Yelp says two of the top 100 restaurants in the entire United States are right here in El Paso. Believe it or not, neither is among the plethora of fine Mexican food restaurants our city has to offer.

To determine the 9th annual Top 100 US Restaurants list, Yelp reached out to its nationwide community of in-the-know peeps to find out what their favorite dining spots were, “then, we ranked each by total number of submissions, ratings, reviews, and geographic representation, among other factors.”

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So, who in El Paso was the Yelp foodie brigade most impressed with?

Nomi – 6127 N. Mesa

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Nomi, which touts itself as the place “where the border town meets Texan-Japanese fusion cuisine,” was #57 on the list.

This strip-mall eatery may have an unassuming exterior, but it serves up some of Texas’s tastiest Asian fusion cuisine in moody East-meets-West interiors.

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Yelp recommends the Brisket Sliders Bao with apricot barbecue sauce, Phuket Nachos with Thai chili basil and shrimp, the ramen, dumplings, or a crispy pork belly platter.

The Kitchen at 150 Sunset – 150 E. Sunset

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Known and loved for its brunch, The Kitchen at 150 Sunset, located off of Doniphan across from The Substation where the popular Greeting from El Paso mural is, was deemed the 63rd best in the US.

This inviting brunch destination, tucked inside a plant nursery and events venue, is an oasis in the Texan desert. Diners munch on creative omelets, pancakes, and sandwiches surrounded by lush greenery and relaxing water features.

Yelp recommends fan favorites such as the Avocado Toast and the Challah French Toast. I’m a big fan of the Signature Meatloaf and Cajun Salmon lunch entrees.

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Next time you want to satisfy those pesky hunger pangs and you’re not in the mood for tacos, burgers, or the usual let this list be your guide.

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