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Café Central

4.6
898 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aldo Mora
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mills and San Antonio Street
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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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Entertainment
Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.
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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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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

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.

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What 898 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The waiters must have over heard us toasting for our sons birthday and surprised him with a piece of tres leches cake topped with a sparkler. It made the evening that much more special. Thank you!

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MariaB 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

First off, the place is cute and quaint. They had a wonderful singer and pianist. But then the complimentary cornbread was as hard as a cracker. I asked for my leftovers to be packed to go then ordered desert to go as well. They gave me the bag and when I got home, saw that only the desert was provided. I paid a lot of money for my meal and still had plenty left over to have a second meal. I was disappointed that I did not have it when I got home. Money and food gone to waste. That’s a big no no in my book! Beautiful place, just not the service/food level I expected.

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JoseS 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was impeccable and attentive. The best food ever.

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vipSolid (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Al always, our thanks to Café Central's ownership, Chefs, waiters, and wine steward. Another excellent evening!!!

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vipelledb (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Sea bass is by far the best thing on the menu! Excellent service.

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DamianM 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

VERY GOOD SERVICE OVERALL VERY POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE CANDLE AND ROSE ADDED A NICE ACCENT TO THE WHITE IN THE RESTAURANT.

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Aerick (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I was very disappointed. I've gone the last two years and had great experiences. Although they sat us at a 10 top last year with only 4 people the food was great. This year was horrible. For a minimum $150 check and limited menu, you would think that the quality of service and food would improve. The waiter took our appetizers to the wrong table, took my drink to the wrong table which took more than 5 minutes to get from the bar at that (single barrel Jack Daniels), and then brought us the other tables order. The Chilean sea bass has completely changed or was just not on par with what they usually prepare. The valet did not know which key was mine and we sat around for 10 minutes after all of that waiting to leave before they asked me to come find my key on the rack. Very unprofessional and service has completely degraded over the last two years. I will change my rating should future experiences improve.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. We waited an hour before our appetizers arrived, service was slow, and the meal was not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a great time for Valentines day!!! It never disappoints

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vipDebc (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Infortunately, this was a big disappointment. They had a special Valentine’s Day menu that was not promoted so we were surprised by it. I ordered oysters that were frozen, tasteless ice cubes. My sea bass was badly undercooked and almost raw. My husbands chicken piccata was really just fried chicken and noodles. The food didn’t sit well with me. As I said very disappointing.

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Teresa875 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always good food when we are there. I love the fact I can take my baby with me to eat.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fred, Phil and company always do a great job...thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was perfect! Bread,wine, food I mean everything!!! Thanks for your effort to be best romantic restaurant in town., you’re always for sure my first choice. Thanks!!!

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rpugao (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Been here plenty of times and they have not disappointed. Food always good, and ambience is spectacular. Service always superb. Recently brought my wife and her family here for her 40th birthday. Love having dinner here for any special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This place is very romantic and quiet,i will recommend for any special date.food is excellente and desserts amazing!!!

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vipGeorge (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We go to Cafe Central whenever we are in El Paso; have been dining there for past 18 years and it never disappoints. The food is consistently fresh and wonderful; the wait staff can not do enough to assist.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Perfect dining experience

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JVCu (El Paso)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice overall! Wonderful, friendly server — very attentive! Moderate noise level.

Good, not amazing food taste. Plating was excellent.

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vipMayte (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Cafe Central is a JEWEL... I love it here. This place is amazing. The Menu is GREAT and the service is VIP.

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Jred (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious food, great service, and atmosphere has a romantic feel.

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Charles was an excellent server! Everyone who serviced our table was professional!

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

EXCELLANT IN ALL ASPECTS OF FINE DINNING. WELL WORTH THE FIFTY MILE DRIVE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT CULINARY DELIGHT. ONLY THING THAT WAS NOT FIVE STAR WAS THE DOORMAN DID NOT OFFER TO OPEN MY WIFE'S CAR DOOR.
BOB

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

While it took a min for them to find my wine selection, the wine itself was good. Everything had a lovely timing to it, where you didn't feel rushed through your courses.
All the plating was beautiful and the flavors well balanced.

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LourdesM (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Awesome, elegant restaurant. Love it! Great food, great staff! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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Crystal (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 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 6, 2018

Families with small children should be seated in another area.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 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 (El Paso)
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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