El Paso in Sheffield for casual Mexican dining

The fourth biggest city in England, Sheffield is well known for its thriving nightlife and dining scene. You will find a massive choice of restaurants in Sheffield city centre offering everything from modern British cuisine to Mexican food and plenty in between. Close to Sheffield Hallam University is a veteran of the Sheffield dining scene; El Paso restaurant serving Mexican and Italian food at reasonable prices in a vibrant and lively atmosphere.

Mexican cuisine in a lively urban restaurant

An independent restaurant, El Paso has been recently refurbished and emerged on the other side as a modern urban space. A popular venue for shoppers, students and those simply seeking a fun meal out, it is a restaurant full of personality and as it offers both Mexican and Italian it really does cater for all tastes. Small and cosy, El Paso is open for dinner 7 nights a week with late extended hours at the weekend. The low lighting creates a friendly glow that suits a convivial crowd or a romantic rendezvous making this the ideal venue for later evening dining when the streets are dark. The interior is of exposed brickwork and casual wooden tables with contemporary and comfortable high-back leather chairs. The odd Mexican touch makes its presence known, such as sombreros on the walls, but the feel is generally one of casual urban dining.

An extensive menu of Italian and Mexican food

The extensive menu of both Italian and Mexican dishes blends surprisingly well with dishes that complement each other and offer an alternative to those who prefer less spicy food. That said not all Mexican food is dosed with chilli and is instead a vibrant cuisine with big bold flavours that leave you wanting more. Starters include various types of garlic bread, deep fried chillies stuffed with cream cheese, spare ribs with a choice of sauce, nachos or mussels in white wine and garlic; an eclectic bunch of appetisers that will fire up the taste buds whichever you choose.

Main courses include Mexican and Italian dishes with many of them crossing over into both. Pollo ranchero is a dish of onions, chicken, avocado, red beans, tomato and chocolate that delivers big South American flavours. There are many of the familiar Mexican foods such as chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and a variety of crespelle playing for the Italian team. A generous range of vegetable dishes mean that there is something to please those who prefer not to eat meat.A selection of steaks are offered that include a Mexican version with onions, mushrooms, peppers, chillies, oregano, tomato, tequila and cream or you could choose pollo baracho, another popular chicken dish, with garlic, pepper, onion, chillies, mushroom, white wine, tomato and cream. Fish dishes are available with such choices as swordfish with prawns in a white wine cream sauce or baked trout with white wine and peppers. El Paso also serves a range of pizza and pasta as well as salads, side dishes and accompaniments.

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