richard blancas, 56M. Working in F&B dept. most of my life, in places like the Ritz-Carlton, appreciating good service becomes second nature. I'm disappointed when too many places concentrate on the decor and the ambience and not on the product and service. I believe those places are doomed to not succeed.

El Paso, Texas
Joined Apr 2010
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7 Loved Places


  • The Briar Patch Downtown, El Paso
  • Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Grille Arenas Road Area, Palm Springs
  • Texas Roadhouse Cielo Vista, El Paso
  • Aspen Mills Bread Co. Downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs


  • rickymax
    rickymax reviewed Texas Roadhouse Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Steakhouse with Eyecandy
    This place has been here for a few years but we decided to try it. It was opening again for dinner at 4pm and all these cute young male waiters were walking in to work. All I could think is the manager must be gay. We must be in for some good service. I wasn't disappointed. My aunt's steak was served to perfection, my prime rib came out medium rare. Refills came out one after another and our waiter Andrew was perfect in every way. They also have this bucket of peanuts on the table that are at your disposal throughout the entire meal-just throw the shells on the floor! I think I saw one female employee. Even the host or was it the manager came to check on our table during our meal. It was a great EXPERIENCE! I will surely return and I'm not an avid beef eater. we'll you know what I mean. The prices are a little steep but it is a steakhouse so you do expect to pay a little more, and the selections as far as for sides are a little boring. But other than that, I would recommend this place for anyone that gets tired of Mexican food after a while in El Paso. Right off the freeway east of the airport.

  • rickymax
    rickymax reviewed Aspen Mills Bread Co. Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Best of Breads and Sandwiches
    You can always depend on Aspen Mills to deliver. Having lived in PS before, I always stop and pick up some of their fresh bread to bring back to Texas, from their cranberry spice bread to their jalapeno cheddar to their great tasting moist fruit and nut muffins that never make it very far. My favorite sandwich was always the Aspen if I recall the turkey with red onions on cranberry spiced bread. Always a handful to grab each half of the sanwich, accompanied with a nice potato salad and pickle spear. Make sure to check the hours because last time I was in town I missed them and got them on closed days. Other than that , no better place in town FOR A GOOD SANDWICH OR MUFFIN OR BREAD. And there is a great coffee shop next store too. Lots of eye candy too, right by heart of 'gay central.'

  • rickymax
    rickymax reviewed Home Body Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Shop Here For Gifts & Cards For All Occasions
    The best shop in town to buy cute gifts for any member of your family young and old, male or female. They even do some fancy wrapping for you. They have a variety of smart and green cards. Lots of jewelry, candles, clothes, create your own perfumed oils. Centrally located by the university.The staff remembers you by name. Excellent service.

  • rickymax
    rickymax reviewed The Briar Patch Over a year ago
    Loves it

    The friendliest and hippest club in El Paso
    This local club has its running history and continues to hold its locals to upscale weekly events and constant changing seasonal decor with contemporary music and the only hip garden downtown patio bar. A must for anyone visiting El Paso. The Staff is the friendliest and easiest on the eyes in town too.