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Garufa Argentinean Restaurant, El Paso, TX
Garufa Argentinean Restaurant, El Paso, TX
Garufa Argentinean Restaurant, El Paso, TX
Garufa Argentinean Restaurant, El Paso, TX
Garufa Argentinean Restaurant, El Paso, TX

Garufa Argentinean Restaurant

4.3
4.3
169 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
Garufa is an Argentinean style restaurant. We specialize in delicious steaks and pasta, but we have lots more to choose from for any appetite!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (915) 833-6100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Mezzanine Room Max. Capacity 35 guest. We offer Prefix Menus No Room Fee Please call (915)833-6100 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Fabiola Murphy: (915) 478-9395
  • Neighborhood
    El Paso
  • Cross street
    S Festival Dr
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live music on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

169 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high-quality food. I had a steak in a wine sauce, along with some zucchini. And the flavor for the steak along with the zucchini was something that I had not yet experienced. Really a five star experience for me. 

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was great, but when we arrived they didn’t have my reservation. Fortunately they were able to accommodate us. So I was disappointed with Open Table

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  3. ajaj

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food& service, but you'll have to lean in to hear your date.... it's loud!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here many times over the years and the last few have not been good. Recently we dined here for lunch, and apart from us there were only two other people in the restaurant. Our food took almost an hour to arrive and i had ordered the 7 oz arracherra medium which arrived totally overdone almost charred all the way through. Didn’t send it back because this was a business lunch and i did not have time to wait for them to redo it. The other two diners with me also had a poor experience. One ordered the Palm salad and it was just fair and one ordered the 7oz filet which was butterflied for some reason, it was ordered medium and arrive also well done. You would think with so little work to do in the kitchen the cook would know how to cook the meat to proper temp. It seems to me management and kitchen staff doesn’t really care about the customers. I paid the bill which came close to $200. Unfortunately for Garufa they will never see me there again.

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  5. RobertY

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and service. Salads, breads, and wines very good for. Entrees not good, steak was tough and chicken not well seasoned. Not worth the price, $160 plus for two.

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  6. Risya

    Sacramento

    62 reviews

    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so excited to finally dine here since the last time we tried they were closed. Fast forward to today, again, visiting family for the holidays. Our server was great and even new to the restaurant. The food was just meh. We ordered empanadas. Spinach and Carne. Carne was cold and had an olive pit in it, spinach was good. Wanted the prime rib but unfortunately they didn’t have any so I went with the rib eye. No big deal, also ordered a side of Brussels and a glass of Malbec. Husband had a glass of wine, a filet that came with potatoes and a red wine reduction. Both of our steaks were just bland and lacked any sort of flavor profile what so ever but cooked perfectly. The wine sauce in his dish was super sweet, which didn’t make sense, potatoes old. My side of Brussel sprouts again no seasoning and my steak came with a side of perfectly grilled onion, minus the onions skin which was also in it. Brussel sprouts were grilled in what tasted only like sesame oil and super oily.

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  7. RobertoD

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and everything about it, will certainly return in the near future

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  8. MarshaH

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a lovely time, and the food is good. I especially enjoy the service. Marsha

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  9. DanielN

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here, both times during a weekday. They did not dissapoint. The food is phenomenal! Preparation is on point. The service is exceptional. I' ve had the Lamb Rack and the Bife de Chorizo (ribeye), my meals were fantastic cooked to a perfect medium-rare. I would suggest the bone marrow appetizer, split between three of us, we all were impressed! Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  10. PhilippeM

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meat, cooked the way you want it (very rare (bleu)), service could be more attentive but waiters were nice, good Malbec wines.

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  11. Jockdoc69

    El Paso

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service top to bottom. Friday night entertainment is amazing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service in a timely manner. Food quality is always excellent and the service is impeccable.

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  13. KristieG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My boyfriend and I went here for a nice evening before meeting up friends for drinks. Unfortunately, our food was critically under seasoned—not sure if the chef used any salt on our meats or sides. Our server did not come back to take our order for our entrees and we had to flag someone down. This restaurant used to be pretty good, but I was extremely disappointed for what we paid compared to the lack of service and tasteless food. Please do better.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. A bit too noisy and service was spotty. Overall a fine dining experience. Guitarist was superb and his music helped to dampen the noise level.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service . Definitely will return .

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Steak not cooked to temp requested. Inexperienced chef for the price

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  17. Jovenga

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice and comfortable restaurant. There was a saxophonist that night which was pleasant. The food was very good especially the tenderloin in red wine sauce. The empanadas were tasty and done well.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lamb, whiskey, sour, wine and out if this world service!

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  19. DavidL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner

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  20. CarlosC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, service was slow. the wait staff seemed overwhelmed and confused. seated at a table upstairs, it was rickety and uncomfortable. For the price point, you have better options in El Paso. Would recommend this place to a friend but not a very good friend and only if you are dying to experience this version of an "Argentinian Steakhouse."

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was fantastic. The service from our waiter Benjamin was outstanding and the manager on duty Mikey did a great job. The cheese and vegetable Provoletta was delicious and one of the best if not the best appetizers in town. The rib eye and tenderloin were perfect and the mashed potatoes were great. Overall a beautiful evening!

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  22. James

    El Paso

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible never going back again. At least the food was decent.

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  23. Francismo

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious like always! Amazing ribeye!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful decor, delicious food and great wait staff!

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  25. SteE

    New York City

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I really liked my experience. The fish with beurre blanc sauce was perfect, and I really liked my Caesar salad. I didn’t receive drink refills as fast as I had hoped, and a large party (30 people) was placed right in the middle of the room, so it was awkward to get around them.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time and food

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  27. Rudy

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience was great but the shrimp empanada was very dry and hard, my $80 steak was overcooked. I ordered medium and got almost well done. If you're a steak house this should never happen. The potatoes were also undercooked. Very disappointed as we were celebrating a birthday.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great steak as usual! Miss the old desert menu but having said that I’ve never had a bad meal here.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo súper bien, el servicio la comida el ambiente de primera

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  30. ArmyNurse

    El Paso

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the service was was impeccable. Loved our server and the manager. Great Malbecs.

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  31. michaelg

    El Paso

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Garufa is consistenly a wonderful meal. Good food, great service, never misses.

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  32. Rica

    El Paso

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for steak and wine lovers. Great live music

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  33. Simone

    El Paso

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Great customer service

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  34. SSGTCHRIS

    El Paso

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was amazing. Hostess could have been a little more friendly. Perfect timing on all courses. Drinks were good as well. Clean bathrooms as well.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, the meat is fake-tasting. I ordered the arrachera steak, and it honestly tasted like the fajitas at Taco Cabana. The side vegetables were soggy and consisted of squash and bell peppers. The salad was terrible. It consisted of whole avocado(not even cut), diced celery, and green apples (no actual leafy greens and they were out of the heart of palms). It was drizzled with thousand island dressing—the worst salad of my life. Not to mention that I got sick there after, I can’t say for certain it was from eating there but overall added to the terrible food experience. The waiter was very nice and attentive but overall terrible food. They need to hire better chefs that know about the quality of food and flavors. I definitely will not be returning. (And yes, the empanadas are good, but that is the only food item choice that is worth trying). They should change their name to Argentinian fusion because the only Argentinian food items are the empanadas and chimichurri sauce. Anna

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, very delicious! Our server wasn’t the best. Would not check on us often and took forever to bring the check at the end. We had to go looking for her! Music was a bit loud, it was hard to hear anything. But food was great and worth returning!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wait staff and great food. More casual then expected, but good niche meal.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I am a food eccentric, this is just another steak house. I will not be going back, for the following reasons; the steaks had nothing Argentinian about them. We ordered the ribeye and churrasco. You would think ‘TEXAS’ cooked over real wood, or at least some hardwood for a churrasco! No. The prices for steak fair but nothing special. I ordered the bone marrow, got a unsalted, broiler cooked shank bone. I could taste all the impurities in the marrow. Brine the bones, or cook longer and evenly. The chimichurri was parsley and cilantro with too much vinegar and no flavor, invest in good olive oil. I’m sure there are better things on the menu but if you’re an Argentinian restaurant live up to your name or do some research. This place has potential. Great venue. Bar is beautifully placed at the front door and it shines, along with the owners Porsche. Get better chefs my dude.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was over cooked for medium rare

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Meat (both plates) were very insipid, not even rectified with salt. Ordered baked potatoes had to be changed for mashed potatoes (as baked were not ready) Mashed potato was good however it was cold

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FAQs

Garufa Argentinean Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 833-6100.

Garufa Argentinean Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Garufa Argentinean Restaurant

5411 N. Mesa St. Suite 26A, El Paso, TX 79912

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Festival Dr
  • Neighborhood
    El Paso
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live music on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (915) 833-6100
  • Private party facilities
    Mezzanine Room Max. Capacity 35 guest. We offer Prefix Menus No Room Fee Please call (915)833-6100 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Fabiola Murphy: (915) 478-9395
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