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L & J Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was amazing. The service was great too. I went early on a Friday and it was busy with a party at the bar area but in the back they have a very nice restaurant set up. The service was fast and friendly and when the food arrived it was deliciously prepared. Hmm. I can't wait to return.

Thank anna c
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the green chicken chili enchiladas and the food came out in 5 minutes cold, the plate was hot bit it seemed the food was microwaved and not heated in the centers which were cold, rice and beans were hot, should have been better. Usually this location has some real good food but not this time.

Thank Donald W
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate a late lunch at L & J, knowing that it gets crowded with a waiting line during peak lunch hours. The Mexican food and the service were excellent. Save room for dessert. Everything sounded yummy. We had the flan.

Thank alongfortheride
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Alot of people recommend this little spot and i dont think it's anything to write home about. It was decent food. One thing to note is that nobody told me it was in a bar, overly loud, and the little sit down place is it quieter...with overly loud music. DO NOT GET THE QUESO. We waited about 20-25 minutes for... More 

Thank Kaitlin Y
Brazoria, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us and the advice was right on! We were there on a Friday night and the place was overflowing to the benches outside. We finally got a couple of stools at the bar and waited about 20 minutes. The chips and guacamole and chili con carne made it worth the wait! We had the combination... More 

Thank Vicky W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a OK restaurant if you want ok Mexican food. But you have to fight the flies, before your fork gets to your mouth.

Thank billeagle
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place suggested to us by the car rental guy. Just off the highway. Good service and above average food. The steak tacos were wonderful. Full bar plus an okay beer selection. It looks like a place that has been there for almost 100 years. We will be back.

Thank j0hnindc
Sedona, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting El Paso for a Tennis Tournament, my team and I ate at L&J. The service was superb....waitress event split tickets for individuals with no problems. It was honestly some of the est Mexican Food Ihave ever eaten. The atmosphere is great. The prices are extremely reasonable. I would eat their at least once a week if I lived... More 

Thank Claudette322
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to L & J for lunch due to the high ratings on Trip Advisor. The area the restaurant is located in is a very old part of town but don't let that stop you! I walked in and sat at the bar, as I was by myself. The lady bartender was VERY helpful and nice. She seemed truly... More 

Thank KEE_12
Aubrey, Texas
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253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican meal I have ever had! My daughter and I split the combination meal which is 12.98 and huge! The chile renneo was incredible! My husband and son had the T Bones which they said were average. Overall an inexpensive lunch. The place was packed so prepare for a short wait.

Thank Drtamaragrosz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: 915-566-8418

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