Photo of Mexican food from Chopes Restaurant

We recently ran an informal poll in a local Facebook community page and asked this question:

“When friends or family visit… what is your favorite place to take them out to eat in the Las Cruces area? Is it a popular restaurant or one not so well known? Add your favorite if it is not listed. Appreciate your comments also on what you like the most about your favorite restaurant and why you like to share it with family and friends.”

There was an overwhelming favorite with a close runner up.

This list started with 5 or 6 restaurants that I added to start the list and ended up with over 70 local restaurants added by the participants. Considering there are over 300 restaurants in the Las Cruces area there are a lot of favorites.

Note: the totals were taken as of April 01, 2019 so they could change since the poll is still active. Below is a screenshot of the restaurants voted for their favorites.

The Poll Results

The 10 Best Favorite Restaurants In Las Cruces New Mexico

You can click on this image to see a screenshot of the full poll results. or you can go directly to the Facebook Post using the links below.

The Las Cruces Community Watch is a great local FB Group to join to keep up with local happenings. And you can view this poll and all of the comments at this link Restaurant Poll on Las Cruces Community Watch. The comments really are interesting and some are funny.

We recently visited ChaChi’s and did a short little video and you can see it here on our Facebook page or on our Instagram page.

Links for the Top 13 Restaurants

You can click on any of the restaurants below to find them here on our directory.

  1. Andele’s Restaurante
  2. La Posta de Mesilla
  3. Chopes Bar and Cafe
  4. ChaChi’s Mexican Restaurant
  5. El Sombrero Patio Cafe
  6. Si Senor
  7. The Shed – Old Mesilla Pastery Cafe
  8. Saint Clair Winery and Bistro (D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro)
  9. Nellie’s Cafe
  10. La Nueva Casita Cafe
  11. Chalas Wood Fired Grill
  12. Thai Delight
  13. Double Eagle


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Your Comments

Leave us a comment below, What is your favorite local restaurant that you think of first when friends come to visit? Was there any surprises in this poll for you?