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Forti's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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321 Chelsea St, El Paso, TX 79905-1705
+1 915-772-0066
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family owned and delicious food make this place well worth the trip. It has won Texas Monthly's restaurant award more than once for a reason. Everything on the menu is great. I have tried most of it. Just avoid the Margarita, you'll pay way to much for drink mix and bottom shelf Mezcal.

Thank John C
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Had a fantastic dinner here. The service was excellent, patient and very happy to make recommendations and explain everything. Had one of the combination plates and every morsel was wonderful. Flavor and spice without going over the top. Authentic and home made. The margaritas are great, but some of the best was the salsa. It was the best I have... More 

Thank R Bruce D
Toms River, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday evening for dinner. Granted there were 20 people but the restaurant was virtually empty. The service was slow at best. There was one waiter for the table with an assist from another occasionally it was over an hour after ordering when our food arrived. The enchiladas with mole were tasteless and dry. The mole was... More 

Thank Mikey723
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

A couple which have lived here for 30+ years stated this. The food was excellent, the service too. The setting is like an outdoor plaza.

Thank KyReserve
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Stopped in on several occasions to have lunch with work colleagues. The food was OK at best, I requested no lettuce on my tacos but each time i have to send them back, and when i do they get offended and my food seems thrown together when it comes back. It is also a bit pricey for the portions and... More 

Thank Thomas W
Miami, Fl
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233 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday night with family and friends. It looks very sketchy on the outside but on the inside its very pretty. The food was average. My husband had the sirloin steak with beans and cheese over it. He said it was good. I had chicken enchiladas that weren't bad but weren't amazing. I probably wouldn't go back.

Thank mercypharmd
Buda, Texas
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543 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A great place for friends or couple to gather for lunch or dinner. The food is outstanding. Long established family run restaurant with outstanding service. All of the entrees are great with plenty of food. Been there for lunch and dinner. Good parking lot.

Thank daddymo2
The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went late on a Friday night. The place was mostly empty. We wanted to sit near a television to watch the Olympics, but the section with the best angle for the tv was reserved for a private party. We has to sit in the bar next to the musician, so much for conversation. And for the record, no private... More 

Thank Ken M
El Paso, Texas
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 79905-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: +1 915-772-0066

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