2275 Trawood Dr
El Paso, TX, 79935
(915) 592-7210
A diner-style restaurant
I Ate:  Cheeseburger w/ onion rings, chicken noodle soup, brownie pie a la mode
Price:  $9.37 + tax/tip

(Five stars at its best; three-and-a-half at its worst)

There are no fewer than nine Village Inn restaurants scattered throughout El Paso.  I visited the one On Trawood Drive, a half block West of Lee Trevino.  The Village Inn serves American-style, diner food.


After standing outside like an idiot for an hour and a half, freezing cold because I left my jacket home, snapping photos of the lunar eclipse, I finally called it a night, packed up, and started the drive back into town.  It was late, and I was cold and hungry, so I stopped at a Village Inn restaurant for dinner.

First off, I'd ordered chicken soup to warm up.  The soup was okay, not quite up to Jewish pennicillin standards; chicken broth, broad noodles, some veggies, and a few small chunks of meat; typical canned fare.  Still, it tasted good, and brought my temperature back to normal.

A short bit later, and the cheeseburger arrived; a fairly small patty on a large toasted bun.  I'd also ordered onion rings instead of french fries; they were large, breaded, and a bit overdone.  The cheeseburger tasted pretty good -- even if it did disappear in 4 bites.

After that "appetizer" I debated ordering another, real appetizer; but instead an item on the dessert menu caught my eye.  A short while later there arrived at my table a big chunk of brownie, topped with vanilla ice cream, crosshatched with hot fudge.  The brownie was nice and hot but a bit dry; still, the ice cream helped lubricate it.


All in all, I'd have to say the Village Inn wasn't quite so good as I expected.  Aside from the little, niggling problems -- the cheap soup, the small burger, the overcooked rings, the dry brownie -- the meal was also a bit on the expensive side, for what I received.  Yes, the Village Inn is convenient and close by...  But, frankly, you can do better.


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