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AJ's Diner

7102 N. Mesa St.
El Paso, TX
(915) 584-2514

AJ's Diner is a 1950's style restaurant

AJ's is a 1950's style diner, and perhaps in the 50's the food would have been considered pretty good, but I know my food tastes have progressed quite a bit past that point.

Several years ago I used to eat hamburgers here, and I thought they were OK, but overpriced. AJ's will substitute a grilled chicken breast for a burger, and this is what I prefer these days. The problem is, though, that you can get a much better chicken sandwich just down the street at Jaxon's for not that much more money. I suspect that the burgers are better there too.

AJ's does have an old fashioned soda fountain, and I don't think Jaxon's (or many other places) serve malts and milk shakes like the ones here (I haven't had any, so I can't give a star rating for them).

The best feature I have found at AJ's is not the food, but the photos of 1950's era autos on the walls. At least the place is clean, and I may stop in sometime for a milk shake.



Cuisine: American
Cost: $$
Smoking: No Smoking

Most Recent Visit
Jan. 19, 2005

Number of Visits: 8

Special Ratings
Southwest Burger: Grilled Chicken Breast