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El Paso, TX Local Flavor Overview

Menu items range from filet mignon to crawfish etouffee

By Braxton Shoop on October 27, 2015

Craze Yogurt Lounge in El Paso, TX
El Paso / Frank OrdoƱez

It’s easy to savor the flavor at many of Greater El Paso’s top restaurants, whether you have a taste for steak, Mexican food, Italian, seafood, a great salad or a thick burger:

Fine Dining

Cafe Central is a favorite among residents and travelers thanks to selections like grilled Scottish salmon and beef tenderloin carpaccio.

Anson11 is a highly acclaimed downtown El Paso steakhouse next to Starbucks in the historic Mills Building.

Another fine dining hotspot is Mesa Street Grill with dishes like Delmonico ribeye and shrimp pasta.


Everything from filet mignon to New York strips are served at Billy Crews in Santa Teresa, N.M. Cattleman’s Steakhouse is another longtime favorite for steaks, and The State Line has great barbecue.

Seafood options are off the hook at places like Kona Grill and Landry’s Seafood .


Locals love Kiki’s Mexican Restaurant for dishes such as chili colorado and machaca. The popular Texas-based Chuy’s Tex-Mex chain also has an El Paso location

Other Local Favorites

Enjoy arcade games or watch sports with your meal at El Paso’s new Dave & Buster’s locatoin. For mouthewatering menu items like linguini del mar and pecan-crusted salmon, try Ripe Eatery. Other must-try spots include Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Independent Burger & Bar, Magic Bistro and Crave Kitchen & Bar.


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