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El Paisano Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
442 Smokey Bear Blvd Hwy 380, Capitan, NM 88316
+1 505-354-2206
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible20%
Apr 1, 2017
“Good home style Mexican food.”
Jun 30, 2016
“Call ahead to see if it's open”
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
442 Smokey Bear Blvd Hwy 380, Capitan, NM 88316
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We ate at the El Paisano Restaurant Saturday evening. I have to say that was the worst Mexican food I have ever eaten in NM. Homemade chips and salsa my foot. Tacos were dry , can beans, boxed rice yuck! So much for the Capitian...More

Thank Marsha c
Reviewed August 2, 2014

The exterior of the building is a coy plan. It is the first reasonable looking place one sees for a while, so it lures the unwary who arrive at Capitan feeling peckish. The interior seemed nice until the ice tea arrived. They committed the great...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were on a day trip from Las Cruces to Capitan and stopped for lunch at this restaurant in Capitan. We were warmly greeted and seated. The decor was southwestern and rustic. We loved the wooden tables and chairs trimmed in cactus wood. The menu...More

4  Thank Tim H
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We were just passing through New Mexico when we stopped here. We invited the owner/cook/waitress to sit down and have lunch with us. Her cooking and company were both excellent. Her home made sauce was wonderful. She also has items for sale in her restaurant...More

3  Thank CaliforniaTraveler19
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I've been there before, but this time I paid close attention. There wasn't a large selection to choose from but the selections I made over a course of 3 days was quite a surprise. Each entrée had a splash of color which made the meal...More

4  Thank BRA119
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Let me explain the title: about one in forty restaurants I visit around the world does something, IS something that makes me feel as if I've come home. It's an odd cocktail of service, atmosphere, timing, food. Today, El Paisano became a "one in forty"...More

6  Thank Andy S
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch while on a road trip. It's hard to tell if this place is a resteraunt or a gift shop. We ordered green chili cheese burgers and a cheese quesadilla for my son. She came back a...More

1  Thank SmileyRoswellNM
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Always good homemade Mexican Food. Sometimes accompanied by live music if a couple of people want to sing and play. Other restaurants come and go but the El Paisano survives.

3  Thank Soareagles
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We love NM food, so stopped in. The owner asked if we wanted breakfast or lunch, then whipped up a couple of bowls of green chili - very yummy, spiced just right! We enjoyed visiting, and were really impressed with how clean everything was. Great...More

4  Thank Laura B
Reviewed July 5, 2011

My wife and I were looking for a new place to eat while we were in the Ruidoso/Lincoln county area, We found El Paisano Just a block or so doewn form our regular place to eat while in Capitan, NM I had a read a...More

4  Thank sahsd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Smokey Bear Blvd Hwy 380, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Capitan
  • Phone Number: +1 505-354-2206
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