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Live Like a Local in El Paso

When you think of Texas, you might picture some of the bigger cities like Dallas, Austin, or Houston. El Paso is farther West than any of those places, but it offers some of the best of Texas. After you’ve explored the places like Franklin Mountains State Park, Wyler Aerial Tramway, and the El Paso Museum of Art, you should try some of the favorite local spots. You can eat, shop, and beautify just like a real Texan.

Food in El Paso

Texas is known for its delicious food scene, and El Paso is home to some tasty places. El Paso is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Mexico, so their Mexican food is fantastic. L & J Café prides itself on serving delicious authentic Mexican food. Its historic building is home to Tex-Mex comfort food and their famous L & J Red Salsa. You can check out the murals signed by celebrities and enjoy stories of the graveyard next door.

Right after Tex-Mex cuisine, BBQ is one of the most popular meals in Texas. The County Line started in Austin in 1975 and wanted to provide the best BBQ at reasonable prices for all Texans. Now in nine different locations, you can order BBQ platters to share with the whole family along with slaw and beans. You can even find gluten-free options in the El Paso restaurant.

Crave Kitchen and Bar serves some of the best American dishes out there. Whether you’re hankering for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can find what you want at any of their four El Paso locations. Chicken and waffles, burgers, and sandwiches are just a few of their delicious offerings.

Shopping Around in El Paso

If you’re looking for a typical mall setting to get your shopping done, Cielo Vista is your destination. They have 140 stores and restaurants and serve both El Paso and Mexico with their retailers. You can find the Apple Store, Gap, and the Disney Store here along with Orange Julius, Chick-fil-A, and Marble Slab Creamery.

Bargain hunters can rejoice at The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso. You can find almost 100 name brand stores that sell their goods for 20% to 70% off retail price. This outdoor mall also features a children’s play area, dancing water fountain, and wheelchairs as well as a shuttle service so you can get to the stores faster.

Perhaps you like searching for your treasures, and you can do that at Tulip’s Antiques and Consignments. Tulip’s features high-end jewelry and antiques, so you’re sure to find something unique during your visit. They are only open Wednesday through Saturday, so make sure you stop by before they close.

Beauty by El Paso

After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, you might be ready to relax with some pampering. Selah Salon and Spa is just the place for that. You can get your hair cut and colored or get one of their spa treatments. They have a massage therapist, professional esthetician, nail specialists, and eyelash technician on staff, so you’re sure to get the best service available.

If you’re ready to try a new color, 360 The Colour Bar Salon is the place to go. This salon has been the exclusive salon for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week El Paso since 2010, and they are committed to giving you the best hair color ever.

While El Paso might be small and tucked away, they still have a lot to provide visitors. Make sure to stop in one of these places and see what else there is to explore.

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