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Aug 10, 2011 02:17 PM

El Paso: Locals' favorite restaurants?

Hi, all. My husband is going to El Paso for business next week and wants to know: which restaurants are locals' favorites? Doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner--he'll be eating out all 3 meals. Doesn't matter what cuisine, either, though I'm sure he would like to have some good Tex-Mex or Mexican while down there.

As always, thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. Vietnamese: Saigon taste (service can sometimes suck).
    Spanish: Tabla
    American: Ripe, Crave or G2 (Crave and G2 are not my personal favorites but they are very popular)
    Thai: Tara Thai (just for lunch)
    Tex-Mex: L & J
    Mexican: Valentine's (I think they are only opened late night on weekends), Carnitas Queretaro, Crisostomo.
    Burgers: Toro (# 4 best burger in TX/Texas Monthly), papaburger (only the one on Piedras st) or roscoes burger inn (#43 best burger in TX/ Texas Monthly).
    Pizza: Cafe Italia (no reservations/gets ridiculously packed on weekends)
    Italian: Ciao Sicilia (avoid cream based sauce dishes)

    L & J Cafe
    3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903