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Moongate Cafe

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9705 E US Highway 70, Las Cruces, NM 88012-8002
+1 505-382-5744
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“tamales” (3 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, American
9705 E US Highway 70, Las Cruces, NM 88012-8002
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

They had good food and very friendly staff. Place could use a bit of a makeover as its a bit dated. Good prices too.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Good food but not fancy. I enjoyed beef taco special, others had the combo plate, and the smothered enchilada, and the Moon burrito. All were given the option of hot or mild. Everyone enjoyed the meal. The atmosphere was congenial but the décor was shabby.

Thank buzzrose
Reviewed June 5, 2017

The food is Excellent! The waitresses all very friendly! Unique menu! If you get the chance, stop by this Oasis in the desert! Not very big but worth the stop!

Thank Alan A
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This small building contains large flavors! The tamales are fresh, as are the vegetables, meat and chilies. This was the best food during our week in NM. Don't let the building's modest and even somewhat shabby appearance put you off. The food tastes clean and...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch, than had to come back for breakfast. Hubby had the tamale plate and the tamales were definitely home-made without going too heavy on the cornmeal wrap. Fantastic flavor. I got the rolled taco plate; crispy outside, tender inside, a little melted...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great Food -- Everything made fresh and cooked on the spot. We go to the Moongate Café on a regular basis for years now. Waitress--Lorraine is the tops with always friendly excellent service. Food is great -- whatever you order including the half moon taco,...More

Thank rosemariebabyboy
Reviewed February 22, 2016

We first visited Moongate Café based on the TripAdvisor reviews. We’ve been back several times since then! This is a small, local, rustic restaurant. The wait staff are friendly, bilingual (Spanish and English) and attentive without being intrusive. Everything is made to order – fresh....More

Thank MsEmmaPeel
Reviewed February 21, 2016

We looked at various websites for a breakfast place on the way from Las Cruces to White Sands Missile Range Museum and found that the Moorgate Cafe got several high ratings. We arrived armed with the knowledge that the outside looked like a shack but...More

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Phone number area code is now 575. Call to confirm hours as they currently seem to be open early and until mid-afternoon. For the review.... The food, especially the Mexican, is very good, portions & prices are fair. Service was fast and excellent. Staff and...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Do not skip this tiny restaurant. The service is phenomenal. Candice is a gem and so much fun and friendly. And the food? Wow. Just wow. I had breakfast twice here. 2 over medium egg breakfast with bacon toast and hashbrowns. Perfect. The huevos rancheros...More

Thank Rene M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9705 E US Highway 70, Las Cruces, NM 88012-8002
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 505-382-5744
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