This restaurant deserves the spotlight for their amazing food and a great atmosphere. There are plenty of new restaurants opening up in El Paso but there is only one Elemi. Since the first time I tasted their delicious brussels sprouts, anyone who comes into contact with me has to be prepared for a passionate discussion on how my hatred of brussels sprouts turned into a love affair with their Elemi's cuisine.

One year ago, Elemi opened their doors for the first time and since then the El Paso community has come to love the warm, inviting atmosphere and friendly staff. There are plenty of reasons to visit Elemi and now Texas Monthly has named their Pato al Pastor taco its Taco of the Week. The Pato al Pastor starts with a blue corn tortilla made in-house and topped with marinated and roasted duck. Traditionally, al pastor tacos use a vertical spit to cook the meat but Elemi cooks the duck on a mesquite-fired Japanese grill. Mostly because it can be hard to debone a duck and put the meat on a trompo. The flavor of this taco is delicious and unique to Elemi, which is one of the reasons fans of the small eatery keep coming back for more.

Elemi is located in downtown El Paso at 313 North Kansas Street. They're open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can call Elemi for more information at (915) 532-2090 or visit their Facebook page.

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