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Chope's Bar and Cafe

16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
(575) 233-3420
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in La Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Based on tip from a local bartender we drove the 13 miles south from Las Cruces through beautiful pecan trees to this charming family owned, family run and totally unpretentious restaurant. Don't miss the chile relenos...soft, nicely seasoned, crispy on the outside-perfect in every way. Worth the drive-which is both relaxing and beautiful. The exterior is nothing to write home... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place has been here for generations; still serving basic New Mexican plates. There are seemingly always tables available at the restaurunt even if the parking lot looks full. Good, basic chow with service that usually seems slow.

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Otto, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Yes, it's a bit out of the way, but worth the drive. Many folks from El Paso gladly make the trip. Consists of two buildings, the restaurant proper and the bar, which is housed in an historic adobe building with murals all around. It looks like a dive from outside, and the inside does not disappoint. Plastered with posters in... More

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Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Located about 12-15 miles from the Shops of Old Mesilla, NM, Chope's is a small place where the locals gather, sometimes it's bikers with the jukebox going but for visitors, it's always 'they told me I had to try this place while I was here' ..... however you find yourself there, you'll enjoy whatever order! They have the traditional Mexican... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

About 14 miles south of Mesilla on Rt 28. There are 2 buildings - a 'newer' one and the original adobe bar/cafe. We ate in the bar, because the the main building was super busy. Food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. Servers were hilarious, with many local history stories to share. We'll go again on our next trip!

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Las Cruces, nm
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Arrive just after the luncheon opening and the restaurant suddenly filled to capacity with local business people, friends and a few tourists. The service staff was quite adept at handling this surge in capacity and met our every need. Cant really tell you how good the food is in a phrase. Let me try a different way. The chips and... More

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Keller, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is just awesome. It's a little drive outside Las Cruces, but absolutely one of the best. I love eating in the bar - which is a separate building, but with the family, they also have a nice sized restaurant - although you may wait a while. The bar is old school, great atmosphere, big beers, and a place... More

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El Paso, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This place serves delicious authentic Mexican food for very reasonable prices.The bar and restaurant are in two separate buildings but you can order your food in the bar and enjoy it there as well.I had the chili rellenos and they were awesome.My wife ordered the combination plate and was unable to finish it due to the amount of food.If you... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say but the best Mexican food you can get anywhere. I plan my trips so I can eat here. I have never been disappointed. The remodel is great inside. Service is excellent.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went her the day after Thanksgiving. It was, as usual very crowded. After getting seated, we ordered and it wasn't too long to get our food. In the meantime the chips and salsa sitting on the table were more than adequate to blunt our appetites. For myself, I thought that the salsa was flavorful with just that extra touch of... More

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