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L & J Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
+1 915-566-8418
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (149 reviews)
“con queso” (48 reviews)
“chilli” (101 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
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1 - 10 of 1,350 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We came here on the recommendation of a friend. It was very tricky to find a place to park and we had to wait about half an hour for our table on a weekday at lunch time. It was definitely worth it. The food was...More

Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is good here... the employee are friedly and prices are ok. The parking is the only issue this place have

Thank cielob953
Reviewed yesterday

Why is this place so highly reviewed ? The salsa, guacamole, refried beans are all canned. The food is average. The margarita is a mix. I don't get it and did not like it.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is not as great as people claim it is. You only want to go here for the atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent service.

Thank ermgarch
Reviewed 3 days ago

I like L & J's for the bar and their red enchiladas. They have great chips and salsa and large variety of tap and canned beers. They stock Imperial from Costa Rica and the service is pretty good also.

Thank David F
Reviewed 5 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed L+J Cafe. From the little old man up the block who helped us find a parking spot for which he refused a tip to the gift shop and neighborhood feel of the place. I arrived around sunset with some colleagues. The restaurant...More

Thank Jayshively
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this little hole in the wall on our trip from Ruidoso and man I’m glad we did!!! It’s hard to find places to eat that have decent vegetarian/vegan options but this place catered to my every need without me even asking. When I ordered...More

Thank Lyndsie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the BEST Mexican food restaurant in El Paso, hands down. We have never had a bad meal here. When we had our reunion in August, the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable time. Sergio was very accommodating with...More

Thank dolomo49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are visiting from out of state. Finding a parking place can be challenging, we just had to circle the block two times before we found a parking spot on the street. There is a paid parking lot, it’s only $3; we would of parked...More

Thank sadbasher
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there several times..never been impressed with the food and definitely the service is lacking.....they are living off of the reputation from MANY years ago. There are much better Mexican Restaurants in El Paso - wont mention them here....

Thank coviellomichael1
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2018|
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Response from Wanderer790 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and you can eat at the bar if you choose; it's a great place to people watch😊
10 August 2017|
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Response from Sandra E | Reviewed this property |
yes. yes.
Lewis L
23 April 2017|
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Response from L_J_Cafe |
Hello Lewis, yes we do accommodate large groups. Our reservation policy is that the party be complete within 10 minutes of your reservation time. if your party is not complete, we can accommodate the party that is present... More
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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