This is a review of Josefina's restaurant, not the attached next door hotel, Josefina's Old Gate. Josefina's is just a bit off the beaten path down the street from Mesilla plaza, but worth a visit for its very mellow and comfortable outside patio areas. Food is a variety of cuisines, with something for most, and they take pride in making at least some dishes from scratch. I always order at least a small bowl of Posole...but even the Quiche is tasty...and the usual NM cuisine is available. Great place to sort of relax outside for lunch while conversing with friends. If the weather is "bad", there's inside space, although more limited. Sunshine, or shade, outside is available...and on sunny days, worth paying attention to for fair skinned and easily burned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This quaint adobe house known simply as “Josefina’s” has long been a symbol of warmth and welcome on the Historic Old Mesilla Plaza. Josefina’s is aptly named for the dynamic and outgoing woman who lived here for nearly 35 years and established the Luminaria Tradition of Mesilla. Dating back to the early 1900’s this home has served as a place to gather, socialize, and celebrate. This tradition lives on as “Josefina’s” opens its gates to the community and visitors of Mesilla.Once the site of holiday open houses and afternoon get-togethers, we now invite all to relax, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the plaza in an intimate and comfortable setting. Whether you are gathering for a tea party on our patio, a luncheon in our café, celebrating a special anniversary in our Historic Inn, or shopping for that “must have” at Old Gate Antique’s, you are sure to find the warmth of Southern New Mexico charm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Josefina`s Old Gate Hotel Mesilla