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Ardovino's Desert Crossing - Mecca Lounge

1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, NM 88063
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cannelloni” (3 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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American, Italian, International
1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, NM 88063
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11 - 20 of 86 reviews

Reviewed November 7, 2016

Looking for someplace different for lunch and came across a recommendation for Ardovino's Desert Crossing on Only in New Mexico. We were there for Sunday brunch, ate outside on the lovely patio, and had a great experience. I will definitely go again and take friends.

Thank wereintheworld
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The servers were great and of course it is a great location, but my Mojito did not taste great (although my friend loved hers) and my pasta was mushy and my shrimp was very salty. I have come to expect better of this place.

Thank ArmyNurseElPaso_TX
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The four of us ate outside under the stars and miniature lights. Each of us had great meals: spaghetti and meatballs, gnocchi with Spanish chorizo, caprese pasta and lasagne nove. Service was also awesome. Jaimielynn Amato was performing live. She played songs she'd written and...More

Thank 26SteveG
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Service and recommendations by Linda were great. Three of the four of us got pasta dishes and were well pleased with them. I had the Red Mender steak and it was good, but I would have been happier with the Cannelloni - it looked better....More

Thank MoseleyPaddler
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Took the wife out for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. We had such a great time our dinner lasted 3 hours, thanks to our server Scott. We started with an appetizer and drinks, then ordered another appetizer. Went on to dinner we both ordered the...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurants seafood dishes. The restaurant is a "must visit" for anyone in the area. Getting to the restaurant is sometimes difficult due to construction in the nearby area often occuring; however you wont be disappointed with the food!

Thank Neecee B
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Went here for a wedding rehearsal dinner and the array of food choices was fantastic. Personally had Desert Crossing Ribeye while others at the table had Chicken Vincenza, Spaghetti and meatballs and stuffed salmon. It was amazing. The flavor ewas fantastic. The service was wonderful....More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We did make a Reservation in advance for Brunch (which turned out to be unnecessary), though we were promptly seated and our Waiter (Marco) was very attentive and professional - in fact, he took pride in knowing the menu (and 'Specials' or 'Features') in great...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This place has never let me down. They continuously have the best steak and service in El Paso. It's not exactly a place for families unless you eat outside, it's more for couples or business. They are consistently good.

1  Thank john s
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were in town on vacation visiting my family and my brother and his wife brought me here for my birthday for breakfast, the food was great and the atmosphere was pleasant. The waiters were really good, I plan on coming again next time I'm...More

1  Thank Eviled
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, NM 88063
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sunland Park
  • Phone Number: 575-589-0653
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SINCE 1949, ARDOVINO'S DESERT CROSSING has been building its reputation by offering the finest quality ingredients, innovative cuisine, and exceptional service. Whether dining in our restaurant or attending a private event, our guests relish a unique ambiance at Ardovino's Desert Crossing.Come relax on our patios and, as the evening passenger train winds its way around Mount Cristo Rey, you'll understand why.
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