Burgers

The East Side’s Funkmeyers Rec Room has been known as El Paso’s first arcade bar and home to Tacoholics. Last winter, a chain reaction of events caused the culinary stars to align. Tom’s Folk Cafe closed its doors while Tacoholics announced it was leaving Funkmeyers to open a place of their …

El Paso has known Tommy Hwang for over a decade through his Japanese express eatery, Mirai Bowl, but this year, we meet a much different side through Border Burger Bar. This neighborhood bar and restaurant serves craft American fare made from scratch and infused with bold Hispanic and Asian …

“A hidden gem” has to be the most trite restaurant descriptor ever to be used, but that’s exactly how you’d describe El Asador. Way out East, past El Dorado High School is the Good Time gas station, and within the convenient store is a cozy sit-down eatery. Once inside, you’ll forget about s…

The Denver-based fast casual chain came to the Freedom Crossing shopping center in Fort Bliss a couple of years ago. It’s managed to win over soldiers and civilians with its variety of made-to-order food in a clean, upbeat space. Burgers are actually smashed, seared and seasoned on the grill…

For the last couple of years, a little building located south of I-10 near Yarbrough has been gathering a lot of hype for its burgers. On the corner of Lafayette and Esther is the original, very vintage-looking Little Tony’s Cafe, but peering out of the windows are Chuco Burger signs. The de…

For 20 years, The Magic Pan Restaurant was the heart of Doniphan’s Placita Santa Fe shopping center. In February of 2013, owners retired the business, keeping the rights to the name but selling the space and equipment to brothers and staff members Michael and John Becker and businessman Sony…

A swanky, modern full service bar complete with restaurant service contrasts the adjacent historic Plaza Theatre. Oasis Bistro is a nice backdrop for a relaxing weekday lunch or pre-show dining. The bistro also offers outdoor dining on patios perfect for viewing events in the Arts Festival P…

Steven and Drina Hernandez of the successful Create Gourmet Eats food truck have expanded their culinary and business talent at Steveo’s Eat and Drink on the East Side. Create will be limited to catering and festivals to accommodate their new venture. Art, architecture and music factor into …

Owners and a couple of burgers on the menu are about the only things Block and Toro Burger Bar share. The former location of Square Cow has been redone, all remnants of bovine kitsch removed. Partitions now close off the once open kitchen, where salads, flatbreads, sandwiches and American-st…

Downtown’s newest eatery is also El Paso’s healthiest. Local company Raw Food Rules and a kitchen team from the EPCC Culinary Arts Program are serving food made with sustainable ingredients free from GMOs, hormones, pesticides and refined products. The menu consists of vegetarian, vegan and …

Something seemed to be missing ever since Valentine’s Kitchen moved out of the space next to Hope and Anchor. Finally filling that void is Sabertooth Food Co. The tiny space retains the diner-style open kitchen with barstool seating but has added additional communal and individual tables. De…

Owner John Geske left everyone scratching their heads when he closed down the original Cabo Joe’s at Sioux to move it to Gateway East. A few months later, country bar The Tumbleweed Saloon was launched. You’ll find the same layout as Cabo Joe’s, with the exception of the dance floor that inc…

Stonewood is like the older, sophisticated sibling of the three eateries owned by the Pan y Agua group who brought us Crave, Independent Burger and TI:ME at Montecillo (Stonewood’s location). The grill is all about aesthetics, from the moment you open their giant wooden front door to the ear…