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Chope's Bar and Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
+1 575-233-3420
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Deming, New Mexico
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Service was friendly and helpful. Mexican food was okay. Not as good or spicy as in the past. I've been eating here off and on for 40 years. This time the red chili had no kick but was flavorful. Mexican food is very basic! Homemade corn tortilla chips and flout tortillas, but salsa was lackluster! We had Beef or Chicken... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

OK - 1st, this is New Mexican food not Tex-Mex and there is a difference...Do not come here expecting Fajitas or anything of the like.....2nd - anyone who does not think this is the best food of its type is suspect..... The restaurant is one of the most consistent of any i have every visited. The wait will be long,... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Go to Chopes in La Mesa now this is really the Real Deal. Trust Me! I have been here several times, shady location, food is ok but to be ranked 1# there is no way.

Thank GIJohn
Tijeras, New Mexico
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican food, great southern New Mexican style food, delicious sopaipillas! ...and margaritas. I'd go back for more😋

Thank Richardjr
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185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

I've heard that this was the best chili rellano in the state. I was sad to find out that it doesn't come close to some I've had in Las Cruces and even in Colorado. The wait was 2 hours, so I was sure it was worth it. It was actually just average mainly. I will say they did have really... More 

Thank Katykate4
New Mexico
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Family run bar/restaurant for many years and are well known in area for best service and food. Very small area, as it was a house, but many nooks and crannies for seating. Their Chili Rellenos are the best around and well know for them.

Thank jshanson
Aubrey, Texas
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397 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Very yummy Mexican food and authentic tasting. Great service from Tammy. Enjoyed everything we ordered!

Thank Drtamaragrosz
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We have been visiting Las Cruces twice yearly for over a decade but this was the first time we had a Chope's experience. The traditional decor is coupled with a quaint ambience. I ordered a combo and my favorites were the beans, taco and chile relleno (which I can't stop thinking about - my favorite ever!). Not sure as to... More 

Thank J-Span5
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Not a long road trip (like 25 minutes). But a great land mark in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area. The charm is there, but I just don't like eating with flies. A confused waitress who just couldn't get our orders right. Our meal arrived and we didnt have silver ware. My wife requested a replacement for the salsa (salsa... More 

Thank Julian S
El Paso, Texas, United States
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I was long aware of Chope's and driven by it numerous times on my travels along Route 28. My wife had at best lukewarm interest to eat there so stopped by for a late lunch while she was out of town. Food was excellent; clientele was interesting, service was goodt.

Thank Pete7601

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16145 S Highway 28, La Mesa, NM 88044
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 575-233-3420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?