Las Cruces is clearly known for traditional Mexican restaurants. When you get tired of bean burritos and enchiladas and want to try something new, I suggest you head over to Thai Delight. Thai Delight has two locations in Las Cruces. The first is off of Highway 70 in Organ and the second is their brand new location in Mesilla.
I visited the Mesilla location during their dinner rush on a Friday night. It took about 25 minutes to be seated, but it was worth the wait. Inside you will find many local pieces of artwork as well as Thai inspired decorations. In the main dining room area, a live Mariachi band performed famous Mexican tracks. I know what you’re thinking. A Mariachi band performing Mexican music inside of a Thai Restaurant? Yes, it was a little odd at first, but it gives the restaurant that Southwest feeling you appreciate living in Las Cruces. I have to give kudos to the Thai Delight Staff for the excellent service and hospitality they provided. They were extremely busy, but they handled it well.
Living in New Mexico, I don’t frequent Thai Restaurants very often. My entree for the evening was the Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables with Beef. Thai Delight has a variety of Thai entrees with the option of choosing from mild, medium, hot and Thai hot. I like spicy foods, but I was a little scared to try Thai hot so I decided to go with hot. My meal was a combination of vegetables including: Cabbage, broccoli, carrots, squash, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, onions, and scallions. It was also served with a side of white rice and your choice of miso soup or salad. I chose the miso soup. The first thing I did when I received my plate was sample the sauce to see if it was going to be hot. It had a kick to it, but I am definitely going to try the Thai hot next time. The mixture of the vegetables with the beef was a perfect combo. I saw a handful of other entrees I want to try in the future. I will definitely go back!