Café Central

4.7
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1292 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Cafe Central offers an outstanding experience; delectable cuisine and our dedication to thoughtful service are evident in every staff member, making it a preferred destination for locals and visitors alike. Offering an expansive, award winning wine selection and exquisite gourmet dishes with a Southwestern twist in mind to create exceptional cuisine from appetizers to entrees. Located in the heart of downtown, just one block from the Museum of Art, Plaza Theater, San Jacinto Plaza, Convention Center, and other hotels.
El Paso’s only winner of the Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence for the past 11 years and honored with the Distinguished Restaurants of America (DiRoNa) Award for Excellence. After a long day of travel, indulge in the Cafe Central experience. Join us for dinner and enjoy the impeccable service and cuisine. Your table’s ready, and the bar is fully stocked.

Experience timeless tradition at Cafe Central and be part of the legacy. Bon appétit!
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Ehmc
El Paso
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The host maybe 5'2""with long medium blonde hair was so rude!! And I wished to talk with the manager but I didn't know who was. I love this place I had been many times and I will still going but the host should be more nice with the customers. Waitress awesome! Food delicious!

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VianettL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service our waiter was charismatic and helpful. The food was outstanding, we had mussels as an appetizer and I had the rack of lamb, all cooked to perfection. Will gladly be returning soon.

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YolieG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service of food was actually delayed and it took some time before we were served. We were there during our lunch hour and two of our guests had to leave before finishing their food. They were very nice to box it up for them. Our waiter was so very nice and made this luncheon very special for our birthday girl. Thank you.

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AnaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe central provides the right setting, selection, and taste to celebrate special occasions.

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ChristopherY
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SERVICE WAS AMAZING WITH DANTE. Thanks so much for the experience. Our dinner was delicious and memorable.

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RichardV
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was great!! I would definitely return to this fine restaurant. the atmosphere is great and the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Couple next to us smoked for about 45 minutes straight. The ac was off and everyone at our table was sweating. Food was good and waiter was intelligent. No Options were offered to stay in a different area of non smoking

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante was an excellent server. Smoothest martini we’ve ever had. The Cream of Green Chile Soup was a stand out.

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DFeuerV
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening out! Server was nice and attentive. Cocktails (tried a new one) were tasty and different flair than my regular. Appetizers, soup & salad, entree and desserts were really flavorful. Would like to return soon.

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EstherC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to valet park, the attendant was polite and prompt. From curbside, our experience was lovely. We were then greeted at the door, our temperature were taken, shown to our seats and the magic continued. We had water brought to us a broad selection of breads, chose from a large selection of wines. We each choose the special that was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and so was the food and ambiance.

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michaelF
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. The atmosphere was great. The service was amazing. Their wine and drink selection was top of the line, and of course the food was top notch. Definitely get what you pay for. Will most definitely come back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most polite and kind service I’ve had.

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RyanO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great experience , service was awesome.

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MayraT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was more than amazing we love love going !

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Anwar, this was our first time here and Anwar was just a great.
He definitely helped us out and was very attentive!

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Bbqboy
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Central was an amazing experience! The food, the service and the environment that’s created is just of high quality!

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Harley
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been amazing but on this day, it was more exquisite. The wine I enjoyed was over the top, I wish I would have asked for the name. Staff very attentive and again, one of my all time favorite restaurants for special occasions. Job well done to the entire staff!

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vipKamMD
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining out since COVID closures! Appreciate that all employees were wearing masks, and they did temperature checks upon arrival. Tables were spaced apart appropriately. Only issue was noise level because we were seated next tot the kitchen. We didn’t ask for a different table however, because we liked that it was set back from other tables. As always, the food was delicious and service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was uncertain about this place but it was excellent! We sat in the bar with great mood lighting and a funky vibe going on. And, they vallet the car right out in front!

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HectorM
El Paso
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got dinner for two, included soup, salad, & entree (Rib eye). Also ordered tres leches cake. Food was amazing, waiter was outstanding. Great place to eat at. Definitely will go again.

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ingridD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and and very good food . Very nice for special occasions. Worth the price.

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MarkP
Miami
4 reviews