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Elemi

Pride in El Chuco (El Paso’s nickname) and a desire to preserve its culinary heritage are what inspired chef Emiliano Marentes to open his much-celebrated taqueria in downtown El Paso five years ago. Now he’s a semifinalist in the Outstanding Chef category of the 2022 James Beard Awards. With high-quality meats and fish, vegetables grown nearby, and house-made corn tortillas, Marentes serves outstanding made-to-order tacos. Begin your adventure with the “Brusselas,” flash-fried brussels sprouts with salsa macha and a goat cheese crema. As for the tacos, we’re fond of the coliflor almendrado, fat with roasted cauliflower and an almond mole, and the pato al pastor, the slow-grilled duck sweet with roasted pineapple. Add a mezcal old-fashioned or a jamaica margarita. Reservations are definitely required.

City: El Paso

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 313 N. Kansas, El Paso, TX, 79901

Hours: D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 915-532-2090

Website: mysite-101709-104019.square.site

Last updated: May 8, 2022