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Habanero's Fresh Mex

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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600 E Amador Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3310
+1 575-524-1829
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch there today. This was our first time eating there and it was a great experience. My wife had chicken tacos and I had the chicken mole plate. My wife enjoyed the tacos and the chicken mole was excellent. We will definitely go back.

Thank Arthur H
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to Habanero's and equally as good as the first time. It is now one of my favorite Mexican food restaurants in Las Cruces. It is clean, the staff is friendly, the food is fresh, and everything is delicious. I ordered the Chile Rellenos and my husband had the shrimp tacos. The welcome soup was a... More 

Thank Sissatall
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We occasionally stop for lunch. They have recently finished some exterior and interior painting. A nice fresh feel.. I believe their pledge to "fresh" food is fading. Some liberties being taken away from traditional Mexican. I found their prices somewhat higher than their (full service) competitors. For the money I prefer to come elsewhere.

Thank dee1935
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Read recent reviews and gave this little restaurant in an old adobe building a try. WOW! It was great. We live in a bigger city with many good Mexican food places but we both agreed, "It was wonderful." After reading a review about the mole, I tried the mole on the spinach-artichoke enchiladas: delicious. Hubby had the chicken mole dinner... More 

Thank AZORtravelers
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Habanero's is a great little restaurant if you are looking for a casual, quiet place to have nice meal and a beer. The menu items are listed on the wall and you order at a counter. The food is brought to your table. While many restaurants in Las Cruces serve excellent food in the style of the Southwest, Habanero's is... More 

Thank gavachoviejo
Santa Fe
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159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We travel down to Cruces every year with the three Whippets and always eat at Habanero's at least once. This year was no exception and we again had a fantastic meal. The Welcome soup this year may be the best yet! I had the chicken Mole again because I really live how chef prepared this favorite of mine. Again, super... More 

Thank AndrewRodney
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Their soft tacos are the bomb. Nearly as good as what I make at home!! The intro bowl of soup is quite good too

Thank mhartshorne
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Love this little place. Great food all around, quickly served from fine people. This is our definite go-to for a well priced great Mexican meal experience. Unlike many places in Las Cruces, beer is served here!! Love a good Mexican beer with my meal!

Thank demenshea
Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

My husband is trying to convince me to like Mexican food so he chose this place in Las Cruces, particularly since it featured mole. It is not fancy. It is definitely down-home and very family. However, it is a nice and talented family and it is pleasant being in their world. Furthermore, the food was just lovely. I had my... More 

Thank SalineSS
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Fresh and delicious. They make the best Chile Rellenos on earth. Actually, all the dishes are excellent and service is very very good.

Thank pens32016

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Amador Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3310
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-1829

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