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Come 'N' Get It


Monday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

204 Boston Ave, El Paso, TX 79902   915.533.3177

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Come 'N' Get It


Monday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

204 Boston Ave, El Paso, TX 79902   915.533.3177

COME ON IN

Located inside a small charming house and tucked away from the busy streets, Tom’s Folk Cafe transports you to a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. It takes a spin on Americana by blending it with a taste of the Southwest region. By regularly bringing in seasonal and locally sourced food, the menu stays fresh all year round.   

The entire staff contributes their own creative input to the environment of the restaurant. From the stack of books, local art, chalkboard wall, faux green bull head, to the quirky candleholders, you feel like you are visiting a friend's home. Tom's is a community, and you are always invited.

Menu


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Folklore


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Folklore


Tom’s Folk Cafe epitomizes the new El Paso dining scene...with its local meat, veggies and breads, wine-bottle candlesticks and nouveau Southern food.
— The New York Times
This tiny, unassuming place wins lots of fans for its creative takes on Southern cooking made with fresh, locally sourced food.
— Lonely Planet
...truly one of a kind in El Paso: a socially conscious, all-organic, all-sustainable restaurant serving intricate preparations of American comfort food.
— The City Magazine
 

The Beginning

It all started with The Drifter, a local food truck owned by Ian Atkins. After a good run, Ian traded in the truck for a restaurant, and Tom’s was born. Lawrence Acosta, helped open Tom’s in 2011 as head chef and in 2014 took over as owner, carrying on the folklore. 

The name Tom's is inspired by the perseverance of Ian’s grandfather Tom, an east Texas rancher and by the creativity of Tom Russell, a folk singer-songwriter and artist whose current music illustrates life in El Paso. You can check out his artwork displayed on the walls of the restaurant.  

 

Keeping It Local

Supporting local and eco-friendly suppliers is important to Tom’s. All the beef and bison is provided by Bakka Ranch in Anthony, NM, and the poultry is all cage-free and hormone-free. Their coffee is roasted by Picacho Coffee Roasters, a solar-powered roastery in Las Cruces, NM. Most of their produce comes from Mountain View Co-Op, an all organic farm from Mesilla Valley, NM. When it comes to herbs, they are grown right outside Tom's front door. And let’s not forget that delicious beer. Big Bend Brewing Co in Alpine, TX provides Tom’s with the tastiest beer in West Texas.