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Best Tex-Mex Restaurants in El Paso

Ask any El Paso native about their favorite Tex-Mex eatery and they’ll be sure to have an opinion. Most of the dishes that have come to be known as traditional Mexican cuisine actually originated in here in West Texas. Our city is packed with amazing food, but Tex-Mex is where El Paso really shines. To take the ease out of deciding which restaurant you should try next, we’ve compiled a list of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in El Paso.


L & J Cafe on Missouri St. is one of the best local favorites in the city. Their popularity stems from almost every customer praising their delicious, traditional meals. Their slogan “The Old Place By The Graveyard” may be true, but don’t let the graveyard scare you away. L & J is praised by the locals as well as travelers from all over the country.


Another local favorite is Casita Linda Mexican Restaurant. They are known for their amazing meals and all-you-can-eat tacos. With all the popularity surrounding it, Casita Linda is known to be crowded during the lunch hour. Their famous gorditas will make it worth the wait!


Los Bandidos de Carlos & Mickey’s is famous not only for their delicious Tex-Mex but for their Texas-sized margaritas. Their enchiladas are also a hit with locals and travelers alike. Live entertainment keeps the spirits high and lunch specials keep your bill low. The delicious food at Carlos & Mickey’s will leave you wanting to come back for more.


As the westernmost city in Texas, El Paso is home to many more amazing Tex-Mex restaurants. We hope you’ll find a favorite of your own after exploring all that El Paso has to offer!


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