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L & J Cafe

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Mexican
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3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
915-566-8418
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 238
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and great atmosphere

A great place to eat at the food is good and great price. They even have littl parts of history on the walls showing the resturant in its earlier days. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
ronnie d
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El Paso, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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El Paso, Texas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to eat at the food is good and great price. They even have littl parts of history on the walls showing the resturant in its earlier days. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wait... But not a bad one considering how busy they were. Service was decent and food average. Extremely hard to park..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic hole in the wall restaurant. I literally walked past the door and had to be pulled back by my husband and then I started questioning whether or not he was crazy. But, he was right! The food was fantastic. Appetizer Green Chili Queso was amazing, as was the avacado dip (both quite large). Great fajita burrito, very good margarita.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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348 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Located off a beaten pass, you may not find this place if you don't know where it is (or someone who knows). It was packed with locals even well after normal lunch hours--that usually means the food is very good. And, it was. Great value for money. Prompt and friendly service. Well worth a visit while you are in El... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

What a great local restaurant! Recommended by friends we circled the block a few times and finally found a parking space. The place was packed and we waited maybe 10 minutes to be seated. I had enchiladas covered with half red half green Chile sauce and an egg. So delicious. Awesome quacamole. Very large portions. The food came fast and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not overpriced and the food was very good ! Restaurant is not fancy but it was packed. Not far from the highway.

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Houston
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a small hole-in-the-wall place with a large constantly crowded bar in a cramped amount of space. I've eaten at L&J many times. Everything on their menu is excellent. There was more food than I could eat on their Combination Plate, but I tasted it all. I love their Taco Salad and their soups. They have some A La... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food. Anything you choose is delicious. The service is always great. Highly recommended. I've had from the huevos rancheros for breakfast to the enmoladas amd enchiladas. The limonadanis always fresh and their salsa is the best!

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Wolcott, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Tipped off by hotel staffer. Was busy when we arrived, appeared to be mix of people from the area, which immediately was a good sign. Legit Mexican place. Also, was cheaper than many of the other meals we had on our trip at far more basic places.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The saying that "hole in the wall restaurants are best" definitely applies in this case! I've lots of Mexican in my life but this was some of the best Mexican food I've ever had!! Their burritos were to die for!

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Additional Information about L & J Cafe

Address: 3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
Phone Number: 915-566-8418
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: 915-566-8418

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?