Best Dinner Places to Celebrate Graduation – The Prospector

Salma Paola Baca

Anson Eleven, located at Anson Mills, 303 N Oregon St. Includes a bistro side and a fine dining side perfect for graduation parties.

At the end of the fall semester, the prospective graduates prepare to go on stage and then celebrate with their loved ones. El Paso has its fair share of top-notch and inviting restaurants perfect for celebrating such an achievement. From old-style cantinas to country-themed spots, this list gives a glimpse of the different restaurants that are perfect for celebrating graduation.

Cattleman’s Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch

Praised by local and national magazines, Cattleman’s Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch has built a remarkable reputation since opening in 1973.

For anyone who’s been there, you know it’s actually not in El Paso, it’s in Fabens. About 30 minutes outside of El Paso city limits, the road to the restaurant is smooth and scenic. However, watch out for long lines as the restaurant gets very busy on the weekends. Famous for its steak, this restaurant also offers a variety of seafood and desserts. If you’re looking for a restaurant with a scenic view, a ranch with animals to visit and feed, or a good steak, Cattleman’s is the place to be for your celebration.

answer 11

Located in one of the most iconic buildings in El Paso, Anson 11 has established itself as one of El Paso’s premier restaurants. Located on the lower floors of the Anson Mills Building is the restaurant and bar, outdoor seating and a second floor, each overlooking San Jacinto Plaza across the street. The restaurant has two sides, a bistro side which is the lower floor of the restaurant and a side dedicated to fine dining which occupies the second floor of the restaurant. Whether you want to celebrate in a casual setting or in an upscale setting, Anson 11 and its two different dining options are another great local restaurant to check out.

state border

Another entry on this list that offers great west Texas barbecue in a wild west setting is State Line. Located in Sunland Park on the Texas-New Mexico border, State Line is a great example of old-fashioned Borderland dining. The County Line Barbeque restaurant chain, to which it belongs, was founded in 1975 by a group of Texans who admired Austin-style grilling. It’s still a big hit in Texas and New Mexico. With locations scattered across the states, State Line in El Paso is one of the most popular travel destinations. With outdoor seating, a dated looking bar and indoor dining rooms, this place is perfect for a graduation party.

With a menu ranging from baby back ribs to hearty sausages, get ready to eat your fair share of good Texas barbecue when you pop into this western-themed restaurant.

L&J Cafe

One of El Paso’s oldest restaurants, L&J Café, or The Old Place by The Graveyard, is an icon of the city’s food culture. Established in 1927 as Tony’s Place, this family run restaurant is still in operation today and offers delicious home-cooked Mexican cuisine. Their menu is filled with well-known community favorites, not just Tex-Mex food. Chile rellenos and entomatada platters are just a few of the different options L&J’s offers, making this a great spot to go out with your loved ones and enjoy a celebration. If you want to have a drink, the restaurant also has a bar where you can order local specialities.

Cafe Central

Arguably the most luxurious dining destination in all of El Paso, Café Central continues a legacy that began in 1918. One of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in the area, this downtown spot has made a name for itself and has been a talking point in The New York Times and Travel + Leisure.

The restaurant offers private dining options so guests can celebrate together with their own experience. With a brunch, lunch, and dinner menu, Café Central offers a variety of high-end foods to try and enjoy.

From snails to lamb for dinner or crème brulee to tres leches for dessert, Café Central has long established itself as an unforgettable dining experience for all.

El Paso has a wide range of restaurants for graduates and their loved ones to celebrate the occasion, depending on everyone’s price range and preferred dining style.

Elisha Nunez is a staff reporter and can be reached at [email protected]