These five new businesses recently moved into Downtown El Paso and may have missed your radar, but no worries because we’re giving you the lowdown on everything they offer. In need of a cold one, antojitos, or a green smoothie? Make your way to #DTEP and stop by one of these local business to give them some love.
518 W. San Antonio Ave. Ste. E
Located in the Union Plaza District, Whiskey Blonde offers cold beer, loads of TVs, and good food. They have drink specials every day of the week and you can often catch the latest UFC fight along with all the other games at the moment. Their food menu offers a Mushroom Burger, Street Nachos, Whiskey Wings with sauces like Buffalo Bourbon and Jack Daniels Honey, and more. This is the perfect spot to spend your Sunday Funday or to grab a beer and bite before a baseball game.
Open Tuesday-Friday from 2 pm-2 am and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-2 am.
Monkey Green Cafe
400 S Oregon Ste B3 (inside Mercado Paisano)
Find Monkey Green Cafe inside the Mercado Paisano in El Centro for some delicious food that’s good for you too! They have smoothies of all different colors and flavors including a make-your-own option. We recommend the Green Revolution packed with nutrients for that extra health benefit! Hungry form some food? You can find the Chicken Pesto Pita Sandwich, the Apple Walnut Salad and the Veggie Burger on their menu. Monkey Green Cafe also offers vegetarian, paleo, and vegan options.
Open Monday-Saturday from 9 am-5 pm.
400 S Oregon St Ste E4 (inside Mercado Paisano)
Pancho Loco is THE place for Mexican antojitos! Grab a whole pineapple drenched in chamoy, a corn-in-a-cup with all your favorite toppings and freshly made churros. They do snacks right, but that’s not all they offer. They have a wide variety on their menu like burritos, tamales, smoothies, hot dogs, fruit salad, and ice cream. If you’re craving it, we’re sure Pancho Loco has it. Visit them inside Mercado Paisano in El Centro.
Open Monday-Friday from 11 am-7 pm, Saturday from 10 am- 7 pm. Sunday from 10 am-5 pm.
200 S. Santa Fe St.
THRFT takes shopping to the next level with a cool shop featuring a public telephone booth doubling as a photo-booth and a monthly collection that is curated to a theme. They take a unique approach to the shopping experience by keeping your size and sense of style on hand to keep you updated on new finds. Get your THRFT threads fast because they sell in limited quantities and once a collection is sold out they close up shop until the next collection is debuted.
Open Thursday-Saturday from 3 pm-8 pm. Private shopping appointments available. www.thrftstore.com
Zino’s Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine Downtown
420 E San Antonio Ave
One of your favorite Greek & Mediterranean places in El Paso opened up another location right across from the Courthouse! Zino’s offers hummus, gyros, falafel, kabobs and more tasty treats. Don’t forget about dessert! They make their own baklava.
Ciro’s Bar & Kitchen
414 E. San Antonio