Las Cruces Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Las Cruces

April 14, 2018 Ying Subia

With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the mighty Rio Grande to the west, Las Cruces stands as an oasis at the junction of the I-10 and I-25. New Mexico State University makes its home here, among fine art galleries, informative museums, a lively theater scene and high desert terrain. The sun almost always seems to be shining in Las Cruces, which enjoys on average 350 days of clear blue skies per year, making it the perfect base to explore the breathtaking surrounding area.
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1. La Nueva Casita Cafe

195 N Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3550 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 575-523-5434
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 585 reviews

La Nueva Casita Cafe

Reviewed By Howard Bud D - Georgetown, Texas

Eating where locals recommend blesses us in many ways. Our meals of chicken enchiladas and chicken fajitas were served hot and fresh. The red sauce on my enchiladas was wonderful and my lips recovered soon. Leslie beautiful smile and prompt service was appreciated. The food and service are worth leaving the freeway for.

2. St. Clair Winery & Bistro

1720 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005-4056 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 575-524-2408
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 720 reviews

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

St Clair Winery & Bistro brings French country cuisine and award winning New Mexico wines to a comfortable bistro setting. Outdoor patios are also available, making your dining experience one-of-a-kind. Enjoy a glass of refreshing wine while you listen to live music Friday and Saturday evenings. We Cater! Large Party Options: Pickup, Delivery, On-Site Catering, and Off-site Catering available.

Reviewed By 183joannp - Knoxville

Oh what a lovely dinner we had. And great service!!! Highly recommend! Great for couples or family. Reasonably priced.

3. A Bite of Belgium

741 N Alameda Blvd Ste 16, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2193 Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Belgian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner +1 575-527-2483
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

A Bite of Belgium

A Bite of Belgium offers customers a variety of menu items from warm Liege waffles, made with real bat sugar imported from Belgium, to the mouth-watering Belgium Burger and Lamb Sandwich. Homemade soups made daily. Come visit and see why A Bite of Belgium is "The Talk of the Town"!

Reviewed By E M - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dinner service has just become available and decided to try it. Not disappointed. Great service, wonderful outdoor patio and very good food. It wasn't very busy and we were able to take our time talking and having delicious dinners. Entrees ordered included trout almondine, leg of lamb and chicken scaloppini. Entrees come with a choice of sauce and side. Shared the liege brulee for dessert. Nice wine selection.

4. Zeffiro's Pizzeria Napoletana

136 S Water St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1208 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 575-525-6757
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

Zeffiro's Pizzeria Napoletana

Reviewed By jaf1944 - Worthington, Indiana

Really enjoyed having lunch at this downtown Las Cruces restaurant! We were there around the height of the lunch rush but we were seated right away and had quick, courteous service. I thought I'd go with the basic pizza and it was great! I think this is the true test of a pizza place, if they can make a good basic tomato and cheese pizza. I wasn't disappointed! Hubby had one of their paninis and said it was excellent. We also got a loaf of bread to go -- yummy!
One thing we both enjoyed was their bread/garlic "butter" appetizer you get right after you are seated. Our server told us it was actually just ground garlic with olive oil; no butter involved. Yummy but super garlic breath!
I'd definitely go back to Zeffiro's!

5. The Shed

810 S Valley Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2757 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 575-525-2636
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

The Shed

Reviewed By Jeff G - Silver City, New Mexico

Stopped in for a late breakfast. Had steak fingers with Chile con queso and HI Ken fried steak with Chorizo gravy. Both were awesome! Home made breads were excellent.

6. Andele Restaurant

1950 Calle del Norte, Onate Plaza, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 575-526-9631
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 694 reviews

Andele Restaurant

Reviewed By duepplestrasse5-7 - Las Cruces, New Mexico

It seems I always order huevos ranchero green. 2 eggs over easy. Creamy green chili sauce. Whole ranchero beans on the side.
My daughter orders enchilada green with chicken senior also. Plenty to eat.
Fajitas are large portions. They are excellent, beef, chicken or pork. You can mix them. Our favorite STOP once a week.

7. Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine

141 Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, NM 88011-8639 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 8 - SGD 26 +1 575-522-7333
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine

Aqua Reef is a unique dining experience where East meets West and blend together for a true culinary treat. Always sensitive to your dietary needs Aqua Reef offers an extensive vegetarian and gluten free menu. We invite you to experience the intimate, romantic setting that Aqua Reef has to offer. A delicious assortment of beer, wine, and sake await you. Come experience a unique splash of world cuisine sure to delight-right here in Las Cruces.

Reviewed By 1LtNSW - New Iberia, Louisana

Both visits outstanding. My food was prepared by the same chef (Robert) both times. Food and service were both top notch. Both times I had a "chef's choice" that offered rolls, sushi Nigri, and sashimi, with an additional roll in October 2017. Wait time on items was well spaced out, and the food was some of the best offering of Japanese cuisine I've had anywhere.

8. Tiffany's Pizza & Greek Cuisine

755 S Telshor Blvd Ste G1, Las Cruces, NM 88011-8669 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 575-532-5002
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Tiffany's Pizza & Greek Cuisine

Reviewed By Bradibunch

Everything was excellent from the food- appetizers, salad, main course and dessert to the wonderful staff. We will be back soon!

9. Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria

1321 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3904 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 575-526-2484
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria

Reviewed By GARY G - Rochester

Ate here on a recommendation from friends who were here last year. We were not disappointed. Out door seating was available so we sat outside. Great wood fired pizza and a small selection of beers. Many of their own wines. Did not try but our friends said the wines were good. Excellent gilato as well. Highly recommend you try this place. We all most went back a second time but found other places we wanted to try. Great service too.

10. SI Senor Restaurant

1551 E Amador Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3169 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 575-527-0412
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 355 reviews

SI Senor Restaurant

Reviewed By richardderose - Burleson, Texas

This restaurant has great mexican food. The atmosphere is nice and the service was god. The food was excellent.

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