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Nellie's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2423
+1 575-524-9982
08:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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, the ladies were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and I would be glad... More 

Thank Rebecca D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We weren't in the 11 am line so the 5 of us had a short wait to be seated. The service was attentive, the food was fabulous, the prices were modest. Pork nachos yummy, good guacamole, spiced just right all around.

Thank Rachael X
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food is always good. You can order enchiladas red and green and pick the one you like the best. Good chips and salsa. I like juevos rancheros.

Thank duepplestrasse5-7
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had lunch here with a business colleague on a recent trip through Las Cruces, based on a recommendation from a friend. I guess Nellie’s is a long-standing locals kind of place, and it is sort of off the beaten track. We were probably the only out-of-towners in the place when we had lunch here. The food was nothing special;... More 

Thank gypsyuno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Wonderful traditional Mexican food. A small, family owned restaurant it's still one of the best of Las Cruces. We had a large group, but called ahead for reservations and after a short wait, we were seated and served many individual orders in a reasonable timed.

Thank Rebecca T
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We had many different orders and everything was excellent. We,were a party of eight. we had tacos, enchiladas, taco salad, combination plates, everything was delicious. The chips were warm and the salsa was hot. The empanadas were the best.

Thank duepplestrasse5-7
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

In the last two weeks, I've eaten at Nellie's and came away less than satisfied with the service and quality of the food. Considering that it is only open four days a week, Tuesday through Friday, a standard of excellence should be able to be maintained. On one occasion, one of the orders in our party was not what was... More 

Thank pmcasarez
Statesboro, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were a party of 4. After 1 hour and 15 minute wait (when we should have left) the food arrived. 3 were very dissatisfied with their meal. Tacos had no taste. Huevos Rancheros were not good. Only green chile salsa was available. Red enchilada sauce was not good. Chip basket was not refilled. Avocado tostado was only good lunch... More 

Thank djcotten
Los Altos, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the day and read all the glowing reviews, so we decided to stop for lunch. We arrived after 1:30PM and waited for half an hour outside before getting seated. The hostess who seated us was friendly. The southwestern decor adds a bit of ambience. The vibrant chatter tends to get a bit loud and may... More 

Thank Monkeyed
Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

My wife and I are locals and eat there most every week. Love the complimentary chips and salsa! Perhaps a little spicy for some softies but just right for us aficionados! Best Chile relenos in town. Everything is delicious and you'll never be sorrry you ate there! Great food, Great management, and Great service ---- What more can I say!

Thank Carrol D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?