5 More Old School El Paso Hot Spots Still Standing Today – Part 4
We’re counting down five more establishments across El Paso that are still standing after all these years.
On the fourth edition of the oldest El Paso hot spots that have stood the test of time, we’re sharing five new locations that include a handful of popular restaurants and bakeries across the city.
For the last few months, we’ve been listing some of El Paso’s oldest establishments that are still going strong after all these years, such as Café Central, which dates back over a century old and is still one of the hottest upscale restaurants in the city.
In today's edition, we are looking at two bakeries, a couple of burger joints, and one of the best places to score lip-smacking chicken wings.
So, let’s jump in.
Charcoaler has been serving west El Paso since 1961, and according to the owners of the time, it was the first restaurant drive-through window and intercom system to take car-bound customers' orders. And then, in 2017, we almost lost the burger joint on N. Mesa when the family decided to close the longstanding establishment, but then a few months later, new owners came in, reviving the brand and expanding to East El Paso off Airway.
Greggerson’s Cake Cottage
Gregerson's Cake Cottage and its cakes are one-of-kind thanks to its unique frosting that is so distinct; fans can tell it’s a Greggerson’s cake with a simple whiff of the confectionary treat. Greggerson’s Cake Cottage opened in 1969 on Alameda and, after 40 years, moved to the east side near Lomaland and Trawood, where it’s still impressing taste buds 53 years later.
It’s a train, no, a dive bar, no, a restaurant, no, it's El Paso’s Track One! Actually, Track One is all three, made up of three railroad cars, a bar, and a restaurant that serves burgers, and some of the best-reputed chicken wings in the county. Built in 1972, Track One off Buffalo Soldier Rd. is a "meeting place" and still one of the best hot spots in town.
Another old-school bakery in town is none other than the longtime fan favorite Bowie Bakery, which opened in 1951 in El Segundo Barrio, where it still stands today. Its specialty is Mexican pastries featuring conchas, maranitos, and a dozen plus varieties of pan dulce, along with tamales and some of the best cake pops and tres leches pasteles (cakes) in the city. While the Segundo Barrio location is the original, the bakery has a second location in West El Paso. There is also a Socorro location, but it is not affiliated with the other two locations.
Rosco’s Burger Inn
Established in 1955 by Rogelio Carrasco, Rosco’s Burger Inn has been serving hearty burgers for decades. Today the family tradition continues with Carrasco’s son, Roger, at the helm as Rosco’s in Central / NE El Paso is where El Pasoans find some of the best, most delicious burgers in town.