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La Casita Cafe

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195 N Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3550
(575) 523-5434
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great price, excellent service

There is nothing to hate about this place. If you are looking for cheap, excellent Mexican food, this is the place to visit. Staff were friendly and helpful. Some of the best, simple Meixcan I have had in NM/AZ/TX.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
adamweb22
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Adelaide, Australia
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Hot Springs
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not at all what we expected. The beef and pork combination tacos were very dry. Las Cruces is known for great Mexican food. Disappointed!

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Thank Terrie M
Melissa S, Owner at La Casita Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, My name is Melissa. I am the owner at La Nueva Casita Café. I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was any less than excellent. It is my goal to ensure that every single customer leaves extremely satisfied. In order to correct any problem in the future, it would be very helpful to me if you... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing to hate about this place. If you are looking for cheap, excellent Mexican food, this is the place to visit. Staff were friendly and helpful. Some of the best, simple Meixcan I have had in NM/AZ/TX.

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1 Thank adamweb22
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a long-distance drive going through Las Cruces. I found La Casita on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. The restaurant is located in town well off the highway. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. The food was delicious and had a spicy kick. I thought it was worth the drive into town.

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2 Thank Peter S
Indian Shores, Florida
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted good Mexican food in a quaint setting. The other reviews where right on target; good food, extremely fast and friendly service, quaint atmosphere, and all at a reasonable price.

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Thank Dee S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called in and made reservations for 13. 17 showed up and the food came out sooner than I expected and the staff accommodated the larger party without a hitch. This is a small but quaint restaurant. Colorful decor and I can't say enough good things about the staff. And the dood is delicious. Please note: No alcoholic beverages are... More 

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1 Thank Eva M
Surprise, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving from Georgia to Arizona and stopped here for lunch. The neighborhood was a quiet residential area. Refreshing not to eat in a strip mall. As we entered, the staff greeted us warmly. Seating and service was prompt. It seems like most customers were local, always a good sign. The food was fresh, tasty, and served promptly with... More 

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Thank John Y
McKinney, Texas
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first poor rating I've ever given on Tripadvisor, and I want to believe our experience can be partly attributed to visiting right before closing time. If you like hot (spicy) food with no flavor, this place is for you. I could not eat their salsa. I ordered the tacos with chicken fajita meat which was so over... More 

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Thank PJC_11
Greenville, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving from AZ to Texas and were looking for a lunch stop. Based on TA reviews, we decided to stop at La Casita. I rarely give 5 star reviews but this place earned it. My wife and 3 daughters enthusiastically agree. The food is incredibly tasty. I had the Lichas combo plate and it was superb. The rice... More 

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1 Thank wdm1968
Pinckney, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner, the food was tasty, portions were filling, and the price was quite reasonable. Service was prompt and pleasant throughout the evening. He kept our waters filled and the food came out without a long wait. Overall, worth a dine.

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1 Thank CarlSaganJrJr
New Mexico
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are new to Las Cruces and are gradually trying the restaurants in the area. We picked this one based on the TripAdvisor reviews. The sign on the restaurant identifies it as "La Nueva Casita Cafe," but we confirmed the address so we're sure it's the right place. We heartily recommend this restaurant to everyone that enjoys Mexican cuisine in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 N Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3550
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: (575) 523-5434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?