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L & J Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
+1 915-566-8418
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Harker Heights, Texas
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second time I had been there. We discovered this place based on local recommendations and was very pleased. The food was great, service was exceptional. The place is off the beaten path but not that far off.

1 Thank Thomas P
Noblesville, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to go from someone at the airport and it did not disappoint. Menu has a variety of dishes and the service is quick. Food was great and so was the atmosphere. Wonderful all around.

1 Thank William G
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a tip from a local who works at the Museum of Art (see also that review). Quickly learned why it is a favorite: The food tastes fresh; is served hot; its flavorful, delicious; portions are generous; prices reasonable; staff are friendly and efficient; lots of families dining; everybody in good moods. Didn't realize it was also a... More 

1 Thank Susan W
Commerce, Texas
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I shared a combination plate and everything was delicious. Great service and friendly staff to top it all off. You may think the restaurant looks crowded from the outside but it is bigger than it appears and we were seated quickly.

1 Thank Sistersonatrip
Lawton, Oklahoma
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is busy because it's so popular. It's popular because the food is so good. Their menu has pretty standard Mexican food items: burritos, tacos, etc. I ordered the combination plate, which included the typical items: taco, enchilada, tamale. The difference with the combination plate was the quality.

1 Thank ogau2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always busy, but it is well worth the wait. Never had anything that wasn't great. Especially love the enchiladas and the chile rellenos.

Thank Doug M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best mexican restaurant in Texas!!!The food was amazing ( portions are huge) and the staff were really friendly. Highly recommended :)

Thank Solkas24
Riverside, Connecticut
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel suggested this restaurant and took us there in their shuttle. It is across from an old cemetery. No curb appeal. The locals were lined up inside and outside. The 30 min. wait was worth it! Their chili relleno was especially good! Not so sure about the Margarita. Too much mix! Highly recommend if you want authentic Mexican cuisine!

2 Thank Relojudy
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited an hour to get in but so worth it. Food was amazing. We had a large group and every person in the group enjoyed their food.

1 Thank Angie30183
Dallas, Texas
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for great Mexican food and this place did not disappoint! We are both Texans so we know good Mexican food. My husband ordered the enchilada plate, on a recommendation from our waiter. These were THE BEST enchiladas we have ever had. I ordered the caldillo (like a stew) and it was amazing. The service was great even... More 

Thank Cocobear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3622 E Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903-4421
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: +1 915-566-8418

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?