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Old 07-14-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: TX
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Hey everyone,
I was wondering if anyone knows of any restaurants in El Paso (or the surrounding area) that serve PR, Dominican or Columbian food?

I rememeber seeing a thread on PR food (I apologize for the repeat thread), but it seems all the restaurants listed were closed.

Does anyone know of any new ones? Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA (In 2011: El Paso, TX)
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A Dominican restaurant would be nice so I can stop by and grab me some plátano maduros, mangú and arroz con pollo once in a while. i can't miss out on my Mexican food though!
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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I don't believe there are any. I could go for a bowl of sancocho right about now. I think nearest would be Houston, Dallas or Phoenix -- that is, if they still allow latinos in AZ, tee-hee.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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I guess there wasn't enough demand. I know the one across the street from me closed down. It is now packed all the time but is not a PR restaurant. I don't know the fate of the other ones that were mentioned in the other thread.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Just learn to like Mexican food, learn to like it all the time except for an occasional hamburger since we have the usual fast food chains here, you can get a break once in a while.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: TX
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Just learn to like Mexican food, learn to like it all the time except for an occasional hamburger since we have the usual fast food chains here, you can get a break once in a while.
I'm actually Mexican myself, I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE Mexican food! Especially my moms!!

I was asking for my coworker actually. He's from Honduras and we were talking about him missing all the food from back home. He mentioned PR food being the closest tasting to Honduran food, so I was trying to find a restaurant (even just a hole in the wall place) to help make him feel a little more at home.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:56 AM
 
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Hey everyone,
I was wondering if anyone knows of any restaurants in El Paso (or the surrounding area) that serve PR, Dominican or Columbian food?

I rememeber seeing a thread on PR food (I apologize for the repeat thread), but it seems all the restaurants listed were closed.

Does anyone know of any new ones? Thanks for your help!

Maybe you could cook these dishes yourself...
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I wish we had a Cuban restaurant here. I think it's similar to PR. Just got back from FL a couple of weeks ago and I was in heaven with all the food choices. I'm also thinking that he's simply going to have to make many of the dishes he likes on his own.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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I'm actually Mexican myself, I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE Mexican food! Especially my moms!!

I was asking for my coworker actually. He's from Honduras and we were talking about him missing all the food from back home. He mentioned PR food being the closest tasting to Honduran food, so I was trying to find a restaurant (even just a hole in the wall place) to help make him feel a little more at home.
Well tell him to just learn to love Mexican food - if there are still any PR food places around, they're very few and far between. There was a PR restaurant somewhere on the east side but often those places seem to come and go quickly.

It's just not like other places when it comes to food choices.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Learning to like Mexican Food isn't good advice. At least not as a substitute for someone wanting Puerto Rican food. There just isn't a large enough demand for Puerto Rican food here (I assume). There was a similar thread about a year ago and about three or four places were mentioned. Like I said above, I know the one across the street from me is no longer serving Puerto Rican food.

I disagree that we do not have a lot of food choices here. I will admit that the different types of food are not available in equal numbers. Lets get that out of the way. There are plenty of choices though - just like a lot of other places. Not all Chinese restaurants in El Paso are buffets. Lets get that one out of the way too. There are quite a few Italian restaurants, Japanese restaurants, and Sushi restaurants in El Paso. Is there a German restaurant on every street corner in the bordertown of El Paso? No, but there are a few German restaurants in El Paso.

All you have to do is drive up and down Zaragosa, Lee Trevino, 1-10, Dyer, or Mesa (to name a few). Yes, Mexican restaurants are going to be more common. Not because Paso Del Norte and the evil City Government is forcing it on us. But because that is what is most in demand in El Paso. Just cruise those streets and you are going to see a great variety of restaurants. Actually, just go to the Cincinnati area. Great variety and a lot of non-chain restaurants there. Go to the Las Palmas/Tinseltown area if you want a variety of big chain restaurants.
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