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El paso Texas

#37 of 10,053 Restaurants in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Spanish
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Cls 404, Bloco C, Loja 23 | Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
32335197
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Description: I Live in Rio but every time I go to Brasilia is my favorite placê in...
I Live in Rio but every time I go to Brasilia is my favorite placê in town. Food and service are superb and what really makes the diference is that the owners are always There.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good buffet-style tex-mex lunch

El Paso serves an all-you-can-eat tex-mex buffet at lunch which is quite good and not too expensive. The place is colorful and kitsch as tex-mex places usually are (at least in Brazil) and not so big, but when we went there there (quite late for lunch) there were plenty of available tables. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

El Paso serves an all-you-can-eat tex-mex buffet at lunch which is quite good and not too expensive. The place is colorful and kitsch as tex-mex places usually are (at least in Brazil) and not so big, but when we went there there (quite late for lunch) there were plenty of available tables. There could be a bit more diversity in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The people serving us were very kind. A person saw that the table was wobbling so they took the time to try to fix it without us having to say anything. My meal, as always in this restaurant, was amazing. The days they have buffets are the best because you can eat all you want and their variety is quite... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

First of all, let us not compare this restaurant with a real Mexican restaurant in Mexico, or with a Tex-Mex in the US. El Paso Texas is a great local restaurant of Tex-Mex inspiration, and that´s it. I am reviewing the original place, at 404 sul, although they have two other locations, in Asa Norte and in a shopping mall.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We all had the buffet which was great and good value offering a lot of fresh options. We washed it down with margaritas. The restaurant is very cool and has a lot of detail - very colourful.

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The place, overdecoreted as most Mexican restaurants, and the music (not too loud) make the ambiance. The personnel (along with Tequilas and some other drinks) make you feel relaxed and get into the mood. Some of the waitressess are not that skilled, but everyone is nice and service is ok after all. Most of all, the food of the Buffet... More 

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Redwood City
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Seems like Mexico is fare away! Food is fat and adopted to Brasilia. To much fried food whichbis expensive. The price for the buffet is oj but the food is not always fresh. Watch and pick the nice stuff but the selection is small. Prefer to eat lical food!

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Visited on November 15th, 2013 I went to El Paso with my cousins on a Friday night. I was in Brasilia for a national holiday. Although very late and the restaurant was full, the hostess was able to sit us promptly. Service was friendly, polite and prompt. The place is lively decorated and the atmosphere is great! One thing to... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I've seen a lot of reviews saying how bad the food is, it's not Mexican, authentic or what ever. Fact is this restaurant is the best Mexican type in all of DF. Having lived here for over a year believe me when I say you would be begging for 'El paso Texas' after trying some of the other tex-mex /... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The food is good, service and atmosphere are great, but the price, especially for drinks, is absurd. Five reais (R$4,50, plus 10% mandatory "tip", R$4,95) for a 300ml bottle of water?? The same 300ml São Lourenço bottle that is sold by less than R$1 at the supermarket in front, and from R$2 to R$3,50 in every other fancy restaurant in... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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58 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

If you are visiting Brasilia don't waste your time at this restaurant. It is a pale imitation of the food and the decor is overdone. If you live in Brasilia and you want something a bit different for some reason, by all means give it a try. My only lasting impression was the heartburn.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cls 404, Bloco C, Loja 23 | Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: 32335197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Description

I Live in Rio but every time I go to Brasilia is my favorite placê in town. Food and service are superb and what really makes the diference is that the owners are always There.

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