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L & J Cafe

3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
915-566-8418
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Ranked #4 of 1,313 restaurants in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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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English first
Columbus, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Anything and everything is excellent in this restaurant. You will not go wrong visiting this Iconic restaurant in the border. No parking available. You may have to park couple blocks away, but it is all worth it...every time!!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Don't let the outside deter you, the food I ate was awesome. Not expensive and large portions. I've heard the tacos are awesome as well. The place gets packed for lunch so go early or late.

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been to this place a few times hoping it will get better throughout the years and it's basic Mexican food. It is VERY overrated!!!! Is the food good? It's decent not disgusting but Ive had even better! Yes this restaurant is a very old lasting place in EPT but I also think people come here out of habit... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When we visit El Paso, we get lunch from here. It is always busy and we have waited on average 10-15 mins the three times we did eat in. One time we were starving and called ahead for a to go order, it was ready when we arrived so we ate in the car out front!! Needless to say, we... More

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west texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Can be hard to find. You might be reluctant to walk in because after all it is a local bar. The food is interesting and tasty. The quest is fab. Service was real quick. Drink specials. Always usually busy. Walk around and decide your seating options. Can seem crowded and cramped but I cannot wait for my return visit.

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Santa Maria, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had asked a person for a recommendation for the "Best" Mexican food in El Paso. The response was immediate "L & J's Cafe!" After receiving this high recommendation, I asked three other folks natives of El Paso. The vote was unanimous! And the best part was... They were all correct!!! The food far exceeded my expectations even with this... More

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El Paso, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We came for lunch to find a packed restaurant. People from all walks of life were there, enjoying their meals and the World Cup. The food was pretty good and didn't take to long. I ordered a combo plate and my wife a fajita burrito. The beef taco was sadly mostly lettuce, but the rest of the plate was pretty... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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211 reviews 211 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were at an event in Dallas and a friend found out we were going to ELP. He asked, "Do you ever eat that that place across from the cemetery?" We said, "L & J? Yes - every time we can!" People may not remember the name, but they always remember the cemetery and the great food served within. I... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food was very hot & fresh. Parking sucked because you have to find whatever is available on the street. The waitstaff was very kind & nice. I am not a big Mexican food person but this place was authentic tasting per my Co workers & they loved it!!

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El Paso, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The green enchiladas are good, they even have sopapillas which is also good. All the food is great!!!!

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