Restaurants

Top Choice New Mexican in Las Cruces

Chala's Wood-Fired Grill

With house-smoked carnitas and turkey, housemade bacon and chile-pork sausage, plus calabacitas (squash and corn), quinoa salad and organic greens, this place rises well above the standard New Mexican diner fare. Lo…
New Mexican in Las Cruces

¡Andele!

It's the salsa bar here that everyone raves about, and with good reason. Follow up the homemade chips with tacos el castor or smothered enchiladas, or just dig in to a simple bowl of chile. Located at the edge of Me…
New Mexican in Las Cruces

Chope's Bar & Cafe

Worth every second of the 15-mile drive south of town, Chope's may not be much to look at, but the hot chile will turn you into an addict within minutes. From chile rellenos to burritos, you've seen the menu before;…
New Mexican in Las Cruces

Nellie's Cafe

Cherished by locals, Nellie's has been serving homemade burritos, chile rellenos and tamales for decades now, under the slogan 'Chile with an Attitude.' It's small and humble in decor but big in taste, with deliciou…
Cafe in Las Cruces

Spirit Winds Coffee Bar

Join the university crowd for excellent cappuccinos and gourmet tea, plus good sandwiches, salads, soups and pastries. A gift and card shop and occasional live entertainment keep the students, artsy types and busine…
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Double Eagle Restaurant

A glorious melange of Wild West opulence, all dark wood and velvet hangings, and featuring a fabulous old bar, this Plaza restaurant is on the National Register of Historic Places. The main dining room offers contin…
New Mexican in Las Cruces

La Posta

This rambling old adobe was here before Mesilla itself, and became a Butterfield stagecoach stop in the 1850s. Now standing at the corner of the Plaza, it’s entered from the next block. With a fabulous atmosphere an…