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Josefina's Old Gate Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Bowl of Papas
Home‎ styled potatoes- served w/ chopped ham, bacon, topped w/ two fluffy scrambled eggs, your choice of red or green chile queso: finished w/ cheddar cheese. Served w/ warm tortilla
Ham & Swiss
Bacon & Cheddar
Served w/ home-style potatoes
Egg Quesadilla
Ham, pepper jack & muenster, green chile served w/ sour cream, salsa & guacamole
Ham, bacon, or turkey, w/ bell pepper, green onion, mushroom & cheddar cheese
Just Veggie
Served‎ w/ a tortilla & home style potatoes
Frittata Mexicana
Frittata w/ green onion & cheddar cheese, served on corn tortillas, smothered in red chile, topped w/ shredded lettuce & diced tomatoes
Served w/ potatoes or house salad
Served w/ oregano, green onion, & cilantro
Yogurt Parfait
Homemade granola, yogurt, fresh seasonal berries
Homemade Pastries
Muffins & scones
House Salad
Spinach, romaine, strawberries grapes, mandarin oranges, green onion, almonds w/ poppy seed dressing
Chopped Salad
Spinach, romaine, tossed w/ grapes almonds, green onions in our signature cottage cheese, poppy seed dressingötopped w/ chopped turkey, ham, green pepper, red onion, tomato, feta, black beans w/ side of balsamic
Spinach Salad
Spinach, apples & pecans/w honey mustard dressing $6.99
Cup 3.50
Bowl 5.75
Fresh Home Made Soups
All sandwiches served w/ chips & pickle
Josefinaís Homemade Chicken
Salad or Albacore Tuna Salad
Served on a wheat hoagie or croissant, w/ mayo, lettuce & tomato
Turkey & Swiss
Roast beef & provolone ham & provolone served on a wheat hoagie or croissant, w/ mustard, mayo, lettuce & tomato
Red onion & bell pepper available on request
½ Of any sandwich listed above on a wheat hoagie only w/ a cup of soup or house salad
Corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese & homemade 1000 island dressing w/ green chile on marbled rye & melted
The Veggie
Sprouts, shredded carrots, avocado, bell pepper, onion, lettuce, tomato, & provolone
Turkey Croissant
Served w/ cream cheese, pineapple ring, sprouts, sunflower seeds
The Veggie Wrap
Sprouts, shredded carrots, avocado, bell pepper, onion, lettuce, tomato, & provolone cheese
Turkey Wrap
Turkey, cheddar, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, bacon, & mayonnaise
All sandwiches served w/ chips & pickle
Chicken quesadilla flour tortillas melted together w/ pepper jack, muenster, green chile, black beans, & shredded chicken, served w/ sour cream, salsa, & guacamole
Chicken +1.25
Quesadilla on the Lighter Side
Pepper jack & muenster cheeses, black beans, & green chile melted between corn tortillas served w/ shredder lettuce, diced tomatoes, & homemade salsa
Chicken +2.50
Nacho Platter
Tortilla chips topped w/ queso, black beans, tomatoes, green chile, & jalapenos
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

It was a slow day at Josefina's and just a little too cool to eat outside. We were told to "sit anywhere" and I must admit we moved twice for various reasons. The special of the day Pastrami Sandwich was fairly decent with tasty sauerkraut...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judy M
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I went for a luncheon with folks who really built it up. I was disappointed with my food. Beans were sour??? Rice was a solid piece and tacos so-so.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 210vickiec
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We just enjoyed a family brunch at Josefina's and it was so enjoyable. We sat inside for a more quiet, relaxing meal. Everybody enjoyed what they ordered. The coffee was flowing and the service was professional and quick! We will definitely be back and we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank emkenn13
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We joined a group of friends for Sunday brunch at Josefina’s and sat on the patio. The service was prompt and personable and the food was flavorful and reasonably priced. The restaurant had live music that was enjoyable, however, we were glad we sat on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank edlH6551JZ
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Such a beautiful patio, we especially love the mornings and the desert light and air. The food is delicious and the service is very friendly . Just a beautiful place to gather. The best place for breakfast in Old Mesilla/Las Cruces.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed August 22, 2018

What a pleasure to have a totally pleasurable meal in a beautiful shady, and private patio. The centerpiece is a very large, very old tree giving dense shade. The other plantings are well established and artfully placed, and the whole setting is quiet and beautiful....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank edwinhsmith
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Eat inside or on the patio. Historic adobe house and café offering tasty foods and good wine. Great service by the waitpersons.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank baca2002
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

I try to order dessert first, homemade peach cobbler, we have never had a bad meal here. We try to always get Ray as our server, he is so good.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ileta T
Reviewed July 8, 2018

My wife was starving after a “no eat” morning medical procedure. We stopped here on the way home from medical center. She was not disappointed! She had a frittata which did the trick! I had a turkey wrap. You can get breakfast or lunch/brunch.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Robert O
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Lunch on my own, mid-week, and was seated quickly. Service was prompt, food was delicious. I had the red-chili pork, beans and rice. The food arrived quickly and the waitress came back several times to check on me. The only issue, I received someone else's...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Stephanie H
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Brooks L
October 3, 2018|
Response from baca2002 | Reviewed this property |
The music is usually from 5:00-7:00 pm and is held on the patio of the restaurant. For this specific date and concert, it is best that you google the restaurant and see if it is listed on their website.
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Ursula S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring dogs, the front part of the patio,is open to dogs.
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