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Emilia's On the Plaza

) #13 of 15 Restaurants in Mesilla $$ - $$$ Mexican,
2290 Calle de Parian, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-652-3007
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (6 reviews)
“chilli” (8 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 - 20:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2290 Calle de Parian, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A nice affordable Mexican restaurant on the main square in Mesilla. We saw the brown sign for an attraction driving the expressway and, knowing what was in store for us on !-10 (The only thi9ng worse than I-10 through New Mexico and eastern Arizona is...More

Thank WhiskeyPriest_2012
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Emilio's was recommended by the owner of our B&B. It's a really large space with a cage full of screeching birds at one of the entrances (not sure what's that about), but we weren't seated where that was a problem. Portions are large, and food...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a pleasant surprise. We stopped pre-lunch for coffee and ended up ordering an appetizer - mexican green chile wontons and some posole that was Excellent. Just the right amount of heat and obviously fresh. Chris, the owner was great! And there was live music...More

Thank nomad727
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stopped in Mesilla on our way to Texas, we had heard it was a quaint western town. We arrived around 1:00 and was looking for lunch, we were also traveling with a dog, so we needed something dog friendly. Emilia's has an outdoor patio,...More

Thank Lucienneh
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Have passed by many times, thought we would try for lunch. Food had absolutely no taste, the blandest Mexican food I have ever eaten. Waitress indicated ownership changing, should also change chef.

Thank Ycguy1117
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great Music! Great Food! Went there for our 17th Annv. We are Snowbird's! just got here for the Winter from N.N.England, Same day as their Sept 18th Festa. Food Taste just like what my Ama Martinez and Tia's used to make at the Imgrant wrk...More

Thank Felix G
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Outside patio was nice, but we decided to sit inside. The festival was going on in the plaza making it a little loud. Young man who waited on us was fantastic in his customer service skills. We talked about the pecan beer with his description...More

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We shared a green chili cheeseburger. It was the perfect medium heat for me. The salsa is made daily and was one of the best I've ever had, came with good chips. We also used it as a French fry dip. yummy!! Pleasant, helpful waitstaff...More

Thank Regina B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was here for taco Tuesday and a beer with friends. Fun atmosphere and a guitar player. Filled up on tacos for sure. Good for a snack and to hang out.

Thank chefdawna
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Emilia's is definitely your next Old Mesilla destination. The location is perfect, the patio is inviting and comfortable, the food and drinks are incredible and the live music is the perfect finishing touch on a marvelous dining experience. My wife and I had Ernesto as...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2290 Calle de Parian, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces  >  Mesilla
  • Phone Number: +1 575-652-3007
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