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Forti's Mexican Restaurant

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321 Chelsea St, El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 772-0066
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional mexican

They've been around for long time. Food is traditional if that's what you're looking for. Nothing spectacular and nothing wrong.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Karen M
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Mitchell, South Dakota
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was told about this place by a friend that had been here prior. It is off the path and looks out of place where it's situated but trust me it is amazing! I have been in El Paso for a week and this is the best place we have been too. The atmosphere is perfect. Decore is authentic and... More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Even if you live in Dallas, San Antonio or California; I'm sorry but you just won't get the kind of Mexican food you can find in New Mexico or El Paso. Forti's will serve you a great enchilada but make no mistake; they have the best Chile Relleno you will eat.

Alpine, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I went to this restaurant for lunch with a couple of old retired Border Patrol buddies. One of them recommended it as he has been there many times over several years. I wanted to sample the famous chiles rellenos. I ordered the combo #2B which included an enchilada, a tamal (no, it is NOT a tamale. Tamal is singular, tamales... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They've been around for long time. Food is traditional if that's what you're looking for. Nothing spectacular and nothing wrong.

Orlando, Florida
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have been fans of Forti's since it opened....more than 30 years... and we make a point to dine here at least a couple of times a year when we're visiting. For the first time ever, this was a disappointment all around. The margaritas were so bad we sent them back; the replacement was much better but not their usual... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When in El Paso and Southern New Mexico we made the rounds of our favorite places to eat Mexican food. The food here is really good. It is spicy without being overly so. I don't want my mouth burning from a meal.

El Paso, TX
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I've been here four times lately. The first time with out of town relatives who wanted to come here. I had the Mexican plate to try the taco, enchilada, chile relleno, beans and rice. Great relleno and taco! The chips and salsa were fab too. I returned 2 weeks later and had tacos served with guacamole , beans and rice.... More 

Helpful? 1
El Paso, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You cannot go wrong with the Fajitas here, they are beyond awesome. The chips are homemade and the salsa too unlike other restaurants. My friend got the Pechuga California and she loved it, turns out that is the most popular item here. The food portions are very generous. The Margaritas are top quality, no sweet and sour used and are... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went there with my family from out of town, looking for some good mexican food. Sorry to say it wasn't very good, 2 "big flautas" not really, small actually. The steak had some chilies on them that was so spice it wasn't even eatten. We ask for sopapillas, Sorry, we don't have anymore, what?? it was only about 4 in... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was really hoping to like this place. The atmosphere was nice. The guacamole tasted weird. The steak in my taco was poor quality meat. Very chewy and blah. I would skip this place.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Chelsea St, El Paso, TX 79905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: (915) 772-0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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