Our Menu

THE L&J CAFE IS A UNIQUELY FLAVORFUL LINK BETWEEN EL PASO'S PAST AND PRESENT. DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINK, EXCELLENT SERVICE AND A HISTORIC LOCATION MAKE THE L&J CAFE AN ENDURING FAVORITE AMONG LOCALS AND LUCKY TRAVELERS ALIKE.

OUR DAILY SPECIALS

L&J Cafe Taco Tuesday Special
L&J Cafe Wednesday Special
L&J Cafe Thursday Special
L&J Cafe Friday Special

*Happy Hour is daily from 5 pm to 8 pm. 

TOSTADAS & SALSA

$3.59

First serving is complimentary

CHILE CON QUESO DIP

$8.99

Our famous roasted green chile strips with melted white cheese.

GUACAMOLE DIP

$8.99

Fresh made avocado dip with diced tomatoes.

BEAN & CHEESE DIP

$8.29

Our delicious creamy bean dip.

QUESO CON CHORIZO

$8.99

Melted white cheese with chorizo (spicy Mexican sausage). Add green chile strips for an additional $1.50.

NACHOS

$7.99

Tostadas topped with beans, jalapenos, and cheese. Add chicken, ground beef, steak, or make a combo for an additional $2.50.

FLOUR QUESADILLA

$6.99

Add chicken, ground beef, or steak for an additional $2.50. Add green chile strips for an additional $1.50.

CORN QUESADILLA

$5.59

LorAdd chicken, ground beef, or steak for $2.50. Add green chile strips for an additional $1.50.

Sandwiches includes choice of soup or French fries.

STEAK SANDWICH A LA MEXICANA

$8.99

Sirloin steak with cheese, mayonnaise, grilled onions, grilled green chile strips, and avocado.

GRILL CHEESE SANDWICH

$5.99

Choice of wheat or white bread toasted with melted American cheese.

LOADED GRILL CHEESE

$6.99

Choice of wheat or white bread toasted with melted American cheese, grilled onions, and grilled green chile strips.

OSCAR SPECIAL

$8.99

Choice of ground beef or chicken breast on a hamburger bun with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, grilled onions, grilled green chile strips, mayonnaise and mustard.

HAMBURGER

$7.19

1/3 lb ground beef pattie with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.

CHEESEBURGER

$9.29

1/3 lb ground beef pattie with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.

BACON CHEESEBURGER

$9.29

1/3 lb ground beef pattie with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.

MUSHROOM BURGER

$8.59

1/3 lb ground beef pattie with sautéed mushrooms, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.

CALDO DE RES

Large $8.29 Medium $6.19

Hearty pieces of beef with squash, carrots, cabbage, potato and cilantro. Served with rice and corn tortillas.

RECOMENDED HEALTHY DISH

CALDO DE POLLO

Large $8.19 Medium $6.19

Hearty pieces of chicken with squash, carrots, cabbage, potato and cilantro. Served with rice and corn tortillas.

RECOMENDED HEALTHY DISH

TORTILLA SOUP

Large $8.19 Medium $6.19

Our signature home made chicken tortilla soup consisting of a spicy tomato based broth with tortilla strips, avocado, and cheese.

SOUP OF THE DAY

Large $7.19 Medium $5.19

Ask your server for today’s soup.

MENUDO

Large $7.99 Medium $5.99

Saturday and Sunday only.

All taco and flauta plates are served with rice and beans.

DESHEBRADA TACOS

$8.89

Three shredded beef tacos with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion.

GROUND MEAT TACOS

$8.49

Three tacos with our signature meat and potato mix, lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion.

CHICKEN TACOS

$8.49

Three shredded chicken tacos with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion.

STEAK TACOS

$10.29

Three chopped sirloin tacos served on soft or fried corn tortillas, topped with grilled long green onions and cilantro. Served with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and guacamole.

GUACAMOLE TACOS

$8.89

Three guacamole filled tacos with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDLY

COMBO TACOS

$8.89

One shredded chicken taco, one ground meat, and one guacamole with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion.

PICADILLO TACOS

$8.89

Three tacos filled with picadillo (ground meat, grilled onion, grilled tomato, and grilled jalapeno) with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion.

FLAUTAS

$8.99

Four to an order. Choice of beef, chicken, or potato/green chile topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion. Served with sour cream and guacamole.

FAJITA SALAD

$10.29

Choice of beef or chicken on a bed of lettuce with tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and sour cream. Served in a large tortilla shell.

TACO SALAD

$9.29

Ground beef on a bed of lettuce with tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and sour cream. Served in a large tortilla shell.

CHICKEN SALAD

$8.59

Shredded chicken mixed with mayo, carrots, celery, and seasoning. Served in a large tortilla shell.

SALPICON SALAD

$9.59

Shredded cold brisket prepared with pico de gallo, avocado, cucumber, cheese, and olive oil.

SPRING LETTUCE SALAD

$4.99

Spring lettuce mix topped with cucumbers and tomato. Ask your server for available dressings. Add grilled chicken $4.00

GROUND BEEF PATTLE

$6.99

A ground beef pattie topped with melted American cheese and served with salad. Add Green chile strips $1.50

CHICKEN PATTLE

$6.99

A chicken breast topped with melted American cheese and served with salad. Add Green chile strips $1.50

LOW CARB CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

$7.59

Shredded chicken topped with your choice of green or red sauce and melted cheese. Served with whole beans and spring salad.

LOW CARB GROUND MEAT ENCHILADAS

$7.59

Ground meat topped with your choice of green or red sauce and melted cheese. Served with whole beans and spring salad.

Entrees

Mexican specialties are served with rice, beans, and choice of tortilla.
Unless otherwise noted.

MEXICAN COMBINATION

$13.99

A ground beef taco, red cheese enchilada, chile relleno, chile verde con carne, beef flauta, and guacamole.

CALDILLO

$9.49

A hearty beef stew with green chile and potatoes.

RECOMENDED HEALTHY DISH

MACHACA PLATE

$10.95

Shredded beef with scrambled egg, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and chile con queso topping. Served with rice and beans.

CHILE VERDE OR CHILE COLORADO CON CARNE PLATE

$9.49

Hearty pieces of beef and potato in your choice of red sauce or green sauce.

CHILE RELLENO PLATE

$9.49

Two long green chilies filled with cheese, coated with egg, fried, and topped with salsa espaniola and melted cheese.

HUEVOS RANCHEROS

$9.49

Two eggs on corn tortillas with your choice of red sauce (a pureed blend of Mexican chilies) or green sauce (Our signature roasted green chilies with onion) and topped with melted cheese.

HUEVOS DIVORCIADOS

$7.99

One egg with green sauce and one egg with red sauce topped with melted cheese.

PICADILLO PLATE

$8.99

Ground beef with grilled tomato, onion, jalapenos, and cilantro.

FAJITAS

Veggie $13.75 Chicken $14.75 Beef $14.75 Combination $14.75

Served with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDLY

CHILE CON QUESO STEAK

Chicken Breast $10.59 Ground Beef $10.59 Sirloin $11.99

Your choice of meat topped with our signature chile con queso.

POLLO EN SALSA ESPAÑOLA

$9.59

Boneless/skinless chicken breast topped with a Spanish sauce, made of tomato sauce, celery, onions, and bell peppers. Served with rice and beans.

POLLO EN MOLE

$8.89

Boneless/skinless chicken breast topped with mole sauce.

T-BONE A LA MEXICANA

$15.59

T-Bone steak topped with grilled tomato, onion, and jalapenos. Served with beans, french fries, and salad.

TAMPIQUEÑA

Chicken Breast $11.59 Sirloin $13.59 T-Bone $16.59

Choice of meat topped with grilled chile strips and onion. Served with a red cheese enchilada and guacamole.

TOSTADAS COMPUESTAS

$8.99

Three to an order with one guacamole, one refried beans, and one shredded chicken, topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion. Served with a side of sour cream and Spanish rice.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDLY

Our signature enchiladas come three to an order on corn tortillas stuffed with cheese inside, topped with your choice of meat, sauce, and melted white cheese. Our green enchilada sauce is a chunky sauce consisting of roasted, hatch green chile that is diced and cooked with onion and tomato. Our red sauce is a pureed blend of Mexican chilies. All enchilada plates are served with rice and beans.

CHEESE AND ONION ENCHILADAS

$8.59

GROUND BEEF ENCHILADAS

$9.59

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

$9.99

Our green chile and chicken enchiladas are an L & J specialty!

RECOMENDED HEALTHY DISH

STEAK ENCHILADAS

$9.99

COMBINATION ENCHILADAS

$10.99

One cheese enchilada, one chicken enchilada, and one ground meat enchilada topped with ½ red sauce and ½ green sauce. Make your plate a combo (½ red sauce and ½ green sauce) for $1.00 more.

MOLE ENCHILADAS

Cheese $9.19 Chicken $9.79

ENTOMATADAS

Cheese $8.45 Chicken $9.25

RECOMENDED HEALTHY DISH

Add on an egg topping for

$1.15

Side of Sour Cream

$1.95

Add Chile Con Queso Topping to any burrito for $2.25

BIG JIM SPECIAL

$4.79

Scrambled egg with chile con queso topping.

STEAK

$5.29

Chopped sirloin steak with grilled tomato, onions, and jalapenos.

CHICKEN

$4.59

Shredded chicken breast with salsa Española (tomato based sauce mixed with celery onions, and bell peppers)

DESHEBRADA

$4.59

Shredded beef with salsa Española.

BEAN & CHEESE

$3.49

Refried beans with cheese. Add green chile strips for .50¢

FAJITA BURRITO

$5.59

Choice of beef or chicken with grilled onion and tri color bell peppers.

CHILE VERDE OR CHILE COLORADO CON CARNE

$4.19

Choice of green or red sauce with hearty chunks of beef, potato, and onion.

CHILE RELLENO

$4.69

Battered and fried long green chile stuffed with cheese.

MACHACA

$4.89

Shredded beef with scrambled egg, tomato, onion, and jalapenos.

PICADILLO

$4.89

Ground meat with grilled onions, tomato, and jalapenos.

GUACAMOLE

$4.89

Fresh made guacamole with tomato.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDLY

HUEVOS CON CHORIZO

$3.99

Scrambled eggs with Mexican style spicy sausage.

SPANISH RICE

$2.50

REFRIED BEANS

$2.50

WHOLE BEANS

$2.50

FRESH JALAPEÑOS

$1.00

PICO DE GALLO

$2.15

CHILE TOREADOS

$2.50

GREEN CHILE STRIPS

$2.50

PICKLED JALAPEÑOS

$1.25

CHILE CON QUESO

$2.99

GUACAMOLE

$2.99

SLICED AVOCADO

$2.99

FRENCH FRIES

$3.99

FLOUR TORTILLA

.25¢

CORN TORTILLA

.15¢

EGG

$1.15

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDLY

TRES LECHES CAKE

$4.25

FLAN

$4.25

SOPAIPILLAS (4)

$3.00

FRIED CHEESE CAKE

$4.99

Our Favorites

SPECIALITIES

STEAK TACOS

$ 10.29

Three chopped sirloin tacos served on soft or fried corn tortillas, topped with grilled long green onions and cilantro. Served with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and guacamole.

CLASSIC

MEXICAN COMBINATION

$13.99

A ground beef taco, red cheese enchilada, chile relleno, chile verde con carne, beef flauta, and guacamole.

FIRST TIME HERE

BEEF FAJITA

$14.75

Served with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream.

HOT

POLLO EN MOLE

$9.89

Boneless/skinless chicken breast topped with mole sauce.

TRADITIONAL

GREEN CHILE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

$9.99

Our green chile and chicken enchiladas are an L & J specialty!

HEALTHY DISH

TACO SALAD

$9.29

Ground beef on a bed of lettuce with tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and sour cream. Served in a large tortilla shell.

SALAD

HAMBURGER

$7.19

1/3 lb ground beef pattie with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.

DELICIOUS

FLAUTAS

$8.99

Four to an order. Choice of beef, chicken, or potato/green chile topped with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and onion. Served with sour cream and guacamole.

VEGAN FRIENDLY

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