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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 - 10:00 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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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the corner of Frutas and Chelsea, El Paso East-Centdral, old style authentic feel, reasonable prices, transitional menu, great margaritas, atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Thank provencherjim
El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sad to say, but this place has really gone to crap. I was excited to visit Fortis with my husband for some, what we thought would be awesome chilaquiles for breakfast. We arrived at about 11:15ish, there was one large table of people of around 8, and only 2 other tables with small families. The server came and we were... More 

Thank Estyfoodie808
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

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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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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34 reviews
25 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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232 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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598 reviews
383 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 

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?