Thai Delight

2148 Avenida de Mesilla
Mesilla, 88005
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I'm a fan of Thai food for a long as I can remember... provided that I'm from the Socal with hundreds of Thai Restuarants there, I must admit, the Tom Yum Gai was perfect! Luv luv luved it! If I wanted to starve my boss who was working over time, I would have licked off every oz of the soup. The best I've ever had. And different too... I've never had celery in my Tom Yum Gai. It gave it a nice kick to the taste. Not to mention, the small cut tomatoes and also the mushrooms, great move as I was able to fill up my spoon with a variety of goodness. I was thinking of giving this place a 4 stars, but because my soup was so yummy, I'll give them full credit for it, also because the service was superb. Very friendly waitresses and always making sure each and every customer were enjoying their meals. Also, provided that there was an Asian man walking around making sure the customers were happy, I'm assuming he was the owner! Thank you sir! I would have wanted to order more! Again... had to pick up my boss so that he could finally eat dinner. So, that night... I had two dinners! ;P If I find myself in town again... Í'd like to see more ingredients in my soup and maybe see a different brand/type of rice being cooked. I just don't think the texture/type of rice goes well with Thai food. Try Jasmine Rice! :)
Went here on a weeknight and it was bumpin! Ordered the pad thai medium heat. It was so good! A little spicier than I expected but not too bad and it didn't mask the flavor. My boyfriend ordered the red curry and that was delicious too! We ordered an appetizer but they forgot about it but then gave us 15% off of it when they delivered it late. So great service too!!
Great food and services. I really need to try something besides Pad Thai, but I love it so much that I have gotten it three times now, and it is really well made. The flavored tea is decent as well, as long as you like sugar in your tea. The sticky rice dessert was sweet, served with fresh mango, and had a really nice depth of flavor. I don't love the sesame seeds that are added, but I think that it pretty standard for sticky rice. Our server this last time was super friendly and really added to our enjoyment of the restaurant.

(575) 525-1900

Thai

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The Bean Cafe

2011 Ave De Mesilla
Mesilla, 88046
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In from Arizona and needed a place to work from so decided to setup shop here at "The Bean". Had the breakfast quesadilla and a cafe mocha. Cafe Mocha was excellent. The roast was just right. Great bold flavor and not over sweetened. Didn't lose the bean flavor under the chocolate/sugar. (Like some other super popular coffee shops.) Breakfast quesadilla was great. Nice crispy tortilla and great fluffy eggs inside. It came with a side of fried potatoes that had a great peppery/spicy seasoning. Finally the atmosphere here is great. One of the girls behind the counter is fantastic with the customers and knew most of them by name as they walked in. She definitely brings a lot of life and light to the place. The other staff was friendly and efficient as well. It is a hipster / retiree hangout and the best of both worlds. Cool spot to work from even better if you are just in for coffee and chatting it up with friends. The only downside is the wifi wasn't working... So stuck using a hotspot.
So glad we came here! This place has a great atmosphere, it is welcoming and the coffee is great. The Local Art on the walls is another bonus!
Great locale for anyone stating or finishing their day in Mesilla. We love stopping here every time we are in town. Great staff but acrid coffee, muffins were bland and smoothie was too watery. It's a coffee joint but needs better coffee, disappointing

(575) 527-5155

Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches

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Peppers on the Plaza

2355 Calle De Guadalupe
Mesilla, 88046
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This is the best place to eat in New Mexico. I had the chicken salad sandwich and the chile con queso. Great ambiance. If you're ever in this area it's worth going out of your way for.
Ohhh, echanté! Peppers on the Plaza is simply enchanting. Well worth the drive for any El Pasoan and a must when passing through the Las Cruces/Mesilla area. Prior to eating at POTP I wasn't envious of anyone who lived in Las Cruces, but all that has changed now. After spending a few minutes at the newly opened New Mexico Pecan Co., we marched across the street in search of an ATM at Double Eagle. Upon approach I noticed two signs, "Double Eagle" and "Peppers on the Plaza". DE/POTP is one of the few places with a ATM at the plaza so they came through for us on that. During the money grab I got a quick look around and I would definitely describe it as classy. The bar felt 20's inspired to me, but I'm no architect. I love the detail they put into everything, they even went as far as detailing the ceiling with "tiles" (I put tiles in quotations because they appear to be made from a thinner, hollow material like...plastic, but again I'm no architect and it added to the charm). We returned after we paid for our bags of delicious pecans and pistachio brittle. Two hostess greeted us with a very warm smile and asked which restaurant we'd like to be seated at. From what I understand, DE is more about steaks and fine dining inside and POTP is more about New Mexico flare and casual dining on the patio. I was wearing a Deter shirt that said something along the lines of "I just want to LOVE you" and jeans so casual dining it is! Our hostess led us to a wood table in the atrium as I stared in wonder. Enchanting. A fountain sits in the middle that has strings of lights outstretched to each side. The lights wrap around each post with ferns and palm trees strategically placed throughout the atrium. The windows, wood and most of the siding appears to be original...although we had a debate about how original the atrium ceiling was (or the fact that it was an atrium originally at all). At minimum I think the atrium was done prior to it becoming a restaurant. A rather friendly busser came over and let us know our server would be there shortly and filled our glasses with water, letting us know if we needed anything we could also call on him. From that moment on I knew that the experience would be nothing less than exceptional. Our server, Santiago (I believe), arrived only moments later and was about to take our drink orders when Margaritas were mentioned. Apparently they have over 40 different Margaritas. He gave us a few minutes with the drink menu and on return I settled on the Prickly Pear. I still needed some time with the actual menu so he left to place our drink orders and bring us the seasoned chips and salsa. I like the idea of seasoned chips, I'm guessing it was a steak seasoning. My foodie PIC wasn't fond of the thick tomato based salsa, but I didn't mind it and actually kind of liked it (but then again I really, really like tomatoes). Our drinks arrived and the Prickly Pear is now my absolute favorite margarita. I didn't specify frozen or on the rocks so it came out on the rocks, but that didn't take away from the deliciousness at all. My dining PIC felt as though the glass served with his Corona was not chilled, but I will tell you without a doubt that thing had spent some time in a freezer (just not to the degree he would've liked). The menu is very unique. It wasn't just composed of New Mexico faves, but was also sprinkled with a few European dishes. The Beer Braised Beef Carbonnade caught my eye immediately. Thin steak cuts braised in beer, topped with mushrooms, laying on a piece of sourdough bread toasted with Parmesan, all surrounded in a rich stew. Perfection. Pure perfection. The steak was cooked to about medium and perfectly juicy and flavorful. The mushrooms and stew were phenomenal, both dark and delicious. And the sourdough bread...gaaaaaaaawd! This came with a side and from the recommendation of Santiago I chose the battered fries...top notch! And dipping them in the left over stew was amazing! The chile rellenos my PIC ordered appeared to be breaded in tempura which I thought was rather inventive and looked phenom (and I've never thought chile rellenos looked phenomenal). The only reason I'm docking a star is because of dessert. There's two desserts I can never pass on, Tiramisu and Creme Brulee. POTP serves an Espresso Creme Brulee and unfortunately it was rather disappointing. I suspect they do not use a kitchen torch, but the broiler...it could've used a little bit more time in the broiler to evenly caramelize. And I wasn't particularly fond of the custard. The custard didn't have any hint of Espresso and was simply a vanilla custard, but it wasn't fully set. The top half was, but the bottom was liquified. Since it was served cold, I'm assuming water got into the ramekin when the custard was being set. Dessert disaster aside, I am absolutely obsessed with Peppers on the Plaza. Great place for phenomenal food. And honestly, I'd give the Creme Brulee another shot since it could've been a fluk
We enjoyed the atmosphere in Peppers for lunch and enjoyed being able to peak in on Double Eagle's space before dinner seating. The green chile Bloody Mary was hands down a winner, so smooth and flavorful. Marble IPA is a spot on west style IPA, can't wait to get to ABQ to check them out. New Mexican style red pozole was delicious. It was a bit thicker then I normally prefer but was delicious with tender pork and hominy that clearly indicated its made with care. Green chile relleno was really tasty even thou Im a non-battered type of guy, but it's green chile so I'm not complaining. Green chile sauce smothered cheese enchilada and red brisket crispy taco were both quality and finished the Mexican Plate off just nicely (with rice and beans of course).

(575) 523-4999

Mexican

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El Patio Bar

2171 Calle De Parian
Mesilla, 88046
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My dive bar before I knew what dive bars were. How have I not written a review here?!?! Probably the most interesting thing about El Patio is the crowd. It's most definitely a spot for regulars and 'locals', but there are often a lot of people from out of town. Every time I go I see people I know, as well as make a few friends. Every time I come home I tell myself I'm not going to have "too much fun" here. But the drinks are super affordable and strong! There's a jukebox as well as live music occasionally. This is somewhere you would come with friends. You could take a date here, but it gets pretty crowded and loud. So first dates could get a little awkward. Fun location for everybody over 21. I've come here with a variety of friends and it's impossible to have a bad time. Bartenders are always cool. The important thing is to emphasize how slammed it can get. There's just the one bar and the area behind the bar is fairly small. With the prices, everyone wants a drink at any given moment. Bring your patience if you come on a Friday or Saturday night or random weeknight when they're having a band or specials. Cash only. One of the only major drawbacks. :-( If you do forget to stop by the ATM, they have one inside. Just don't forget the fees.
As long as Roman works here I won't do business here! He has ignored me 3 time's now as I sat waiting to be served. Last time I was in a week ago he told his friend's at the bar "watch this I'm not going to not serve him(as he glanced in my direction). I attempted to get his attention to order drinks as he was 1 foot away from me making another drink in front of me. He then looked at me in the eyes and laughed in my face while walking away. My date then walked up to me after using the restroom and asked where our drinks where (this was several minutes later and the bar had maybe 7 patrons). I had to explain we were not welcome apparently for no reason while we left. This happened again tonight with my best friend in a similar Manor. Management needs to fix this and make their employees aware that they are in business because they have customer's!!!
Cheers this place is not. Bartenders act like they are inconvenienced serving you. I had some newbies with me and they weren't sure what they wanted. Asked the tender to suggest something( perfect opportunity to up sale) and she responded with, "I'm busy, I don't have time for this." Awesome. The eye roll that was added was a nice touch too. Someone told this girl she was pretty too many times, so her personality and social skills lack heavily. Luckily, another bartender came to the rescue and made the experience somewhat salvageable. Thus, one star.

(575) 526-9943

Bars

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Old Mesilla Pastry Cafe-the Shed

PO Box 508
Mesilla, 88046
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(575) 525-2636

Bakeries

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Palacio Bar

2600 Avenida De Mesilla
Mesilla, 88046
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(575) 525-2910

Bars

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Andele Restaurante

1950 Calle Del Norte,Ste 1-3
Mesilla, 88046
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(575) 526-9631

Mexican

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La Posta de Mesilla

2410 Calle de San Albino
Mesilla, 88046
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(575) 524-3524

Mexican

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Double Eagle

2355 Calle De Guadalupe
Mesilla, 88046
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(575) 523-6700

Steakhouses, American (New)

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