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Ardovino’s Desert Crossing

This sprawling 66-year-old restaurant, housed in a historic stucco building and fronted with a large patio, delights guests with its warm hospitality. Pre-dinner cocktails in the rustic Mecca Lounge are a must, followed by dinner in one of the funky red-velvet booths or at one of the sleek tables. Roasted olives served in a cast-iron skillet make a fine prelude to the organic wood-grilled veal chop, the rich meat balanced with lemony anchovy-based spaghettini. Fish is good here too; try the pan-seared Atlantic salmon stuffed with herby goat cheese. There’s live music most weekends.

City: El Paso

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, NM, 88063

Hours: D Tue–Sun. B Sat & Sun.

Phone: 575-589-0653

Website: www.ardovinos.com/index.html

Last updated: September 23, 2015