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Café Central

4.6
872 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(915) 545-2233
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Cross street: Mills and San Antonio Street
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Love with Us! Enjoy a 3 course prefix menu for $75!Cancellations before 24 hours before the event will be free, however if a cancelation is less than 24 hours before the event will result in a charge of $35 per person to your credit card.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 872 People Are Saying
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

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

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Crystal 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Families with small children should be seated in another area.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 6, 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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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vipluv2eat (San Diego)
5.0
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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 27, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (El Paso)
1.0
Dined on December 24, 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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Cross street
Mills and San Antonio Street
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(915) 545-2233
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Entertainment
Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.
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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.
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Parking details
Public lot located next door to restaurant. Parking is $6.00 and Valet parking is $5.
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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
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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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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.

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