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Forti's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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321 Chelsea St, El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 772-0066
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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El Paso, Texas
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went about 11:30am on a Friday and it was empty. Ok ordered the chicken tampiquena which was two chicken breasts w avocado and green chile on top. It also came w a green chile enchilada and refried beans, beans were bland! They should cook w bacon drippings or chorizo to give it some flavor, so I didn't eat much of... More 

Thank TMarie748
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Where do I start. Being from out of town I expected great authentic Mexican food. Boy was I wrong. This place does not even deserve 1 star. We called ahead ahead of time to make reservations since we had a big party of 16 but they told us over the phone we didn't need them. Upon arrival we asked to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Horrendous service, mediocre food, sketchy neighborhood, and watered-down drinks... avoid this place! Went because it used to be a great resturant and a favorite of my father-in-laws, but has obviously gone downhill. Don't waste your time or money - I promise you will regret it - had one of the hands-down worst restaurant experiences of my life! Highlights: - broken... More 

Thank mayaesr
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Folk's I don't write any reviews really and a place has to be incredibly bad before I take the time to write a review. Back in the late 80's my family and I loved to go to Fortis Mexican Elder Restaurant for authentic Mexican food. After leaving El Paso some 25 yrs ago, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that... More 

Thank Paul L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor. We would definitely go back if we visit El Paso again. It was the best Mexican food we had in El Paso. We chose the combination meal and the chimichanga's and beef taco's were wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant!

Thank Tina H
Crestview, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We lived in El Paso 30 years ago and this was always our "go to" restaurant for authentic Mexican food. We were so pleased to find it still in operation at the same location, but the food would be the real test! It was EXCELLENT! I had a combo plate with a chili relleno, a tamale, an enchilada and a... More 

Thank bjj0926
San Antonio, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We went here on a business dinner during the week. The waiter was very attentive and helpful, the food was fresh and plentiful, and the drinks were good as well. The restaurant is very large, quite a surprise from what we thought when we drove up. It is a little more expensive than what people would typically pay for Mexican... More 

Thank Carl S
La Grange, Texas
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159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We have not been in El Paso since 2012, so it has been awhile since we visited Forti's. Let me just say that the service, the food and the drinks were AMAZING! So much so that we went two nights in a row. We compared Forti's to Carlos and Mickey's, Leo's and Kiki's. Forti's was over the top far better... More 

Thank JoyRidesTexas
Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We used to live in El Paso and 1 of our favorite restaurants was Forti's. We were in El Paso for business the end of February and decided to go see if it was still open and to our surprise it was. It was a early Sunday afternoon when we arrived so it wasnt crowded. The wait was a little... More 

Thank Grace S
Orlando, Florida
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The food has remained unbeatable for more than 30 years. We made two visits during our recent three week stay in El Paso and only regretted we couldn't eat any more! We do miss the border music that used to be the norm, now frequently replaced by easy listening which is fine but takes the flavor out of Mexican. Also... More 

Thank Starr1027

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Chelsea St, El Paso, TX 79905
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: (915) 772-0066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?