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Josefina's Old Gate Cafe

) #7 of 14 Restaurants in Mesilla $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-525-2620
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (35 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
“quesadilla” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican, Healthy
$$ - $$$
2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had mostly breakfast food in our group, and half was declared edible but bland, the other half was better, and one person loved their meal. The wait staff was way overbooked for the number of tables. Music on Sunday is best described as romanticized...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were walk-ins on Mother's Day and were able to be seated immediately. This cafe services its own Inn and has a nice outdoor patio seating area and small indoor area. We sat inside. The food portions are moderate, but very good, really perfect size....More

Thank NativeNM2015
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Eat there regularly, great Brunch menu, good service and staff, good food at a fair price- definitely recommend

Thank MarkL1225
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Desert_Sunrise
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank LazyK3
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
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...More

Thank 08DesertRat
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Bobbie B
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Do you allow dogs in your outdoor seating area?
13 August 2016|
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Response from duepplestrasse5-7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring dogs, the front part of the patio,is open to dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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