Best Restaurants

2022 Best Restaurants in El Paso

Our team has assembled the best eateries in El Paso, Texas. You can see our methodology here.

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1. L & J Cafe

L & J Cafe

Try the: Steak Tacos

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“The L&J Cafe is a uniquely flavorful link between El Paso’s past and present. Originally known as “Tony’s Place”, the restaurant opened on the outskirts of El Paso in 1927, providing home cooking, home brew and slot machines through Prohibition.

Later renamed the “L&J Cafe,” a fourth generation now continues the family tradition. Delicious food and drink, excellent service and a historic (now central!) location make the L&J Cafe an enduring favorite among locals and lucky travelers alike.”

2. Crave Kitchen and Bar

Crave Kitchen and Bar

Try the: Green Chili Mac

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“Crave Kitchen and Bar offers Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks and Take Out in a casual-fine dining restaurant that offers a Modern American menu in a stylish intimate yet comfortable setting.

The menu consists of your favorite comfort foods freshly prepared with a crave twist, everything from mac and cheese with roasted green chilies to buttermilk fried chicken and waffles. Or our unfinishable blueberry pancake stack. With our selection of over 70 beers from around the world and our fine wine selection which pairs well with many of our entrees. Crave has something for every one.”

3. The Hoppy Monk

The Hoppy Monk

Try the: Rabbit Tacos

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“Lively indoor-outdoor bar-&-grill with extensive craft beer, cigar & single-malt scotch selections.”

4. West Texas Chophouse

West Texas Chophouse

Try the: Loaded Baked Potato

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“West Texas Chophouse is setting the new standard for steakhouses in town. Strategically located by the Airport and close to famous El Paso landmarks, shopping, and business districts, we’re the perfect place to add excitement to your trip.

Serving Sterling Silver Premium dry-aged and wet-aged steaks butchered on site, burgers, sandwiches, and house-made desserts, all served in a casual yet modern and refined setting. The contemporary bar features many deliciously handcrafted cocktails, an excellent wine list, and a great selection of craft beers.”

5. The Kitchen at 150 Sunset

The Kitchen at 150 Sunset

Try the: Challah French Toast

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“150 Sunset, a unique mix of services that come together in harmonious union, creates custom outdoor spaces and memorable events as well as delicious dining experiences.

150 Sunset is El Paso’s premier Event Venue, Breakfast & Lunch Kitchen, Landscaping & Nursery, and Outdoor Living Landscape Design & Construction Experts. Along with our core services we also have a unique Gift Shop in our facilities, offer in house & off-site catering & staffing, full wedding & event design & planning services and more.”

6. Kiki’s Mexican Restaurant

Kiki's Mexican Restaurant

Try the: Brisket Machaca

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“Cozy spot with old-school vibe offering brisket machaca, green crab enchiladas & other Tex-Mex fare.”

7. Ripe


Try the: Buttermilk Chicken Fried Chicken

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“Many of you know our long-standing connection to the El Paso community. We own and operate successful family businesses in El Paso and have done so for many years. The Norwich family has been in the restaurant business for over 28 years and the Elliott’s in the office equipment/information technology business.

We are your neighbors representing Franklin High School (Elliott kids all graduated from there — Matt, Jake, Kristiana and Joe) and Coronado High School (Graduates Michael and Jeffrey while Jackson is still at attending there). We’ve been in love with Ripe from the time it was opened by the super brother and sister duo, Adam and Becky (Adkins) Lampinstein and purchased it from them in 2014.

Their legacy lives on as we commit to the pursuit of the dining perfection; white table-cloth quality food and impeccable service in a casual, neighborhood-friendly environment. We are thankful to the Lord for providing us with Ripe. Everyone from our extended family; our Ripe team and loyal patrons are a blessing to us. We hope that you will love Ripe as much as we do and invite you to join us soon. We look forward to meeting you!”

8. Anson Eleven

Anson Eleven

Try the: Crab Cakes

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“From the moment you step foot into our fine dining room, you will find yourself in the lap of elegant luxury. Our stellar 5-star service is uncompromising as are the servers who will ensure your every whim is met. The cuisine is extraordinary. And with one bite your sense of taste will be renewed.

Reservations are encouraged. After all, that’s how it works in polite society.”

9. Salt + Honey Bakery Café

Salt + Honey Bakery Café

Try the: Avocado Toast

Also honored in: 2021 Best Restaurants in El Paso

“A new El Paso tradition, Salt + Honey brings together delicious, world-inspired cuisine with a contemporary café feel. We also serve locally roasted coffee and cold-pressed juices to compliment our pastries and cakes, which are baked in-house.”

10. Trattoria Bella Sera

Trattoria Bella Sera

Try the: Lasagna

“Guliana Leardini was born and raised in Verona, Italy before coming to the U.S. in 1981. In 2007 opening up her own restaurant has given her the opportunity to use her much loved recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Her cuisine is traditional to the region of Verona, Italy, therefore, making it unique in Italian spices and flavorings. Trattoria Bella Sera brings with them a traditional history of Venetian cuisine providing a fantastic menu that will leave you coming back for more. With an ever improving atmosphere Trattoria (meaning homemade) Bella (meaning beautiful) and Sera (meaning lovely evening), you are sure to enjoy your experience and thrill your senses with the rich aroma of Italian cuisine filling the air, visually pleasing surroundings and Italian music playing in the background.”