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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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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Mexican food I've had in El Paso. Friendly service. I plan on returning again and again. Highly recommended

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Thank Maxwell L
El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its the best authentic local food around. I have lived in El Paso for over two years and I really wasn't impressed with the Mexican food until I ate here. I drove by a few times and It was always packed for lunch and dinner, so I checked online and read a lot of good reviews. So, I went with... More 

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Thank Tank W
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked in and it was packed but we were sitted right away, in the Bar area by the Karaoke machine. Having too very young children place was good. Service was great and so was the food. Had the Mole Plate, yummy (but the chicken was grilled). Recommend the Meat Enchiladas.

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Thank Lupe915
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am fairly new to El Paso and have been looking around for some good Mexican food for a few months now. I have tried a few different restaurants, but they didn't taste any different from the Mexican foods that I had back east. But this was the real, authentic, delicious, and satisfying Mexican Cuisine that I have been seeking.... More 

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Thank Dave H
Peoria, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the guacomole taco, the chile relleno, and the flan. Fair price around $20 for a huge meal and a margarita. Closing activities had waitresses all distracted, and service fell off a little bit. I had to park 1/4 mile away, but not complaining too much since I needed to burn some calories.

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Thank Michael F
El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

L&J is the go-to restaurant for best example of unique flavors and ingredients available in this corner of the world. El Paso's Mexican food is wonderful and amazing. No worries about whether L&J's too spicy for gringos new to the area whether they're relocations, family, friends, or business associates. Order green enchiladas and a guacamole taco on the side, my... More 

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Thank A6122LMthomasa
Appleton, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place, while a little run down and kind of inside a neighborhood, had delicious authentic Mexican food. Delicious food.

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Thank David C
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is El Paso's best kept secret locally owned and operated by the cemetary!!!!!! The food is great! Excellent customer service! There might be a short wait time but there is bar at the entrance that makes the wait time pleasant!

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Thank jesusc887
Coralville, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place where El Pasoans go for authentic Mexican food. This place is always packed, but despite that, we have never waited longer than 15 minutes for a table. The service is good, the food is great. I have ordered the taco platter (three different types) as well as the Chile Rellenos. They were outstanding. Our friends ordered... More 

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Thank 441jeanetteh
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has always been a favorite of mine because of the great food. I know it's a personal thing but I like the simple, unpretentious atmosphere too. I went in on a cold winter day (cold for here) wanting something quick and warm. I saw a tray of some great looking soup and ordered the same. It turned out... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?