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Javier's Restaurant (Closed)
10501 Gateway West
El Paso, TX
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Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cooking Oil: Vegetable
Smoking: No Smoking
Best Items: Gorditas, Caldo de Res, Fresh Fruit Drinks
Beans: , Rice:
Chips: , Salsa:
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Javier's is a small place in a shopping center with about a dozen wooden booths, mainly serving working
people from the surrounding area. The food is fast, good, and cheap (but I'm not sure about healthy, judging
from the amount of grease in the enchiladas and chiles rellenos).
The lunch specials (comida corrida) are cheap, served with a choice of three or four main dishes, beef soup (caldo de res), rice and beans. I have always liked the kRed Enchiladas here, but I like them better while eating them--the greasy aftertaste is something not as appealing, but is typical of the El Paso Mexican food in this price range. The Caldo is good, but I don't know that it's any better than the ones served at other places.
The Gordita, an item that I don't think is normally served on the lunch specials, is the best item I have found here. The crust is thick and flavorful (and non-greasy) much as the celebrated one served at the Little Diner, and a choice of fillings is available.
Chips are excellent. Salsa is not exceptional, but you are served red and green as well as pico de gallo, making it pretty satisfying.
One of the best features here is the fresh fruit drink--the canteloupe (melon) is one of the best in El Paso.
Breakfast is served, but I have never tried it because I enjoy Mike and Ana's so much (and it is cheaper than Javier's).
Things from the regular menu that are not on the lunch specials are the priciest items here--other restaurants probably offer better deals. Javier's is not bad, though, for El Paso style Mexican food, and the lunch specials are hard to beat.
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