Experience Real Tex-Mex in El Paso

Experience Real Tex-Mex in El Paso

City view with Bonaza church in the centre of El Paso village on the western part of La Palma island

The Sunset Limited travels across our great nation from Los Angeles all the way to New Orleans, Louisiana, and there are lots of stops along the way for you to experience the rich cultural heritage of all the diverse spaces in between! You can stop by New Orleans, coined “America’s Most Interesting City,” or you can experience authentic Chicano culture when you stop at one of our favorite border cities, El Paso, Texas.

Located on the Rio Grande River, El Paso, across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is a cultural and historical jewel of the region. If you’re interested in late 19th and early 20th century American expansion, this city is ripe for discovery as it was one of the great boomtowns of the notorious American Wild West.

The Sunset Limited drops you off in the city center at El Paso Union Depot, which was built between 1905 and 1906 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. That’s just the beginning. Take a walking tour through Downtown El Paso and catch an outdoor concert or explore one of the many museums.

Downtown El Paso Texas skyline seen just after sunset. 16 x 9 aspect ratio. Space for copy.

If you’re a mixology buff, be sure to stop by since El Paso is the home of the very first margarita cocktail, concocted in 1945. And since it’s a border city, there’s no shortage of delicious, authentic Tex-Mex and quality Mexican food in any number of restaurants.

Other notable spots include Fort Bliss and the Franklin Mountains, whose state park is the largest urban park in the United States. Book your travel on the Sunset Limited today and see where the train can take you!