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Mexican, Southwestern
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

Best Chiles Rellenos and the prices are cheap! Stopped by during our travel, perfect for a meal on the road. Portions are not large, which was exactly what we wanted, and the prices were crazy cheap! It's like stepping back in time with the look...of the restaurant and the prices, looks like it used to be a drive in restaurant, we were confused at first. Service was attentive, 1 server was working, he was engaging and nice to talk with. Worth stopping by!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021

Traveling thru NM. Planned to stop at Benji's for breakfast. Expectations were exceeded and have recommended to several friends

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed March 1, 2021 via mobile

We were greeted by the most delightful, friendly waiter. He was prompt and helpful. Biscuits and gravy, cheese enchiladas with green chile, chorizo and eggs were all very yummy. Freshly sliced breakfast potatoes were delicious. Be sure and stop. Exceptional!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 21, 2020

They serve a flavor of the New Mexico food and some other delights like liver and onions. Friendly and helpful service. Always with smiles. They make us feel like we are visiting good friends every time we go. My favorite eatery in Deming.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Don’t let the exterior of the place turn you away. The inside is cute and clean. The food is good home style Mexican at great prices.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019

My wife and I enjoyed a excellent breakfast this morning. She had the cheese enchiladas and very much enjoyed them. I had the bacon/cheese omelet. It may have been the best omelet I've ever had. The pan fried potatoes were also excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

We've never cared for fast food, so we always opt for the local favorites. We stop here at Benji's when traveling on Interstate 10 near Deming. In Deming, this restaurant is an old Sonic at the west end of town and on the main drag....Easy on/off from I-10. Service is good, food always delicious. We usually get the green chicken enchiladas, tacos, or gorditas. With delicious chips and salsa to compliment any meal, there's is some of the best I've had. You won't be disapponted.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2019

chicken flautas were excellent, hot and served with sour cream and guac. Arrived nice and hot. Could have gone a little more on seasoning, but otherwise excellent. Hubs had the chili relleno plate and he commented that they were very good - not drowning in...batter like most places. Portions were a bit on the small side, but quality rather than quantity and price was great. We will return as I'm a Deming resident.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Tuscon and we were not disappointed. Huevos rancheros were delicious and the sausage cheese omelet was perfect. Ask fir green sauce to pour on the omelet. A must try in Deming

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Need a lunch stop between Tucson and Santa Fe? Benji’s is your answer. We had tasty chicken tostados with an herb raspberry tea. Hit the spot and didn’t take long at all. The restaurant and rest rooms are very clean. Gracious wait staff.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2019

Enjoyed dinner. Former drive-in now very good Mexican Restaurant. Food was plentiful and good for both my wife and I. Not the absolute best I’ve eaten, but would return here again and again if I lived here.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had an enjoyable dinner in this restaurant. Food was authentic and good, the service was commendable, restaurant was clean. Don't let the outside awning , or the small size turn you away. I don't think you would be disappointed with your...meal here.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Tennessee to California. Food was amazing and service was great. So glad I followed the good advice on Trip Advisor to stop here!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Even with all the great reviews, this place is underrated. The outside is nondescript, an old repurposed drive-in, do not be put off by this! The inside is bright and clean with custom wood benches and tables. There are two televisions but thankfully the sound...was muted, thankfully so that I may enjoy the quietly playing Mexican music in the background. Why do you come to a restaurant to eat. But I MUST mention the service. The young man was attentive, polite, professional without being overbearing I only regret that I did not catch his name. The food was cheap, plentiful, nicely arranged and oh yes... delicious. Based on the reviews I elected to get the chile rellenos, two nicely battered and lightly crisp with beans, rice and 3 corn tortillas. The piece-de-resistance was the homemade flan. Benji's may be an hour from home but it's worth it and I look forward to my next visit.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Great family owned restaurant with tasty food and excellent service. Nice selection of Mexican and American dishes prepared fresh.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, Benji's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Benji's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5