Breakfast Machaca at Kiki's Restaurant & Bar
This local dive saturates the air with an old-school vibe and offers some of the best Machaca in El Paso. This traditional dish has just enough bite to jump start your day! Falling victim to the crab enchiladas or chicken mole is also pretty typical at Kiki’s.
Downtown Artist & Farmers Market
On any given Saturday, Anthony St. transforms into a busy thoroughfare bustling with yoga classes, wellness workshops, cooking classes, kids crafts, and more. Local and regional growers come together to provide the community with some of the freshest eats in town. Don’t look too far for that perfect gift, the market offers a plethora of handmade arts and crafts as well.
Late Night Grub at Chico's Tacos
Open late (really late), Chico’s Tacos is an El Paso staple when it comes to dining after dark. Around since 1953, Chico’s has served up an uncountable amount of singles and doubles. Drenched in red sauced and smothered in cheese, these tacos wont compare to anything you’ve ever had!
San Jacinto Plaza
Situated in the heart of downtown, this historic park is home to the restored Los Lagartos public art sculpture and offers friends and families a place to relax and relish. A splash pad, chess games, ping pong tables and a horseshoe court offer hours of entertainment for all. With a number of great options available at the La Placita Café, ice cold cucumber lemonade and their most popular snack, corn in a cup make for a typical day in downtown El Paso.
Nachos at The Tap
Known to El Pasoans as one of the city’s favorite dive bars, The Tap is made famous for their nachos. Made fresh and covered in white queso and homemade salsa, these nachos top the list of 21 Best Nachos In America. Whipping up some of the best grub in town, The Tap is where locals alike gather regularly for their fix of good eats and $2 drafts.
Nestled on the south eastern side of the Franklin Mountains and surrounded by desert canyon walls, McKelligon Canyon is a popular destination any day of the week. For those looking to take their outdoor fitness to the next level, McKelligon Canyon provides that challenge. Populated with the men and women of Ft. Bliss, this well-known road is where those looking to get their blood pumping congregate.
Margaritas at Carlos & Mickey's
A lively atmosphere, oversized margaritas and mariachis are the norm at Carlos & Mickeys. Voted El Paso’s Best Margarita by the locals themselves, this energetic hot spot is renowned for its Texas sized margaritas. These bigger-than-your-head margaritas pack a real punch so much that the restaurant limits visitors to just two. With a variety of flavors to choose from, picking the perfect rita will be the least of your worries at Carlos & Mickeys!
Sun Up, Sun Down at Scenic Drive
An El Paso staple, Scenic Drive is where residents go for a breathtaking view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Take the winding road to the flag poles where Murchison Park is situated. The park offers viewfinders but most will say that the best view of the sunrise/sunset if from the hood of your car so pop a squat and enjoy the view. The road is closed off to motorist every Sunday offering visitors a safe haven for walking, running, biking, and just about anything not motorized.
Family Dinner at Cattleman's Steakhouse
Great steaks, family style beans, slaw and bread set the stage for a unique family dinner. Set on a real working ranch, Cattleman’s is not just a place to feed your family, it’s where peacocks roam free, buffalo and horses fill stables and hayrides tour the grounds. Don’t forget your camera for colors are vivid and the vistas are endless at Cattleman’s.
Sunday Picnic at Zin Valle Vineyards
Feed that Sunday Funday craze at Zin Valle Vineyards. Families flock to this locally owned and operated vineyard on Sundays for live music and great wine. Pack a picnic and join the local residents as they unwind under the warm southwestern sun.
Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market
Come stroll through where local vendors line The Substation property. The options are endless—you can enjoy an incredible selection of farm fresh products, local artisan items and more! Visitors will come from all over El Paso to indulge in our artist and farmers’ market, whether it’s to get a taste of the great food, enjoy the vendors or to simply soak in the beautiful “village” atmosphere.