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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
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 271
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Best Food in El Paso

I love this local hotspot! Everything on the menu is excellent so you can't go wrong!! It can be busy so plan that into your experience and you will have nothing but great things to say afterwards.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ryan W
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El Paso, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I love this local hotspot! Everything on the menu is excellent so you can't go wrong!! It can be busy so plan that into your experience and you will have nothing but great things to say afterwards.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I am very happy man after a very fulfilling meal at L&J Cafe. Tex-mex restaurant serving up a variety of different dishes. I had the Mexican combo plate. A lot of food and it was great, great and great. You can't go wrong here. Nice atmosphere in the dining room. The bar area looked a bit dingy. Super great service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After hearing lots of good things about L&J's, I figured I'd try it out, but when I went the food was just average and the prices were too high for what it was. I've gone back at least two more times, and each experience has been similar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited El Paso, TX back in May with my fiancé and naturally we were eager to get some Mexican food. I have been to Mexico so I was excited to eat Mexican food so close to the boarder. L&J Café is hands down the best Mexican food I've ever had in America! Get the queso dip for an appetizer!... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good Mexican food at this cafe across from Concordia Cemetery. Just know, the tortilla chips will be made from flour tortillas.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had to try a good Tex Mex restaurant while passing through El Paso. This was a great choice. It is located just off I-10. I ordered the combination enchilada platter and selected one each of cheese, ground beef, and steak. Turned out this was actually 3 cheese enchiladas, with one topped with ground beef and the other steak. I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Friendly, Effecient and manager came to table. Sangria was awesome. Green vile chicken enchiladas, yummy queso the white only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very good Mexican food, great customer service and a red salsa to die for. You can't miss it is across the street from an old cemetery "Concordia" there is lots of history.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're visiting or just moved to El Paso, I insist you visit this hidden gem! It is close to downtown, close to Fort Bliss and close to the airport! Whether for lunch or dinner, you'll be impressed! Great food and fantastic atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Two of us went on a weeknight and the place was crowded but seating was swift. Looks like a bunker from the outside but the inside was a series of small rooms and a larger bar that was fully occupied we we arrived. Both dinners were great: guacamole tacos and enchiladas with mole sauce. Service was friendly and efficient.

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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?