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Kiki's Restaurant & Bar

2719 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX 79930-3507
915-565-6713
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Ranked #44 of 1,311 restaurants in El Paso
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Richardson, TX
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After flying in to El Paso on our way to Cloudcroft, we stopped at Kiki's for lunch, based on Trip Advisor reviews. I would love to have Kiki's recipe for chicken! I had chicken tacos and my companion ordered Kiki's signature dish: Machacas with chicken. Both were truly excellent and delicious. The outside of the restaurant does not look appealing... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I ate here for lunch on a weekend. It was obviously quite popular, and there were many families (some with young children) in the restaurant. I enjoyed my dish (Machaca), but the mole and shrimp cocktail were tasty, but not exceptional. The atmosphere is simple, but pleasant, somewhere between a dive bar and a diner. The service was excellent, and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On Thursday my wife and I went to go enjoy the food at kikis like any other day. We waited about 10 min to get seated with plenty of open tables and waited almost 20 min before someone even came to see if we had been helped or if someone had taken our drink order. Worst service I've ever received... More

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El Paso, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We used to come here frequently, but it had been over a year. Food still pretty good, especially the machaca, which sets the standard locally. Other dishes we tried were average to good. Chips were below average. Unfortunately, service was poor on our visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Favorites from this restaurant include the loaded tacos, authentic rice, spicy chile, and the delicious shredded white cheese. Definitely choose Kiki's if you're near the Central area.

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Tulsa, OK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is one of our go to spots. Every time someone is visiting from out of town we bring them here! When you first pull up it looks a little sketchy and usually all the parking is filled up on the side. If you go to the back there is plenty of parking. We always get a brisket machaca with... More

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We lived in El Paso for over 30 years before moving to Dallas four years ago. Kiki's is simply the best Mexican food in our opinion and rates as our favorite, anywhere. Nothing compares to it in Dallas and we miss it. When we visit El Paso now, it is the first place we go to get our fix. Anything... More

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Ruidoso
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food here is amazing. If you want real Mexican food this is the place to come! The plates are huge! So you get your money worth.

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Payson, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

While visiting El Paso we went here for dinner because Aaron Sanchez from the Food Network raved about their Brisket Machaca. He was right, my husband really enjoyed his. I had the #2 combination with 2 Enchiladas, a Taco, and a Chile Relleno and it had the best Mexican rice and beans I've ever had. I didn't think there could... More

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Kiki's has been an El Paso secret for decades not because it isn't well know, but because those who know the place tend to keep it a secret. It's kind of like having that special little place that you can get away with wearing casual and running into locals. You have to remember that El Paso has outstanding Mexican food... More

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