L&J's Cafe

Mexican Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Five Points East, El Paso
  • Leslie A.
    "The chicken breast with Chile con queso is a perfect 10!"(5 Tips)
    "mini menu after 4pm... mini enchiladas extra cheese a must @ l&j's"(3 Tips)
    Celeste C.
    "Mini tacos,mini quesadillas"(3 Tips)
    Gary Lee O.
    "I love their green chicken enchiladas.... Montadas!!!"(8 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • chile con
  • tacos
  • enchiladas
  • lively
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  • Stephanie
    StephanieSeptember 4, 2016
    Deshebrada tacos, chile colorado, you can't go wrong with anything
  • Ted D.
    Ted DimasAugust 16, 2016
    Amazing authentic Mexican food with a long history
  • William B.
    William BloisJuly 31, 2016
    Chicken and queso was awesome. 20 min wait to get in late on a Saturday night was unexpected but worth it.
  • Yang W.
    Yang WangJuly 2, 2016
    Love the chips and salsa. Great weekend brunch spot.
  • Bar Exchange
    Bar ExchangeJune 27, 2016
    Green chili enchiladas!! Wow!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChurchillMay 22, 2016
    Chips and salsa is on point. Carlos and mickeys is better food and margaritas!
  • Nakisha I.
    Nakisha IceJanuary 28, 2016
    Amazing food & full of El Paso history!!
  • Colin M.
    Colin MansfieldJanuary 10, 2016
    Mole Enchiladas are to die for! Also, the chile con queso is wonderful.
  • Irma L.
    Irma Lomeli-BacaOctober 16, 2015
    What happened L & J? Food and service was not up to par. Had to ask for our tostadas and chile sauce and the food was disappointing. That was the mole enchiladas with chicken. Not your best.
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaSeptember 25, 2015
    Tortilla soup is blessing when your feeling a little under the weather!!!
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick StarkAugust 5, 2015
    Love the queso fundido
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BroomeMay 31, 2015
    I ordered the bean burrito and vegetable soup with rice. The waitress seemed a bit put off with my vegan order but she was relatively pleasant after the fact. I would eat here again.
  • Cheyenne B.
    Cheyenne BowmanApril 28, 2015
    Although it was quite crowded when I went, the food made up for it. I had the Chili Relleno & let me tell you, it was hands down the best ive ever had. I definatly recommend this place!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Guadalupe R.
    Guadalupe RodriguezApril 10, 2015
    They have a mini menu with mini tacos, burgers, and more that is so cute and for a great price! If you don't know what to order, get the Mexican dish that has a piece of everything.
  • emily m.
    emily mcgillApril 7, 2015
    The nachos were yummy
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonFebruary 21, 2015
    Try the Chile Relleno - Light & fluffy, tender & flavorful Chili Relleno. At the L & J Cafe, serving El Paso since 1927. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Irma L.
    Irma Lomeli-BacaFebruary 20, 2015
    I love me the chili relleno plate. Delicious!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisFebruary 20, 2015
    Try the Chile Relleno - My favorite thing from lunch. So good. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisFebruary 20, 2015
    Try the Chiles Toreados - Huge peppers in a savory sauce with onions. Very flavorful. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Edna M.
    Edna MirandaDecember 8, 2014
    The fried cheesecake was very good! came with a strawberry sauce underneath!
  • Edna M.
    Edna MirandaDecember 8, 2014
    The green enchiladas are GREAT! Actual green chili on top of them. I got the red ones they were good. The wait for the food wasnt long also
  • Henry G.
    Henry García Jr.December 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Food and the staff a big 10
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleNovember 1, 2014
    All day bar food specials on weekends.
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiOctober 9, 2014
    Good service, Good food... The chipotle bbq chicken wings are really great, and for main course, a t-bone tampiqueña!
  • Terry G.
    Terry GAugust 20, 2014
    Tortilla soup was DEELightful and the mole is the best I've had outside of Santa Fe.
  • Mitchell A.
    Mitchell A.July 11, 2014
    By far the most authentic and delicious Mexican food I've ever had.
  • James P.
    James PainterJune 20, 2014
    Great place to eat and chill
  • Skye B.
    Skye BachmeierApril 14, 2014
    The appetizers are expensive, but decently sized.
  • Terri H.
    Terri HernandezApril 13, 2014
    Queso, mini tacos and a bud!
  • D Ruth S.
    D Ruth StricklandDecember 25, 2013
    Food like my Nena and Aunt Maxie use to make.So, it was Excellent!!!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AguirreDecember 12, 2013
    The mole sauce is made with nuts, so if you have an allergy you better not order anything with mole. :( I ordered the green chile enchiladas, which were very good. :)
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaOctober 15, 2013
    They have a low-carb menu with more than four items catering to the low-carb dieters!
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangOctober 7, 2013
    Very salty food. Tv screens w/ sports, fast friendly service.
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangAugust 8, 2013
    Don't leave without eating the bean & cheese dip and chile con queso dip.
  • Graham C.
    Graham CastellanoJuly 15, 2013
    Get the Mexican sampler to enjoy a bit of everything.
  • Amy P.
    Amy ParkJune 26, 2013
    It's a dive. Be brave...the awesome authentic Mexican food is worth wandering into a sketchy El Paso neighborhood for. No 'ritas so get a michelada while you wait...this place is always busy!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Leslie A.
    Leslie AnneJune 14, 2013
    Love it! Best Mexican restaurant in El Paso. The chicken breast with Chile con queso is a perfect 10!
  • Marilia
    MariliaJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Mexican food i ever had.
  • Sean
    SeanApril 21, 2013
    Very nice staff. Tacos were ok.
  • Celeste C.
    Celeste ContrerasApril 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Mini tacos,mini quesadillas a cold anything and the best jute box around!
  • Katherine
    KatherineMarch 24, 2013
    Try the Bloody Beer - #yum #budweiser
  • Anthony Y.
    Anthony YoungMarch 16, 2013
    Don't wait in the back/side they may never know you're waiting to be seated
  • Michele O.
    Michele OrozcoFebruary 18, 2013
    Steak tacos are amazing!
  • Henry G.
    Henry García Jr.January 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    top 10 places in el paso TX for Tex-Mex food tacos enchiladadas and great atmosphere
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MolinaNovember 9, 2012
    Try the Combination Plate - #SoMeT12 Final Lunch - making it count!
  • Jennifer Z.
    Jennifer Zamora🎶September 25, 2012
    Great food and "bad boy" servers ;)
  • Jennifer
    JenniferAugust 17, 2012
    Mole sauce was waaaay sweet. It still had good flavor but was too sweet for what I have come to know of a mole sauce. My hubby had a tbone that he loved!
  • Sal O.
    Sal OlivasJune 23, 2012
    The sweetest mole sauce ever. Very chocolatey.
  • Alex S.
    Alex S.March 29, 2012
    Being an out of town visitor, I walked to that place all the way from the US District Court. But it was worth it. Ordered Mexican combo with little bit of everything. Large portion at cheap price.
  • Gary Lee O.
    Gary Lee OrozcoJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love their green chicken enchiladas.... Montadas!!!
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