We are listing out over thirty delicious eateries to hit up for lunch or dinner in downtown El Paso.

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One of the great things about living in El Paso is the cuisine, from burritos to fancy meals and everything in between.

Food is life around here, especially if you love the flavors of the borderland, where the sazón of Mexico flows from one kitchen to the next.

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We're sharing some of the most popular and best local-hidden gems serving tasty eats from pizza, burgers, seafood, tacos, and so many more mouthwatering hot spots.

You won't have to go very far because these restaurants and swanky spots are worth every morsel centered in the heart of downtown El Paso perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Even better, all these locations are local and within a 2-mile radius of downtown El Paso.

35 Restaurants to Visit In Downtown El Paso

Sabor Inside Paso del Norte Hotel (10 Henry Trost Ct, El Paso, TX 79901)

Taste the freshness at Sabor for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

1700 Inside Paso del Norte Hotel (10 Henry Trost Ct, El Paso, TX 79901)

From steaks to backend shrimp at 1700, your tastebuds will dance with excitement.

Pizza Joint (500 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Veggie or meat-lovers will enjoy the handmade pies at Pizza Joint baked to perfection.

Craft & Social  (305 E Franklin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

The name says it all, enjoy a craft beer or wine serving American cafe fare late into the night in a laidback social setting with indoor and outdoor dining.

Pot Au Feu (307 E Franklin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Pot Au Feu is one of downtown's hidden gems serving French comfort food by Le Cordon Bleu Chef Roberto Espinoza and one of the best places to find an exquisite Niçoise salad.

Lick It Up Inside International (114 E Mills Ave A, El Paso, TX 79901)

Lick It Up inside the International is back and serving a bounty, especially for vegans looking for a delicious alternative.

Mamacitas (325 N Kansas St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Mamacitas is another delicious hotspot mixing up flavors from Mexico and also serves up one of the best Impossible burgers out there.

ELEMI (313 N Kansas St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Hands down one of the best places for tacos, especially if you appreciate handmade tortillas and magic kneaded in for a delectable bite.

Park Tavern  (204 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Find a casual chic menu that offers plenty for everyone, from salads and burgers to seafood; Park Tavern can be great for a date night or lunch meeting.

Café Central (109 N Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Fancy meets tradition and excellence as Cafe Central continues to set the standard for high-end dining in the heart of downtown El Paso.

Anson 11 (303 N Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Casual or fine dining, Anson 11 can accommodate both, including one of the best street patios to sip on a cocktail while people-watching.

Ambar Restaurante (106 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

The newly renovated Plaza Hotel is another swanky bar and restaurant to meet up with friends or to enjoy a special occasion dinner.

The Reagan (313 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Not only will you find incredible cocktails, but the menu at The Reagan will also surely impress your date or coworker.

Mac's Downtown (315 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Find some of the best Cajun-style seafood from sandwiches to fish tacos and clam chowder; the locally owned diner is hands down yum.

Luigi's Home Style Pizza  (321 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

So much more than pizza, at Luigi's, you'll find pasta, subs, and salads too.

B-17 Bombers Oyster Bar (201 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901)

From oyster shooters to loaded fries and cold brews, B-17 Bombers Oyster Bar is one of the best places for a quick bite for lunch or dinner.

Mona Bar of Modern Art (410 1/2 E San Antonio Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Besides its artistic vibe and cocktail menu, Mona Bar also serves some delicious food.

The Tap (408 E San Antonio Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

The Tap is much more than a dive bar; it is also one of the most popular places for Mexican food, especially when it comes to its loaded nachos.

El Fogon Taqueria (301 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79901)

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For traditional Mexican cuisine, hit up El Fogon Taqueria off Paisano, and parking is free.

Guadalajara Resturant (303 S Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901)

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Another hidden joint is Guadalajara Restaurant, especially for Comida Corrida or lunch on the run.

San Jacinto Plaza (114 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

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Snack away at La Placita Cafe in San Jacinto Plaza and choose from churros, corn in a cup to Chilindrinas, and much more.

501 Bar & Bistro  (501 Texas Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

If you're not hitting 501 Bar & Bistro on Taco Tuesdays, you're missing out, so add it to your list.

Podium Finish (921 Texas Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Another of El Paso's best-hidden gems, Podium Finish, is a lunch hotspot that will wow your tastebuds. You're welcome.

El Encanto de Villa  (910 Texas Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Enjoy traditional and favorite Mexican dishes at El Encanto de Villa, another local eatery just off Texas St.

Texas Street Cantina Grill (912 Texas Ave d, El Paso, TX 79901)

Texas Street Cantina Grill hits the spot from $1 Taco Tuesdays to Menudo on weekends.

Lapa Lapa (304 Texas Ave Suite #102, El Paso, TX 79901)

Find all your seafood favorites at Lapa Lapa's second location in downtown El Paso.

Basico Bistro Cafe  (210 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Enjoy a casual and yummy menu perfect for lunch meetings at Basico.

Rockstar Burger Bar (217 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901)

With a name like Rockstar Burger Bar, you'll find flavorful burgers and much more.

Weso Steakhouse (601 N Mesa St Ste 150, El Paso, TX 79901)

New kids on the block Weso by Corralito offers an elevated dining experience featuring premier cuts and much more.

Ristorante Cassanova (600 El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901)

The new restaurant inside The Double Tree Hotel is bringing Italy to the borderland with its handmade pasta, pizzas, and more.

Taconeta (311 Montana Ave A-1, El Paso, TX 79902)

Taste what the buzz is all about at Taconeta but get there early because they are always busy.

Taft Diaz (209 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901)

Find one of the most innovative menus at Taft Diaz, perfect for a dinner date or lunch meeting.

Barrio Eats & Drinks (502 N Oregon St A, El Paso, TX 79901)

Barrio Eats & Drinks just opened, but word of mouth travels fast, so you know it will be good.

Toltec Tiki Room (602 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Step into another world at the Toltec Tiki Room, featuring excellent Polynesian food and fun cocktails.

Healthy Bite (205 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901)

Looking for a healthy alternative, try Healthy Bite, where you won't wreck your clean eating plan.

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