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Josefina's Old Gate Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Healthy
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2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-525-2620
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Josefina's has been a restaurant and inn in Mesilla, Las Cruces for many years. Though the original Josefina is no longer with us, the restaurant is run like a family establishment. You can dine in one of the numerous rooms inside, all decorated in old Mexican style, or on the expansive patio which is where we opted for. It is... More 

Thank Bobbie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Road trip from Phoenix to Texas. Stopped for rest and found this restaurant near the plaza in Mesilla. Smells great walking into the door with friendly staff. Spacious patio felt quaint with waterfall in birdbath. Coffee, chips and posole delicious. Highly recommend.

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were in Las Cruces for a reunion. The reunion committee selected Josefina's for our Meet and Greet the first night. There is a lovely courtyard with tables and chairs as well as an interior with same. The appetizers were different and very tasty: stuffed mushrooms, tomatoes/basil/mozarella sticks, quesadillas, and meatballs. Tiny individual desserts were a highlight. The servers were... More 

Thank Lyn K
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thus was my first time here, but my wife has been here a couple times with friends. We walked in by the driveway path. The patio is very nice and cozy, while the single band member played some James Taylor, Jim Croce style music . The waiter was prompt to take our drink orders and food order shortly thereafter. My... More 

Thank Julian S
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lovely covered patio with fountains and live music on the weekends. A great place for brunch or lunch. Fantastic quiche and sides. The squash quesadilla is enough to share and vegetarian. Staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank jazzcat2016
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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372 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice stop for breakfast or lunch and just a halc a block off of the Mesilla square. It is a good place to sit outside, enjoy the outdoors, and lots of southern New Mexico food. I can recommend the posole, the red chile enchiladas, and if you like coconut, save room for ambrosia cake.

Thank Funtraveler2014
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife loves it. The gate on the front of the building is a tourist attraction. Very trendy, very stylish, but left me less than impressed. I guess I don't have a "sophisticated palate" but I found little that I liked. Not that it is a bad place, but it is not a meat and potato place. At least worth... More 

Thank crucesdave
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Took 20 min to get order taken, very slow. Took a while for food to come out and waitress forgot to put in half of my order. Then when asked the waitress forgot to check on it. When asked for bill asked again and she had forgotten to check why I didn't get half my meal. Very polite but poor... More 

Thank Marlina H
Stoughton, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went here twice during our visit. Both times for breakfast, there was mexican and regular food for those in our group who didnt want spicy! Great coffee, red chile was delicious, perfect french toast with fruit, yummy Ruben sandwich, spicy chorizo and eggs. All were pleased with their food.

1 Thank Regina B
Bellevue, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Had the Pesole and squash quesadilla! Native New Mexican and I highly recommend this place. Great ambience and very friendly staff and located in Historic Old Mesilla.

Thank Rob O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces  >  Mesilla
  • Phone Number: +1 575-525-2620
Enjoy breakfast or lunch in our quaint cafe or on the picturesque patio. Fresh baked goods, sandwiches and, local fare. Relax with a glass of wine from our own Old Gate Cellars Winery and other New Mexico wines. Browse the antique store and gift shop.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?