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Chope's Bar and Cafe

Mexican, Southwestern
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16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
(575) 233-3420
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 40
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, won't go back

The food was good, the margaritas below average. The biker bar is interesting, and you can order a 40 oz beer in the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food was good, the margaritas below average. The biker bar is interesting, and you can order a 40 oz beer in the restaurant.

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Moriarty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We hit this place around 7 on a Thursday, found the bar packed, went to the restaurant (which has sprawled into two large dining areas were packed. We were a party of nine, there was a party of 16 ahead of us. They seated us and fed us within an HOUR! Meanwhile taking smaller parties in and out. Every plate... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic food; great staff; fast service. This legendary eatery is a bit difficult to find in La Mesa, NM just across the border, but well worth the effort and the drive is fairly scenic.

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Walhalla, South Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My boyfriend grew up here and has fond memories of this place, so when we were in the area it was a must. I loved it! The chilis were so fresh and the cuisine more authentic than any I've had back east. Everything was great. Cheap too! It's just a little hole in the wall but the food is truly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

New Mexico is for Chili Lovers and you will find them throughout the state and beyond. Chope's is located in Southwestern New Mexico (La Mesa) about 35 miles North of El Paso, TX and about the same distance South of Las Cruces, NM. My family owned a cabin near Cloudcroft and absolutely every time we visited the area, we would... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After many years and many meals of tasty food and a varied menu, inertia seems to have set in. The wait staff seems disinterested and orders may or may not be carried out with care. Food quality hasn't seemed to be affected. You just might not get what you ordered and your choice is to wait while everyone else at... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food, excellent service and outstanding atmosphere! Been to Chope's two times and I will go back. The chile rellenos are out of this world!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had not been here for several years. Food and ambience were still great. The food is not the ordinary Mexican- restaurant fare -- it seems authentic and was very good. And inexpensive. Service too was VG. It was fun to return & find we enjoyed it as much as we did in the past

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Saluda, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Mexican cuisine at it's very finest! My gauge is the Chile Relleno. I (we) have not experienced a finer one ANYWHERE. You cannot err with any choice from the menu. Servings are plentiful with wonderful flavor. Don't be late; the dining room fills rapidly and deservedly so. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best New Mexico Mexican food in state. The same good food that we had 20 years ago. Never a disappointment.

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Additional Information about Chope's Bar and Cafe

Address: 16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
Phone Number: (575) 233-3420
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  La Mesa
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: (575) 233-3420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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