Nellie's Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1226 W Hadley Ave

    Las Cruces, NM 88005

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  • 575-524-9982

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best Mexican food in town...their salsa is great -- everything is great - cant say enough about how good their food is.. just isnt big enough and you better get there early or you have to wait

5
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best Mexican food in town...their salsa is great -- everything is great - cant say enough about how good their food is.. just isnt big enough and you better get there early or you have to wait

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This place has good food ~ if you can stand the heat! It was way too hot for me to eat! Fun place to go, though.

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This place has good food ~ if you can stand the heat! It was way too hot for me to eat! Fun place to go, though.

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I dont mind the food and the staff, I wasn't sure how well the food was it seemed as if there was a little too much different cheeses and the portion was fair i wouldn't mind going again

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I dont mind the food and the staff, I wasn't sure how well the food was it seemed as if there was a little too much different cheeses and the portion was fair i wouldn't mind going again

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This little place has the best huevos rancheros and red enchiladas I have ever eaten. It is family owned and family run. You always feel welcomed when you walk through the door!!!

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This little place has the best huevos rancheros and red enchiladas I have ever eaten. It is family owned and family run. You always feel welcomed when you walk through the door!!!

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When I lived in Las Cruces, I used to eat there about 3 times per week. Whenever I return for a visit, I try to eat there at least once a day and get my green chile fix for a whole year. That's how good it is. Favorite dish: Chile relleno banado with meat. This place is simply green chile heaven!

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When I lived in Las Cruces, I used to eat there about 3 times per week. Whenever I return for a visit, I try to eat there at least once a day and get my green chile fix for a whole year. That's how good it is. Favorite dish: Chile relleno banado with meat. This place is simply green chile heaven!

Pros: Great green chile, authentic cuisine, this is where the locals go

Cons: Not open for dinner, you may have to wait for a table

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As a diehard chilehead in search of a snappy capsaisin fix, I head to Nellies Cafe, hidden in a light industrial area in Las Cruces. Natives have savored Nellies tongue-sizzling Mexican fare for 30 years.

The cafe originated from an old-fashioned pushcart. Each day, Nellie Hernandez prepared a batch of burritos for husband Danny who peddled the chile-laden wraps at local auto repair shops, bars, and to onion pickers. On the first day, Danny sold 15 burritos, within days the number climbed to 200. To the delight of Nellies aficionados, she opened a cafe, now a hot seat for delicioso platters heaped with silky refried beans and traditional Mexican fare smothered in gooey cheese and thrilling red or green chile sauces.

Basketfuls of warm tortilla chips and fiery salsa are gratis. Whether tummies are full or not, few patrons, such as myself, can't resist the sopaipillas drizzled with honey.

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★★★★★

As a diehard chilehead in search of a snappy capsaisin fix, I head to Nellies Cafe, hidden in a light industrial area in Las Cruces. Natives have savored Nellies tongue-sizzling Mexican fare for 30 years.

The cafe originated from an old-fashioned pushcart. Each day, Nellie Hernandez prepared a batch of burritos for husband Danny who peddled the chile-laden wraps at local auto repair shops, bars, and to onion pickers. On the first day, Danny sold 15 burritos, within days the number climbed to 200. To the delight of Nellies aficionados, she opened a cafe, now a hot seat for delicioso platters heaped with silky refried beans and traditional Mexican fare smothered in gooey cheese and thrilling red or green chile sauces.

Basketfuls of warm tortilla chips and fiery salsa are gratis. Whether tummies are full or not, few patrons, such as myself, can't resist the sopaipillas drizzled with honey.

Pros: Priced right., Delicious, Authentic

Cons: , No alcohol

 

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