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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Hire some energetic servers!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Ron-CS4
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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255 reviews 255 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The stuffed sopapillas are the best I have had. Excellent salsa and very good coffee with generous refills.

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Mustang, Oklahoma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by the locals and it turned out to be the best meal we had while in New Mexico. Yes, it's small and gets crowded and noisy, but the food is authentic. We lived in NM 30 years ago and this is what we remember New Mexican food to be like.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you want fast food, go get fast food. If you want amazing authentic home cooked food at the perfect price, then there isn't a better place! Nellie's.... You Rock!!

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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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