Places to go for Valentine’s

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter

El Paso has a variety of events that you can attend, depending on what you would like to do this Valentine’s Day or how much money you will spend, From mariachis and dance, to wine and dinner, pick one of these events or places and you’ll feel like a winner.

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Plaza Theatre– Founded in Tecalitlan, Mexico in 1898, this famous mariachi group has starred in more than 200 movies, recorded dozens of pasodobles, bailables, polkas and more. They will be performing “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”), the world’s first mariachi opera. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.

Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio—located 2719 N. Stanton, the studio offers the best gift you can give your partner this Valentine’s Day—a dance lesson. Join the Shundo Ballroom at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and learn to dance a romantic rumba. For more information, call  532-2043 to reserve your spot.

Café Central—According to the City Magazine’s Best of City Awards, Café Central is El Paso’s Most Romantic Restaurant. Located at 109 N. Oregon St., couples may enjoy a night of fine dining, expertly chosen wine and cuisine carefully selected for the occasion. Make your reservation today at opentable.com/café-central.

Abundant Living Faith Center—a dance will start at 7 p.m. this Valentine’s Day at the Monte Carlo Ballroom, 1781 N. Zaragoza. For $40 you can enjoy a lovely dinner and a dance.

Craft and Social—Located at 305 E. Franklin, will be offering a delicious night of chocolate, wine and beer pairings. Their popular strawberry beer will be on special and the bar will feature five chocolate treats from Fudge-N-More, along with five wine and beer tastings.

Fort Bliss during their 1849 Week Feb. 8-15. The Army base’s Freedom Crossing stores and restaurants are offering $18.49 specials such as dinner for two at Buffalo Wild Wings and a full slab of ribs from Chi-Town BBQ. At noon and 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, A’Gaci will have fashion shows and free Valentine’s Day R&B concert by Sha’vonne at 7 p.m.,  along with an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm.

Several romantic films will be released on Feb. 14, where you can enjoy a romantic movie accompanied by a date and buttery popcorn. Being released this Valentine’s Day is “Endless Love,” “About Last Night,” “Winter’s Tale” and “Love is in the Air.”

Christ the Savior Catholic Church —the third-annual St. Valentine’s Dinner-Dance will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the VFW Party Hall, located at 5535 Saluki.

Restaurants and events on Valentine’s Day are going to be packed, so perhaps you may want to celebrate it a day later to avoid the crowds and still do something nice. For only $20, you can enjoy a dinner catered by Trattoria Bella Sera along with a fun dance.

Amber Gomez can be reached at [email protected]