We eagerly await the opening of new fine dining restaurants and cocktail lounges in Downtown El Paso. Follow their social accounts to learn more about upcoming openings and keep an eye on our @downtownelpaso social too!

Hush Hush

From the pictures alone I would rate this a 5 out of 5 for ambience. Did I just get abducted and transported into an Indian Jones movie scene? “Hey, Dr. Jones, no time for love!” We got news to get back to. The middle eastern influence and beautifully crafted architecture of the building will make any drink taste adventurous while sitting on the rooftop patio overlooking Juarez!

533 W Franklin Ave

Barrio Eats & Drinks

Barrio Eats & Drinks will be serving up authentic Mexican cuisine. Based off of their online menu, it looks like they will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late night dining! The breakfast menu includes staples such as Huevos Rancheros and Barbacoa. The lunch and dinner menu includes a wide variety of dishes from salads and sandwiches to tacos, enchiladas, steak and pasta. Only a couple blocks from the Southwest University Park, you can have pre-game or post-game meals in the Barrio!

502 N Oregon


Sushi Itto

Originating in Mexico City, Sushi Itto plans to bring a new elevated Japanese cuisine experience to El Paso! The restaurant will be located in the new WestStar Tower and offer outdoor patio seating, indoor restaurant and bar seating along with hibachi-style dining. If you’re going to have a shrimp tossed in your mouth, do it in a memorable setting.

601 N Mesa


One thing we’ve learned, is that premium coffee costs more than a gallon of gas in some places and we gladly pay up to drive our first our of work in the morning!  Kaffa will be serving up kaffeine in Downtown very soon! Grab your morning coffee and pastries and return in the evenings for music and wine. Relax in their self-described bohemian style cafe when they open their doors in the near future.

500 N Oregon

The Garrison

Classy, sophisticated and elegant would describe the vibe we get from the posts we’re seeing  by The Garrison. This seems like the perfect setting for high-quality crafted cocktails on a Downtown corner shared with the Mona Bar of Modern Art and The Tap. This promises to be a robust variety of bars to hop in one area. The Garrison uses locally sourced ingredients, home-made syrups, drams and liquors to assemble their libations. Their menu takes a culinary approach to flavor, balance and discipline with a dose of whimsy.

420 San Antonio Ave

Union Plaza Bistro

The Union Plaza district may see a new restaurant in its midst. The Made by Seoenz group that currently owns and operates the Union Plaza Loft where Black Pearl used to stand will be opening the Union Plaza Bistro in the cafe behind the property. Chef JD Terrazas will be the culinary mastermind behind the menu. We’ll furnish more details as we get them!

504 W San Antonio Ave

Future Plans

El Paso Inc. published in this past Sunday’s paper, April 17 under the Whispers section that word on the street is Huesos Fine Dining will now open in the WestStar Tower.

They also published that Paul Foster, owner of El Paso Club is considering reopening the club after a total remodel. Re-opening of El Paso Club would be years down the road.

Corralito Steakhouse on Mesa will not be closing but rather be repurposing the restaurant with a new concept.

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