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Café Central, El Paso, TX
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Café Central

4.8
4.8
1753 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (915) 545-2233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kasey Kaplan

  • Catering

    Please call Event Planner at (915) 545-2233 or email estela@cafecentral.com for details and we will make sure to make your event a success.

  • Private party facilities

    For private event reservations, we do not allow any outside entertainment. We will help you plan the most memorable event, please inquire with us!

  • Private party contact

    Estela Abelleyra: (866) 943-6926

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Cross street

    Mills and San Antonio Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $5.00 Lunch and $10.00 at Dinner

  • Entertainment

    Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • El Paso

    Best Overall

  • El Paso

    Best Food

  • El Paso

    Best Service

  • El Paso

    Best Ambiance

  • El Paso

    Best Value

  • El Paso

    Great for fine wines

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Good for special occasions

  • El Paso

    Lively

  • El Paso

    Most Booked

  • El Paso

    Best Overall

  • El Paso

    Best Food

  • El Paso

    Best Service

  • El Paso

    Best Ambiance

  • El Paso

    Best Value

  • El Paso

    Great for fine wines

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Good for special occasions

  • El Paso

    Lively

  • El Paso

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious 😋 el servicio super bien. El restaurante algo chico.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Dinner and service were great! The ambiance was difficult to gage as we were stuffed to a corner at the bar. Would have been better off at the bar, not bothering with reservations!
  3. AG

    AlejandroG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing first time going and will be coming back one day
  4. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cafe Central was amazing at celebrating our anniversary. They gave us a card and made us feel special. The dinner was excellent, the service was top notch, and we left very satisfied. I loved the live music. I did feel that the tables were a little close to each other and the music in between the live music didn’t fit the vibe. Overall, I would come back though. My husband and I really enjoyed our meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  6. TF

    TomF

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, great service and the wine director, while I did not need he help, was a great guy
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and we loved the live music, but it was a bit loud for my 3 year old. We were a little too close to the music so that may have been the issue. Everything tasted really good except the actual salmon which was bland. I would say the duck was great after my partner let me have a taste.
  8. RT

    RosieTC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Cafe Central has been one of the best high cuisine El Paso has. I experienced the fine dining while under the original owners, which was amazing; used to host healthcare educational programs; and, have now tried it under it's new management... and it is not the same. Quality of food is lacking, while the prices do not match up. It was a bit disappointing.
  9. GL

    GregoryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in town. Always the place to go for a special occasion.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good, but it was pretty loud since we were sitting in the bar and they had an event next to us and there was people running and yelling all night long. This is not usual on Cafe Central a little disappointed.
  11. FR

    FranciscoR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience, everyone very attentive, food was delicious! I highly recommended this restaurant. It was our anniversary and they made it special.
  12. G

    George

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places. Always consistent excellent good snd service
  13. DA

    DanAnthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was at or above expectations except for the waiter. We had to flag down other servers to get water and tea refills. We were offered a slice of bread before our meal arrived but none afterwards. It appears he was really busy.
  14. LJ

    LauraJ

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal combined with great service. Could not have asked for better thanksgiving day lunch. Thank you.
  15. E

    Edward

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Recommend a Pecan Pie choice for dessert and cooking the sweet potatoes to a soft consistency… they were crunchy like a carrot ! The rest was amazing!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Café central is always a great experience. It’s my go to for a romantic date birthday celebration or girls date. This time I Had a bad experience with one of the bar tenders. He was rude while checking IDs and seemed to have made our drinks wrong on purpose.
  17. N

    Neil

    El Paso

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Made for a very enjoyable experience. Not inexpensive, but well worth it.
  18. TD

    TammyDiaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 25th Anniversary and it was wonderful. Our waiter at Cafe Central was wonderful and very polite. The food was beyond great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Service has gone downhill. Music was too loud, making it impossible to have a conversation.
  20. CH

    CarmenH

    Tucson

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing! Wonderful food, great wine list, and cheerful staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent..the waiter was very attentive
  22. D

    Darena

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ambiance is very nice, food is good and worth the price.
  23. AR

    AmyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience1
    Hostess was horrible, extremely rude. We had a reservation and we were celebrating a birthday. We place our order and four of us ordered duck. A few minutes later the waiter comes back and tells us they had none left. And we needed to order something else. For a fine dining restaurant very disappointed. That should never happen. Service was not great either. Very disappointing overall.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here and the service was excellent. Our waiter didn't miss anything. The live music especially the pianist was great. My wife enjoyed listening to the singer. We ordered the 16oz steak and it was perfect as requested. The German wine was just as I like it. Red and sweet. Thank you!
  25. UM

    UMadBro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    If booking a table tell them so be seated away from the door, reserved at got sat at table closest to the door aweful seating. But overall it was decent experience nothing memorable
  26. LA

    LauriantA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just excellent. A great place for special events! great service
  27. T

    Tigre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s been my favorite restaurant for decades.
  28. AT

    AdrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sea bass, the roasted duck both exquisite. We will go back!
  29. JG

    JodyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting. Everything was amazing!
  30. MC

    MoniqueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a last minute change to the number of guests they were able to accommodate. Sitting in the patio was perfect!
  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a nice surprise after two weeks of travel and mostly mediocre food. Very refined and only disappointment was that they were out of the seared tuna so I had the Chilean Sea Bass instead.
  32. AP

    AndresP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything in this restaurant is perfect. The atmosphere is perfect.
  33. JF

    JesseF

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam was our server and he was AMAZING. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful.
  34. GA

    GaryA

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting And wanted to try it.
  35. j

    jacquelyn

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall mostly a Wonderfull night. I think the waiter was assigned too many tables starting at same time. Had my sparkling water diluted with regular all night. Overall nice but have had better experience at Cafe before. Hopefully next time will be outstanding since that is what I am paying for….
  36. MF

    MrFoodie

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Perhaps it was because we were seated in the "bar" areas. It was very noisy, people standing and bumping to me, had 2 tvs on. Was not the enjoyment or experience I expect for a $400 tab.
  37. O

    Ozzie

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Quality of protein (tuna, steak, etc) is not good but prices remain at 5-star level. Tuna was fishy, chewy and over cooked. Steak was OK, but one would expect better for a $300 bill. Service and ambience is fantastic and still the fanciest place in El Paso.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good and the food was very good …
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  40. RF

    RobertoF

    El Paso

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner! Exceptional food and great wine selection by Francisco, the sommelier

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Café Central offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 545-2233.

Café Central is rated 4.8 stars by 1753 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 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Central

109 North Oregon st, El Paso, TX 79901

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mills and San Antonio Street

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $5.00 Lunch and $10.00 at Dinner

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kasey Kaplan

  • Entertainment

    Jazz on Thursdays; Piano during Dinner Monday thru Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (915) 545-2233

  • Catering

    Please call Event Planner at (915) 545-2233 or email estela@cafecentral.com for details and we will make sure to make your event a success.

  • Private party facilities

    For private event reservations, we do not allow any outside entertainment. We will help you plan the most memorable event, please inquire with us!

  • Private party contact

    Estela Abelleyra: (866) 943-6926

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