to French classic cuisine to Vietnamese traditional dishes, there is something for everyone in this delightful Texas town.

  1. West Texas Chophouse

A premium steakhouse with premium prices. Menu highlights here include an excellent array of burgers and premium steaks, as well as southern-style entrees and appetizers. Close to El Paso landmarks and shopping centers, this premiere steakhouse is a town favorite. 

  1. El Taquito

This casual Mexican eatery is the best stop for homestyle tacos, flautas, and tortilla soup, among other crowd favorites making this restaurant one of the highest rated in El Paso. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeout, this chill spot is a must-visit for anyone in town. 

  1. Park Tavern

Sleek, warm, and casually elegant, this unique restaurant is reminiscent of a historic French salon and has a large traditional bar, banquette seating, traditional seating, upholstered booths, and more. Menu highlights include excellent seafood and steak options, as well as tavern cocktails, draft beers, and wholesome Americana side dishes. 

  1. L&J Cafe

This family-run eatery started in 1927 and continues to this day, serving Mexican cuisine and even creating and bottling their own salsa, which is available for purchase at the cafe. One of the rare places on this list that serves breakfast with a myriad of delicious options, this is an around-the-clock eatery that can be enjoyed by everyone. 

  1. The Hoppy Monk

This independently owned pub is a lively indoor-outdoor bar and grill with extensive craft beer, cigar, and single-malt scotch selections. Described as upbeat and welcoming, you may never see a drink menu this extensive in your life. 

  1. Desert Oak Barbecue

Rustic and comforting, this BBQ restaurant is a comfort food haven run by a dedicated couple with a deep love for traditional Texan cooking. A trip to Texas wouldn’t be complete without a down-home barbecue experience and this is the place to make that happen. Whether your choice is steak, ribs, chicken, or an array of filling side dishes. 

  1. Viet Restaurant

This family-owned restaurant serves authentic and traditional Vietnamese dishes, much to the delight of Texans looking for something other than BBQ and greasy Americana cooking. A crowd favorite of El Paso foodies and restaurant connoisseurs, this restaurant is regarded as “the place to go for Pho” in El Paso, and is considered to be the go-to Vietnamese restaurant in the region.

  1. Mac’s Downtown

Mac’s is the only seafood restaurant on our list! This Cajun-style restaurant in the heart of downtown El Paso has an incredible menu of mouth-watering seafood dishes including salmon, steaks, jumbo shrimp, chowders, gumbo, jambalaya, oysters, and so much more. They even serve pasta and tacos. There’s something for everyone at Mac’s.

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