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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” (145 reviews)
“con queso” (46 reviews)
“guacamole” (54 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

Great home-town feeling. The service was excellent And the staff was friendly. Plus, the food is great!! This is my second visit to El Paso and I was excited to make L and Js my dinner destination again.

Thank CamPete31
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and were pleased with the food. More authentic than most Mexican restaurants and plenty of food. The waiter was very attentive and other waitstaff kept checking on us as well. The building is really old and charming. It's right across from...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living 45 min. away in Las Cruces, NM, I've wanted to try L&J 's forever. Today was the day! Hubby and I stopped by at 10:00am for breakfast and were seated immediately. Our server Caesar was very friendly, super helpful, and obviously very proud to...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting El Paso Texas on business and was recommended this great eatery by the Hyatt Place hotel's guest services. This family-run establisment dates back to 1927. The Mexican cuisine/dishes are about as close to home cooking as you can get. It is absolutely...More

Thank Mikey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Mexican food at very reasonable prices in authentic atmosphere .... best of all ... ultra friendly staff!!!! I will definitely go again on my next visit to El Paso.

Thank koellerbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

‘The old place by the graveyard’. An El Paso landmark for many years. My benchmark for a good Mexican restaurant is the beans and rice. If they taste like homemade then it’s a good restaurant. Mom had the chili con queso chicken breast and I...More

Thank MikeE1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don’t be put off that this cafe is the lit up place at the end of a dark street; when you get inside it’s hopping. We were there on a Tuesday night and it was packed with locals. Food is good and abundant. Prices are...More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit went pretty good, but on our return with our daughter - NOT GOOD. Table was not set properly while we watched others get full settings and chips and salsa. Orders were wrong. Waiter was inattentive and that is being generous. Very unpleasant...More

Thank ScottAaron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Get a red beer or the homemade sangria. You will not regret it. We come here every time we come to El Paso

Thank Candace V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had this catered into a meeting after advice from someone in the area. Can't say I was impressed. The chicken green chili enchiladas are not enchiladas. They are a mound of shredded chicken with green chilies on top. No flavor, no tortilla, no sauce. Very...More

Thank avshockey
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2017|
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Response from Sandra E | Reviewed this property |
yes. yes.
Lewis L
23 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
27 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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