Photo courtesy DMD/Facebook

Downtown Management District’s ‘Hidden Hearts’ scavenger hunt returns

Having just wrapped up the Barstool Open miniature golf tournament, the Downtown Management District (DMD) is giving the public another reason to visit downtown during the Valentine’s season with the Hidden Hearts scavenger hunt.

DMD officials share that all five (5) papel picado hearts have been hidden on storefronts throughout downtown. Every participant must find all five (5) hearts, take a selfie with it, tag DMD to be entered for a chance to win prizes from one of six (6) great downtown businesses.

No purchase is required, as this is a completely free contest and prizes range from gift cards to dinner for two.

Prizes come courtesy of these Downtown El Paso (DTEP) businesses: Elemi, 501 Bistro, Juicery Plus, Taft Diaz, Anson 11, and Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown.

In addition, each participant is also entered to win the Grand Prize of one (1) night stay at Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown (some limitations may apply) and two (2) tickets to Mamacita’s Valentine’s Wine Dinner on Friday, February 14th.

To play, just follow these steps:

Step 1 –           Use the clues posted at to find the Hidden Hearts.

Step 2 –           Take a selfie with the heart (try not to give the location away)!

Step 3 –           Post each photo or a collage of the photos and tag us @DowntownElPaso on InstagramFacebook or direct message us the photos to enter for a chance to Win!

No purchase is necessary in order to participate. Contest ends at midnight, February 12, 2020. Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 13, 2020 via social media and at

Organizers remind participants to set posts to “public” so they are visible for inclusion in the contest.  For contest details visit their website.


– Clues will be posted on social media @DowntownElPaso (FB and Instagram) and

– Both couples and singles can enter, however; couples posting in same photo count as one entry.

– You must find and send selfies with all five (5) hearts to be entered for a chance to win.

– Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value. (No purchase necessary to participate.)


Green Hidden Heart

Venturing into the oldest Street in town, is the very little we can Foretell, 

Find the shop with a statue of a singer known for Heartbreak Hotel

While you’re there, buy and sell at your Leisure

But keep in mind, the Hidden Heart is the true Treasure

Blue Hidden Heart

Think of a Year when drink was once again made Legal,

When exclusivity made you feel naughty but Regal  

Named after a time when you needed a password for Access

Ponder the clues and a simple Google search will reward you with an Address


Red Hidden Heart

The food served here originated in Spain

Named after cuisine served in small portions as meals or Snacks

Look for a silo of food where the tastes are anything but Plain

Tucked in a part of Downtown known for trains and Tracks

Purple Hidden Heart

Look for a neon heart in addition to our Papel Picado Corazon to Start

This restaurant is at the foot of a resting place for the traveling Weary

Named for the one person in the world that loves you like their finest work of Art

The food here will nurture your soul, but don’t expect to be called Dearie

Yellow Hidden Heart

Next to a bar known for their world famous Nachos

But this place is partially named after Leonardo da Vinci’s Bae,

You’ll look for drinks but you’ll find art, gals and Muchachos

The focus is creativity, cocktails and nighttime