Enrique's Mexican Food

Style Mexican
Street Address 830 West Picacho Avenue
City Las Cruces State NM
Zip 88005-2236 Phone Number (575) 647-0240

Among the antique stores on Picacho sits Enrique’s. This is one of the best values in town. The clientele is primarily Spanish-speaking, and you will probably be ordering in Spanish. My wife made me ask if they had posole (embarrassing for any Mexican), and they did not. It was menudo or nothing, the mark of authenticity. To most Mexicans, posole is menudo for white people. I love the little things they have here. From the chile relleno burrito to tacos or chile verde, the restaurant serves native Mexican cuisine as it is served to Mexicans. Of course, I should note that the term “Mexican food,” I mean Mexican food as prepared in Southern New Mexico, far West Texas, and Northern Chihuahua. Where most places serve too much, this place has servings of just the right size. As a normal sized person, I appreciate that I don’t have to ask for a box. This is the kind of place I would like to have available for lunch every day. The only drawback is that they only take cash. This is a little dangerous for people like me who only use credit cards, but this place is about the best value I have ever found in this town.


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