Things To Do

Southwest Treasures

Cafe Mayapan
Photograph by Cafe Mayapan
2000 Texas Ave.

Eat, shop, and immerse yourself in El Paso’s rich culture at Cafe Mayapan. Cafe Mayapan serves a variety of traditional Mexican cuisine, paying homage to our indigenous roots. With dishes like our Grilled Nopal stuffed with Mushrooms and our Chipotle infused Sopa Azteca, you will get a taste of of our rich culture. After eating at Cafe Mayapan you can shop for hand crafted artisan goods at Lum Metik Fair Trade Company, located just behind Cafe Mayapan. By Shopping at Lum Metik you are supporting a network of 3,000 women from all across Mexico in sustaining economy in their communities. Cafe Mayapan and Lum Metik are projects of La Mujer Obrera, a local organization that works for basic human rights in some of the most economically disadvantaged communities in the El Paso County. Join us for lunch to engage in El Paso’s community and culture. Cafe Mayapan–Buena Comida, Buena Causa.

Chuco Relic
Photograph by Chuco Relic
4935 N. Mesa St. Suite 5

Locally owned and family operated, Chuco Relic is the spot for locals, tourists, and transplants to feel real Chuco Town pride. They are the spot to get locally sourced one of a kind El Paso threads and to recharge and refresh your pride for El Paso. Chuco Relic is home to more than 15 local artists and 80 percent of their products are locally made. This little big city is no stranger to creativeness and it’s Chuco Relic’s job to highlight the talented people of our great city. Their growlers, flasks, and t-shirts, are just a few of our products that boast El Paso. If eclectic pieces are more your jam, take a stroll through our store.

Downtown Shopping District
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Downtown El Paso/El Paso Street

Over 300 stores. Wholesale/Retail. Popular stores include Starr Western Wear, Holland’s Department Store, Hernandez Fashions, Viva Perfumeria, Krystal Jeans and V.I. Sports. Selections for the entire family!

El Paso Connection
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14301 Gateway Blvd. West

Rustic wood Furniture, iron accessories, western art, indoor clay water fountains and so much more. The El Paso Connection has a great selection of Mexican imports like pottery, zarapes, blankets, and much, much more.

So El Paso
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2717 N. Stanton St.

So El Paso is a retail store located in the heart of historic Kern Place and near UTEP. We offer El Paso-inspired food products and gifts. If you are looking for authentic El Paso salsa, El Paso Chihuahua gear, UTEP souvenirs or other local finds, So El Paso should be your first stop. We will be happy to ship your purchases, too! Free parking in front of our store.

Southwestern Furnishings

Cabinets or chairs, dining tables or end tables you’ll find it all at Southwest Furnishings. Custom designs will make your home or office distinctive and unique.

The Brass Shop
7360 Stiles Road

This unique store offers great gifts, collectibles, furniture, brass, cast aluminum, wrought iron and other hard to find items.

The Whoopee Bowl Antique Mall
Photograph by The Whoopee Bowl Antique Mall
9010 N. Desert Blvd.
915 886-2855

One of the largest antique dealers in the area . With an 11,000-square-foot building and a total of seven acres of land, the Whoopee Bowl has lots of room for all kinds of treasure. Along with its own items, the Whoopee Bowl also leases space to other antique dealers. The shop features antique pot belly stoves, stained glass windows, furniture, wagon wheels, photographs, books, etc., etc. New cast aluminum lighting, furniture and accessories are also available for wholesale and retail purchasers.

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