Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. El Paso

Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in El Paso

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in El Paso? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Garufa Argentinean Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (177)
$30 and under
Argentinean
El Paso
About the restaurant
Garufa is an Argentinean style restaurant. We specialize in delicious steaks and pasta, but we have lots more to choose from for any appetite!
Top review
ArmyNursevip
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
The service was excellent. The carne empanada was delicious. The caprese salad was very good. The mojito was good. The crepe dessert was delicious.
A photo of Café Central restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2229)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
El Paso
About the restaurant
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!

Top review
JodieYvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, Adam our server was spot on,
A photo of West Texas Chophouse - Palmas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (93)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
El Paso
About the restaurant
Steakhouse/ Pick up order online/ Casual / Bar
Join us for hand cut steaks and delicious wine and cocktails.

Top review
GCalibre44
Dined 5 days ago
Love West Texas. Great drinks, great food, great service.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - El Paso restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1217)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
El Paso
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

From memorable meals to milestone celebrations, corporate events to happy hours with friends, Ruth’s Chris Steak House in El Paso offers a refreshingly modern take on the classic steak house experience. All with that signature sizzle. While our world-class USDA Prime steaks, bone-in cuts and their signature sizzle quickly made us the top steak house in the nation, you’ll also find fresh seafood, scratch-made sides and desserts, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning wines, with the sort of service that makes first time guests feel like regulars – and regular guests feel like family.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Very good setting, great wines and awesome food. We loved it!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - El Paso restaurant
4.5
4.5 (112)
$30 and under
American
El Paso
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Our server Julie was the best. We always had drinks and was very friendly. She made us feel welcomed and was always checking on us.
A photo of Entrecôte & Co restaurant
4.5
4.5 (410)
$31 to $50
French
El Paso
About the restaurant
Born in a family with a passion for Gastronomy and Oenology, we opened our first French Wine Bistro, Cepage[s], in Notting Hill, London in 2014. Driven by the success of Cepage[s], my father Felix Cohen, who lives in Grenoble (French Alpes), came with the idea to open an authentic french cuisine restaurant in El Paso. Our concept is to create a cozy atmosphere, featuring delicious bistro style sharable appetizers and classic popular dishes from diverse regions in France paired with a great selection of wines and cocktails. Our name, Entrecôte, is a very popular Ribeye Steak dish served in bistros and specialty restaurant in France. We are very exited to start this new adventure and offer a unique experience to El Pasoans and visitors from out of town.
Top review
Robert
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service from the moment we entered the restaurant. We had reservations and they were waiting for us as soon as we got there. Gio did a great job of taking care of us and was very attentive. GRE a t wine selection as well as cocktails to order from. We tried the roasted duck and salmon dishes. Bother didn’t disappoint. We shared the lava cake dessert which was perfect for 2 people. will definitely go back again.
A photo of Sushi Itto restaurant
4.5
4.5 (218)
$31 to $50
Sushi
El Paso
About the restaurant
Elevated experiential restaurant specializing in upscale Japanese dishes and elegant cocktails in a chic dining atmosphere. Located downtown on the ground level of Hunt Plaza at WestStar Tower, El Paso's newest high-rise, Sushi Itto redefines Japanese dining. Ask about our signature Chef's Table dinner menu, reserve your Teppan experience, or try our Wagyu today. Offering a wide variety of entrees, sushi rolls, traditional rolls, nigiris, sashimis, noodles, and more as well as a full cocktail bar with elegant drinks and Japanese spirits. Make your next culinary experience a true journey with us.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Was a great and awesome experience, highly recommend this place. Well worth the price and the food was just amazing, definitely returning soon!
A photo of 1700° Steakhouse restaurant
4.4
4.4 (454)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
El Paso
About the restaurant
Hotel Paso del Norte is opening the doors to its signature restaurant, 1700° Steak House where the menu anchored by aged USDA prime beef. These fine hand-cut steaks are complemented by the freshest seafood and an extensive selection of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts that offer a “Culinary Tip of the Hat” to local cuisine. 1700°’s elegant and energetic atmosphere is the perfect setting for a selection of world-class wines by the bottle and glass, along with local and national craft beer selections, and barrel-aged and handcrafted cocktails.
For groups 5 and larger or information on buy-outs, please contact:
Jillian at (915) 534-3000 ext. 6037 or email: jhenry@hotelpdn.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and service! We'll definitely go there again.
A photo of Taft Diaz restaurant
4.4
4.4 (394)
$31 to $50
American
El Paso
About the restaurant
October 16, 1909-For the first time in their country’s history, American President William H. Taft and Mexican President Porfirio Díaz met for a summit in the El Paso-Juarez border; the land commonly known as El Chamizal. Flags were lowered and the borderland remained neutral territory.

A traditional, conservative luncheon was hosted by President Taft at the El Paso Chamber of Commerce followed by an opulent dinner served and presented by President Díaz in the Old Federal Customs building in Juarez. Private discussions were had and agreements were made.

TAFT DÍAZ serves as a testament that great things can flourish when you welcome others at your table.

What will you set in motion during your visit with us?

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Sometimes you just need to celebrate with either corn and truffle soup or green pea soup as a starter, with friends that are family, and have a palate cleanser with delicious summer organic Rosé from Austria. Very romantic, but also perfect for some business lunch or breakfast/coffee and sweets like mango sorbet. Gracias to the Executive and Sous Chefs and their team. And the servers, hosts, and front desk staff. Thanks to all the cleaning and mechanical professionals because in the years I have been enjoying this space I haven’t had literally any problems. Truly love being taken care of by the endless amazing people at this property that is my home away from home and a place to relax, get work done, and celebrate memories such as getting advanced degrees/awards and… who doesn’t want a massage and gourmand experience on the same day after work. Thank you to morning crew to the secrets and gems of this fantastic property including Blush.
A photo of Sabor restaurant
4.2
4.2 (165)
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
El Paso
About the restaurant
Step into Sabor for inspired Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Some of the best memories are shared over food, fine beverages, and a warm ambiance served at Sabor, providing the perfect setting for good food and good conversations.

Adam Bustillos, Chef de Cuisine
Top recommendations: Queso, Southwest Salad, & Enchiladas Suizas
Four-star rating on TripAdvisor.
Located inside Hotel Paso Del Norte.
Outdoor front patio & courtyard seating upon request.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Polite and excellent service. Served an incorrect meal to one of our party, but were apologetic and very solicitous, fixing the error immediately. Great experience overall with excellent food and a nice environment. Excellent place to eat, have a drink, shake off work stress, sit and talk, and enjoy an easy-going environment.
Explore Diners' Choice best of El Paso
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo