Food Finds of El Paso

1. Chope’s Bar and Cafe in La Mesa, New Mexico, outside El Paso. Amazing chiles rellenos. Sarah Karnasiewicz
2. Carlos Lopez, the head cook at Maxie’s Taco Treat in El Paso, Texas. One of the many menuderias (menudo joints) in the city. Sarah Karnasiewicz
3. Bowls of menudo (tripe soup) with all the accompaniments (chopped onions, dried chiles, limes, epazote), at Maxie’s Taco Treat.
4. H & H Car Wash and Coffee Shop in El Paso, Texas. Sarah Karnasiewicz
5. Huevos rancheros served with a delicious creamy gravy at H & H Car Wash. Sarah Karnasiewicz
6. New Mexico-style enchiladas, served flat with a chile colorado sauce and a fried egg on top, prepared by Malu Gonzalez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, near El Paso. Beth Kracklauer
7. Texas-style enchiladas, rolled and topped with plenty of cheese, made by Malu Gonzalez of Las Cruces. Beth Kracklauer
8. Jaime’s Hut in El Paso, Texas. Beth Kracklauer
9. Caldo de pollo at Jaime’s Hut in El Paso, Texas. Beth Kracklauer
10. The bar at La Posta, a landmark restaurant in Mesilla, New Mexico, near El Paso. Beth Kracklauer
11. A marranito, a soft, gingerbread-style cookie in the shape of a pig, popular in northern Mexico and in Mexican-American communities throughout the Southwest. This one came from the San Elizario Bakery in San Elizario, Texas, outside El Paso. Beth Kracklauer
12. Tacos and fideo soup at L&J; Cafe in El Paso, Texas. Beth Kracklauer