Desert Oak Barbecue

1141 Gateway Blvd. W
El Paso
Richard Funk
Richard Funk
Desert Oak continues to grow in popularity, but it’s still a small restaurant. Our family has new dreams now, and we’re excited to bring you along on our journey of making them a reality. In the very near future, we plan on opening a larger restaurant. I'm happy to report that those dreams came true, and in turn, gave us some bigger ones. Fast forward, and we have now been featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, recognized in Texas Monthly's Top 50 Barbecue Joints, and both my brother Stephen and I followed in our family's footsteps by leaving our old careers (Stephen's 20+ year career with the government, and mine as an ER nurse). We didn't anticipate the world coming to a screeching halt with a pandemic at the time, but we're so grateful that we made that decision. Together, as a family, we've ignited much bigger dreams for the future of Desert Oak. Thanks again to The Calcaterra family, we've come back to our roots and are in the process of opening two brand new locations. One of them is right next to where we first started, at Cowtown Boots. Once again, we feel like we're just getting started; no matter the growth, we will continue to provide a place, just like our backyard where this dream first started, where family and friends can enjoy good food and good company. We promise there won’t be any bad brisket.