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Nellie's Cafe

1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
+1 575-524-9982
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (8 reviews)
“mexican food” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who doesn't give Nellies a five has a dead tongue and sense of smell. It is so good, that when I leave Las Cruces, I have to wait a month until I can eat at our local New Mexican restaurant - Anitas of Northern...More

Thank gswallace
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Very good food and consistent the only problem they're only open Tuesday through Friday good tasty and clean place highly recommended

Thank ED K
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Fatty typical mexican food. It is very crowded for lunch and we went because it was highly recommended. I don't know why.

Thank Katharine M
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I've been in Las Cruces for over 7 years now, and this is one of the better kept secrets. It has been here for over 50 years. It sits off of a main road, tucked in behind a used car sales lot. My advice is...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This great little place doesn’t disappoint! Breakfast is good as well as the Mexican food and homemade tortillas. The chilie rellenos , huevos rancheros, and the sopapilla compuesta is what I would HIGHLY recommend! Every time we ate here we were never disappointed!

Thank Tracie S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 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.

Thank CABUMPKINS
Reviewed 28 September 2017

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 6 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 10 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
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Daryl K
16 August 2015|
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Response from Rebecca D | 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
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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