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El Paso

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8746 Cooper Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309-3907
+1 703-619-5123
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

El Paso is the absolute BEST Mexican food in the area. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and very efficient. All of this at a very reasonable price. The margaritas are perfect--dont miss this place--family atmosphere!!

Thank DaveDuquesne
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The entire staff was friendly and wasted no time bringing chips, salsa and our drinks to the table. The salsa had just enough kick for us. The menu offers a large variety of Mexican dishes. The burritos were stuffed with meats and the fajitas had plenty of chicken. We thought the food was tasty and if in the area would... More 

Thank Frank C
Duluth, Georgia
Level Contributor
134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Reliable Mexican restaurant. They pay attention to requests such as "no hot peppers" or "extra peppers" so you can trust your meal. All of our meals were quite good. The "Skinny Margarita" is a menu winner! Staff took good care of the table with water and chip refills without asking. Have been for a few visits and each time was... More 

Thank GaTraveler7011
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with my whole family including my mother-in-law who is a vegetarian. The chips and salsa were big hits with all. My son and I both ordered shrimp dish (his with chorizo and mine came in a stone pot...which I thought was pretty neat!). While having excellent flavor, the shrimp in both dishes was slightly over-cooked (had... More 

Thank Andrea L
South Carolina
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I lived nearby for a few years and had never stopped here. I ate here on a recent business trip and now wish I had done so sooner. The food was quite tasty.

Thank Hammon
Alexandria, Virginia
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149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

If you love real mexican food-spicy, flavorful, fresh-this is not the place. No spice. Boring flavor. not very fresh. We ate a range of foods from cheese enchiladas, beef enchiladas, quesadillas, and burritos. Bland. Nothing to write home about, about equivalent to the cheap frozen dinners you can buy at the grocery story for $2. The only reason I give... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great food, with friendly and efficient service. Price was average. Some of the best guacamole i have had. Served fresh.

Thank brandonjcarlisle
Springfield, Virginia
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

For Mexican dishes near Fort Belvoir this is the place to eat. Fresh, consistent (have eaten here over a dozen times), and authentic. Overall highly recommended!

Thank j p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Delicious, beautiful scenery, very nice staff. I enjoyed my small Classic Margherita, but it really looked like a large. My main course was a Taco Salad with Shrimp, very tasty and a lot of shrimp. My husband had two for $6.00. Chicken Taco and Beef Burritto. I would return!!

Thank T B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I went there with my hubby. It was late, the place was quiet, The food was great the service was very good. Price was not bad either. The atmosphere was authentic and enjoyable. I wouldn't hesitate to go back

Thank Rebecca B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8746 Cooper Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-619-5123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?