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“Excellent Las Cruces Mexican Food”
Review of Carrillos Cafe

Carrillos Cafe
Ranked #110 of 380 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Cuisines: Mexican
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San Diego, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Las Cruces Mexican Food”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This is a wonderful little spot for great Mexican food, it is out of the way and a little bit of a dive, not everyone even knows it exists. The owner is also the Chef and he does an excellent job. I have never had a bad meal, if you don't like Mexican food they serve a great burger too. I used to work across the street and was in here 3 days a week for lunch. We still go in at least once every 2 or 3 weeks for lunch or dinner. Try the Super Mexican Plate for a little taste of everything. The tacos are superb as well as the green chile meat.

Visited December 2012
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome Food!!”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Carrillo's Cafe has been our go to place for years. Everything made there is homemade (not the tortillas though), fresh, and delicious! David Carrillo is the owner and Chef. You can substitute anything on his dishes; add a relleno instead of rice, whatever. Excellent rellenos, the green enchiladas are superb, the chile con queso is to die for, the chips are made fresh, and you want an awesome Green Chile Cheese Burger? Carrillo's has one of the best in New Mexico!
The establishment is long and narrow, service is awesome, and the only negative I would have is they do not serve alcohol. The food quality and service makes up for it though! If you stop in tell David that Jaime sent you!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Green enchiladas”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Since 1976 this has been my go to place for green echiladas. Nothing fancy, just good food. Be aware that this is a small "hole in the wall" restaurant. Close to the downtown mall.

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El Paso
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“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed 3 July 2009

Just got back From Carillos and have to say its great. I was in the mood for enchilladas with green sause and they did not disappoint. The waiter was very friendly and brought samples of both red and green chile for me to try. I selected the green because its my preference but the red tasted great also. They brought me my flat enchilladas, green, with ground beef and an egg over easy on top. Absolutely delicious.

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“My absolute favorite restaurant in the WORLD!”
Reviewed 2 February 2008

My absolute favorite restaurant in the WORLD!

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