Las Cruces Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Las Cruces; our list of the best things to see, including New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Angel Food Catering and Old Mesilla.
  • The best place in Las Cruces: New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

    New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

    [6] 4100 Dripping Springs Road, +1 575 522-4100. East of NMSU on the way out into the countryside. This is a fairly substantial site based on a working cattle ranch, with demonstrations. You can spend half a day here; there are picnic tables as well as food available for purchase. Open M-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5; $3 (student and senior discounts).
    food nearby
  • Angel Food Catering

    100 N
    Not a restaurant, but rather a catering service that specializes in the very popular "tailgate dinners" for the Santa Fe Opera (see above). Phone in your order (reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance), then pick it up at the kiosk on the Santa Fe Opera grounds. Menu is American/Continental with Southwestern influence. Expect to pay about $35–40 per person; wine is not included.
  • Old Mesilla

    to the southwest of Las Cruces is on the El Camino Real traveled by Onate and Coronado and is the home of many restaurants
    Double Eagle in Mesilla, on the Plaza. More of an upscale restaurant. Standard New Mexican fare and locally-inspired dishes. One of the few places in town that serves aged steak. Supposedly haunted, local lore says star-crossed lovers perished here and continue to visit one of the dining rooms. Their bar has an extensive liquor selection, suitable for all tastes. The ambiance is almost unmatched in the area. The Sunday brunch is a popular choice.Andele, 2184 Avenida de Mesilla. Mexican with a salsa bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the green chile pork enchiladas, tacos al cabon and roasted jalapenos.Lorenzo's, 1750 Calle de Mercado #4. Italian; lunch and dinner.El Paisano Cafe, 1740 Calle de Mercado. New Mexican food with a European flair; Seasonal dishes using fresh ingredients. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Andele

    2184 Avenida de Mesilla
    Mexican with a salsa bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the green chile pork enchiladas, tacos al cabon and roasted jalapenos.
  • El Patio, Old Mesilla Plaza

    The main bar in town
    Unique smell.
  • Azul Lounge

    750 South Telshor inside Hotel Encanto
    An upscale cosmopolitan lounge serving creative cocktails, delicious appetizers and live entertainment.
  • Lorenzo's

    1753 E
    University, +1 575 521-3505. Italian; lunch and dinner. Also has a location in Mesilla and a new location in the shopping center on Lohman & Roadrunner.
  • International Delights

    1245 El Paseo Rd
    Mediterranean/Mideastern food, rather hard to find owing to its somewhat obscure location in a strip mall. 7 days, 7AM-midnight, to accommodate the student clientele. Wireless access. In the shopping center on El Paseo and Idaho, slightly behind the Rent-A-Center. Look for the Albertson's, then look in the corner of the "L" shape. Many of their dishes are halal.
  • El Paisano Cafe

    1740 Calle de Mercado
    New Mexican food with a European flair; Seasonal dishes using fresh ingredients. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • High Desert Brewery

    Hadley Avenue just off Valley
    Microbrew beer and excellent food. Try their seasonal brews (Hefeweizen in summer and Holiday Ale in winter are choice) and order their outstanding nachos. Beware, the portions (especially on the nachos!!) tend to run large, ask your server for advice. Open for lunch, dinner, and a pre-bed beer. Live music many nights, but no cover, ever.
  • University Avenue

    on the north side of NMSU
    Some, by no means all, of the restaurants along University are: Lorenzo's, 1753 E. University, +1 575 521-3505. Italian; lunch and dinner. Also has a location in Mesilla and a new location in the shopping center on Lohman & Roadrunner.
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