Our Story


Lead Staff

Alejandro Orozco

Aldo Mora
Executive Chef

Fred Truelove
General Manager

Daniel Neri
Assistant Manager

Estela Abelleyra
Special Events Manager


Innovating for a Global Palate Since 1918

Cafe Central first opened its doors in 1918 in Ciudad Juárez, México, electrifying a clientele of gamblers and cabaret-goers who quickly grew to expect the finest culinary experience in the region at this chic night spot.

After Prohibition ended, Cafe Central migrated closer to the border and was established in downtown El Paso. Becoming a unique and elegant dining experience.

In 1991, we became intrigued with the restaurant’s potential, as well as the need for a chic bistro downtown. We decided to create an elegant black and cream interior to set off our collection of original art, and restored some of our old charm with an ornately gated New Orleans style courtyard.

Today’s Cafe Central combines innovative taste with 100-year-old traditions, offering an outstanding fine dining experience, delectable cuisine, and superior customer service, making us a preferred destination for locals and travelers alike.



Recent Press

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