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“Decent food and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Paso Cafe

El Paso Cafe
Ranked #103 of 850 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Decent food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome restaurant but NOT when the mariachi band is playing!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TnRpow
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Scotland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Margaritas in the East”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SorenTrips
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Frankfurt, Germany
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“still love it”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kath91982
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Arlington, VA
Level Contributor
111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Local Place, Just What You Need”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank fawlcon
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