Dine Out El Paso
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With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, El Paso is known as a haven for outdoor recreationists and nature lovers, but the city's zest for adventure encompasses every aspect of living — especially the kind that comes on a plate. From sizzling fajitas and traditional tamales to spicy barbecue and perfectly grilled steak, El Paso — the culinary crossroads for Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern cuisine — can cure any craving and challenge even the most daring of foodies. You'll love discovering the city's varied and delicious dining options, which include down-home diners, white-tablecloth meals, and international menus like Asian, Italian, Spanish, and more. Who knows, you might even discover a small eatery off the beaten path — and full of locals — serving the best cheese enchiladas you've ever had (because they are rarely made with beef here).
The city is famous for its carne asada, fajitas, and other entrées seasoned in wonderful marinades and chile rubs. Tex-Mex favorites include burritos, chimichangas, and taquitos. Just across the northern border in New Mexico you'll find even more tasty bites, such as chiles rellenos, stacked enchiladas, and carne adovada, all typically served with a healthy dose of red or green chile (if you're feeling festive, ask for both, or as locals call it, "Christmas"). Complete dinner with a glass of local red or white wine, or opt for any number of interpretations of the classic margarita.
El Paso's relaxed atmosphere makes every dinner one to remember. Find a cozy table or patio spot with sunset views, sip a margarita or a craft cocktail, and enjoy the city's rich cuisine — which, some might say, is the key to El Paso's heart.
Know Before You Go
The El Paso-Juárez area is rumored to be the birthplace of everyone's favorite tequila-based libation: the margarita (which means "daisy" in Spanish). Although there are many tales behind the margarita's origins, local legend has it that the drink was first concocted here at a neighborhood bar.
Follow the links below to more information about Restaurants and Dining in El Paso and Southern New Mexico.
GuestLife El Paso's Great Restaurants »»
A few of GuestLife's favorite places to dine, with menu highlights and photos.
El Paso Dining Guide »»
Restaurant listings for El Paso and Juárez, covering many cuisines and price ranges.