Check out some of the oldest restaurants and establishments that have survived the test of time in El Paso, TX.

Not only does El Paso house some of the best Mexican cuisine around but also boasts some of the oldest establishments such as Café Central, which has been serving the El Paso area for over 100 years.

Café Central


Café Central first originated in Juarez, Chihuahua and survived the prohibition era and soon after opened their doors in El Paso, TX. They are still one of the establishments that have continued to serve quality fine dining and counting.

The Tap


Everyone should at least visit The Tap once in their lifetime. Everything from the décor to the ambiance, The Tap is genuinely a dive bar that has been serving up some of the best Mexican food including their nachos since 1956.

Lucy’s Cafe


I love Lucy’s Cafe because they are truly a family affair since 1978 and have branched out all over El Paso. Everything from their enchiladas to their famous machaca burritos is a testament to their longevity.

Rosa’s Cantina


The one, the only, the original Rosa’s Cantina where Marty Robbins fell in love with a Mexican girl back in 1959 and was inspired to write his famous tune El Paso. Rosa's Cantina still stands tall today and is one of the best places to get an ice cold brew.

L&J Café

L&J Cafe

Referred to as, the old place by the graveyard, L&J Cafe has been serving El Paso since 1927. Nestled on the corner of Missouri Ave and N. Stevens. L&J Café has since expanded their location to accommodate locals looking to squeeze in for a taste of deliciousness.