We’ve all looked at the clock as our stomach grumbles and seen that it is well past dinner time.
There’s nothing in your pantry, and even if there was, you are too hungry to devote an hour to cooking something. Most restaurants are closed at this point, but fortunately, there are still some restaurants in El Paso open late night. Here’s a list of our favorites so you can have them on hand when the time comes!
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8889 Gateway Blvd W | El Paso | grimaldispizzeria
We don’t need to explain why pizza is a good choice when you’re craving food late. Pizza is the late night food. But what sets this pizzeria apart is that they make their pies in a coal-fired brick-oven, a style that began with the opening of Grimaldi’s first location under the Brooklyn Bridge in 1990.
You can build your own pie, but we say nothing beats their Traditional. Their classic pizza is made with their “secret recipe” dough hand-tossed and made in house daily, their “secret recipe” tomato sauce, hand sliced mozzarella, and garnish of basil, then topped with their signature cheese and spice blend. They also serve calzones, as well as gluten-friendly and cauliflower crusts.
Grimaldi’s El Paso location is open until 9:00pm Sunday–Thursday and until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday.
“Fantastic pizza. When people ask where the best pizza place in town is, there is a short list with Grimaldi's sitting at the top. For pizza, we got a 16" traditional with pepperoni, mushroom, and extra cheese. Hard to go wrong there.” - Yelp Review
6450 N Desert Blvd | El Paso | silverlakeramen.com
Ramen is another no-brainer for a late night craving. Warm noodles, tasty flavors, and big, affordable servings. What more could you want?
Silverlake Ramen creates ramen using traditional ingredients. The Classic, Tonkotsu, is your choice of protein from pork, chicken, and tofu, served in a creamy pork broth with bean sprouts, spinach, green onion, seaweed, black garlic oil, and egg. If you like your ramen spicy, opt for The Blaze, Spicy Tonkotsu, also your choice of protein from pork, chicken, and tofu, served in a spicy creamy pork broth with bean sprouts, spinach, green onion, seaweed, and egg.
Other offerings include rice bowls, pork buns, gyoza, and edamame.
Silverlake Ramen is also open until 9:00pm Sunday–Thursday and until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday.
“Dinner date with my bf. Had the Garlic Truffle Ramen and he had The Blaze. Both Tonkatsu-based broth. Delicious! Shrimp tempura appetizers were yummy too! Interior is big and spacious. Would recommend to others and would try it again.” - Yelp Review
5010 N Desert Blvd | El Paso | texasroadhouse.com
Although Texas Roadhouse is like any other chain in most ways, they have one thing other traditional American chains don’t have—the Cactus Blossom. If you haven’t yet heard of it, the Cactus Blossom is a Texas-sized, golden-fried onion served with a unique Cajun Horseradish sauce for dipping. It’s great for sharing, and it’s the perfect thing to satisfy a late night craving.
Other menu offerings include hand-cut steaks, ribs, country dinners, and burgers.
The Big Ol' Brownie is another great shareable for dessert. This chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and a hot chocolate sauce will leave you perfectly satisfied with your decision to eat out late.
This location of Texas Roadhouse is open until 10:00pm Sunday–Thursday and until 11:00pm Friday and Saturday.
“We go here pretty regularly. Our recent visit was exceptionally great. Fast service and fresh hot bread. We had our drinks refilled and the bread kept coming hot! I love their prices and it's just loud enough to take my toddler! We will for sure be returning!” - Yelp Review
204 E Mills Ave | Downtown | parktavernelpaso.com
Park Tavern is a great late night spot if you want food on the fancier side. This Downtown restaurant offers modern American cuisine with a southwestern influence as well as craft cocktails in a relaxed setting.
Menu favorites include the Elk Tenderloin, grilled, sliced, topped with chimichurri, and served with marble potatoes and green beans, Duck Tostones, shredded duck on tostones topped with an avocado cream, caramelized onions, and salsa de arbol, and Chicken Piccata, angel hair pasta, pan seared chicken, and lemon caper sauce.
As for drinks, we recommend the Park Tavern Mule, Absolut vodka, tamarind syrup, lime, ginger ale, and ginger beer, or the Apple Mojito, Bacardi, mint, apple juice, lemon juice, and agave.
Park Tavern is open until 10:00pm Monday–Thursday and until 11:00pm Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
“Every time I come here it's such a great experience. The food is always super delicious and the service is always great. We had the duck, the prime rib and chicken piccata. Everything was amazing, can't wait to come back!” - Yelp Review
4131 N Mesa St | El Paso | facebook.com/Taqueria-El-Cometa
This taqueria is open the latest of them all—until 4:00am every single day. This no-frills Mexican restaurant serves tacos al pastor, flautas, quesadillas, even tres leches. Just about any Mexican plate you’re craving, you can find it at Taqueria El Cometa.
This is a great late night choice for you if you want something super late that isn’t fast food. All of the food at Taqueria El Cometa is still made with care, no matter how late into the night you come.
“I think most locals would agree that El Cometa is a must-try place for anyone new to El Paso. It is a Juárez-based local chain taquería that serves authentic Mexican food, no Tex-Mex… Flautas are a must-try and popular option.” - Yelp Review
11905 Gateway Blvd W | El Paso | bjsrestaurants.com
You’ve probably heard of BJ’s famous Pizookie—a fresh-baked skillet-sized chocolate chip cookie topped with rich vanilla bean ice cream—but BJ’s has a lot more to offer than you might think, including great late night hours.
BJ’s offers a variety of deep dish, thin crust, and gluten-free pizza, handcrafted burgers, baby back ribs, salads, and more. We highly recommend starting off with the Avocado Egg Rolls!
This location of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is open until 11:00pm Sunday—Thursday and until 12:00am Friday and Saturday.
“I mean pizza was thick! I requested extra sauce so it was a hot slippery mess of goodness with ham and sausage and pepperoni. It was so good. I had about 3 big slices and that was it for me.” - Yelp Review
6590 Montana Ave | El Paso | toroburgerbar.com
If you want a burger late at night but you don’t want to settle for McDonald’s, Toro Burger Bar is your best bet for a tasty burger at 10pm. Toro Burger Bar is open until 12am seven days a week, so any night of the week can be a burger night.
Their most popular burgers include the Booze Burger with angus beef, guinness cheese sauce, fried onion strings, jameson bbq glaze, and bacon strips, the Buffalo Mac & Cheese Chicken Sandwich with crispy buttermilk chicken, buffalo wing sauce, toreado mac & cheese, and bacon bits, and the Rise and Shine Burger with angus beef, hash browns, fried egg, bacon, american cheese, and spicy cranberry ketchup.
“Best burger I have had in a long time. Guacamole with bacon and sweet potato fries. Had the Pecan Porter from a local brewery. Loved the heat in the Guacamole and the Toro sauce… Good food and good choice of beer. YUM!” - Yelp Review
11380 Montwood Dr | El Paso | wingkingsep.com
This El Paso sports bar has a wings menu like no other. Here, you can get bone-in or boneless wings or tenders on a scale from Sweet Chipotle to Reaper until 2:00am on Fridays and Saturdays and until 12:00am Sunday-Thursday.
They also offer a variety of starters, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. As for drinks, you can enjoy cocktails like Jacks Classic Lemonade—your classic lemonade with a southern Jack Honey twist—draft and bottled beer, and shots.
“Decided to give this new restaurant a visit and did not disappoint. They had a great selection of food to include burgers but did have an extensive list of wing sauces for every taste! Plenty of TVs to watch your favorite team. Definitely recommend!” - Yelp Review
3401 Dyer St | El Paso | yelp.com/biz/chicos-tacos-el-paso
Chico’s Tacos has been an El Paso tradition since 1950. With delicious tacos (top them with the green salsa!), affordable prices, and late, late night hours, this place is a staple in the El Paso community with good reason.
The items to order are the Rolled Tacos and the Grilled Cheese. Yes, this is a cheese-heavy place. Be sure to keep that in mind!
This El Paso restaurant is open until 12:00am Monday-Wednesday and until 3:00am Thursday-Sunday.
PSA: Chico’s is cash only!
“Chico's is an El Paso tradition since 1950. Anyone who lives in El Paso knows it/loves it; tourists and out of towners can have mixed reviews. But the staple items to order are the Rolled Tacos and Grilled Cheese!” - Yelp Review
800 N Piedras St | El Paso | fowlmouthseptx.com
Fowl Mouth, a new neighborhood bar and grilled located in central El Paso, offers great food and great late night hours. Chicken is their specialty, which you can enjoy as a full bird, half a bird, or quarter bird, or if you don’t want a bird at all, as a chicken sandwich, chicken sliders, or chicken tenders.
Other menu offerings include yucca fries, tostones (fried plantains), waffle fries, and a shrimp cocktail.
Fowl Mouth is open daily until 2am, with food served until 10pm. Enjoy the Latin-inspired food as you listen to Latin music from a live DJ at Fowl Mouth.
“We ordered a whole roasted chicken and the chicken was worth the 20 minute wait. It's juicy, crispy skin and a great flavor. We also ordered the loaded yucca fries. I've never had yucca fries but I loved them. Huge portion, definitely a hearty appetizer.” - Yelp Review
It’s not surprising that there are so many amazing restaurants in El Paso. But it is surprising that so many of these restaurants are open late for you to enjoy at these crazy hours. Cheesy rolled tacos covered in green sauce at 4:00am? No problem. Classic Tonkotsu ramen at 10:00pm? Also no problem. Pizza, wings, burgers—of course these are easy to find late at night, but we love how many options we have!
Next time you are craving something late at night, be sure to try one of these restaurants in El Paso open late. You can’t go wrong with any of these restaurants!