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Nellie's Cafe

1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
575-524-9982
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Ranked #4 of 320 restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This little Mexican restaurant is indeed worth the wait. They are usually very busy and you may have to wait for a table, but it is certainly worth the wait time. You won't find food like this at any other restaurant. Service is a little slow but the food is great and the prices are reasonable. This is a must... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food was great! If you like liver, don't miss on their house special "Liver with onion", and ask to add jalapenos to it.

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sapo60
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there, ordered bean &chicharron burrito, partner had breakfast burrito, both were hot and tasty. Sopapillas for dessert were delicious. Reasonable prices, good service. We will return.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Authentic Mexican food :One of the best place for breakfast or lunch or brunch. The only thing that they don't have alcohol but its okay when you are there for breakfast. Service was great.

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Hilton Head Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We just ate delicious lunch for $13.71 +tip! water and chips ! Went right in but by 1130 a line had formed. Be careful to enter street side because sign Tuesday -Saturday 8-2 is above kitchen door! order only one sopapilla and one tostada for 2 to split.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This cafe style family owned & operated restaurant is a gem. My meal was totally satisfying. Best green chile I've had probably...ever. No exaggeration.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The best service! Excellent green sauce! Numerous locals seem to have made this their regular breakfast stop in LC. The wait staff seemed to know almost everyone in the place. My breakfast was perfect. I highly recommend stopping in. I most certainly will go back!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After reading great reviews for this place we tried it.The food is not bad ,the service is good.The place is small and crowded at times.The food is good but nothing worth writing home about.I probably wont go back again,just not worth the noise and crowded conditions.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went to Nellie's for breakfast every morning we stayed in Las Cruces. I loved the huevos rancheros, with the green chili sauce. After a couple of visits, we were treated like family.

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Palo Alto, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, friendly service, With fresh salsa and chips. Nice combinations on the platter . And it is a favorite local restaurant, Where patrons return to frequently and are Acknowledged and appreciated. Good prices

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