• El Paso Chapter

Welcome to the El Paso Chapter of the TRA

West Texas Region

The El Paso Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association promotes the growth of the local restaurant industry through networking, education and local advocacy. We are active in our communities, offering members opportunities to get involved.

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Vanessa Duran

El Paso Chapter Chair

Vanessa Duran is a fourth-generation co-owner of L&J Café.  Vanessa began working for the family business at a very young age and has since become a key factor in the restaurant’s day to day operations.  L&J Café, also known as “the old place by the graveyard” opened its doors in 1927 and is considered the link between El Paso’s past and present.


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