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El Paso Cafe

4235 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-3202
703-243-9811
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Ranked #28 of 654 restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Oct 10, 2010
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Boston
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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

Stopped by on a Sunday evening while staying at the Westin down the road. Live Mexican music added to the authentic atmosphere. Burritos were tasty and the Margaritas excellent. Recommended.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

I've been here twice now. Once for carryout and once for sitdown. The carryout was kind of so-so, and I almost didn't go back, but I'm glad I did. The salsa is different than your normal Tex-Mex restaurant, but in a good way. It's got a nice smokey flavor to it. The chips were light and crunchy. Beef enchiladas are... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

I lived in Arlington for almost 8 years and was lucky enough to find El Paso early on. I moved away from the area and I definitely miss El Paso more than any other restaurant. My wife and I were frequent visitors (probably going every 3 weeks or so). We normally found the service to be friendly and always found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

good margaritas and nice, casual atmosphere, right around the corner from me (even if it was one of Bush's favorite restaurants)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

Has a family-style feel, but the food tastes authentic. Ceviche, pupusas, taquitos, fajitas...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

I would be suprised if this was not family run. Has a nice feel, staff is friendly, and does not have the corporate feel of a Rio Grande or Cactus Cantina. Straight ahead Mexican, Tex-Mex. Nothing special abou the food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

Good, reliable Tex-Mex food and excellent Margaritas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2007

tasty salsa and enchiladas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2007

Best pupusas in town.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

Great Tex-Mex food. I like their ceviche, among other selections. Regularly has live mariachi. The dining room is a single, open floor, so it can get loud and tight, but it is still well worth the trip. And it has a tequila bar for restaurant patrons.

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