Union Plaza District has a great location, for those that are looking for a fun night out enjoying what downtown has to offer. In this post I will go in depth about restaurants in the area. Depending on your likes, you will find sections more appealing to you that others.
- Walking Distance
- Iconic Restaurants
- Late Night
There are a couple of restaurants in the area if you are craving something to eat within walking distance.
La Tabla – 2 min. walk
Business Hours: 11AM-10PM Fridays and Sat until 11PM. Closed on Sundays
Bar: Full Bar
Atmosphere: City Vive, Brick and Mortar Restaurant.
Must Try: Roasted Cauliflower, Papas Bravas
This place is just one block away! La tabla features a Spanish style menu, they have small platters: Tapas. Their food is great and the place features a full bar. Open for lunch until midnight everyday, except Sundays. We recommend their papas, coli flower tapas and the burger was exquisite as well.
Lick it Up – 9 min. walk
By far our personal favorite for Vegetarian and is just 9 min. walk from the apartments. Lick It Up has a lot to offer; located right inside the International Bar, they offer a full menu 100% Plant Based with a delicious twist to Mexican Street food. You may order a Milanesa Torta or Street Tacos without regret. I loved the Mushroom Chorizo Torta a side of brussel sprouts and a Jarritos to drink.
Sabroso Shop – 11 min. walk
The Sabroso Shop has some great burritos and gorditas (Mexican food), and they serve fast. They have a good service and usually are pretty busy in the mornings. They are open 24 hours per their Facebook profile …we have yet to test it. Check their Facebook page for
Rosas Cantina – 8 min. drive
Rosas’ Cantina is one of the most famous bars in the US. It has old fame, and is not conspicuous. Today, it is offers great drinks, Mexican food and nightlife at pretty decent prices. It is usually the center place for bikers in the area, as well as older couples wanting a drink and good fun.
Why is this place so iconic? If you like country-western, you may have heard about the Marty Robbin’s song “El Paso”. This old country-western song was a total hit in 1959, and made it’s author a star. You may read more in detail in this article in the HuffPost.
Track One – 13 min. drive
Looking for the Best Wings in El Paso? This is the place. Their Double Dipped Wings are absolutely superb! They are served right off the fryer in covered in two sauces succulent sauces: Pure Honey and Hot Sauce. They also have great burgers, kabobs, sandwiches and quesadillas. Do not forget to try their Chilli Bowl!
This place is iconic because it was built right inside a 3 train passenger wagons. The bar area is pretty cozy and the bartenders are friendly. This place usually gets packed and they do not accept reservations, so plan ahead.
Cattleman’s Steakhouse – 41 min. drive
One of the best places to get a great piece of steak in the county. It is quite a drive from the apartments but definitely worth it. Quality of the steaks and sides dishes are something that have placed this iconic place in top charts in El Paso. This is a place you must consider visiting if you have the time.
L&J Cafe – 9 min drive
One of the best Mexican food restaurants in El Paso. This place has been open since 1927 and has become a staple in the city. The Green Chile Enchiladas are something you might have never tried before as they use pieces of california chile to make the sauce. …just great stuff.
Los Bandidos de Carlos & Mickey’s – 13 min drive
If you want to try good Tex-Mex in the region, this place is well known for their Mariachi music, margaritas and great nachos.
Lick it Up – 9 min. walk
This comes up again! and as stated before it is one of our personal favorites just 9 min. walk from the apartments and it is vegetarian!
Business Hours: Everyday from 11:30AM-10PM (Fridays and Saturdays until 12PM)
Bar: Full Bar 😉
Must Try: Everything!
Lick It Up has a lot to offer; located right inside the International Bar, they offer a full menu 100% Plant Based with a delicious twist to Mexican Street food. You may order a Milanesa Torta or Street Tacos without regret. I loved the Mushroom Chorizo Torta a side of brussel sprouts and a Jarritos to drink.
Healthy Bite – 10 min. walk
This is primarily a juice/smoothie bar. Conveniently located next to the US Postal Office, we go here for lunch. We really enjoy the smoothies and breakfast sandwiches made fresh to order. The bread is just outstanding. I must say that this place is visited more often by my wife than
Being hungry very late at night is no reason to go running towards fast food, with excellent choices offered in the city. El Paso’s culinary talent is something we (as El Pasoans) are proud of and it is their exquisite food is available very late.
Pizza Joint – 12 min. walk
This is the closest hanging spot for a late night snack. They have a good variety of tasty pizza slices readily available for you to take or order a whole pizza …and in the meantime get a board game to play with your peers. This place keeps their doors open until midnight on weekdays and until 2:00AM on weekends.
Tacos El Cometa – 9 min drive
Tacos El Cometa is one of my favorite places to go eat. Their famous flautas are well known in the El Paso-Juarez area for years, Originally from Juarez, this place became famous for their late hours and tasting platters. I love the Tacos de Alambre con Queso, they are absolutely to die for and even more after the bar. They close until 4:00 AM, EVERYDAY!
Chicos Tacos – 11 min. drive
Chico’s Tacos is an El Paso Institution and for many the “…taste of home”. Thinker iconic rolled tacos plunged in their se read sauce is something that you MUST try in your visit here. They are open until late on Thursdays and Friday until 3AM. See their Yelp page for more information.