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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
(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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El Paso, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have nothing but praise for the food and the service. Truly Authentic Mexican Food. You need not look any further if you want to experience a Mexican style hospitality and cuisine.

Thank felacosta
Leonardtown, Maryland
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156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here every summer when we come to visit family in NM. Most of the time the food is the reason to keep coming back. This time--because the service was so inefficient, slow, and almost rude--in addition to the food just being OK instead of excellent I am thinking we will not return. My gordita was chewy like cardboard.... More 

Thank bsfallon
Santa Teresa, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife's mom was born and raised in La Union and frequented Chopes. Wife also frequented it . She introduced me to this place on a trip to Las Cruces last week and I have to admit it, the reviews were on target. We had the combo-green,red enchiladas and relleno. All were excellent. As a comparison, my mon was born... More 

Thank cljuarez
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in Las Cruces during my college days and went to Chope's all the time. Loved the food then (35 years ago) and love the food today. About 10 years ago they renovated the inside and it looks great. As it is not open on Sunday and Monday, Note that they are open for lunch, close until they are... More 

Thank TheFinanceProfessor
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to the Valley in years but I still compare every Mexican restaurant to Chope's. This was my go to place to eat when I lived in Cruces and I'll probably eat here at least three times whenever I go back!

Thank Tanneroit26
Palm Springs, California
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Have been going here for years, and the quality and taste remains the same. Excellent! Always treated like family by the employees and you can even see right into the kitchen where the cooks are making their delicious food. The margaritas and chile rellenos are terrific!

Thank DesertRat011
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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200 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We got off the interstate b/c we read they had the best chile relleno's in the state. This 101 year old restaurant is in two parts a restaurant and a bar in two separate buildings but serving the same food. I had a taco, beef enchilada and a tamale. My wife had a relleno as well as a taco and... More 

Thank IowaJim2015
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

After procrastinating for a year we finally stopped for lunch. We had lunch in the restaurant and can only wonder why it took us so long to eat here. This is a family restaurant and the service is very good with the food even better. Chope's has definitely placed it self on the short list of places we will be... More 

Thank hoboat62
Flower Mound, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Finally ate here after hearing many stories of the delicious food. It did not disappoint! We had green Chile enchiladas with the fried egg and a chicken sopapilla with red Chile. Both were outstanding! Servers were attentive and very friendly. We really enjoyed the whole experience!

Thank 92amc
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I have eaten here for 30 years....Food has been going downhill for last few years!! Had lunch today!!!! Red enchilada used to be best in valley... Average sauce at best now!! Grease is the new norm for Chope's! The prices have gone through the roof!!!! My wife got combination plate #4... Chile relleno was horrible--Grease, grease, and more grease.... I... More 

Thank Beowulf1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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: (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?