Dyer Street hosts the highest concentration of shops in Mountain View North, and includes inexpensive breakfast and lunch at Buon Giorno Caffe. Start your day with a Giovanni Panini – an egg sandwich with spinach and provolone, or visit at lunch, and try Italian meats and cheeses with ingredients such as sun dried tomatoes and other savory edibles, all served in panino.
The Japanese ambiance and ramen at Matsuharu Japanese Restaurant allows locals to step out of the desert and into an Okinawan-themed environment with friendly owners and filling portions. The perfect presentation and authenticity at this hole-in-the-wall make up for any doubt you feel before you walk into the nondescript building, and Japanese military
officers on exchange can often be seen getting a taste of home
The New Clock Restaurant sits a few blocks down Dyer Street, and booths are packed in the morning with residents wanting to fill up their stomachs with good food at a great price. Plates of huevos rancheros and carne adovada come out quickly, in addition to more traditional plates such as menudo. The friendly staff plainly loves being on the clock at this jammed El Paso breakfast destination.
Nightlife in Mountain View North is built on the thirst of soldiers and workers living in and around nearby Fort Bliss. At Hope and Anchor, beer dips to $2 a pint, and the rowdy weekend crowd jams out to a wide variety of music from the jukebox. This simple bar fills its role precisely as a spot for service people and neighborhood residents to get a pitcher.
Residents head a few miles south to catch movies at Premiere Cinema Imax and Cinemark Cielo Vista Mall 14 a few blocks further, or step onto the base and see the hits at the Grand Theatre.