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The Westside's Best of the Best!

Courtesy of The Pizza Joint

Courtesy of The Pizza Joint


Avila’s Mexican Food
Family-run stalwart serving enchiladas and other Mexican favorites in a lively space with large booths.
6232 N. Mesa St.
(915) 584-3621

Café Mayapan
Traditional healthy Mexican cuisine, using fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods, such as grilling and steaming.
2000 Texas Ave.
(915) 217-1126

L&J Cafe
A local landmark dating back to 1927. This family-run eatery serves regional Mexican dishes and beers, and now bottles and sells its renowned red table salsa.
3622 E. Missouri Ave.
(915) 566-8418

Leo’s Mexican Food
Small chain outpost serving traditional family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. All-day menu of Mexican faves, plus weekday specials and free sopapillas.
7520 Remcon Cir.
(915) 833-1189

Lucy’s Cafe West 
Famous for their Machaca Plate and Tacos Antonia, named after Lucy’s sister, Antonia, who created the secret recipe. When you dine here, the quality of the food is just as great as the family atmosphere and the service.
6600 N. Mesa St. #401
(915) 842-8329


Café Italia
This tiny Italian eatery with a simple menu of wood-fired pizzas and pastas makes its own mozzarella BYOW (bring your own wine).
6705 N. Mesa St.
(915) 832-0587

Mi Piaci Restaurant
Upscale Italian option for homemade pastas, steaks and seafood in subdued surroundings with patio dining.
5411 N. Mesa St.
(915) 875-0034

Date Night

Anson Eleven
Modern restaurant and bar serving artisan pizzas, steaks, pasta and more with The Bistro; a casual, friendly and inviting atmosphere located on the first floor and an upscale dining experience on the second floor. Complimentary parking downtown.
303 N. Oregon St.
(915) 504-6400

Café Central
Southwestern-accented, eclectic fine dining in a refined dining room, gated courtyard or luxe lounge.
109 N. Oregon St.
(915) 545-2233

Cattleman's Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch
Cowboy-style chophouse on a working ranch in the Texas desert serving up big steaks, BBQ and seafood. Save time for the children's zoo, movie sets, snake pit, Indian maze, lake walk, children's playground, buffalo and longhorns! 
3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd., Fabens, TX 79838
(915) 544-3200

Corralito Steak House
Delectable steaks and seafood. Using USDA upper two-thirds choice meat, all steaks are carefully hand-cut by their in-house butchers.
5800 Doniphan Dr.
(915) 842-8880

2725 N. Mesa
(915) 533-8335

Crave Kitchen and Bar
Funky, energetic spot offering an array of pub grub such as burgers, plus wine, beer and cocktails.
631 N. Resler Dr Suite B 
(915) 581-2213 

300 Cincinnati Ave 
(915) 351-3677

Upscale Argentine eatery offering a steak-centric menu that includes empanadas, pasta and a full bar.
5411 N. Mesa St., Ste 26A
(915) 833-6100

Bright, cheery hangout featuring creative, globally inspired pub grub, plus signature cocktails.
2701 N. Stanton St.
(915) 544-4242

Grove Brunch Café
Traditional and fusion brunch, along with lunch and light dinner menu items, where you can brunch all day. Grove Orange Juice is made from fresh oranges, so the mimosas always taste, well ... fresh!
7470 Cimarron Market Ave, Bldg 7 Ste 200
(915) 234-2299

Mesa Street Grill
American bistro with formal and casual spaces. California wines and live music on weekends.
3800 N. Mesa St., Ste D1
(915) 532-1881

Park Tavern
Stylish watering hole with modern decor offering New American pub eats, craft brews and cocktails.
204 E Mills Ave. 
(915) 228-9050

Ripe Eatery
Hip neighborhood joint offering New American cuisine with vegetarian options and craft beers on tap.
910 E. Redd Rd.
(915) 584-7473

Pelican's Steak and Seafood
Relaxed mainstay serving rib-eye, lobster and bottomless salads, along with tropical drinks and martinis.
130 Shadow Mountain Dr.
(915) 581-1392

State Line Restaurant
Ribs and brisket top the BBQ menu at this small chain branch with old-timey Texas decor and a big patio.
1222 Sunland Park Dr.
(915) 581-3371

Taft Diaz
Sleek hotel restaurant with black-and-white decor, elevated Mexican dishes and signature cocktails.
209 N. Stanton St.
(915) 271-3600

Thyme Matters
Eclectic New American dishes and cocktails in an elegant space with a mezzanine and patio.
5857 N. Mesa St. #24 
(915) 585-0309

West Texas Chophouse
Warm steakhouse with contemporary decor, offering prime meats, burgers and seafood options.
1135 Airway Blvd., Ste 7B
(915) 775-2467


Koze Teppan Grill
Chefs grill meats and veggies table-side at this lively Japanese spot, also offering sushi and cocktails.
6127 N. Mesa St., Ste B
(915) 584-1128

Sunny’s Sushi
Snug sushi house providing an array of rolls and traditional Japanese plates in a relaxed atmosphere.
7460 Cimarron Market Ave., Ste 100
(915) 600-5818


Nour Mediterranean Café
Homey Mediterranean mainstay supplying Lebanese and Greek dishes along with Turkish coffee and desserts.
3800 N. Mesa St.
(915) 351-9757

Salma Farah’s
Kebabs, gyro plates and other traditional Lebanese dishes served in an understated dining room.
4126 N. Mesa St.
(915) 544-4404

Zino's Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine
Sky-blue outpost cooking up gyros, kebabs and other Mediterranean standards. Vegetarian friendly, with vegan and gluten-free options.
7040 N. Mesa St., Ste H
(915) 584-8166


Entrecote & Co.
Delicious bistro-style, shareable appetizers and classic popular dishes from diverse regions in France paired with a great selection of wines and cocktails.
5825 N. Mesa St.
(915) 300-0022

Pot Au Feu
Restaurant offering seasonal, French-inspired global dishes in a cozy, vibrant space.
307 E. Franklin Ave.
(915) 503-8158

Best Slice of Pie

Ardovino's Pizza
A true local favorite since opening its first location in 1961. Ardovino’s specialties are pizza, lasagna and Italian sandwiches. The garden green and antipasto salads are an easy choice for those looking for something light. Beer and wine offered.
206 Cincinnati Ave.
(915) 532-9483

865 N. Resler Dr.
(915) 760-6000

145 E. Sunset Rd.
(915) 842-8888

House of Pizza
Urban pizza parlor with music memorabilia; offering specialty toppings, plus hot sandwiches and salads.
208 N. Stanton St.
(915) 533-3424

The Pizza Joint
Locally owned spot that specializes in pizza by the slice or create your own "pie" (pizza pie, that is). Fresh ingredients and all about its homegrown roots. After-party animals or late studies will like that it stays open late!
500 N. Stanton 
(915) 260-5556

2900 N. Mesa 
(915) 533-4066

7000 Westwind 
(915) 307-7599

Hello Pizza
Serving up the best authentic New York Style pizzas and pastas around, as well as other New York-style specialties. Chef Lorenzo is a three-time award-winner at the Annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.
1071 Country Club Rd. #C
(915) 443-4110