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Forti's Mexican Restaurant

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321 Chelsea St, El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 772-0066
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Disappointment

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Starr1027
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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El Paso, TX
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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 

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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 

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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Decatur, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

One of my favorite dishes ever is at this restaurant. The Pechuga California. I will come and eat at Forti's EVERY time I get to El Paso. The margaritas are also fantastic.....you can tell there is tequila in them!!! (Not just all sweet and sour mix). Their chips are awesome as well. They sure seem like they are handmade and... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Don't eat here management is stuck up servers do the best they can but food is crappie gross sick waist of money No soap broke down looking dump

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

The reason for my attempt at visiting the restaurant was because of the post about their delicious cheesecake... and because my sister was hungry. We stopped by at 9:45, since the closing time online AND on their outdoor sign said 11 pm. We entered the front door because even their neon "OPEN" sign was lit. Despite all those "open" indications,... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Forti's is a great restaurant. We have eaten at Forti's Mexican Elder in El Paso, TX, for many years. The food is always delicious and spicy, with a variety of dishes for Mexican food as well as American items. The restaurant is spacious with a lovely fountain, live entertainment, and beautiful decor. The salsa and chips are truly unique in... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?