We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L & J Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
+1 915-566-8418
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (167 reviews)
“mini tacos” (14 reviews)
“con queso” (52 reviews)
Closed Now
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,418)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,400 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food and service, very friendly. This is a happening place so don't be surprised if you need to wait or find parking around the corner. Price is right as well for the quality. The wait staff is great and know the dishes. Ours brought...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TJOX92
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are never disappointed with the delicious food and great service. This is the spot we bring all our out of town guests!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rgabal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Probably the best Mexican food in town. The machaca is my favorite but the green chili enchiladas are pretty damn good too. Actually everything is great. Haven't had a dish I haven't liked yet.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has great food and nice people! If I go back to El Paso I would go back! Prices are great as well! Definitely recommend this place!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mariahm958
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome authentic mexican food for such a great price. There's usually a wait every time I come but it's worth it! I love the mini tacos, they're so yummy! Definitely worth coming here!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jazlynn23
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great Staff, Great Food, The L&J burger is my new favorite. Me and my girlfriend make sure to stop by whenever we are on this part of El Paso.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nvsmike
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First rule: go hungry before coming here as there are so many options to try! We tried a number of items between the three of us and all were delicious... we didn’t manage to finish them. Secondly: don’t be put off by the outside or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank deborahbC3444RB
Reviewed 1 week ago

MY family and I were driving through the Texas and decided this place should be our stop. We are big fans of this kind of cuisine. After tasting all kinds of food I can say with certainty that this is the best Mexican place in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a party of five and two children. The host was very attentive to our needs as a party of seven. The waitress was very informed about the menu and gave great suggestions. For some reason the waitress showed she had a lot of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank TheEntrpreneur23
Reviewed 1 week ago

L & J Cafe was the best part of our trip to El Paso! When we arrived, the restaurant was pleasantly packed, but we were still seated quickly. Our server was super helpful and friendly, and the food came out hot, fast, and absolutely, utterly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank maliace
Nearby HotelsSee all 85 hotels in El Paso
Americas Best Value Inn - El Paso / Medical Center
56 reviews
1.65 km away
Sleep Inn El Paso
14 reviews
2.77 km away
The Soluna Hotel
55 reviews
2.77 km away
Hyatt Place El Paso Airport
624 reviews
3.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Thunderbird Restaurant
11 reviews
.67 km away
Good Luck Cafe
58 reviews
.67 km away
5 Points Bistro
46 reviews
1.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
El Paso Zoo
602 reviews
1.39 km away
Chamizal National Memorial
96 reviews
1.38 km away
El Paso Municipal Rose Garden
60 reviews
1.54 km away
Concordia Cemetery
103 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Brant D
30 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from graves2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It's as per Menu and simply request gluten free with wait staff. Great place and super accommodating.
Brant D
30 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Woof928394956 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.
8 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
There have been a lot of changes recently and based on what people ask for, they might offer wine. I have not seen a traditional wine list, but they do have a great selection of beers. I am more interested in the best... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: +1 915-566-8418
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing