Where to Take Your Valentine's Date
@border.foodie Gives Her Recommendations
Written by
Evan Romo & Border Foodie
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

El Paso, still needing to make plans for this upcoming Valentine’s? Yeah yeah… same! So for those still searching, I thought it would be neat to put together a clutch list of food and date options for you and your partner. To do so, I seeked out the knowledge of Border Foodie to provide some her Valentine’s Go-To’s. You can follow @border.foodie to stay up to date with all of the El Paso area’s newest eats. Now, go make some plans!



Peruvian + Mexican Kitchen located at 3100 N Mesa St. A major dinner recommendation with amazing drink options.

Source: Amar Restaurant on Google

Casa Pantera

A more recent establishment that offers wood fired mexican eats. Located at 3015 Pershing Dr.

Cafe Italia

With two locations to choose from (6705 N Mesa St & 7456 Cimarron Market Ave), this is for sure a spot to stop at if delicious brick oven pizza is the plan for Valentine’s.

Source: Instagram (@cafeitaliaeptx)

Anson 11

Downtown El Paso provides you with several restaurants to decide from for this Valentine’s Day. One of those restaurants is Anson 11! With two dining experiences to choose from, you and your partner can either keep it casual or dress up for some fine dining.

Cafe Central

Cafe Central offers another fine dining experience within the Downtown area. Whenever a conversation of the “most fancy restaurants in EP” arises, Cafe Central is almost always first to be mentioned! Major recommendation for the BIG romantic.

1700º Steakhouse

Border Foodie Bomb Alert! 1700 Degrees is next on the list and gets the label of BEST STEAKHOUSE in El Paso. Located in the Hotel Paso del Norte, you can also find this spot in downtown.

Source: Instagram (@1700steakhouse.pdn

Ardovinos Desert Crossing

We move away from Downtown and out into West El Paso with Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. In fact, with Ardovino’s, you are able to make a reservation for a 4 Course Dinner for this upcoming Valentine’s. Intriguing!

Marcos Pizza

Sometimes, the classics are the only way to go. And what food is more classic than the pizza?! Marco’s Pizza is gonna be our recommendation for this Valentine’s Day, as they will also bake the pie in a heart shape to celebrate the occassion! Make sure to ask!

The Munchie Box

Still want to do your own thing, but not in the mood for pizza? The Munchie Box is another great option that stays in the season of love with their heart shaped munchie boxes. Perfect idea for a picnic date!


La Buena Paint Parties (February 9, 11, 14)

Take your date, hold a Galentines,  or even bring the boys to any one of these Valentine’s classes! There are classes on February 9, 11, and the 14th. On Valentines, the classes will also be providing eats from EP Wing Factory. (February 14th only). Follow for more information here! 

Salt + Honey

Back to the idea of picnics, Salt + Honey is also offering picnic baskets for you to purchase so that you and your special someone can enjoy some outdoors time with plenty of snacks and goods to eat and enjoy together.

Source: Instagram (@saltandhoneyep)

After Valentine’s Fundraiser Night: February 16

A night of dinner, music, and connection. This event is great to bring a partner or close friend with. 3 Course dinner will be provided, along with unique performances from several artists and activities for you and your partner to partake in. The event also serves a second purpose as the fundraising will go towards the production of EP’s very own PIE Sisters debut album! Buy your tickets here! 

Source: Instagram (@pie_music)

Valentines Market: February 11 & 12

If you haven’t gone on a market date yet, here is a perfect opportunity to make it a first! There will be the Valentine’s Market going on at two locations on two separate days! Go out, shop a bit, support local with your partner. It’s always a good night!

Cereal Killers : February 10

If painting was sounding intriguing earlier, well it’s cause it is! So much so, that there are even more options for you to enjoy some artistic time with your partner. On February 10, Cereal Killers will be teaming up with local painter Ashton Kaleigh to provide you an opportunity to release your inner Bob Ross with that special someone.

Source: Instagram (@cerealkillers915)

Later Later: February 14

For the lovers of a good mixed drink and some great charcuterie, Later Later will be collaborating with Fig+Brie to bring you a Valentine’s date idea! Later Later is one of the sweetest spots in EP and is great to pair with Hush Hush right next door. This combo is a definite yes!

Source: Instagram (@drinklaterlater)

Whatever you choose to do, do it with love! However, if you needed some inspiration on what to do, we hope this list provided you some answers and direction! For more recommendations on where to eat in El Paso, follow @border.foodie for all the latest updates!

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