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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

Ate there twice while visiting Las Cruces. Reasonably priced menu items and interesting specials. Good service, great food with some different items. Restroom is actually through an outside patio.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

Chala's is relatively new to the old historic town of Mesilla, NM. The food is a bit different from some of the more traditional Mexican food restaurants in the area. The slow cooked meat is different and very tasty.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here several times and have been impressed with the unique menu choices and the quality of the ingredients. She had the eggs Benedict with beef,cooked with a corn meal muffin and I had the breakfast burger which had a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

I had a really good burger and salad for lunch. The staff was friendly and the prices reasonable. I will be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

We stop in every year on our way through town. The Hefty Cuban sandwich was fantastic, with Smoked Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, and house made Bacon, a carnivores delight with a house made roll. The A1 Burger is really good, juicy and cooked perfectly. The...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

Galletas at Chala's are served warm, sliced in half, and lightly buttered--seemingly fresh out of the oven.They aren't a light, fluffy biscuit but more of a dense biscuit--but amazingly delicious with the homemade green chile, strawberry and blueberry jam. They paired beautifully with the breakfast...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

We stopped in for a beer at the bar, and our experience was very poor. When asked for a tiny taste of a new beer on tap, the bartender said they didn't do tastings. Which is exactly the opposite of the last time we were...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

No kidding- the best steak ever. And the pork chop is amazing too. Go in and ask for the specials - I don’t order off the menu- I order the specials !

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was a recommendation from our hotel and really delivered. It is small but makes a point of only using fresh ingredients. They have no freezer or microwave. We had 2 of the specials. The steak and pork were perfect. The sauces were superb....More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

As some of the previous reviews stated, great spicy salsa. Had the pastor tacos, could have had slightly more pineapple flavor, but tasty and filling. My wife had carnitas tacos which she liked a lot, especially with the salsa added. Then fruit-filled empanadas (apple), could...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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DesertBoomers
August 30, 2018|
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Response from matcait | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I believe they have a website that addresses the hours of operation.
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abc3458
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Cearaangel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are finishing up the remodel of the new patio but we have enjoyed the seating outside with our pups a couple times.
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