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El Paso Cafe

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Arlington
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7.4/10
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Ranked #9 for Mexican restaurants in Arlington
  • Stacie H.
    "The house margarita here is very, very good."(9 Tips)
    Dustin R.
    "Great tequila list (I recommend herradura reposado)"(4 Tips)
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  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGNovember 19, 2016
    This place is pretty solid, although it's probably a 6/10 on the spice meter... Good flavor though.
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie Daley-DouvresNovember 12, 2015
    Fajitas are great
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay AllenMarch 2, 2015
    Vegetarian - Glebe Mixed Platter is amazing
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NettlesOctober 28, 2014
    I love the food here. Great margaritas too.
  • Corey G.
    Corey GibsonMay 19, 2014
    Beef is far too salty goes well with the canned salsa.
  • Kylie
    KylieMarch 18, 2014
    Sunday is mariachi night! Say hi to Pepe Lopez and the rest of the DC Mariachi team
  • Gigi H.
    Gigi HortonSeptember 19, 2013
    loved the salsa, could have eaten a whole bowl of it.. The Taco Salad without meat was great too...
  • Jud B.
    Jud BuchananJuly 31, 2013
    Great Tex Mex, never disappoints!
  • Ivan Z.
    Ivan ZapienMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Mexican restaurant in the DC metro area
  • Charlotte B.
    Charlotte BonillaApril 25, 2013
    Black Forrest margarita. Enough said!
  • Doctor D.
    Doctor DooshApril 14, 2013
    Where gringos feel latino.
  • Robin
    RobinDecember 20, 2012
    I've never had a meal I didn't like. Also, skinny margaritas FTW!
  • Jessika M.
    Jessika MarciaDecember 1, 2012
    Love it .... Micheladas :)
  • Mike B.
    Mike BAugust 16, 2012
    The service was horrible... And there was next to no one there. The waitress was a complete ignorant moron. The food was bland. There are better places to eat...
  • Libby P.
    Libby Parker-SimkinJune 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great live music on Tuesdays!!
  • Dustin R.
    Dustin RubinMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The pupusa and margaritas are amazing. Great tequila list (I recommend herradura reposado)
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SporeJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Traditional seafood mix is meh. Tortilla soup margaritas - so good.
  • Barry W.
    Barry WatkinsNovember 6, 2011
    Mariachi bands! Hell yeah! Mix that with a Rita and it's all good.
  • John A.
    John AngelOctober 25, 2011
    Check out the brunch on sunday now open at 10am
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FuhrOctober 22, 2011
    This place is great. So great I don't want to tell people so it isn't packed all the time.
  • Dustin R.
    Dustin RubinOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken Enchilad's w/green sauce ftw! Also, corralejo reposado is great tequila
  • Ashraf F.
    Ashraf FaramawiOctober 11, 2011
    Keep this place under close hold. Neighborhood gem.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HoughtonOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tequila selection I've ever seen. 65 different tequilas, try them all
  • Stacie H.
    Stacie HAugust 26, 2011
    The house margarita here is very, very good.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WelchApril 23, 2011
    Try the corn tamal appetizer.
  • Tana B.
    Tana BlazureOctober 30, 2010
    hands down the best in dc!
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley ParkerJune 16, 2010
    Get a margarita. Doooo itttt.
  • Robert C.
    Robert CapazziMay 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like "real" Mexican food you need to go to El Paso Cafe. You will not regret it. Read more
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MilbyMarch 17, 2010
    Delish mexican food and tasty margaritas. Get a pitcher for $40!
  • JC G.
    JC GibbsJanuary 30, 2010
    Order Pupusas, the ceviche make sure it is mixed and not just fish if no then is too $$. Try Happy Hour their Lime Margarita, Chimichangas are great on a good day. Save $$ go to Charrito Caminante. Read more
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