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Café Central, El Paso, TX
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Café Central

4.8
4.8
1688 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (915) 545-2233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kasey Kaplan

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    For private event reservations, we do not allow any outside entertainment. We will help you plan the most memorable event, please inquire with us!

  • Private party contact

    Estela Abelleyra: (866) 943-6926

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Cross street

    Mills and San Antonio Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $5.00 Lunch and $10.00 at Dinner

  • Entertainment

    Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,688 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • El Paso

    Best Value

  • El Paso

    Fit for Foodies

  • El Paso

    Notable Wine List

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Special Occasion

  • El Paso

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • El Paso

    Most Booked

  • El Paso

    Best Overall

  • El Paso

    Best Food

  • El Paso

    Best Service

  • El Paso

    Best Ambiance

  • El Paso

    Best Value

  • El Paso

    Fit for Foodies

  • El Paso

    Notable Wine List

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Special Occasion

  • El Paso

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • El Paso

    Most Booked

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  1. CR

    ClaudiaR

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was delicious!!! Not mention our complimentary sparkled dessert 🧁 !!!!🥰
  2. s

    shayb

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. We went for my husbands birthday and everything was great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend this place for any occasion, service was professional and respectful. The food was outstanding, the texture and the flavor went hand in hand well, even more with the perfect wine they recommended us. Will definitely attend again.
  4. SH

    ShaniH

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing place. it's beautiful, the food is amazing and the service is amazing. Totally recommend
  5. G

    Great

    El Paso

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch for myself abs a colleague, whom I had not seen in several years. Thank you! As always, Cade Central does everything with high quality, style, and grace.
  6. NS

    NorthShoreGal

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Cafe Central! It was the last night of our vacation, and it was nice to have a special meal. We loved the food and atmosphere. We had the seafood platter (fantastic!), salads, linguine de mare and tenderloin. We loved every bite. Old style service was appreciated.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Really enjoyed my birthday dinner here. The food was absolutely outstanding. My only complaint is that
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. We’ve been patrons for 30+ years and the restaurant I just keeps getting better. Charles, the Maitre Di’, has a warm personality that makes every visit seem like coming home.
  9. JM

    JustinM

    El Paso

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food as always. Waitstaff and management always look out for us. Thank you!!
  10. DR

    DanielR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been there for dinner but this was my first time at Café Central for brunch and it did not disappoint. Loved the atmosphere and the ambience, we will definitely go back for brunch again.
  11. P

    Pozio8809

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, the staff very good as always.
  12. KK

    KodyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary. We had a wonderful table, great service. The food was superb. We love this restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Great ambience, classy restaurant, amazing customer service, food was average . Nice presentation but wouldn’t mind paying more for a better tasting dish , my wife had ahi tuna and I had salmon. Tasted like Lubys cafeteria food . Would go back and try a steak , but food oils use some work , overall good experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good and consistent. Service good
  15. J

    Jacqueline

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We have been to Cafe Central several times over the years to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and generally can rely on good food and great service. The ambience just doesn't really do it for me anymore though. Our latest visit was to celebrate our anniversary. I had asked for seating in the dining room but upon arrival we were seated in the bar, right next to the piano. It was really too noisy for the formal dining experience we were hoping for. The waitress was great, but the bread service never came around despite butter on the table. The grilled octopus appetizer was a hit! And the drink menu is always fantastic. We had the sea bass and the scallops. They were good/ok - the sides were hohum. I've decided this is a great place for fantastic drinks and appetizers but not really worth the price and can't deliver on the more elegant formal dining experience that I want to have for special/romantic moments.
  16. HF

    HenryF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A nice atmosphere. Disappointed they ran out of the special for the evening so I had to make an alternative choice Disappointing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire night was fantastic! The wait staff was very attentive head waiter Adam and knowledgeable of the menu and wine items. Had the signature soup perfect and the tenderloin was great. The tres leches cake was delicious. Piano music…white table cloth restaurant. Great time!
  18. RF

    RyannF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in El Paso. Fine dining at its best. The food is fresh nothing frozen. Service went above and beyond and I never had to ask for a refill or condiments. I personally felt Prices are well worth it, nothing to outrageous. Highly recommend!
  19. CM

    ChristyM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We came here for a wedding anniversary dinner. The restaurant was very nice, great ambiance. The tables were very close to each other and made it difficult to get in and out of areas in order to visit the ladies room. One very convenient item was the purse/jacket holder that was made available to us. We were not told that the sparkling water would be an additional cost and when I saw our waitress take the bottle of sparkling water and pour it into another table's glass I was very disappointed since I paid for it for myself, not another couple. Another item I noticed was that we had ordered the old fashioned cocktail on the menu. When it arrived, the glass was half full, which at first was a little odd, but it wasn't until I saw other tables order the same drink and their glass contained almost double the size of liquid than mine did (full glass). Besides those two items, we had a great time and enjoyed the food and live music.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place . The food is so good and the service there is so great.. it’s always a great date when we go there
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Staff was prompt and attentive. The food was excellent. I would definitely go back.
  22. MS

    MaryS

    Boise

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house specialty is a creamy pepper based soup which is amazing. Service staff were above and beyond in attention to our needs.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent , everything delicious

    Café CentralResponded on August 29, 2022Guest , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  24. RR

    ReneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was delicious, wait staff and assistants were attentive, the outdoor area was pleasant, clean and nicely decorated. The area where Cafe Central is located is lovely and has access to parking garage.

    Café CentralResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for choosing Cafe Central for your dining experience, Rene! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food as well as our service. Our team takes pride in providing excellent customer service and we're glad that we were able to meet your expectations. Thank you again for choosing Cafe Central and we hope to see you soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great like always!

    Café CentralResponded on August 29, 2022Guest , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  26. DG

    DianaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food amazing!!!! Dined there 2 days in a row. Green chili soup and sea bass!!! Can’t say enough.

    Café CentralResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for your kind words, Diana! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed both your visits to Cafe Central and our food offerings. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  28. BD

    BernardoD

    El Paso

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding - food, ambiance, service & wine!

    Café CentralResponded on August 29, 2022BernardoD , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  29. LB

    LupeB

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Valet parking Great! Welcome Great! Service Great! Food Terrific! Table for two a little cramped Overall Wonderful dining experience!

    Café CentralResponded on August 29, 2022LupeB , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  30. KA

    KevinA

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service. Delicious food. Would recommend to anyone to try out.
  31. D

    Daniel

    Orlando

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for anyone who appreciates good food and great service.

    Café CentralResponded on August 22, 2022Daniel , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  32. LJ

    LJPV1973

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good place to dine, we had a very good time, food was great and the service was wonderful

    Café CentralResponded on August 19, 2022Thank your choosing Cafe Central! We're glad to read you enjoyed your food and service at the restaurant. We strive to provide exceptional flavors and an excellent service, we're happy to know we succeeded! Thank you again and we hope to welcome you again soon.

  33. S

    Steve

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine list, fantastic food, sophisticated service. Simply the best.

    Café CentralResponded on August 19, 2022Steve , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  34. AU

    AndrewU

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always have a wonderful experience at Cafe Central!

    Café CentralResponded on August 15, 2022Dear AndrewU , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central.

  35. JG

    JoseG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for a romantic dinner or a celebration. My only complaint would be the tables for couples are way too small and they feel like an afterthought in the general seating area. Which makes you feel cramped up throughout your evening. Service is excellent and the food is top notch. You won't be disappointed. (Unless you get seated in a 22"X30" table with your partner)
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always good. Service and food was a little slow but to be expected on such a busy Saturday night.

    Café CentralResponded on August 15, 2022Guest , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Cafe Central. We are so excited you enjoyed your time! Thank you for being our guest! We can't wait to see you back soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s all good and super great service .The only thing I don’t like about CC is having to pay $10 for valet parking..
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and began our night at the bar. The ladies behind the bar were funny and their cocktails were perfection! We had reservations, they were able to seat us early. We had a great table, our server Adam was attentive and charismatic he had great suggestions and really helped make our night special.

    Café CentralResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for choosing Cafe Central on your birthday celebration, and for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at the bar, and that Adam was able to provide great service and recommendations. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  40. TL

    TracyLRen

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here every trip to El Paso. Simply wonderful! Would recommend. We go as a work group, but would be a great date night or special occasion restaurant experience.

    Café CentralResponded on August 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words, Tracy! We're glad to know that Cafe Central is one of your favorite spots in El Paso and we hope you'll continue to visit us on your future trips. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you soon!

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Café Central offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 545-2233.

Café Central is rated 4.8 stars by 1688 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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Central

109 North Oregon st, El Paso, TX 79901

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mills and San Antonio Street

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $5.00 Lunch and $10.00 at Dinner

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kasey Kaplan

  • Entertainment

    Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (915) 545-2233

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    For private event reservations, we do not allow any outside entertainment. We will help you plan the most memorable event, please inquire with us!

  • Private party contact

    Estela Abelleyra: (866) 943-6926

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