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Nellie's Cafe

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1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
575-524-9982
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mouthwatering Good!!!

I went to college in Cruces and this was a favorite place to eat. Took my family there on a recent rd trip and was reminded why it was my favorite place. Mexican food doesn't get any better or more authentic! The chile had some heat but is amazing!! My kids loved the sopas! We were completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
hittherd27
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Amarillo, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Amarillo, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to college in Cruces and this was a favorite place to eat. Took my family there on a recent rd trip and was reminded why it was my favorite place. Mexican food doesn't get any better or more authentic! The chile had some heat but is amazing!! My kids loved the sopas! We were completely satisfied from beginning... More 

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kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a very casual local place that is open for breakfast and lunch. The green chili chicken enchiladas were the best one's I've ever had. Also loved the salsa, flautas, and chile colorado. I'd bet everything is great here.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

had a quick breakfast here. Good and filling and very nice staff. I will return next time I am in Las Cruces

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food in Nellie's is excellent, I love it. Authentic Mexican food specializing in chili dishes. It's all very good, you won't be disappointed in the food - guaranteed. The service is the worst in Las Cruces. The only way it could be any worse is if they were unfriendly, but that's not the case. The problem is that the... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Okay, I like El Sombrero, but if you want the ultimate Mexican food of all deliciousness, it is Nellie's. The only draw back is that they have weird hours. They only serve lunch and only on certain days, which makes getting a table difficult, as these limited hours result in large crowds.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Food here is very authentic Mexican food. It is very well known locally and sometimes hard to find a seat.. The atmosphere is that of an old clean diner with courtesy service. .The menu covers a number of outstanding Mexican dishes. You will not be disappointed on the food quality and service.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

loved this place, the food was amazing, fast and quick service, no complaints, warm atmosphere, will come back soon

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Don't let the industrial location spook you away, warm & inviting both w/food & staff. Loved it! And got a great traditional western breakfast. A must, when in Las Cruces.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is one of those place if you "understand" what is really good you have to say G@@ damn this is close to perfection on "some" levels sucks to sit on the curb waiting with a ton of other people for a table. so how good is the food 10 on a scale of 1 to 5 service could improve... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant is outstanding, the food is always great, well prepared and made, very consistent, and whenever I eat there, there is nothing left on the plate. Service is pretty good considering they do get busy and crowded after 11am. The owner is like family, as well as the waitresses, all great, kind people. When I eat there, I'm only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: 575-524-9982

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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