Our Favorite Restaurants in El Paso

El Paso, Texas is one of the most diverse, delicious, and coveted dining destinations in the southeast. From the many locally inspired dishes served at the dining spaces here at The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park, to tried-and-true favorites — these are our most recommended restaurants in town.

Ámbar Restaurante

Our flagship restaurant and lobby bar — Ámbar is known for having one of the largest agave spirit collections in North America, a spectacular 40-foot glass and steel wall, and wood-fired Mexican cuisine by Executive Chef Padilla. The menu thoughtfully embodies the dual cultures of twin cities El Paso and Ciudad Juarez and features a number of delectable churrasco-grilled meats, handmade tortillas, and regional delights like chapulines.

Ámbar Restaurante. 106 W Mills Ave. El Paso, TX

Anson 11

Just across the street from The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park, Anson 11 brings modern American dishes to the historic Anson Mills Building. Offering two exceptional dining experiences in one, this beloved local destination consists of both a friendly bistro on the first floor, and an upscale fine dining room above. Discover everything from artisan pizzas, to high-end filets, pastas, and more at Anson 11.

Anson Eleven. 303 Oregon St. El Paso, TX

Cafe Central

A gem of southwestern dining, this eclectic and upscale restaurant offers style, flavor, and tradition for diners both local and visiting. A fine dining establishment that utilizes centuries’ old traditions from the surrounding regions and world beyond — Cafe Central features seafood platters, delicious burgers, and specialties like the prime rib torta.

Cafe Central. 109 N Oregon St. El Paso, TX

Mi Piaci

This premium Italian restaurant features a classy dining room accompanied by a mouthwatering menu. The highlights at Mi Piaci consist of a medley of housemade pastas inspired by a wide variety of classic recipes. In addition, this delightful Italian restaurant in El Paso, Texas offers fantastic steaks including the signature certified 1855 Prime Black Angus Reserve, wet aged for a minimum of three weeks.

Mi Piaci. 5411 N Mesa St. El Paso, TX

Mesa Street Bar and Grill

This well-curated American bistro in El Paso features formal and casual dining spaces, a forward-thinking menu, rich wines from California, and live music. The fantastic menu is home to a number of popular delights including the ceviche tower, and grilled mesquite shrimp tacos.

Mesa Street Bar And Grill. 3800 N Mesa St. El Paso, TX


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