Best Places to Eat in the El Paso Area

Looking for a place to eat out and don’t know where to go? Whether you’re out to entertain friends of just want a bite to eat, El Paso is sure to have the place for you.

Check out the list below for the five best dives El Paso has to offer. Click the restaurant names for their website.

Cafe Central

Founded in 1918 in Mexico, The Cafe Central grew in popularity with its traditional menus and large bistro. Still at large today, now situated in the heart of El Paso, Cafe Central still offers the best in traditional foods and is sure to give both locals and travelers alike the finest dining experience.

Whether you’re having a party, out to entertain friends, or just want a quiet meal with your sweetheart, Cafe Central is sure to deliver the finest quality in catering standards.

Decorated with its black and cream interior and low shaded lights, it surely gives that extra touch to the dining atmosphere. And with its mouthwatering menus and extensive wine and spirits list, Cafe Central is surely the place to go.


Jaxon’s Restaurants and Brewery

For over 30 years Jaxon’s Restaurants and brewery have delivered the best of the Southwestern taste, and with their own award-winning ales and lagers you need look no further for a better place to eat.

Having a party or a business meeting for your associates? Whatever the occasion just book your place and let Jaxon’s do the rest – they won’t let you down. And while you’re there, don’t forget to try their signature speciality dishes: the homemade potato green chilli and tortilla soup or the Santa Barbara Beef with their very own signature barbecue sauce.

Established in 1978, Jaxon’s brewery has become the fourth biggest brewery in the Texas state. If you’re tried everything on the menu and are still looking for more, do not worry, there are two other Jaxon’s sites in and around the El Paso area.



If you’re looking for a taste of Austria, with a big hint of El Paso, then follow your nose to Wienerschnitzel’s, the place the satisfy your tastebuds. And with prices from as low as 50 cents for their ice cone selections and 99 cents for a chilli burger or the chilli cheese fries, you can’t go wrong.

Almost anywhere you look, you will most certainly come across a Wienerschnitzel palace. Packed with a menu of every choice, you can eat in or take away. In the wonderful land of Wienerschnitzel, the food is not just delicious, it’s DERlicious.


Cafe Mayapan

Situated on the outskirts of El Paso lies the top-rated, highly recommended Cafe Mayapan, well known for its homemade soups, homemade tortillas and extensive menus consisting of every taste of Mexico.

Cafe Mayapan is part of a nonprofit organization, so if you’re out looking for a tasty, cheap bite to eat, then the Mayapan is for you. The spacious dining area provides the excellent space for their live music sessions every Friday and caters for other stages acts. Once you’ve sampled a taste of the Mayapan, you won’t need to look no further.

Cafe Mayapan – the different taste of Mexico.


Barrigas Restaurant

Take your friends and head straight down to Barrigas for the perfect night out. Enjoy the real taste of Mexico with their live music, excellent-quality Mexican food at excellent prices. Menus include the real easy Kids Menu, tasty side dishes, and traditional flavored steaks with a great selection of desserts of finish off. Enjoy the wide range of beverages from the simple fruit juices to your favorite cocktail.

Once inside the door you’ll want to take a seat and enjoy the atmosphere – it’s like nothing you’ve every experienced before. But if you are on the go, this is not a problem; take a taste away with their special meals-on-the-go.

Barrigas is not a place to be missed!