Like Nowhere Else.


Welcome to Ardovino's Desert Crossing.

We are a destination – an experience – where you can dine in our restaurant, relax on our patios, celebrate a momentous occasion or shop at our Farmers’ Market.

All it takes is one visit; and, as you watch the evening passenger train wind its way around Mount Cristo Rey, you'll understand why you'll want to keep coming back.


In 1997, after extensive renovation, Ardovino's Desert Crossing reopened with a vision to offer a dining experience that encompassed quality food and service from start to finish. For more than 20 years, we have proudly expanded that vision to contribute and commit to the sustainable movement happening in our community. We endorse farms that are locally owned and family operated – from our own estate-raised hens to our farming and ranching friends throughout the area; who grow exceptional products without the use of pesticides. 

We're pretty sure Uncle Frank, without hesitation, would want to dine with us... and that, we believe, is the greatest homage we could offer to the man who started it all back in 1949.

Truly, there is no other place in El Paso (or New Mexico) like it. From our fabulous food and exceptional service; to the way our banquet halls transform from event to event; to the hand-made, locally sourced offerings of our Farmers’ Market, Ardovino's Desert Crossing is a destination you don't want to miss.  

Questions? Want to make a reservation? Give us a call at 575-589-0653 (x3).



SINCE 1949, ARDOVINOS’ DESERT CROSSING has been building its reputation by offering , innovative cuisine, exceptional service and only the finest quality ingredients

We are open Tuesdays through Fridays for dinner and for both brunch and dinner on the weekends, with performances every Saturday night. Visit our "Current Events" page for more information.



At Ardovino's Desert Crossing, every event is individually designed to fulfill our clients' needs. Our unique patios and banquet spaces offer you the ability to transform your event into something spectacular and we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Large or small, we are proud to be a part of your special event, as we have been for more than half a century.



Held Saturdays year round (hours vary between winter and summer - the only two real seasons we know in the Southwest), the FARMERS' MARKET AT ADC brings an ever-increasing selection of organic and pesticide-free produce, beef, pork, lamb and goat, fresh-baked breads and salsas. Enjoy a fair trade cup of coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices, along with Brunch in the restaurant.