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Southwestern New Mexico Restaurants

Chope's Bar & Cafe

  • 16145 S. NM 28 Map It
  • Mexican
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Pronounced cho-pez, it looks like a run-of-the-mill adobe building from the outside, but inside the 150-year-old former Benavides homestead you'll find happy locals and many turistas eating well-seasoned Mexican food and drinking ice-cold beer and tasty margaritas. Bikers join the convivial crowd in the bar next door; like the restaurant, it's still owned by the Benavides family. It's worth the 15-mi drive south from Old Mesilla for the local flavor. No credit cards

are accepted in the bar.

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Restaurant Information


16145 S. NM 28, La Mesa, 88044, United States

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575-233–3420-restaurant; 575-233–9976-bar

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 12/31/1969


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