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About Café Central

With food prepared by one of the most highly respected chefs in the city,
guests of Café Central experience dining at its finest.
Soft lights, handsome furnishings and ambient music create a relaxing mood-setting atmosphere; fine linens and fresh flowers adorn every table. Our staff provides every patron with unsurpassed service. Bon Appétit.

109 North Oregon
El Paso, TX 79901
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Mills and San Antonio Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(915) 545-2233

Website:
http://www.cafecentral.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.

Catering:
Please call Event Planner at (915) 545-2233 or email events@cafecentral.com for details and we will make sure to make your event a success.

Parking Details:
Public lot located next door to restaurant. Parking is $6.00 and Valet parking is $5.

Executive Chef:
Aldo Mora

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Event Planner at (915) 545-2233 or email events@cafecentral.com for details and we will make sure to make your event a success.

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Private Dining

Candlelit, private, impeccably appointed gatherings are our pleasure. The Board Room accommodates 20 to 48 people with a private, full service bar cloistered on the reverse side of our main bar. The Wine Vault accommodates 2 to 20 people and is a fully private room, separated from main dining area.

Café Central Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (25)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Live Music (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Sea bass is by far the best thing on the menu! Excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day. We waited an hour before our appetizers arrived, service was slow, and the meal was not worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I was very disappointed. Ive gone the last two years and had great experiences. Although they sat us at a 10 top last year with only 4 people the food was great. This year was horrible. For a minimum $150 check and limited menu, you wouls think thay the quality of servixe and food would improve. The waiter took our appetizers to the wrong table, took my drink to the wrong table which took more than 5 minutes to get out at that, and then brought us the other tables order. The Chilean sea bass has completelychanged or was justnot on par with whattjey usually prepare. The valet did not know which key was mine and we sat around for 10 minutes after all of that waiting to leave before they asked me to come find my key on the rack. Very unprofessional and service has completely degraded over the last two years. I will change my rating should future experiences improve.

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 (El Paso)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time for Valentines day!!! It never disappoints

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Infortunately, this was a big disappointment. They had a special Valentine’s Day menu that was not promoted so we were surprised by it. I ordered oysters that were frozen, tasteless ice cubes. My sea bass was badly undercooked and almost raw. My husbands chicken piccata was really just fried chicken and noodles. The food didn’t sit well with me. As I said very disappointing.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Always good food when we are there. I love the fact I can take my baby with me to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Fred, Phil and company always do a great job...thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (El Paso)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect! Bread,wine, food I mean everything!!! Thanks for your effort to be best romantic restaurant in town., you’re always for sure my first choice. Thanks!!!

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 (El Paso)·Dined 5 days ago

Been here plenty of times and they have not disappointed. Food always good, and ambience is spectacular. Service always superb. Recently brought my wife and her family here for her 40th birthday. Love having dinner here for any special occasions!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (El Paso)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is very romantic and quiet,i will recommend for any special date.food is excellente and desserts amazing!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We go to Cafe Central whenever we are in El Paso; have been dining there for past 18 years and it never disappoints. The food is consistently fresh and wonderful; the wait staff can not do enough to assist.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfect dining experience

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 (El Paso)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice overall! Wonderful, friendly server — very attentive! Moderate noise level.

Good, not amazing food taste. Plating was excellent.

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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Cafe Central is a JEWEL... I love it here. This place is amazing. The Menu is GREAT and the service is VIP.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food, great service, and atmosphere has a romantic feel.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (El Paso)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Charles was an excellent server! Everyone who serviced our table was professional!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 20, 2018

EXCELLANT IN ALL ASPECTS OF FINE DINNING. WELL WORTH THE FIFTY MILE DRIVE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT CULINARY DELIGHT. ONLY THING THAT WAS NOT FIVE STAR WAS THE DOORMAN DID NOT OFFER TO OPEN MY WIFE'S CAR DOOR.
BOB

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

While it took a min for them to find my wine selection, the wine itself was good. Everything had a lovely timing to it, where you didn't feel rushed through your courses.
All the plating was beautiful and the flavors well balanced.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome, elegant restaurant. Love it! Great food, great staff! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (El Paso)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and service, the wine list is one of the best in the region. !

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Everything was great thank you for your service. We will go again

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Cozy
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 (El Paso)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fantastic ambiance, delicious food, excellent service, knowledge staff. Absolutely love this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (El Paso)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Families with small children should be seated in another area.

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I had requested to be close to the piano somewhere private. The tables are too close together that you can hear everyone’s conversations. It’s so uncomfortable. I rather sit at the bar where there is more privacy. I also requested to have a nice view and they sat us way back in the corner. I requested rose petals on the table and none of that was done either. It’s obvious the owner or manager dont care to please their customers by taking the time to read their requests. And to top it off it was my first experience and felt disappointed.

Tags: Live Music
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 (El Paso)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The presentation of the food was beautiful and food was delicious. I have been to other fine dining establishments in town and in other parts of the country and the portions on the Scallop Dinner were very small. The entree was mostly potatoes and a few vegetables. I would not recommend this dish. All the other meals prepared on our visit were perfect (rack of lamp, aged steak, Chilean sea bass, and Cafe Burger). There was no live music playing this night and the server forgot to put in one of our appetizers and by the time we got his attention our food was on its way, so we didn't get to order. Overall, we enjoyed our time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We made reservations to eat at cafe central on new year’s eve. We were not told at the time that there would be a special menu for the evening. We found ourselves ordering a 4 course menu with a few items to select from. When the bill came, we were taken back by the $386 charge for just my husband and I.
The food was great, the ambiance was great, but had we known about the “New Years eve party” they were hosting, we would have skipped it for another day.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food. A lucky find for lunch on a Saturday in downtown El Paso. I would definitely come back here for dinner. Oh, and even gave free cookie box as we were leaving. A restaurant that really CARES!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Everything was outstanding!!! Food was unique and mealted in your mouth. Atmosphere was perfect for a date. Wine was a great and rare vintage and surprisingly, a great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have eaten at Cafe Central a number of times and it was amazing, but this time the experience left us wanting. The first issue was where we were seated, on the "patio", which was not level and our table was shaky...definitely not as nice as the dining room. Next our daughter's water glass actually broke in her mouth when she was taking a drink and when we told the waiter and asked for a new glass a manager never even came by. My wife and I both had the specials, her the fish and me the steak, and after an extremely long wait the meals finally appeared, and honestly were not that good at all. Our waiter, although very nice and polite, would disappear for extended periods of time. We were there for nearly two and a half hours and my son had his iced tea refilled twice and we had to ask repeatedly for our waters to be refilled. All in all it was an extremely disappointing experience, especially for the price of the meal.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very disappointing. Made reservations early for a family dinner before The Nutcracker. We were seated out in the patio (enclosed for the winter). The whole point of getting reservations at a high end restaurant is to enjoy the actual restaurant not the outdoor patio. The table was slightly slanted, it was too dark to read the menu. Food was incredible however the whole experiance was a let down due to the outside seating.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Cream of Green Chili soup to start, then on to the entrees. Guaymas Shrimp, Surf-n-Turf. Finally dessert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu
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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Awesome dinner. Awesome spot. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Romantic
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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My collegues and I meet here every holiday season for lunch. It's a splurge for many of us who live our lives on a budget. This year, service was extremely slow (took an hour and a half to get our meals). Our reservation was for 11:45 a.m. We did not wrap things up until 3 p.m. So frustrating. Food was cold and not what we are accusomed to receving from this establishment. I hope it was an off day. They were not busy - maybe 4 other tables total during our time at the restaurant. Wait staff was very attentive. Don't fault them but I have not been this underwhelmed with poor service and food quality ever!

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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the place and the food. Thank you for helping me make my anniversary special

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Graduation

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food and slow service were disappointing for how much we spent. Don't think we'd go back.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Each dining experience at Cafe Central is outstanding in food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great place, service perfect!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place and even better food. Green Chile soup was exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a 6p reservation and show tickets for 7:30. We were seated around 7p after ordering our food with the hostess forcing us to eat our dinner in 20 minutes and causing us to miss first act of show.
Have never had a bad experience in all the years we’ve been going, but last night, they were unprepared for the crowd.

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