Café Central

4.7
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1348 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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EdnaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall as always love ur customer service and ambiance...the 3 le he’s wasn’t as fresh but nonetheless excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we celebrate our wedding anniversary , nice atmosphere very good music , excellent food and I would like to thank café central to give us as a gift dessert for celebrating our anniversary , attached is a photo of the chocolate mousse tower which an addition to be a beautiful presentation it’s a very delicious dessert . thank you again and keep up the good work

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FrankH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a very good restaurant. I will return when I'm in El Past

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Nothing special, a bit pricy, and took forever to get served.

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vipAaronR
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, duck and lamb were awesome

Café Central
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Aaron for sharing! Thank you for being our guest! We hope to see you back soon!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Atmosphere was perfect and the food was exceptional, will be going back soon for our anniversary!

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ismaels
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a romantic dinner or dinner with friends.

Café Central
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing Ismael! Thank you for being our guest! Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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Peterj
El Paso
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service. Piano a little to loud. Overall one of our favorite places to dine at.

Café Central
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for letting us know Peter! We appreciate you very much! We hope to see you back again soon!

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CarlT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding... as always. Best meal in El Paso. Our go to when guests from out of town are in.

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SelfiaB
Galway
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Para mi sigue siendo el mejor restaurant de El Paso.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we walked in felt very welcomed. The music ambiance was great (piano and singing lady) waitress was very friendly and the food was well worth the price!! My girlfriend loved the place. We will be returning for every year anniversary!!

Café Central
Responded on October 13, 2020

Richard we are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable date night! Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you back soon!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful calm evening even though it was pretty full. Very on-point service. Every staff in each department were very respectful and courteous. We had a 5 minute wait for our table and they were courteous to offer a free appetizer while we waited at the bar. We can't wait to go back again.

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall very enjoyable experience. Food was excellent and the service was amazing. Our only issue was that there was one table, right in the doorway, with a lot of traffic coming in and out, opening and closing the door...and that as was were seated, despite our objections. It ruined an otherwise excellent evening.

Café Central
Responded on October 13, 2020

Steven, thank you for letting us know about the inconvenience of the table you had. We appreciate your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your evening! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for dining with us!

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PandA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy place with wonderful service. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiev it there out waiter Derick was amazing!!! Definitely I will be back

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CrystalL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe central never lets us down!! They make us feel fantastic! And most importantly the best customer service!

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MannyC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our date night and everything was awesome! We have never had a bad meal there.

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RamiroA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Well, definitely they should tell you when you reserve that, it may be outside. Yes, literally outsidecwith a metal roof and windows, now, so you think you are inside. Hot and even with a/c on, they couldn't help it. I could see that inside they had piano and singer, wow. I took some pictures, well, I had to edit before posting them, electrical cables behind, and water on floor.

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MdrnMan
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe was exceptional as always. What all restaurants in El Paso should aspire to be.

Café Central
Responded on September 28, 2020

Wow! Thank you! This means so much! We appreciate you and we hope to see you again soon!

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AndresG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent option fully recomended best night ever good service

Café Central
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you Andres for your amazing feedback! We hope to see you again soon, have a wonderful week1

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JayD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in El Paso, TX! I highly recommend it.

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Basketball
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Cafe Central. The ambient was great and the service was great!! Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect anniversary dinner! Thank you!

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MikeW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was off. Very slow and the particular server was distracted or too busy. Not like them

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EfrenF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, good food, the girl singing was awful but the piano guy was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal

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georgel
El Paso
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUR SERVER FERNANDO WAS AMAZING , MADE OUR LUNCH VERY ENJOYABLE.

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CarlR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Food was awesome and cocktails were some of the best Ive had. Recommend without hesitation.

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vipKiki
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary dinner spot. Service, ambiance and food impeccable. My table request was accommodated. The card and dessert were much appreciated.

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DAVIDG
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS THE BEST!!! We love the food and service. Quality on everything.

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GabyL
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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LuisH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely nice place to eat and have a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Service and food never disappoint. Looking forward to another visit.

Café Central
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank You! We hope to see you again soon!

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JustinG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Cafe Central is perfect - the service, food, the environment. Food is a little on the pricey side, but the food is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews