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By Candie Fix
Managing Editor 

Haxtun's El Paso Mexican Restaurant to open soon


March 22, 2023

(Herald photos by Candie Fix)

JOSE CARDENAS stands in front of the counter at his new establishment, El Paso Mexican Restaurant, in Haxtun. Cardenas plans to open next week.

For years the red building at the corner of Colorado Avenue and Highway 6 served as a place for customers to enjoy breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. If walls could talk, they would have stories to tell of farmers and ranchers from the area who sat to drink their morning coffee and enjoy in each other's conversation. It was a place to gather for work meetings, fellowship over coffee and for pre-game meals to talk strategy for many Bulldog sports teams.

The walls of what was once the Barlo Café hold history and meaning. They display livestock brands and a way of life in rural Colo...

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