Last Update: Dec 13th, 2012
El Paso II Hollywood

El Paso II

1800 N Federal Hwy
Hollywood FL, 33020
(954) 923-7250
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Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri/Sat 11am-10pm
Attire: Casual
Parking: Private Lot
CC: Yes
Alcohol: No
Outside Dining: No
Reservations: No
Delivery: No

Critic's Review

It still has the Red White and Green of Napoli's, but it's now a Mexican Restaurant. In the middle of nowhereville, you wonder why anyone would want to open a restaurant here.

The building was pretty beat up, but they did a nice job giving it a makeover. It's very festive, with sombreros on the wall and flowers on the table.

El Paso II Interior

Much like Jalisco, when you sit down you get chips and soup before you get a menu. The have 2 pages of lunch specials and an extensive menu with all of the favorites. You can definitely find something to your liking. The chips were out of a bad, but I liked both Salsas; the hot was just a little bit hot.

El Paso II Soup

The soup was superior to the salty broth you get at some places; this had some shredded chicken and vegetables in it as well as rice; it was a nice starter. Music isn't Mexican; Rob Thomas, Neon Trees and Shakira plays at a seroius volume. The steak came out very fast.

El Paso 2 Churrasco

This is a decent size for $9.95; I don't like plantains so I got extra beans. The problem with the steak is that it wasn't medium rare as ordered, nor was it freshly grilled. You can tell when a steak is fresh off the grill; this steak lacked juiciness and was medium well. They must pre-cook them and just warm them up. It's too bad, because the chimichurri was nice and garlicky. This would have been an A+ lunch if the steak was prepared as ordered.

Service here is professional if not terribly friendly.

I was ready to highly recommend this place until I got the steak; I still think that there's enough positives to consider it again. Everything from the salsa, soup and the sauce were deftly prepared.

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