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Nellie's Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast
Mexican, Southwestern
Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews homemade tortillas chilli sopapillas chile relleno tacos combo plate open for breakfast and lunch mexican food very popular place new mexico lived in las cruces worth the wait the real deal great flavor i've eaten high desert love this place
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good choice to stop and have an authentic Mexican food , but they're only open 4 days a week Tuesday through Friday , closed Sat. Sun. Mon. But it's worth a try

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ED K
Reviewed May 1, 2019

When I lived in Las Cruces I had lunch here once a week, now that I moved I get salsa and green sauce to go because I can’t go without it!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Agopqt
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Just had our last visit to this establishment. It is on the decline for some reason. Too bad. Ordering drinks; chips and salsa is safe (So is The Doghouse a few blocks north plus great food and service) but service and food are better elsewhere....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank yosidoming
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Drove here from Phoenix for a my birthday lunch at Nellie's. Best Mexican food EVER. Always delicious and our service is always great! You know when a place stays packed when they are only open Tuesday thru Friday from 8AM-3PM they serve some seriously awesome...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank reedhouse
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the nearby Railroad Museum (another good place to visit), The café was very busy, it seems to be a popular place. The tacos and combination plate were very good. The service was slow, but probably because it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CaliforniaTraveler19
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Get in line and don't go for dinner because it's great and only open for breakfast and lunch until 2:00. Best verde sauce in Southern New Mexico. Chile Relleno is the real deal. All of the traditional menu items accompanied with excellent refried beans. Special...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Nellie's is a Las Cruces staple. It had been a few years since we visited Nellie's, but we stopped in today for lunch and were pleased to find they were as bustling as ever. The food is still excellent, although Nellie's children are running the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patricia P
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

On a road trip from California to New Orleans I knew I had to try some green chili while passing through New Mexico. We happened upon Nellies and could not have been more pleased! I had a big burrito topped with green chili. The food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mgs0007
Reviewed September 13, 2018

If you've lived in Las Cruces for awhile and enjoy New Mexico cuisine, Nellie's has to be at the top of your list especially if you enjoy heat in your meal. The burritos, enchiladas, and combo plates are great. I mean they are delicious. It...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rczernia
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This family owned restaurant will leave you wanting more! Friendly staff and fast service. If you have to wait to get a table, it’s worth the wait.👍🏻

Date of visit: May 2018
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August 16, 2015|
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Response from RebeccaM779 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have outdoor seating. I would go to Andeles Dog House in Mesilla. Great food and dog friendly patio.
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