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

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Café Central

4.7
4.7
1808 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

11:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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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 1,808 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 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

    Good for business meals

  • El Paso

    Good for groups

  • El Paso

    Neighborhood gem

  • El Paso

    Great for fine wines

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Good for special occasions

  • 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

    Good for business meals

  • El Paso

    Good for groups

  • El Paso

    Neighborhood gem

  • El Paso

    Great for fine wines

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Good for special occasions

  • El Paso

    Most Booked

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  1. CP

    CePo

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and friendly staff. Delicious food!!
  2. CL

    ClarenceL

    El Paso

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was amazing as always - tops down, my favorite restuarant.
  3. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a 80th birthday for my mother, staff was fantastic, service was excellent and food was on delicious!
  4. LE

    LilianaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful night for my husband and I celebrating our anniversary. Everything was perfect from the moment we entered. Everyone was so nice and friendly and never pushy. Food was delicious, we will definitely be going back real soon. Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent but we had to ask for bread since the bread server kept skipping over our only our table and served others around us. The service was good otherwise
  6. CA

    CynthiaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate lunch and the food is delicious and the service is great
  7. S

    Speedo

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening. Thank you
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribeye is the best in all of EP
  10. AR

    AndresR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The definition of opulence.
  11. P

    Phil

    Dallas

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Great food. Superior service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Food is always excellent Service is the best in town My favorite place for a nice celebration
  14. W

    Wicho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, superb table service, exceptional organization, overall excellent.
  15. MT

    MarcyT

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our brunch was perfect - great service, great food….
  16. NO

    NmaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a romantic date night. Food was great and the customer service was phenomenal. The managers even checked in on us. Highly recommend this place!
  17. JR

    JustinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant to go out for a nice fancy date too. Was amazing customer service, food was exactly as anticipated and will definitely be returning for another dinner.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always appreciate the ambiance, live music, friendly staff and great food. I also liked the fact that the manager came by our table and checked on us and asked if everything is well. We told him perfect, thank you for checking. We will be back for another special occasion in the future.
  19. J

    Jorgep

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Wait was very long and food was not tasteful. 6 out of 10 overall
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food3service4ambience4
    Incredibly long wait for food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Celebrating 21yr anniversary….thought to go big….went to Cafe Central…….only way to describe it is to call it the worst dinning experience we’ve had in El Paso. It took over an hour for appetizers to arrive, they didn’t arrive at the same time, the grilled octopus was half a tentacle….the portobello was a medium size portobello cut in 4 bite size pieces…..I thought you are fine dinning….portions are usually small….but then it took over an hour and 30min more for the entrees to arrive….and when they did was that the night went from bad to worst…..my wife’s sea bass was uneatable, flavorless and chewy and the rice was undercooked and it seemed that all was reheated on a microwave….I ordered the chef’s special…a Wagyu NY strip with a scallop and shrimp…the steak lacked flavor and the shrimp were severely over cooked. It takes a lot of effort to do a Wagyu steak wrong. Ended up with an upset stomach with several trips to the restroom in the middle of the night. They did remove my wife’s sea bass from the bill….but they ruined our anniversary date night. The waiter was the highlight of the night, great guy…. What a disappointment and waste of time and money.
  22. AU

    AnthonyU

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I have been to Cafe Central before on a few occasions, but have never had the poor service we received on Saturday evening. Our reservation was at 5:45 PM and I will admit we arrived at 6:00 in which I did call to update the restaurant. We were sat immediately and were provided drink and wine menus. Our server, Manuel, was busy preparing the private dining area for what appeared to be a large party. We ordered drinks at about 6:15, but had not been given actual menus. At 6:35, we were asked by another server if we would like menus. Manuel did not take our order until 6:45. Our food was not delivered until 7:15 by another server. I immediately asked for the check as we had to run next door for a show at the Plaza that started at 7:30. We were basically forced to inhale our food and not even savor it. Although our food was good, our experience on Saturday was poor at best. I would hope that if we were to return our experience would be much better.
  23. VR

    VanessaR

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    It wasn't full so we would have expected better service but instead we were left alone. We were brought butter but no bread and different servers were sent to attend us when we asked.
  24. RA

    RavenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and food was delicious. Highly recommend the cream of green chile soup. Sommelier is very knowledgeable and friendly.
  25. BM

    BerthaM

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Will return
  26. RL

    RobertoL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food....great service....the best experience and best restaurant in El Paso !!
  27. SP

    SpecialPlace

    El Paso

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Over priced food choices for a set menu. Added fees for better food choices. No complimentary drink with dinner. Good live music but way too loud to talk across the table while playing Value for money spent 180.00 person would have been better spent on a regular dinning night. Better choices for money spent. Will not do a holiday dinner again felt very ripped off by such a lovely place to go for special occasions.
  28. LU

    LUISMRODRIGUEZ1

    Monterrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excelente ambiente y alimentos , un poco descuidado el servicio , se solicitaron complementos y no se atendieron , sal y pan , el vino lo servían sin cuidado derramando sobre la mesa !!
  29. SP

    ScottP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Rib eye was over cooked and too much salt on our various dishes. Good prices but the meal itself was disappointing. Went last year and it was great. Don’t know what changed but it needs attention to correct it. New chef perhaps?
  30. RB

    RonnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is unbelievable! Food was outstanding! Best romantic restaurant in El Paso!
  31. J

    Josh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Food and place is amazing, sitting outside was not great. Very Smokey and service was weak.
  32. D

    Daisy

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really busy yesterday evening, and too much noise.
  33. EL

    ELPTejas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family enjoyed themselves celebrating my wife's birthday. The staff and our waiter made it special for her.
  34. H

    Hectorin76

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Central!!!! Always a great place to enjoy good food and a family ambiance. From the beginning till the end a great place, food besides tasting amazing the presentation is fenomenal! Expensive if you’re not used to fine dining prices! But definitely amazing!!!
  35. DC

    DianaC

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Hostes terrible, we had a reservation for a bar table and they even called to confirm earlier that day and when we got there it’s like we didn’t even had a reservation. We were just going to order a drink and leave but At the end the waiters saved the day. Outstanding service on their part, food was great and they literally fixed the mood for the rest of the night. Great on the service staff 10/10
  36. LL

    LynnL

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner was amazing from the service to the taste of the food. They even helped me celebrate my birthday by bringing me my dessert with a sparkler on top. It
  37. TG

    TerriG

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were not rushed at all. Servers came by very discreetly to fill water, offer bread, remove dishes, etc. The music was too loud for the space.and table placement. It would've been better if it was only the piano and not a singer. Food quality was fair, their signature soup was a little off - too thick. Did enjoy the new sommelier. The tradition lives on.
  38. DM

    DennieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were amazing. Was a little loud for my husband and table a bit small as it was quite busy and we made reservations same day. Visited for BD celebration and was very pleased. Best meal on a 2 week road-trip.
  39. OS

    OSCARD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    brother wife daughter and my self very satisfied .
  40. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must fine Dinning Experience for special occasions. The Experience is extraordinary. Highly recommend it.

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 4.7 stars by 1808 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 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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