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Nellie's Cafe

1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
+1 575-524-9982
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (12 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hungry for green chilies, we hunted down this hopping little place through Roadfood, and it was worth it. Family owned & operated for 50 years, food was amazing and everyone so friendly. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many places in Las Cruces with food at least as good. The place is kind of a dump. The service was indifferent. I wouldn't go back.

Thank charliepotatoes0101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends wanted to take us to a unique traditional Mexican lunch place and they nailed it. Each dish put on the table was wonderful, we had to share all of each others and it was great. Small place but big on greatness.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I an writing this as we are still waiting for our food. We never had an issue with this situation in the past I'm not saying dont come here Im sure even restaurants have bad days too. Oh well past a half hour in and...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The food at Nellie's is decent... To be honest there are probably 8 Mexican food places in Las Cruces that are better. It's decent but not great. Now what stuck out at Nellie's was the service. The waiter service is easily some of the worst...More

1  Thank Ross B
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My son-in-law asked if we wanted to go to a touristy place or his local favorite. We chose the local favorite, Nellie's. He warned us the service might be slow but it would be worth it. He was right. Although the service wasn't the quickest,...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We weren't in the 11 am line so the 5 of us had a short wait to be seated. The service was attentive, the food was fabulous, the prices were modest. Pork nachos yummy, good guacamole, spiced just right all around.

Thank Rachael X
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The food is always good. You can order enchiladas red and green and pick the one you like the best. Good chips and salsa. I like juevos rancheros.

Thank duepplestrasse5-7
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had lunch here with a business colleague on a recent trip through Las Cruces, based on a recommendation from a friend. I guess Nellie’s is a long-standing locals kind of place, and it is sort of off the beaten track. We were probably the...More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Wonderful traditional Mexican food. A small, family owned restaurant it's still one of the best of Las Cruces. We had a large group, but called ahead for reservations and after a short wait, we were seated and served many individual orders in a reasonable timed.

Thank Rebecca T
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Daryl K
17 August 2015|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
They do not have outdoor seating. I would go to Andeles Dog House in Mesilla. Great food and dog friendly patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-9982
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