One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Las Cruces has to be ¡Andele’s! in historic old Mesilla. If you love ¡Andele’s! but haven’t been to the area in a few years, they have since changed locations, but don’t worry, it’s just a stones throw away from their old location. ¡Andele’s! also has another restaurant in the area called ¡Andele’s! Dog House, but I will give that restaurant its own review in a later blog.
The new restaurant location is situated in the Onate Plaza in Mesilla. It has the typical Southwestern look of adobe that you will find throughout the historic old Mesilla plaza. The interior of the building is very well lit. During they day they have huge windows drawing in natural sun light and at night they have a lot of lamps throughout the restaurant. The restaurant is very festive with Mexican paintings and decor.
One of the reasons many enjoy ¡Andele’s! is the salsa bar! When you are seated, the host gives you a bowl of freshly prepared tortilla chips and welcomes you to the salsa bar. You have your choice from a variety of salsas, and they also have pico de gallo and roasted jalapenos. ¡Andele’s! menu consists of a variety of Mexican entrees which also includes breakfast during the morning hours.
I went this week during the dinner rush hour and was amazed how great the service was at full capacity. I ordered the ¡Andele’s! house specialty, the Tacos Al Carbon. They serve you your choice of flame broiled beef, pork or chicken with grilled onions, limes, cilantro, radishes, lettuce and tomatoes. On the side they give you tortillas and a cup of beans. They serve a lot of food at reasonable prices.
¡Andele’s! is open on Monday 8:00am to 2:30pm and Tuesday - Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm.
¡Andele’s! is located on 2184 Avenida De Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005.