Courtesy El Paso County Historical Society

El Paso County Historical Society’s book Lost Restaurants of El Paso on sale this weekend

Jaxon’s, Ashley’s Gardens, and Bill Parks BBQ are all lost, but not forgotten, restaurants of El Paso. Learn the history of these restaurants, complete with pictures and menus, in the El Paso County Historical Society’s new book, “Lost Restaurants of El Paso.”

The Historical Society will host a presale of “Lost Restaurants of El Paso” March 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burges House, 603 West Yandell.

Some of the book’s authors will be on hand to answer questions about your favorite lost restaurants.

From El Paso’s earliest days, the mix of travelers who have moved through the Pass City have left their mark on the meals that grace our tables as well as the tables of our lost restaurants, including the Hacienda Café and Café Central.

Pancho Villa could often be found enjoying ice cream baseballs at the Elite Confectionary, a restaurant also featured in the book.

Readers will recognize many of the restaurants and proprietors in the book and will be introduced to others they may not have known.

Books may also be ordered through the Society’s website,, by phone at 915-533-3603 or by email at [email protected].

For information on “Lost Restaurants of El Paso,” contact Brad Cartwright at 915-490-3221 or via email at [email protected].

  • WHAT: Presale event for “Lost Restaurants of El Paso”
  • WHERE: El Paso County Historical Society, Burges House, 603 W. Yandell
  • WHEN: Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • COST: $23.80 including tax