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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” (143 reviews)
“con queso” (44 reviews)
“guacamole” (53 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

The L & J is one of those landmark cafes with delicious homestyle food, colorful decor, busy bar, and always a line during peak periods. Plan to wait 45 minutes or more, yes it is that good! At night the neon lighting will take you...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing pretentious, not a bit fancy. But tasty, reasonably priced. When mix-ups occur (and they do on occasion), waitstaff fixes the problem(s) promptly without argument. Elegant it ain't, but good it is. <Oh, and Concordia cemetery is across the street --- lets you contemplate your...More

Thank jelptex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered flank steak and chili con. Came out like warm and the items on the plate were wrong. Finally got it right but the steak was overdone The restaurant tried to get it right. My wife ordered the chicken soup which she enjoyed had plenty...More

Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place. old school environment. Lots of neat history. The food was great. We had the chili con queso and it fed all 4 of us. salsa was different but also so good. Can say enough about how friendly the staff was...More

Thank sunrash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks old on the outside but very contemporary on the inside. The menu is all Mexican food. I only had the missfortune that my guacamole was Soo salty I had to order another one; the beans were also salty. At least the tacos were...More

Thank aldapejesus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to visit this bar/ restaurant. Good food and atmosphere. Had the delicious tortilla soup and the chips were tasty

Thank paddies2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is several blocks off the freeway and at the edge of a residential neighborhood. The parking is terrible. You have to fight all the other businesses and residents for it. But once you get inside, you can see why this place is always...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go to El Paso this is one of my musts. It is a very good Mexican restaurant and it is very busy during lunch. You need to get there early to beat the crowd. Everything I have had there has been good....More

Thank sjn53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The corner this restaurant sits at is so inconvenient for parking. Even for disabled parking spaces. The wait can be long. The bar is very loud but there are two entrances, so use the other one if that’s bother you. The space is really cramped....More

Thank Kat A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are very busy but well worth the wait. The service is also very good.i would highly recommend you give them a try.

Thank Michael H
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11 August 2017|
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Response from Sandra E | Reviewed this property |
yes. yes.
Lewis L
24 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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