There are two Nopalito Restaurants in Las Cruces. We have eaten at the Mesquite Street restaurant regularly for thirty-plus years. Owned by the Gallegos family they offer traditional home-style southern New Mexican cuisine where you must know what is meant when asked "red" or "green"? Most dishes come with refried beans and rice. There is not a good salad menu or any vegetable choices but the green chile salsa, tostados compuestas, enchiladas, chile rellenos, huevos rancheros, chicken flautas, and smothered burritos are favorites of our family. Sometimes there are variances in the red chile choices depending on the family member that cooks that day. This restaurant can have the best red chile sauce ever. (One cook sometimes puts in cumin or comino that is a little too strong for me.) Both the red and green chile dishes tend to be on the mild side, but can have a little heat from time to time. When family members who have moved away come back home, they have to eat there at least once during their visit to get their "fix".