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Nellie's Cafe

1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
+1 575-524-9982
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern
1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
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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 10 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
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We had many different orders and everything was excellent. We,were a party of eight. we had tacos, enchiladas, taco salad, combination plates, everything was delicious. The chips were warm and the salsa was hot. The empanadas were the best.

Thank duepplestrasse5-7
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

In the last two weeks, I've eaten at Nellie's and came away less than satisfied with the service and quality of the food. Considering that it is only open four days a week, Tuesday through Friday, a standard of excellence should be able to be...More

Thank pmcasarez
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were a party of 4. After 1 hour and 15 minute wait (when we should have left) the food arrived. 3 were very dissatisfied with their meal. Tacos had no taste. Huevos Rancheros were not good. Only green chile salsa was available. Red enchilada...More

Thank djcotten
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
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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