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Ámbar Restaurante, El Paso, TX

Ámbar Restaurante

4.5
4.5
478 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Immerse yourself in the time-honored techniques and evocative flavors of wood-fired Mexican cuisine at Ámbar Restaurante in downtown El Paso. The menu is led by Executive Chef Lawrence Acosta, who brings his mastery of regional Mexican cuisine to the city.

Patrons are greeted by a spectacular 40-foot-tall amber glass and polished stainless steel wall that showcases the bar area and one of the largest tequila collections in Texas.

Chef Acosta makes a conscious effort to support the boutique, family-run farms and makers in Mexico, and the menu features centuries-old Mexican recipes with a regionally driven twist. Popular dishes include ceviches, roasted cauliflower w/ mole poblano tacos, bacon tacos; al pastor; and tomahawk ribeye. For dessert, coconut tres leches and mesquite chocolate cake by Pastry Chef Jakki Rojo.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Reservations required.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (915) 440-0051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andres Padilla

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Cross street

    N. Oregon St.

  • Parking details

    Plaza Parking Garage Located At 100 E San Antonio Ave

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Agave Spirit Tasting + Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Jul 21 - Dec 15, 2022
    Join us for our first Agave Spirit Tasting series at Ambar. Indulge in a special menu paired with some of the best Agave Spirits, created by Executive Chef Lawrence Acosta. Our special menu includes brands like Don Julio, Hacienda de Chihuahua, La Venenosa, and more. Led by The Plaza Hotel's General Manager, and Agave Spirit expert, Adrian Gonzalez. Each experience will take place on the third Thursday of the month. Make your reservation today! Dates: 09/15/2022, 10/20/2022, 11/17/2022, 12/15/2022 Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Visit our website for the full menu: https://www.ambarelpaso.com/

Popular dishes

What 478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • El Paso

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • El Paso

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  • El Paso

    Best Overall

  • El Paso

    Best Food

  • El Paso

    Best Ambiance

  • El Paso

    Hot Spot

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Special Occasion

  • El Paso

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  1. EJ

    ErikaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service from Jesse and we enjoyed our dishes green enchiladas, arrachera and the dessert Mole Chocolate Cake.
  2. LP

    LoisP

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiters were attentive and even funny at times. We split the Tenderloin filet which was perfect! They are undergoing some remodeling so there's some areas that are draped off, but most of us were seated in a separate section. We had an enjoyable evening.
  3. C

    Chingy

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The ceviche was amazing, the chicken was delicious, the rest was tasty but average. The duck was extremely rare. The service was friendly but so slow to the point we ended up going to bar to get our own drinks. (And I enjoy a leisurely pace normally.) The waitress nor two bar tenders were at all knowledgeable about the tequila but they were friendly. The dirty black plastic tarp is an unfortunately large part of the “decor” and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
  4. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is excellent! 10/10 would Highly recommend having dinner there!
  5. J

    Juan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was nothing to go back to. Carnitas was weird , beans were cold, and guacamole was weird. Nothing really stud out from this experience sadly. 5/10 would not come back.
  6. NK

    NicoleK

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Staff was not attentive and food was served cold
  7. R

    Rene

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The food and service were very good. However, we were seated in front of a black tarp in the corner of the restaurant.
  8. PH

    PaulaH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We went to Ambar for a special occasion and had a wonderful experience overall. The restaurant ambiance is upscale and comfortable. The menu is somewhat limited but interesting. We ordered the goat cheese and mushroom enchiladas and the fish dish. The server recommended substituting the salmon with halibut which I was glad I did. The food was well prepared and delicious. The service was very good until she left at the end of the shift and the second person we got was somewhat inattentive. Overall, we enjoyed it immensely and would definitely go back.
  9. DA

    DANAM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, but our waiter was OUTSTANDING!!!! Lauren Ray was his name and he was former Disney employee, he was incredible and a huge asset to your restaurant!!!!
  10. DL

    DaltonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, our server had amazing energy, and the vibe of the restaurant was great!
  11. J

    Jaquelineg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience to share a special moment , live music in the background, excellent service, try the lamb and the bone marrow.
  12. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was quite poor. We ordered the 2 person shareable carnitas, and each had a bowl of soup (her the tortilla, myself the green chile cream). We shared a tiramisu for dessert. The carnitas were very poor. No seasoning, no evidence of even a little braising (a bit of the crispy outside). Just straight simmering I guess. Basically boiled meat. Pot roast essentially, but without the flavor The tortilla soup was poor. Not much flavor, and very brothy. The green chile cream was good, as was the tiramisu. The table service was lacking. I had to ask the server for a refill of my drink after a long wait hoping someone would come by. I don't particularly think she had an intention to check on our table, but she was nice otherwise.
  13. PP

    PatriciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am vegan and I had an incredible plate of mole enchiladas stuffed with mushrooms, and beans. No vegan dessert available. My friends are not vegetarian and had several fish options, drinks, and dessert. It was a great place to celebrate our friends birthday. The restaurant is convenient to to the Civic Center and plaza Theater.
  14. M

    Marcchuck

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the atmosphere is what I seek when dining out. Food was delectable no complaints.
  15. C

    Celebrate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to have a memorable experience. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary, and we had a wonderful time. It’s a beautiful restaurant, and the food is delicious.
  17. JM

    JesusM

    El Paso

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was good although we where celebrating my wife’s birthday and it was never mentioned the food Was lacking flavour desert was good drinks great but food was not as expected
  18. S

    Smitty

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Some booth seats need replacing. We had to move to a table. I ordered tea and was seldom monitored for a refill. Otherwise, food was superb and environment was A+.
  19. AG

    AmitG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food menu hadn’t changed in a year and lamb could have been cooked better
  20. JP

    JulioP

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a wonderful place!! We loved the food and the employees!!
  21. SE

    SandraE

    El Paso

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriel, our waiter was outstanding! The service he provided was excellent!
  22. j

    jana

    Houston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was OK. The experience did not equal the cost sadly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Our server interacted with us enough to personable and not overwhelming. Hats off to LorenRey! Definitely would recommend for special occasions.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great presentation of food. All dishes were delicious. Waiter was very personable and professional
  25. AN

    ArmyNurse

    El Paso

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    JoAnn was a fabulous server. The food was very good.
  26. RF

    RonaldF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Your Hostess was rude and could careless of our concern for the table accommodation. Set the tone which made the evening basically suck.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business awards
  28. D

    Dinesoutalot

    Dallas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch at Ambar! Cassie was an amazing server and the food was to die for. Awesome interior, tequila selection the best we have ever seen. We will be back!
  29. AH

    AnneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a first time for brunch it was awesome! Our waitress went above and beyond with our requests and even ran down to return a credit card when it was left..: AMAZING!
  30. JT

    JoseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great live music great brunch, great service. Parking is difficult, but valet price is reasonable
  31. C

    Christian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious. Definitely will be going back.
  32. AN

    ArmyNurse

    El Paso

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food improves j er past experiences. Glad they got a new chef.
  33. AR

    AngelicaR

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not many food choices, but food is delicious.
  34. s

    sarahl

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Braised short ribs and the duck mole changed our lives. Will be back. Jamie was our waiter, provided great suggestions, was very pleasant, added to a great night.
  35. T

    Tex58

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Just keep on walking, find another place to eat
  36. AR

    AnaR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We were expecting more of a restaurant than a bar atmosphere. Excellent service
  37. RF

    RamonF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Restaurant drinks were perfect, rooftop drinks need work. Food was ok
  38. G

    Great

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing! Ambar Margaritas roasted plantains and Salmon. The Ceviche was perfect
  39. NS

    NayeliS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter Bryan was amazing with the service he provided
  40. JL

    JLJ826

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had dinner with my son. Highly recommend the divorcée drink and the carnitas to share! Delicious ;)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ámbar Restaurante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 440-0051.

Ámbar Restaurante is rated 4.5 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ámbar Restaurante

106 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Oregon St.

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plaza Parking Garage Located At 100 E San Antonio Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andres Padilla

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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