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El Paso Cafe

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) #153 of 690 Restaurants in Arlington $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
4235 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-3202
+1 703-243-9811
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
4235 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-3202
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife (the Mexican food junkie) and I tried El Paso Cafe early on a Friday evening. Service was poor throughout the meal. The chips are not fresh tasting and the salsa is ok at best (spicy, but no depth of flavor). The queso was...More

2  Thank Keith B
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

First time eating at El Paso and we really liked it. Pros: good food; cheap; friendly staff; food prepared fresh (not pre made); good drinks Cons: long wait for dinner to be served; small parking lot. Info: recommended by friends who eat here regularly, we...More

Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Went here cause we stumbled on to it hunting for dinner. Very surprised and impressed with the food. Sunday night mariachi band was a boon! Food was very well done Tex Mex fare.

Thank sunshineandbiscuit
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Lots of fun to be had with margaritas, coronas and mariachi. The food is pretty average but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. My husband threw my birthday party there and it was a ton of fun.

Thank MLF123
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Whenever I'm in the mood for a margarita and Tex-Mex food, El Paso Cafe is where I go! I think El Paso Cafe just celebrated it's 25th anniversary in Arlington, which is a good indication of how popular and GOOD is this restaurant. I always...More

Thank ArlGal
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Although this was my first time here, it won't be my last. I recently went here with my family ( 3 of us) on a Friday. We got there while happy hour was going on (3-6 pm) and we were promptly seated. Not very long...More

Thank hokiesluv2travel
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

El Paso Cafe is very special It offers very authentic Mexican cuisine - fabulous food and great customer service. Friday dinners are fun with live band. Great for couples, friends and family. Enjoy!

Thank Alan B
Reviewed April 20, 2016

They have about 100 different tequilas, food that melts in your mouth and is the best place for Tex Mex in DC by a mile. It is not fancy food, just good food with great flavor. The menu is what you expect and want from...More

Thank majiksea
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Took our seven person family there, four adults and three boys. All enjoyed themselves: plenty of chips & salsa. There was chocolate milk for the kids while the adults drank margaritas. By the pitcher it was a good deal. Goat cheese enchiladas, golden chimichanga and...More

Thank Yacht1999
Reviewed March 16, 2016

I'm not gonna claim this is Mexican fine-dining - it's guilt-pleasure tex mex and fits the bill very well for that. I really like the salsa which is unlimited, it keeps me coming back. Their tamales are also fantastic. The rest is just OK but...More

Thank Ben E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4235 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-243-9811
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