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Alfresco Dining

With over 300 sunny days a year, El Paso is the ideal place to enjoy legendary cuisine alfresco style. Here are some of our favorites patios.

Anson 11
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Anson 11
303 N. Oregon St.
915-504-6400 

The atmosphere on this patio is friendly and inviting. Situated in the heart of downtown, Anson 11’s outdoor dining scene pairs the feel of a neighborhood bistro or pub with delicious food and exceptional service.

Crave Kitchen and Bar
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Crave Kitchen and Bar
300 Cincinnati Ave.
915-351-3677 

The historic Kern District is where Crave calls home. The patio is a perfect place to hand out, drink one of over 70 international beers and enjoy your favorite comfort food prepared with a Crave twist.

D'Lox
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D'Lox
630 Sunland Park Dr.
915-760-4889 

One of El Paso’s best kept secrets, this west side café is always packed. Delicious Bloody Mary’s, and an endless Sunday brunch make for a winning combination.

Eloise
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Eloise
255 Shadow Mountain Dr.
915-581-2441 

This cozy European inspired café is home to a quaint patio and a diverse array of house made and vegan beers and bites.

Magic Bistro
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Magic Bistro
5034 Doniphan Dr.
915-833-2121 

Known for its charming garden, the Magic Bistro offers up some of the most freshly prepared dishes made with house-smoked meats and homemade dressings and sauces. Ask for the quiche of the day-it won’t disappoint.

Pho Tre Bien
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Pho Tre Bien
6946 Gateway Blvd. East
915-598-0166 

This Vietnamese fav is known for its extensive menu served in an artsy space with an inviting outdoor patio. Lanterns, garden features and beautifully landscaped Koi pond make for a fun evening out.

Hoppy Monk
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Hoppy Monk
4141 N. Mesa St.
915-307-3263 

A saloon, bar, tavern or neighborhood inn-call it what you will, The Hoppy Monk is where locals gather for craft beer and made from scratch eats. This unique gathering place is home to a rustic outdoor patio where on any given day locals come together to discuss just about anything.

The Kitchen at 150 Sunset
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The Kitchen at 150 Sunset
150 E. Sunset Rd.
915-308-8528 

Situated adjacent to a nursery, the Kitchen at 150 Sunset’s patio impresses diners with its lush oasis surrounded by potted plants and native desert landscapes. They pair their community-centric philosophy with outstanding service to make sure your dining experience is second to none.

Ardovino's Desert Crossing
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Ardovino's Desert Crossing
1 Ardovino Dr.
575-589-0653  

Since 1949, Ardovino’s Desert Crossing has provided a unique ambiance. Situated at the base of Mount Cristo Rey, a seat on the windmill patio is nothing short of breathtaking. Innovative cuisine, fresh quality ingredients, and an extensive wine selection demonstrate their passion for diversity and perfection. Make time before or after your meal to relax and unmind at the Mecca Lounge, a throwback to a casual 1950’s lounge. Local art and gambling memorabilia is all part of the appeal.

La Perla Rooftop Bar
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La Perla Rooftop Bar
106 W. Miills Ave.
915-440-7666 
 

Inspired by La Peregrina—the world-famous pearl that passed from the Spanish monarchy to Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother before appearing on the neck of Elizabeth Taylor— our rooftop bar and restaurant, La Perla, occupies what was once the penthouse suite where the starlet lived during her marriage to Nicky Hilton.

Now, it’s been reborn as a contemporary rooftop bar and restaurant, with impressive views of El Paso, the surrounding Rocky Mountains, as well as over the borders of Mexico and New Mexico. Admire the saturated hues of the desert sunset with a vintage craft cocktail in hand, and sample our seafood-driven plates by Chef Andres Padilla (think: Oysters, Ceviches, Coctel Classico, and Bone Marrow Sopes).

Expect to feel like royalty perched above downtown while sipping reinvented classic cocktails.

As the evening closes and the stars begin to twinkle, opt for one of the decadent desserts, like The Pink Cloud, by Pastry Chef Marisol Puentes.

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