Welcome to Texas, where those famed words reign true from food to fun: ‘Everything is Bigger In Texas!’ I discovered a steakhouse and ranch experience near El Paso where the food is big and the destination is bigger! Come hungry, leave with a food baby, lol!
Roam amidst a ranch, snap photos of a scenic backdrop. Dine on portions so big your belly won’t need to be filled for days! It’s time to dine where beans are served in buckets, and where 2 pounds is the smallest steak (just kidding).
As an added point, many famed westerns have been filmed on site! Lavishly live food and travel out loud at this steakhouse and ranch experience near El Paso – bring your appetite.
Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso – Bring Your Appetite
Can you guess from the sign where we were? If you said Cattleman’s Steakhouse you would be correct.
Y’all won’t be driving far from the center of El Paso just about 1/2 hour tops. Bring the kids, gramma, grampa, friends, dates, whatever kind of group rocks your world and navigate to the ‘desert’ for a steakhouse and ranch experience you will remember BIG forever. Truly a Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso you have to get to!
It’s hard to imagine we are only about 30 minutes away from the heart of El Paso and suddenly we are at a steakhouse and ranch. The scenery rocked my boots from the moment we entered the parking area. WOW is this place big, and ready for tourists craving that southwestern experience? Be ready it’s about to come at you hot!
The Authentic Southwestern Experience
Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso – Bring Your Appetite
When I get to an area, I just want to be part of it. I want to experience the area like a local. What this means is that I want to hit the ‘hotspots’ try and see what makes it so special. Now the steakhouse and ranch experience at Cattleman’s Steakhouse and Indian Cliffs Ranch provides a great Southwestern restaurant dining experience.
A ranch, animals, strolling areas, scenery and of course lip-smacking meals! I definitely got dressed for the occasion, after all, how many times am I going to visit a real working ranch and a steakhouse? Yeah, not many!
Cattleman’s Steakhouse – Bring Your Appetite
Come here to enjoy the food, but savor the ambiance. By no means is this restaurant formal. People were in shorts, tees, and their hats, so relax it’s not about dressing up that makes this destination what it is!
The restaurant seats nearly 600 so it’s big, but the property that Indian Cliff ranch sits on is bigger. As far as the eye can see and beyond will thrill and excite! Get ready for a cowboy-style chophouse on a working ranch in the Texas desert serving up big steaks, BBQ & seafood.
In the Kitchen – Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso
Food is my passion and I was super excited to gain special permission to head into the kitchen and video this little snippet of how the food is prepared. The kitchen has some serious grilling going on and the size of the meat is Ginormous!
From burgers to seafood, Cattleman’s Steakhouse has something for everyone. Take a look at how incredible the food looks even while it is cooking! Sizzle, snap and grill me some more, this is the place to be!
Do you see the size of the steaks? Truly Cowboy and Cowgirl hunger-worthy! I say after wrangling a day of sightseeing in El Paso head here to rustle up some grub!
Vegetarian and Carnivores
It is possible to eat here even if you are a vegetarian or if you just eat seafood or just chicken. Let me just say the menu is as big as the experience! Grab your Steakhouse and Ranch Experience here!
Y’all can eat here its kind of come in come all to the Cattleman’s Steakhouse. I am a vegetarian who will occasionally eat seafood and I was well accommodated. However, if you are a carnivore, you have hit the treasure chest of steaks from petite and lady-like to the gut-busting large 2 pound Cowboy steak!
Family style- Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso
Your table will get family style served bread, beans in a bucket and pineapple coleslaw (addictive). And if you are totally into big baked potatoes, you have arrived to monster baked potato central!
The butter and sour cream also come in large plates for those big baked spuds you can order as a side! Look at the platter of sour cream and butter, it’s as amazing as the portions truly!
To have a little sample of the pre-meat sweats (LOL) grab this platter of grilled meat and pass it around. It’s fire-grilled Kielbasa and beef! A whole lot of lip-smacking went down at our table and the plate disappeared! After all, we walked the ranch and were starving!
The Seafood Side Of Things
I am a seafood gal and look at this platter one of my colleagues ordered. That Lobster is huge and the steak is nothing to snicker at either. Truly large portions that will make your eyeballs bulge and your belly happy!
As I was not sure what to order, I asked my server for suggestions. There are 2 shrimp main dishes on the menu and she told me that the Tempura Shrimp was her favorite. It was light and airy and just all that!
Naturally, I took her suggestions under advisement and ordered the platter. These are huge and ten appear to be 20 right? Hello to these puffy lumps of air heaven. Sweet and tasty, large and lightly fried, and shrimp that juiced in your mouth! The tangy sauce was a perfect dipping companion to the shrimp. To be honest, way more than I could eat, after 5 I was done.
What would a meal be without a Margarita? I mean they are my favorite libation and ‘Yes I got one!” The only thing better than the margarita was the scenery behind the margarita. So picturesque is the landscape and so delicious is the drink, it is truly a pairing made in Texas heaven!
Suggestion for Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso
The back patio offers a perfect backdrop for photos and the sunset. Get on the patio while the sun is setting. Snap a few hundred photos because sunsets like this are what dreams and vacations are made of. You are on a ranch, in the desert and the coyotes are meandering around. A photo shows everything you simply can’t describe!
Maybe this is the wild west or maybe this is the storybook setting you have been waiting to see your whole life. I know one thing, after all the cruising I have done and traveling I have never seen a more picturesque sunset in the USA!
Tip for your Steakhouse and Ranch Experience Near El Paso
Go in the evening to capture the sunset. Dress casual and comfortable. You will walk a lot. Jeans, shorts, tees, are all fine it’s not dressy. In the event that you venture through the outside, you will note that some areas are more dirt and sand than actual pathways. It is important to realize white is not right because dirt will be its enemy!
Many movies have been filmed in this idealistic setting. I’ll suggest the evening because the heat of the day will just melt you! As a matter of fact, the sunset is pristine and so is the old west with ever-changing scenery.
When you look at the backdrop of the mountains in the daylighting it is so different in the night lighting. You just have to experience this to understand and my images do not even begin to help share the beauty.
Outside you will be able to gaze at peacocks, and donkeys and horses. There are rabbits and other animals as well. You could walk your dinner off after you have eaten cause I’m sure you will have a food baby after this meal! Walking lets you see things up close and personal and get more great photos! Yee-haw!
Wagons are scattered throughout the property, stop and snap a few photos. I counted at least 10 but I am sure there are more. I don’t want to share it all with you after all part of the excitement is going to uncover the destination on your own.
Equally important are the items you can see in the distance, I will say I loved the Pueblos and I captured my photo from the back patio of the restaurant.
The sun was setting, the ground was ripe for photos and the reflective properties of the sunset made this photo amazing!
Not only is the outdoor scenery great, but also inside! Make sure to walk thru the restaurant to see all of the nuances and crannies of western gear. I love uncovering places, so of course, I walked all over and made sure to check out all the rooms.
Dinner took a while, so walking was a good way to keep my mind off my hunger! That is the only thing I will admittedly say was negative here, the service was super slow, but the food was worth the wait.
Mosey by the kitchen to see the meat offerings it will make you even more hungry! See your food before it’s cooked, get an idea of the size and then salivate and brag to everyone else in your party! They too will want to see this fresh food cart outside the main kitchen!
Discovery? There’s just so much to see all over this establishment, you can keep your self good and busy. Keep walking, or meander outside, the weather is beautiful!
Look At The Parking Lot On The Way Out
We were lucky enough to see a horse at the end of the night in the parking lot, kind of a bit of parting fun and perfect for photo opps. Additionally, I understand the facility is RV and BUS friendly which should help some of you plan this in your El Paso tourism schedule.
Seating over 600 people, offering amazing sunsets and tasty, hearty portions of true Texas meats, Cattleman’s Steakhouse is a stop you want to make! I think the only question is “Would you like a steak with that? So before you buy one of this fancy TEXAS belt buckles eat here because then you won’t need it!!
I was part of a Fam Tour (Visit El Paso) and my meal was provided. However, my images and content are based on my actual experience. As a culinary and travel destination expert I am always seeking the best of the best in every city I travel to.