Campus Dining

Location
El Paso, TX
Undergrads
12,681
Tuition (in-state)
$17,814 ($7,214)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are two places to eat: the Union and the Natural Gas building. They have decent options.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The school lacks in providing other ethnic foods besides Chinese/Japanese. Some of the food is okay though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I do not complain about it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The University of Texas at El Paso has a pretty decent selection of dining places to choose from. In the Union there are places that serve Chinese, pizza, sushi, and even burgers.

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College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't eat on campus

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 125th
    Best Quality Food
  • 258th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 449th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 722nd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 868th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristopher Rivera
Hometown
Clint, TX
Major
Multimedia Journalism
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The dining experience at UTEP is very vague but delicious nonetheless. There aren't many changes on campus regarding eateries. A few various choices are offered, including Chick-fil-A, Chopsticks, Delicious Mexican Express, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Sodexo catering, and World of Wings. Sodexo catering offers the best variety to students, mainly focusing on Mexican cuisine like Delicious Mexican Express. Students can choose from salads, pastas, burritos, etc. The quality of Sodexo catering is pleasant and delicious. However, prices may be a bit high. Even though the quality of food is good, it does not represent the cost well.

Students would rather visit surrounding restaurants close to campus. Especially since dining options on campus are over by 2 p.m., with the exception of World of Wings. Students who attend classes in the late afternoon will simply have to fall back on a snack from the vending machine or a muffin from a nearby coffee stand. There are many more new and creative choices to enjoy, and it is common to have an invitation to visit a nearby restaurant. But, in general, students are happy to have options available in school and will continue to purchase meals.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4334 per year
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Pizza Hut
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • McDonald's
  • Peanut butter morning shake
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chile Colorado burrito
  • San Francisco wrap (from Einstein Bros.)
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Einstein bagel with cream cheese
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Chick-fil-A
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Chicken
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chopsticks
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Asian
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Delicious Mexican Express
Location: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: University Bookstore
Food: Bagels, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
El Cazo
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Garden Gourmet
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Salads
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Healthy Corner
Location: College of Health Sciences, basement
Food: Salads, sandwiches, parfaits
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jazzman's Café
Location: Library, lobby
Food: Salads, sandwiches, smoothies
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Miner Stop
Location: College of Business Administration, third floor
Food: Coffee, grab-'n-go items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Miner's Grill
Location: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center
Food: Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie dogs
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pete's Pizza
Location: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center
Food: Pizza
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pizza Hut
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Pizza
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Quiznos
Location: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center
Food: Subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Simply To Go
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Simply To Go
Location: College of Education, second floor
Food: Salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Academic Services Building, first floor
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Union Building East, first floor
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
WOW Café and Wingery (World of Wings)
Location: Union Building East, second floor
Food: Wings
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 80 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Expensive
  • 33% Bar Pub
  • 17% The Union
  • 17% Everything!!! All the food here is subpar

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 56% Going to the Union.
  • 22% Expensive
  • 22% Bringing your own lunch

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 7 responses

  • 71% I don't have a meal plan at my school
  • 29% There is a lot of people, big lines
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