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L & J Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
+1 915-566-8418
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Today
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is busy because it's so popular. It's popular because the food is so good. Their menu has pretty standard Mexican food items: burritos, tacos, etc. I ordered the combination plate, which included the typical items: taco, enchilada, tamale. The difference with the combination plate was the quality.

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Thank ogau2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is always busy, but it is well worth the wait. Never had anything that wasn't great. Especially love the enchiladas and the chile rellenos.

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Thank Doug M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best mexican restaurant in Texas!!!The food was amazing ( portions are huge) and the staff were really friendly. Highly recommended :)

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Riverside, Connecticut
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel suggested this restaurant and took us there in their shuttle. It is across from an old cemetery. No curb appeal. The locals were lined up inside and outside. The 30 min. wait was worth it! Their chili relleno was especially good! Not so sure about the Margarita. Too much mix! Highly recommend if you want authentic Mexican cuisine!

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1 Thank Relojudy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited an hour to get in but so worth it. Food was amazing. We had a large group and every person in the group enjoyed their food.

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Dallas, Texas
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for great Mexican food and this place did not disappoint! We are both Texans so we know good Mexican food. My husband ordered the enchilada plate, on a recommendation from our waiter. These were THE BEST enchiladas we have ever had. I ordered the caldillo (like a stew) and it was amazing. The service was great even... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a super busy place evenings, weekends. Can hardly get near the place. Very popular in El Paso. Historical, next to the old cemetery!

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Lexington, SC
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my son and his wife on a Thursday night. Luckily, we came early because this place is busy all the time. The restaurant has been around for nearly 70 years and shows it a little. The staff, though, are super friendly and eager to please. Finally, the food. It is authentic, very tasty, and plentiful. We all had... More 

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Thank Britain R
El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this place several times. Not unusual to sit with some of El Paso top officials. Not sure if it is still in the menu but my last visit they had ground beef with cheese and rajas (cactus strips). It is so good and plentiful. It is a crazy thing, but one of few places you can... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place looks a little creepy from the outside but inside it was fine. I live in an area where there is an abundance of very good Mexican restaurants but this place blew them away. I had the Machaca and my wife had chicken enchilada. The Machaca was outstanding and the chicken was cooked to perfection. (A lot of times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?