The Converted House In New Mexico That’s Now A Quirky Restaurant In The Middle Of Nowhere

While there are tons of family-owned Mexican restaurants in the Land of Enchantment, not many have the history that this converted house restaurant does. Not only has this kitschy spot been around for decades, it even landed its own spot on the National Register of Historic Places, which is a rarity for restaurants. If you’re from the sweet town of La Mesa, you probably have fond memories of stopping into this little cafe or their bar next door, or if you live across the state you may have even traveled to this gem in the middle of nowhere. Whether you’re a newfound fan or an old friend, this quaint and quirky mom and pop shop in La Mesa is one of the best in all of New Mexico.

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Have you ever been to Chope’s Town Bar & Cafe in La Mesa? Have you tried the chile relleno? We’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments!