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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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (23)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
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Business Meals (14)
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Live Music (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful. Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Wonderful time.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Loved the live music. Remarkable wine list.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and fair price for high end cuisine.
We love going to Cafe Central. Will be there again

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was extremely busy & the staff was quite rushed which reduced the ambiance. Tables were squeezed in very tight. The food was outstanding as always; however, service & ambiance was below par from our experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was outstanding as usual. Jazz trio was awesome. Bit disapppointed in slow service.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (El Paso)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great experience. Phil, the sommelier had an excellent wine recommendation which we thoroughly enjoyed. I ordered the Sea Bass, which was outstanding. My wife had the aged NY Strip and felt it was slightly over cooked and not much flavor. She would not order it again. Overall it was truly an excellent experience. The live entertainment is always a nice touch. We will definitely be back and almost always make it a point to take our out of town friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (El Paso)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent as well as the service. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and both the wife and I really enjoyed it.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service and food, enjoyed my aniversary yo the fullest thank you so much.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (El Paso)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Visit from my father

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This has been my favorite restaurant in El Paso for many years and it continues to hold that spot. I can only afford to come two or three times a year but I always celebrate either my birthday or something special there.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (El Paso)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was excellent. Food, service, top notch

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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Restaurant is always excellent to go, but the water boy was not good on follow up request on several occasions. First, we ordered drinks and had to get up to follow up. Second, time we need utensils for the foods which came very late to which the food got cold and just let them take it for the second course. Very disappointing for the Spanish Night event.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I can honestly say this was one of the best places I have ever been. Great romantic atmosphere and timely service. Great and friendly people and the music was soft and calming. The only thing I have negative to say at all is that we kinda of felt like we were trapped waiting for our check.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Cafe Central has consistently been the best restaurant in El Paso and now the greatly improved area of downtown surrounding the place has really boosted the experience. El Paso is on the move and Cafe Central is leading the way. Trust the sommelier, he knows what he's doing.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The staff was attentive and amiable to all our needs. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. My friend LOVED her birthday experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service and food was top notch. Very attentive waiting staff!I truly enjoyed the experience; however the valet service left a lot to be desired. It took a while for the valet to bring my car around, and when they did they brought us the wrong car! It then took another 7 minutes for them to get the right car. A sour ending to a great dining experience.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Overall great dinner. Food was amazing. Great place to dine.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The restaurant is excellent, and the food is great!! Very romantic setting and atmosphere!! My wife and I had been wanting to visit the restaurant, and finally went for our wedding anniversary!! We had a very pleasant experience and will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

First time we went there it was amazing! This second time I was disappointed that we waited almost 6 minutes for VIP parking when we arrived, food wasn't as good we had the lamb asked well done and bah but we never like to return food. The waiter forgot my club soda I ate about 15 minutes and had to ask another waiter, mushroom appetizer was too strong for us yuck! My beats tower salad was not fresh like last time it was room temp :( I do t think we will return to pay so much and be disappointed:/

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our waiter, Francisco, was attentive and helpful. It was our first time dining there. He was very helpful in our selections, from drinks, appetizers to our main meal. Not to forget, desert. We will definitely eat there again, David

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (El Paso)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our waiter and the other waitstaff were outstanding. My wife and I go there each year on our anniversary and they never fail to disappoint! There was even a "Happy Anniversary" card awaiting us at our table. Nice, personal touch! Thank you CC!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The environment was new but was very flavorful. The live music was great as you’re waiting for your meal. The wine collection was off the charts. I’m glad there was a gentlemen that knew his wine collection. Awesome place. Will be going back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

simply Amazing place fully recommended for any special ocsion

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 22, 2017

When all dressed up for theatre, It is such a pleasure to have available an elegant dining experience. I would highly recommend Cafe Central for those special occasions when you want to wear something nice and not stick out like a sore thumb because everyone else is dressed dreadfully casual. Service was impeccable and our wine glasses were kept at an equal level. (Drink faster than your date so you can get more!) My only two minor complaints are, although delicious, my duck was a bit rubbery and, as the restaurant filled the sound level (of course) increased. The background music was fine but when the piano and singer joined in, it was a bit too much. Sorry, but we could have done without them. All in all, a lovely pre-theatre dinner with my sweetheart.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excelente cena romántica en familia

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Cafe Central is wonderful restaurant. Make sure ou plan for at least 2 hours or more before an event. They are never in a hurry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I made a reservation for my 1st anniversary and we were seated promptly after arrival. Supposedly there was a mix up on who was our waiter so there was a wait before we got to order our drinks. I loved the bread basket full of different types of bread....the jalapeno cheese was the best! We started off with the crab cakes and portabella starters. The crab cakes were crispy, golden brown and paired well with the sauce they came with. The portabella mushrooms and goat cheese flavors melded well together. Of course, we had to get the cream of green Chile soup. My husband said it tasted like Chile con queso but we enjoyed it nonetheless. For our entrees, I got the ribeye and he got the aged NY. Best steaks ever...better than Ruth's Chris! The sides were just as delicious. The waiters were quick to remove any empty plates and kept our glasses full. Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert. We will definitely have to come back!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I had a great time. The service was good and tje food was delicious. Very romantic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (El Paso)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was Very disappointed. Cafe Central used to be a wonderful restaurant for wonderful food and exceptional service. However Friday night was way below par and we all said how sad it was that the standards had reached such a low.
Our waiter Ceasar was very Uninterested and the service was very slow. We weren't the only table that had him as a server who felt this way.
The highlight was Raylyn the bartender. She had a great personality and was very good a he job!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Everything about the meal was flawless. Wait staff was impeccable. The sommelier recommended the finest bottle of wine my wife and I had ever had. Food was perfectly prepared and presentation was exceptional. One of the best meals we've ever had.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing experience!!!! They helped me set up a proposal and it was just incredible. First time here and I will for sure return and tell everyone how beautiful and truly amazing this place is.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Fuimos a celebrar el nacimiento de un nieto

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 (El Paso)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing food, wine and service. Top notch!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

I proposed at Cafe Central. The staff was incredibly helpful. They assisted me in accomplishing my vision for the night flawlessly. They have gained a customer for life. Paul and his crew play fantastic music.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

It was more than spectacular. From food to service. It's quite expesinse but mostly worth it

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 2, 2017

My husband and I live in Tucson and have traveled throughout the country (and world). Cafe Central is our favorite restaurant in the country (and we've eaten in lots of NYC and West Coast restaurants). We come for dinner whenever we are anywhere near El Paso. The food is always perfectly prepared - the restaurant offers diverse and often surprising options. The service is excellent but not at all stand offish and not at all cloying. Just right.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent night! Server super attentive and recommended wine and food. Thanks for the service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Late-night Find
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very good cuisine, good service. Its allowed to smoke on the terrace and thats not very nice for people who dont smoke. Inside, its very cold.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

The service was on point and very friendly. The food was amazing, though the duck was slightly overcooked it wasn't enough to spoil the meal. The live music was very classy and well done. Valet parking made for easy arrival and departure. The breads offered made the wife happy as the chocolate martini made me though I normally drink bourbon. We left relaxed, full bellies and happy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (El Paso)·Dined on July 26, 2017

amazing food, friendly staff, peaceful environment, great quality!!! love it here

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