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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (148 reviews)
“con queso” (46 reviews)
“chilli” (100 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was fun. We enjoyed the wait staff, very helpful and knowledgable about the menu and the city of El Paso.

Thank saudram
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for great Mexican this is the place (and being from San Antonio we know good TexMex.) This place has been around for decades and you can see its history throughout the restaurant. We had Chili Relleno and the combo enchilada plates. Both...More

Thank sanantoniopete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the atmosphere, felt traditional and like your were in someones house. That is one one side of the restaurant, on the other is a huge loud modern bar packed with people. The drinks were good and the food was tasty. It did feel touristy...More

Thank kaitlin8899
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended by Leandra at Marriott Town Place Suites, El Paso, so we had to go. To my surprise it was across the street from the Concordia Cemetery where I have visited family many times and never noticed this “diamond in the rough”. The outside...More

Thank Skygirl767
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I ever visited El Paso was about 15 years ago and someone recommended L&J as the best Mexican Food in El Paso, if not Texas. They weren't wrong then and it is even more true today....by far the best Mexican food in...More

1  Thank bobby H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can always count on good food all the time when you are here. The chicken enchiladas are outstanding. The service, the atmosphere, the prices and the food are on target. A long-standing establishment, next to the cemetery, also serves excellent fajitas, flautas and burritos....More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a trip to hike at New Mexico and was looking for a Mexican restaurant nearby and even in New Mexico everyone reccommended me to go to El Paso and eat at L&J. Not only is this place Authentic, but the history on...More

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always when we come to El Paso we stop here. We always have the green cheese enchalada plate which are always awesome. This time I decided to go Rouge and have the Mexican plate. It was also great. Best place to eat in El...More

Thank saibrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner here! This place serves the perfect Tex-Mex and it is all absolutely delicious. Definitely can recommend the enchiladas. The salsas and chips they served were also exceptional. Drank some pretty good tamarind juice there as well. It was not all...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TA never fails; another excellent choice. We use TA whenever we travel. Great portions and selections on the menu. I can't claim to be an expert on Mexican cuisine, but it was certainly good. We ordered the queso, fajita and burrito. My husband was shocked...More

Thank Kathy P
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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
28 December 2016|
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Response from Soulive126 | Reviewed this property |
I'm being told that they are not taking them anymore
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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