Downtown is one of the most romantic districts in El Paso with fine dining options, twinkling lights in San Jacinto Plaza, rooftop bars with glorious views and first class hotels. See which restaurants are offering special menus, taking reservations and more romantic places to visit.

chelitos Cuaresma Plate(1)

Chelito’s at Abdou

Only served on Fridays during lent, the “Cuaresma Plate” includes a chile relleno, tortitas de camarón, lentejas & rice.

Shrimp Cocktail

Ciro’s Bar & Kitchen

This Lent, Ciro’s is offering a special menu which includes the “Plato Especial De Cuaresma” which is made up of tortitas de camaron con nopales en salsa roja, acompanados de arroz blanco, ensalada y pan.


Laurita’s Kitchen

Claims the best Capirotada in town! Swing by and try their Pescado Empanizado, Camarones con Nopal and Lentejas.

Lentil Soup

Martha’s Cafe

Martha’s Cafe is ready for Lent with their fish soup, rice, lentils, tortitas de camarón, and capirotada.

fish Soup VAlentina

Valentina’s Restaurant

Offers you all your basic staples such as Lentejas, Pescado, Caldo de Pescado, Coctel de Camarones ane more!


501 Bar & Bistro

A grilled salmon from this Mexican-inspired tavern is great for Cuaresma.


Ambar Restaurante

Ámbár ceviche: Hawaiian albacore tuna, oven-dried Roma tomatoes, manzanilla olives, jalapeño, onion, capers, lime, Baja olive oil, parsley.

Anson11 Lenton

Anson 11

Anson 11 offers a shrimp and mussel pasta perfect for Lent.


Basico Bistro + Cafe

This restaurant features several cuaresma foods such as tuna tostadas (pictured above), fish & chips, baja fish tacos, poke bowl, tuna cappaccio, and acapulco shrimp cocktail.

B-17 bombers whole crawfish(1)

B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub

Enjoy whole crawfish! B-17 also has other Lent friendly foods such as buffalo butterfly shrimp, fish & chips, and baked oysters.

cafe central seafood platter

Café Central

Cafe Central is offering a variety of seafood dishes including a seafood platter (pictured above) mussels and fries, and scallops.

deadbeachbrewery - Fish tacos

DeadBeach Brewery

At this beer garden, you can enjoy fish tacos and pair them with a craft beer!

Elemi Aguachile Callo de Hacha

ELEMI Restaurant

“AGUACHILE CALLO de HACHA” Served with ELEMI tostadas, this seafood item includes scallops + aguachile verde + avocado + radish + cucumber + red onion.

La Felix Restaurant - Baja fish tacos

La Felix Taco & Bar

Check out these Baja Fish Tacos!

Lapa Lapa - Delicious fresh and authentic seafood dishes

LAPA LAPA Seafood & Drinks

Lapa Lapa makes Cuaresma easy with their seafood based menu!

Mac's Downtown

Mac’s Downtown

Stop by Mac’s for a seafood based menu perfect for Cuaresma!

Park Tavern - Grilled Salmon and Mac and cheese(1)

Park Tavern

Grilled Salmon + Mac and Cheese = the perfect Lent meal!

pot au feu - Rigatoni Portofino with shrimp add on

Pot Au Feu

“Rigatoni Portofino” A pasta dish with pesto, tomato, red wine, pecorino, and shrimp add on.

Matas Grocery

Mata’s Fruit Store

You will find all the ingredients you need to create your own cuaresma menu! Such as nopalitos and lentils along with capriotada and shrimp cocktail!

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