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Josefina's Old Gate Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican, Healthy
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2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-525-2620
07:00 - 16:00
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took relatives from out of state here for lunch. We all enjoyed our meal. I had the chicken salad sandwich on a whole wheat hoagie roll ~ it was quite good. My husband had the squash quesadilla, it was different but quite good. My cousin had the Reuben sandwich, which he found quite tasty. This is a pretty spot just... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a couple of hours of touring sights and shops it was a treat to relax on the patio of Josefina's and enjoy our lunch in the sun. The Mexican style food was delicious and the place was pleasant. Service was good.

Thank MargaretJean16
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had lunch with two friends at this cute little restaurant in Mesilla. Close parking options are limited, but there is a municipal lot not too far away. The entry has a step up, making access difficult for some people. The atmosphere is charming and service was good. I had the chicken quesadilla which was very tasty. The side of guacamole... More 

Thank Desert_Sunrise
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Went to lunch with a friend and enjoyed the meal. I had the green chile posole and it was very tasty. I would have like a bit more heat and spice. My friend enjoyed her meal, also. Our server was excellent. Pretty spot just off the plaza in Old Mesilla.

Thank LazyK3
Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Beautiful old building as are all in Mesilla. The service was good and the salad/sandwich I ordered were good.

Thank Mary F
New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Josefina's has amazing comfort foods. Their Old Gate Grilled Cheese is out of this world. They have local wines and it is a wonderful place to sit and relax. The patio is quite large. The service tends to be a bit slow. This isn't the place to go if you're in a hurry.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Josefina's has been a restaurant and inn in Mesilla, Las Cruces for many years. Though the original Josefina is no longer with us, the restaurant is run like a family establishment. You can dine in one of the numerous rooms inside, all decorated in old Mexican style, or on the expansive patio which is where we opted for. It is... More 

Thank Bobbie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Road trip from Phoenix to Texas. Stopped for rest and found this restaurant near the plaza in Mesilla. Smells great walking into the door with friendly staff. Spacious patio felt quaint with waterfall in birdbath. Coffee, chips and posole delicious. Highly recommend.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were in Las Cruces for a reunion. The reunion committee selected Josefina's for our Meet and Greet the first night. There is a lovely courtyard with tables and chairs as well as an interior with same. The appetizers were different and very tasty: stuffed mushrooms, tomatoes/basil/mozarella sticks, quesadillas, and meatballs. Tiny individual desserts were a highlight. The servers were... More 

Thank Lyn K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thus was my first time here, but my wife has been here a couple times with friends. We walked in by the driveway path. The patio is very nice and cozy, while the single band member played some James Taylor, Jim Croce style music . The waiter was prompt to take our drink orders and food order shortly thereafter. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces  >  Mesilla
  • Phone Number: +1 575-525-2620
Enjoy breakfast or lunch in our quaint cafe or on the picturesque patio. Fresh baked goods, sandwiches and, local fare. Relax with a glass of wine from our own Old Gate Cellars Winery and other New Mexico wines. Browse the antique store and gift shop.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?