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“Decent food and service”
Review of El Paso Cafe

El Paso Cafe
Ranked #165 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Palm Springs, California
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Decent food and service”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We went on a weeknight, wasn't very crowded. Our food came out quickly and it was hot. Our waiter was okay, we had to ask for refills, silverware, etc. I prefer to go elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome restaurant but NOT when the mariachi band is playing!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

This is the BEST Tex-Mex n Virginia but I dont enjoy dining with the band playing. We've called in the past to double check but didn't this visit. Lesson learned! Please go to this establishment but know you may not be able to have a conversation
This restaurant gets all 5s without the band

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank TnRpow
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Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Margaritas in the East”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food is very good, the atmosphere friendly but it's the margaritas that keep us going back time and again. El Paso has a pretty standard menu and always produces excellent quality dishes in portions large enough that we've never needed dessert. The drinks menu isn't huge but everything we've tried has been excellent, from the draught beers to the magnificent margaritas.

Best Mexican I know in Virginia.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank SorenTrips
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“still love it”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I had not been here for several years after moving of the country, but returned and the food is still good! The chips and salsa are great, and everything I have ever ordered has been as expected and delicious. Service is friendly and fast and prices are about average for the area.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank kath91982
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Arlington, VA
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Local Place, Just What You Need”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is a local spot with a small-town, small-place vibe to it. You'll like it. Servers friendly, professional & prompt. The drinks are good. It's noisy when busy, you'll have to speak with a raised voice so your dining companion can hear you, but it's not deafening like some places. Prices are about right for Arlington, not crazy Clarendon pricing. Parking is in their lot or across the street. Food: fajita was good, crispy shell beef tacos were excellent. Pork tamal app was very good. Chips & salsa, the salsa is very good.

Recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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