With its light coral-colored walls, wooden window shutters, and rustic décor, El Rincon De Gypsy takes on the desert southwest personality of the building in which it resides. Nearly 140 years old, the adobe structure is lined with artwork and complimented by a roomy outdoor patio and dining area. Everyday, visitors may receive a free tour of the building, and on weekends, they can participate in free tarot card readings.
"My dad told me, 'Mijo, no matter what the sport, the best athletes are always in tremendous shape!'" René Armijo says on his website when describing how he came to concentrate on fitness. The boxer would always remember these words, forever seeking out superior health and fitness practices as he worked toward building his fighting career. At Fighter Physique, René combines his experience in the ring with his passion for fitness, joining a team of fellow fighters and exercise aficionados to lead students toward diamond-chiseled physiques.
At the brightly lit studio, a forest of red punching bags abounds with instructors guiding all skill levels through proper boxing and kickboxing techniques, infusing workouts with high-intensity calisthenics and aerobic exercises. The staff opens all of their classes to kids as well, encouraging youngsters to leave behind sedentary lives of playing video games and reading their mothers' diaries in order to build the foundations of invaluable lifelong fitness skills.
Some enticing menu creations include the acclaimed Kobe Rib-eye and New York Strip steaks, Signiture appetizer Empanada's, the 1515 original Red Chili Shrimp Soup and of course the memorable Abuelita Creme Brulee that is prepared in house.
1515 has seasonal menus and specials to provide new tastes to tempt your palate.
“El Paso,” an old song by Marty Robbins, tells the story of a man who falls in love with a Mexican girl while dancing the night away at a cantina. Unfortunately, she flirts with a handsome cowboy, who the man shoots and kills in a jealous rage. It ends like most classic Wild West tales, in a deadly shootout inside the local watering hole. The name of that tavern? Rosa’s Cantina.
Rosa’s was made famous more than 50 years ago when the chart-topping song, which eventually went on to win a Grammy, reached the airwaves. Today, patrons from all across the world venture to the neighborhood bar to check out the cold drinks, the Mexican food, and, of course, the atmosphere that inspired Marty Robbins to use the bar as the setting for his hit song.
A bright red monster truck that wears the bar’s logo and lyrics from the song stands guard in the parking lot at Rosa's. Inside, tables draped in red or blue gingham tablecloths await red baskets of chips and plates of guacamole tostadas, chicken with green chilies, and burritos stuffed with meat and doused with chili and cheese. While patrons devour these treats, they listen to live performances from local musicians who just may one day take inspiration from the bar themselves and pen a hit song or dirty limerick.
"Luscious" is the word that the El Paso Times chose to describe the Quack Quack, a Square Cow Burgers, Beer & Wine creation that combines duck confit with dried cherries, chicharrones, and blue cheese. The lobster burger was another home run, with butter and chili mixed into the patty for a taste "similar to a lobster tail dipped in clarified butter." These are just two examples of the eatery's craft burgers, which also include bison, lamb, and chicken options—all made from meats that are freshly ground onsite each day.
No matter which meat they're working with, the chefs stick to a format that works: thick, not flat, quarter-pound patties that retain savory juices and stand up to toppings such as whole pickles and homemade mayos. Chefs deep-fry burgers on request and serve them with sides such as onion rings battered with Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout. Servers fill glasses and milk bottles with 100 draft beer choices, 60 types of wine, and cocktails for patrons to sip while watching sports games or doing jumping jacks to the DJ's tracks.