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Paisano Cafe

1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM
+1 575-524-0211
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (18 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“black beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Having no lack of good Mexican restaurants, the Las Cruces area (actually in this case the adjoining town of Mesilla) has an extraordinary addition to its restaurant scene with Paisano Cafe. Said to be influenced by food prepared in the central areas of Mexico, the...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The menu is full of unusual, interesting entrees. A lot to choose from. New Mexico flavors, Italian specialties and American cuisine with an innovative touch.And it all tastes great. Wonderful place. Good wine and beer selection too.

Thank pp b
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited Paisano for dinner on the 2nd Saturday of January. We were seated promptly, but it took longer than usual for the appetizer to arrive. I had the negro mole con pollo and it was good. My partner had the steak which was very good,...More

Thank Love2ChaCha
Reviewed 1 January 2018

It is New Year’s Eve 2017, my wife’s birthday. To set her special day apart from the holidays we always try to do something special. This year we decided on brunch at Paisano Café, a restaurant that has previously treated us quite well, although they...More

Thank fwes91
Reviewed 19 December 2017

My only disappointment was only being able to come here twice during our whirlwind weekend visit. The Pablano Peppers are as good as they come, but my personal favorite was the Pecan Chicken salad. Not in the mood for a salad? Try it anyway, see...More

Thank The_Duluth_Kids
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Paisano Cafe..is off the main road..hidden..but a wonderful place..homey atomospher..excellent food..great prices..the staff is very helpful and friendly..if you are looking for truly authentic Mexican food..this is your place..

Thank amastronardi
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Cute and comfortable joint. Based on a quick lunch. Had the steak tacos and wife had a burger. Both had outstanding flavor and portions. Absolutely loved the chip dip that was complementary! If you dont eat here ,Forghedaboudit!!

Thank Bob Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took visiting relatives to Paisano's two weeks ago. We selected it when we were unable to get in at another favorite of ours in Mesilla. It turned out to be a serendipitous event. We all had something different & after sharing bites of each...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have spent the last 6 months exploring more than 50 restaurants in Las Cruces, NM. One of our top 3 favorites is Paisano Cafe. It is not prominently located but easy to find off Avenida de Mesilla on a side street across form the...More

1  Thank Gerald2145
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

These two salads are awesome! The Quinoa Salad is Vegan, has raisins, pecans, celery, apple and Quinoa. The second is the strawberry pecan salad and it has spinach, lettuce, onions, pecans, strawberry, goat cheese, a Parmesan cheese basket and the most delicious balsamic dressing!

Thank Ruby B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces  >  Mesilla
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-0211
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