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3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
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Ranked #7 of 1,337 Restaurants in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Tallinn, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I had guacamole tacos and found the portion very generous. It tasted great. I especially enjoyed the sauces that came with the complimentary bowl of chips. The athmosphere was nice, the eating area was secluded from the bar. Service was very good. Only the location was a bit of a negative, away from the main streets.

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Wildomar, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great Food, Hot and Fast. Some excellent Tex-Mex!! Great prices and super friendly staff. It's got a unique atmosphere, with a great Bar. We saw people in suits and jeans, so very casual dinning!

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Austin, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This was my first time in El Paso, which I used as an entry to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. I have to preface this review by saying it was also Halloween night and there was a staff costume show so it wasn't a normal night. The bar in front was fairly rowdy but there is separate restaurant seating in the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Instant immersion in local food experience. Delicious, fun, and steeped in local history. Go and enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We lived in El Paso for two short years and frankly we miss L&J Cafe more than anything else there!! What an amazing gem this place is, most fantastic!

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I loved this restaurant. It appears from the exterior to be a greasy hole in the wall. The inside is cramped, but feels clean and fun. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. I loved the chips with guacamole. I had some green chile enchiladas which were great, probably the best I've had. I loved the whole experience here. I felt... More 

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Agoura hills
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We wanted to try truly authentic Mexican and experience the best El Paso had to offer. This place is full of history, is not located in a typical nor traditional location but don't let location deter you from visiting. The wait was so worth it, we sat at the bar where it was 2 and 3 deep and took his... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Another El Paso gem! Not a bright, shiny exterior, but the food and service are worth coming in for! The chips and salsa they bring to your table right away are really tasty....although the salsa can be pretty HOT!!!! Everyone had something different and no one was disappointed. I especially like the fajita burrito. But my favorite has to be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I LOVE Mexican and Tex-Mex, and I have been called a tortilla snob more than once in my life. Super excited to try L&J after seeing the reviews. We arrived at 5:30PM on a Saturday and had about a 30 minute wait. Once seated, our service was fairly quick considering how busy the restaurant was, and waiters were attentive. I... More 

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Washington state
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The locals apparently rave about this place. But service is inattentive at best, The ladies seem to ignore anyone who isn't a regular or their buddy or whatever. The food portions were oddly below average and quality was simply "regular".

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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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