Cafe El Paso–Tex Mex in Colorado Springs

I’ve been on a serious quest for some good Mexican food here in Colorado Springs. I’m sad to say I’ve been having kind of a hard time. Cafe El Paso is really cute from the outside and it got good reviews elsewhere so we went the other night.

Cafe El Paso is “Tex-Mex” which usually doesn’t mean much outside of  Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. But I think the owners are from Texas, so they know what they’re doing.

They have a really interesting menu that includes all the usual tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. But they also have huevos rancheros all day long, not just for breakfast, which is awesome. They also have some other interesting dinners that I’ve never seen before.

The decor inside is not that great, I’m sad to say, because the outside is really inviting. Oh well. The food is really good.

We started with some free chips and salsa.

Chips and salsa from Cafe El Paso

Chips and salsa from Cafe El Paso

They have a menu with several different margaritas. This is unusual and good! Most places here don’t have more than one or two kinds, even fancy places that should (Sonterra, I’m looking at you). I ordered the one that the server said was her favorite and thought it wasn’t that great. I’m pretty picky about drink mixes or drinks that taste like drink mixes but that’s just my own personal issue. Anyhow, this one was very sweet and tasted “mix-y”.  But later on in the evening some people at a neighboring table had half a pitcher of theirs left and brought it over to me to finish. LOL. Anyhow, those were made with some fancy tequila and were much better than the one I ordered.
Margarita at Cafe El Paso

Margarita at Cafe El Paso

Linda and me getting our drink on. Actually she's just having water.

Linda and me getting our drink on. Actually she's just having water.

Mike had the special of the day which was some fancy tacos.

Beef tacos at Cafe El Paso- comes with rice and beans
Beef and mango tacos with onions and cilantro at Cafe El Paso- comes with rice and beans
Huevos Rancheros for dinner at Cafe El Paso

Huevos Rancheros for dinner at Cafe El Paso

Too many margaritas and I can’t remember the name of what I got. It was seriously good, tho.

A really interesting creamy chicken dish wirth rice and beans from Cafe El Paso
A really interesting creamy chicken dish wirth rice and beans from Cafe El Paso

So, anyhow, Cafe El Paso has lame decor, decent margaritas (if you order the right one- get the fancy tequila), and really good food!