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August 15, 2011


Roberto S. Beto

I got married at Rosa's Cantina. I noted that the cantina was opened some time before he wrote the song. He used to drive through on his way to Nashville, TN, and to other gigs in Texas.

Conrado Montes

Rosa’s Cantina is in Smeltertown, West of El Paso. Please note:

Jan. 10, 1960: Mary Robbins' song "El Paso" is No. 1 on the charts.

The lunchtime restaurant and watering hole at 3454 Doniphan, Rosa's Cantina, is an El Paso landmark made famous by the late legendary Marty Robbins in his 1959 hit, "El Paso." Rosa's was made famous with the opening lyrics in Robbins' gunfighter love ballad: "Out in the West Texas town of El Paso, I fell in love with a Mexican girl, Nighttime would find me at Rosa's Cantina, Music would play and Faleena would whirl."

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