El Paso, TX Restaurants Attract Residents, Tourists

By Kevin Litwin and Braxton Shoop on May 10, 2014 at 6:00 am EST
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Restaurants in El Paso bring plenty to the table in terms of atmospheres and styles, whether it's steaks, sushi, pizza, sweets, Mexican cuisine or Argentinean.

Foodville Food Truck Park

Located across the street from the downtown post office, Foodville Food Truck Park is an outdoor summertime food court on Mills Avenue between Mesa and Stanton. Several local eateries sell lunchtime fare, such as burgers, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Local businesses that have participated include Crave, Create Gourmet Eats, Food Gallery, Moshi Box, Sweet Addiction and The Reef Mobile Kitchen.

Mexican

Kiki's Mexican Restaurant has satisfied El Paso taste buds for more than 25 years, with menu favorites like machaca, caldillo, queso and chile colorado. Other Mexi-food hotspots include L & J Cafe, Good Luck Cafe and the El Taco Tote chain that started in Juarez and has three El Paso restaurants.

Steaks

Favorite joints for a sizzling steak in the El Paso region include Cattleman's Steakhouse in Fabens, Billy Crews in Santa Teresa, N.M. and Great American Land & Cattle, which  been grilling seasoned steaks since 1996. Besides rib-eyes, T-bones and filets, Great American's other menu choices include seafood, chicken, tangy barbecue and Angus burgers. Founded in 1976, Cattle Baron Restaurants grill several specialty steaks, such as Steak New Mexico, Peppered Steak and Chicken Fried Steak.

Asian

Sunny's Sushi, Steak & Seafood House specializes in Asian cuisine for lunch and dinner, serving entree items like lobster, shrimp and scallops. All orders come with homemade soup, and the talented chefs can make any custom sushi roll a customer requests.

Coffee and Sweets

Craze attracts El Paso residents from all walks of life for self-serve frozen yogurt, while Kinley's House Coffee & Teas offers espresso, lattes, smoothies and specialty teas. Kinley’s also serves sandwiches, salads and desserts, among them strawberry and banana Nutella crepes.

Other Local Favorites

Good food is always on the front burner at Thyme Matters, Mesa Street Grill, The Pizza Joint, Red & White Wine Bar, and The Garden, the latter tucked in the heart of El Paso's Union Plaza Entertainment District. Chi-Town Bar-B-Que at Fort Bliss serves authentic slow-cooked, pit-smoked Chicago-style barbecued ribs and brisket. Be sure to sample the empanadas and humita cheese dishes at Garufa Argentinean Restaurant.

Check out more great restaurants in El Paso.

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