El Paso

Mi Piaci

Sep 4, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Expect tasty Italian food from a Calabria-born chef at this longtime El Paso favorite.

Forma Pizzeria

Jul 20, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Bright and airy, this place delights diners with large painted murals, a spacious interior, and a traditional brick oven topped with a copper chimney. Counter service allows you to build your pie while perusing the fresh ingredients on display. A friendly staff delivers orders quickly on plates, glasses, and silverware…

Pelican’s

Jul 16, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This longtime neighborhood favorite delivers live music and excellent food.

Eloise

Nov 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Tucked into a trendy strip center in Thunderbird Valley, Eloise offers classic cocktails and casual bar eats, as well as more sophisticated fare. Surprisingly, the vegan “menudont” (instead of menudo) was a hearty blend of mixed grains, onions, and hominy traditionally spiced with oregano and crushed red pepper. We also…

Yvonne’s Mexican Grill

Nov 17, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Proprietor Yvonne Loya is looking to bring her fabulous food to the west side, and that will please customers who willingly fight traffic and road construction to get across town for her famously spicy green burritos, chorizo-spiked queso fundido, traditional huevos rancheros, and red or green enchiladas. With a fan…

Café Italia [West]

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Grab a bottle (or two) at nearby Wine Attitude, then make your way to Café Italia, where delicious sourdough-crusted pizzas await. Start with the seasonal wood-roasted vegetables (grown locally, of course); the fennel and eggplant are especially good. Then try the Bianco, a white pizza that boasts mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano…

L & J Cafe

Sep 26, 2016 By Texas Monthly

No hole in the wall, L & J continues to grow what was once a small cafe into a sprawling full-service restaurant, updating the decor and taking over the entire adobe building that sidles up next to the city’s famous graveyard. Locals and visitors alike are willing to wait for…