El Paso TX -- Juarez Mexico
Remember the couple in the fifth-wheel? Well, they had told us about a steak house just east of El Paso. It was supposed to have one of the best steaks in Texas AND had an overnight RV parking lot. We decided check it out in the Texas guidebooks and found out that Cattleman's Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch (http://www.cattlemanssteakhouse.com) was voted as one of the Top Ten restaurants in Texas. When we pulled into the parking lot around noon, our new friends from the rest stop had already pulled in and set up in addition to another motor home and a fifth-wheel. The eight of us created our own "happy hour" in the parking lot and went to dinner later in the afternoon.
Ron and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to El Paso. It's actually about 25 miles east of the city but well worth the drive. The dining room is huge, the drinks great and the steaks are out of this world. . . When you turn off the highway, you drive across 5 miles of desert and begin to wonder what you are getting into. All of a sudden, the ranch appears -- barns, livestock, llamas, farm animals, and peacocks. The props and decorations certainly make the property look like a ranch out of the late 1800's.
Cindy and Hans (folks in the motor home at
Cattleman's) were headed to the same FMCA Rally in Albuquerque only via Santa
Fe. The four of us decided to caravan to El Paso and do some
sightseeing. They are
full-timers too and recently sold their home in Texas to travel the
country. We drove as far as an RV dealer/resort
property west of the city and "kicked tires" on new motor homes for a
day and then went to Juarez, Mexico for lunch. Hans speaks Spanish so it was great fun
having him along as he could interpret some of the signage. We found
others that didn't need any translations -- check them out below.
NEXT STOP: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO