El Paso Food Scene

Cream of the Crops

Taft+Diaz’s roasted heirloom corn and fried chicken. From field to fork, here’s what to eat and drink in the borderlands. By Carolyn Graham The regional foods grown and produced in the borderlands of Southern New Mexico  and West Texas thrive on desert living — just like the area’s residents. Take the chile peppers, which soak up the arid climate and …

Taste of the Desert

Sotol plant.Sotol, El Paso’s regional spirit, is made for sipping. By Ashley M. Biggers Think of a Mexican and Southwestern spirit, and tequila, or more generally mezcal, often springs to mind. However, sotol — a drink native to this region — best captures the local flavors. Indigenous peoples began distilling sotol, a drink that takes its name from the plant …

Andale Mexican Restaurant

Andale Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Step into Andale Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, where the heavenly aroma of freshly made corn tortillas and Mexican cuisine stirs your senses. Gently handmade cuisine, guided by the nostalgia of their grandma’s kitchen, makes their food so special. Gerardo Valles is the genial owner perfecting the most authentic Mexican food. Celebrities as well as the general public have discovered the …

Ardovino's Pizza

Ardovino’s Pizza

Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches Since 1961, Ardovino’s Pizza has reigned supreme as a legendary pizzeria and delicatessen in the desert Southwest, specializing in mouthwatering pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. Ardovino’s is consistently recognized as a favorite locally owned restaurant and has been featured in Pizza Today, Texas Monthly, and What’s Up Weekly as a premier destination for anyone in the area. …

Cafe Central

Cafe Central

100+ Years of Fine Dining Legacy Café Central offers an outstanding experience; delectable cuisine and superior personal service make this restaurant the preferred destination for locals and travelers from around the globe. Located in the heart of historic downtown El Paso, just one block from the Art Museum, the Plaza Theater, San Jacinto Plaza, the Convention Center, and many top-tier …

Entrecôte & Co. Kitchen + Bar

Entrecôte & Co. Kitchen + Bar

Dine the French way at Entrecôte & Co. Enjoy an authentic French meal in the newest and only French restaurant in town. Try delicious bistro-style sharable appetizers and classic popular dishes from France paired with a fantastic selection of wines and cocktails. Delight in soups and salads, hors d’oeuvres, and French-style tapas like escargot and Atlantic oysters. Steak frites, gourmet …

Famous Dave's

Famous Dave’s

America’s Favorite BBQ America’s most award-winning restaurant. Our passion for BBQ is Famous! We are honored to be one of America’s favorite BBQ restaurants. Our perfectlycrafted recipes, house-made sauces, and talented pitmasters make us different from the rest. Without a doubt, The Best BBQ Place In Town! Authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stocked with natural hickory logs. Our …

Great American Steakhouse

Great American Steakhouse

Real Texas Steak Enjoy the best of each season with friends and family. Since 1977 we’ve delighted our customers with our renowned selection of delicious meat, tender rib eyes, T-bones, and steaks that will make your mouth water. Taste our cut-at-home meat seasoned with our famous blend of spices or our BBQ ribs with their exclusive sauce, attracting meat lovers …

Mesa Street Grill

Mesa Street Grill

The City’s Fine Dining Leader For more than 22 years, Mesa Street Grill has set the standard for fine dining in El Paso. In 2019, the restaurant was honored with its seventh consecutive Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award for Excellence and its 14th Wine Spectator Award, in addition to being named Best Steakhouse in El Paso and Best Westside …

Rib Hut

Rib Hut

You Can’t Beat Our Meat! Rib Hut has the greatest ribs in the world, according to Robert, 11. Although we haven’t had all the ribs in the world, we agree that they’re up there. It’s no surprise after learning about the smoking process that Rib Hut is such a firm believer in. They prep the meat to be in optimum …