Explore the 3 top spots in El Paso's Lower Valley neighborhood

Photo: Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q/Yelp

Spending time in the Lower Valley? Get to know this El Paso neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Vietnamese restaurant to a Mexican spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in the Lower Valley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Pho Tre Bien

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Topping the list is Vietnamese spot Pho Tre Bien, which offers seafood, noodle soups and more. Located at 6946 Gateway Blvd. E, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 326 reviews on Yelp.

The menu features authentic Vietnamese dishes, like shrimp spring rolls, curries, white rice platters, clay pot tofu dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Express pick-up and delivery services are also available.

2. Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q

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Next up is Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q, a chain where you can score barbecue. With four stars out of 235 reviews on Yelp, and located at 7970 Gateway East Blvd., it's proven to be a local favorite.

Barbecue meats (beef brisket, turkey breast, pork loin, ribs, chicken and sausage) are the highlight here, to be served on a sandwich or on a platter accompanied by sides like potato salad, cream corn, three bean salad and coleslaw.  (Check out the full menu here.)

3. Gabriel's Restaurant & Bar

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Bar and Mexican spot Gabriel's Restaurant & Bar is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1270 Giles Road, four stars out of 21 reviews. 

The family-friendly restaurant serves authentic Tex-Mex fare, such as fajitas, tacos, flautas, enchiladas and nachos. 

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