The wait is almost over for El Pasoans curious about Monteleone’s Haunted Motel Themed Restaurant in Central El Paso scheduled to begin checking in guests the first weekend of November.

In the meantime, paranormal enthusiasts looking for a scary good steak dinner can start making online reservations now.

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As I’ve previously reported, Monteleone’s Haunted Motel Themed Restaurant is Gary Monteleone’s latest dining concept: a motel-themed Italian steakhouse where one can have dinner in a “motel room.”

Located around the corner from the equally haunted Monteleone's Ristorante on San Marcial Street, seating at the new haunt is equally limited. Like the ristorante, the restaurant is also in a converted home. Therefore “motel guests” will be required to book a dinner reservation in advance.

Sneak Peek: The Dining Experience

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Monteleone’s Haunted Motel Restaurant will serve guests on Fridays and Saturdays only. Seating will begin at 7 p.m., and the menu, which will change every month, will be predetermined.

The dining experience will include a little bit of Hollywood in the form of The Bellhop Players; server/actors who will put on a short, scripted play during dinner. The play, like the menu, will change monthly.

While there is no guarantee of paranormal activity on any visit to the restaurant, its possible diners may have their own paranormal encounter, especially if you request seating in the attic. As Gary puts it, “you feel a lot of heebie-jeebie up there.”

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Reservations can be made online by clicking on THIS LINK, or over the phone at (915) 244-0631. Reservations will be required as seating is limited.

Monteleone’s Haunted Motel Themed Restaurant is located at 512 San Marcial Street.

Monteleone's Ristorante

It joins the family of Monteleone’s theme restaurants which includes the mobster-themed Monteleone's Ristorante, and Monteleone’s Wrap and Roll Café; a vintage carnival-themed burger joint where you can dine inside a trailer with original ‘40s roller coaster seats. Wrap and Roll Café sits right behind the Haunted Motel.

All three are in the same vicinity as Gary’s other recent endeavor: the Blue Moon Theater, an old-fashioned drive-in inspired “dinner theater" that shows classic sci-fi and horror movies in an outdoor setting.

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