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Chope's Bar and Cafe

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Southwestern
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16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
(575) 233-3420
Sunday
Closed
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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: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Best Food in New Mexico

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Dave R
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Tehachapi, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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2 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
105 reviews 105 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 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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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: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?