I'm told that there was a time when the main chef and his wife were the only ones working at Habanero's, and the service was good, and friendly. I've been eating there for about 3 years, and I have most often been served by 2 younger women who I kind of always assumed were family. They seem to need to let you know that they do not care about you as a customer. At all. They seem to make a point of letting you know. Every time.
Many people who live in Las Cruces seem to accept this sort of unprofessional behavior. It is after all the norm in this town. But I am on a quest to find the places that do still care about delivering good service, as well as good food. If you care about that, don’t go to Habanero’s.
The food is very good though. Best of all from my point of view, they have various selections beyond the usual Las Cruces Mexican fare of tacos, burritos, and tamales. I usually get the Arroz con Cameron, which I have never seen on the menu anywhere else.
Go to Habanero's with low expectations for the service, and you'll probably have a good experience. Avoid the lunch and dinner hours with groups bigger than 4 though, as seating is hard to come by at those times, and the staff doesn't get involved in helping you with anything like that.