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La Casita Cafe

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195 N Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3550
(575) 523-5434
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Always the best salsa

Always great service, good fun and a beautiful view of the local park. Servers are informed and helpful. New menu items to try! Yummy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
via mobile
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Keller, Texas
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long time Las Cruces residence - ate with my mother. This is nothing special. Don't go here. Lot's of better places.

Thank KellerWags
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great service, good fun and a beautiful view of the local park. Servers are informed and helpful. New menu items to try! Yummy!

1 Thank Cearaangel
Level Contributor
515 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here on the advice of TripAdvisor reviews. My wife has food allergies to both chicken and beef, and the only pork dish on the menu was Chorizo and eggs, so that is what she got. It was actually quite good. I had the chicken Chile Relleno, which was rather bland and tasteless. The place was packed, so I... More 

Thank Bern666
Hot Springs
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not at all what we expected. The beef and pork combination tacos were very dry. Las Cruces is known for great Mexican food. Disappointed!

Thank Terrie M
Melissa S, Owner at La Casita Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, My name is Melissa. I am the owner at La Nueva Casita Café. I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was any less than excellent. It is my goal to ensure that every single customer leaves extremely satisfied. In order to correct any problem in the future, it would be very helpful to me if you... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing to hate about this place. If you are looking for cheap, excellent Mexican food, this is the place to visit. Staff were friendly and helpful. Some of the best, simple Meixcan I have had in NM/AZ/TX.

1 Thank adamweb22
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a long-distance drive going through Las Cruces. I found La Casita on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. The restaurant is located in town well off the highway. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. The food was delicious and had a spicy kick. I thought it was worth the drive into town.

2 Thank Peter S
Indian Shores, Florida
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted good Mexican food in a quaint setting. The other reviews where right on target; good food, extremely fast and friendly service, quaint atmosphere, and all at a reasonable price.

Thank Dee S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called in and made reservations for 13. 17 showed up and the food came out sooner than I expected and the staff accommodated the larger party without a hitch. This is a small but quaint restaurant. Colorful decor and I can't say enough good things about the staff. And the dood is delicious. Please note: No alcoholic beverages are... More 

1 Thank Eva M
Surprise, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving from Georgia to Arizona and stopped here for lunch. The neighborhood was a quiet residential area. Refreshing not to eat in a strip mall. As we entered, the staff greeted us warmly. Seating and service was prompt. It seems like most customers were local, always a good sign. The food was fresh, tasty, and served promptly with... More 

Thank John Y
McKinney, Texas
Level Contributor
56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first poor rating I've ever given on Tripadvisor, and I want to believe our experience can be partly attributed to visiting right before closing time. If you like hot (spicy) food with no flavor, this place is for you. I could not eat their salsa. I ordered the tacos with chicken fajita meat which was so over... More 

Thank PJC_11

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 N Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3550
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: (575) 523-5434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?