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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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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Amazing treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jerri T
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Moriarty
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Moriarty
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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119 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?