Elegant white plates serve as the canvases for Pacifica Seafood & Bar’s decadent undersea feasts, holding artfully presented helpings of everything from tuna Shanghai to shrimp quesadillas. Diners enjoy fish tacos, 12-ounce skirt steaks, and roasted chicken amid expansive windows overlooking a picturesque mountainous view. Though it sounds swanky, the restaurant pulses with relaxed vibes, with colorful writing and drawings scribbled across the white walls and bartenders pouring drinks directly into patron's mouths. Bottles of Indio beer fuel game-watching sessions around one of six high-definition televisions, or cool off games of full-contact charades played on the outdoor patio.
The chefs at Delaney’s Steakhouse know how to prepare a good steak. They aim to bring the steak’s flavor to the forefront using a simple seasoning of sea salt and cracked black pepper. They then quickly sear the meat at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the juices in. But it’s Delaney’s strict aging process that brings out the best flavors in its filet mignon, boneless rib eye, and traditional slow roasted prime rib. Each steak is, at the very minimum, aged for a period that is equivalent to the length of a standard middle-school romance (21 days), and then the steak is cut by hand at the restaurant.
In addition to juicy steaks, the menu also has a number of seafood selections including the Chilean sea bass and bacon-wrapped shrimp. All dishes are served in an elegant dining room punctuated by glossy, wooden accents and a long, marble-topped bar.
The Cattle Baron was established way back in 1976. Marrying steakhouse with sports bar, it provides steak lovers with an opportunity to enjoy some of the finest cuts of USDA prime beef sans the fanciness of attire that’s expected at a fine dining establishment. Their salad bar is well-stocked with all of the accompaniments that you’d expect at a local steakhouse- including potato salad, coleslaw, and greens. The steaks themselves are fresh and well-prepared. The Cattle Baron gives you an excellent bang for your buck. It’s the perfect place to hang out with friends after work or take a romantic interest to on a weekend evening.
For surf and turf in El Paso, nobody does it like Pelican's. Featuring a variety of menu options to appeal to people of all ages, including an extensive kids' menu and bar menu, Pelican's offers a delicious family dining experience that will leave you vowing to come back for more. Featuring such options as steak paired with Dungeness crab, Hawaiian chicken and trout piccata, Pelican has something for everyone, whether it's fish or fowl or juicy steak you crave. Every Thursday evening you can enjoy live music, too—so come on out for some great food and lively entertainment and see why people rave about Pelican's.
The Great American Land and Cattle Company provides steaks that are cut onsite and cooked precisely to specifications. They arrive with an eclectic smorgasboard of sides: pineapple coleslaw, fries or veggies, and "Texas caviar"?that is, beans. The most popular cut is the tender ribeye, but the menu has all degrees of fanciness covered, from filet mignon to country-fried steak in gravy to steakburgers. If you'd like yours extra-spicy, you can order it tampique?a?covered with grilled onions and green chilies or jalape?os.
Though the company produces its many seasonings and sauces with steak in mind, the kitchen's not a beef-only zone. It also makes room for pulled-pork sandwiches, Cajun-style chicken, and charbroiled cold-water lobster tails, among other proteins. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, music and other live entertainment drifts through the dining room and onto the patio as the mountains in the background sway gently to the beat.
The purveyors of fashion at The Label Exchange outfit patrons in next-to-new designer garb, rare vintage finds, and recycled accessories. The boutique's neat racks of gently inhabited apparel change regularly, but recent offerings have ranged from Hollister jeans ($16) to tops from Express ($12) and blazers from The Limited ($18). Shoppers in search of accessories to set off their eyes and any nearby metal detectors can flaunt a vintage flower pendant necklace ($12) in gold and purple. Leather accoutrements have recently included Broadway-strutting heels from Nine West ($25) and an orange-and-green braided belt from Donna Katz ($12).