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kittyfood Nov 18, 2009 06:02 PM

We're leaving on Saturday the 21st of November . . . any suggestions for lunch or snacks on our drive from Phoenix to Las Cruces?

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    rldarrah Dec 30, 2009 04:15 PM

    We really like Irma's in Deming. Packed with locals, which is a good sign.

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      RBCal Nov 20, 2009 06:07 AM

      St Clair Bistro
      1325 De Baca Road, Deming New Mexico 88030

      Irma's Mexican Restaurant
      123 S Silver Ave
      Deming, NM 88030
      (575) 544-4580

      El Charro Restaurant
      209 Southern Pacifc Blvd
      Lordsburg, NM 88045
      (505) 542-3400

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      1. re: RBCal
        ma_bell_deve Nov 23, 2009 11:23 AM

        The St. Clair Bistro is actually in Las Cruces, the location in Deming is only a winery/tasting room and doesnt serve food.

        Also, the place bigshot is reffering too is La Fonda, and its alright, but buffet for the most part.

        I would wait until you arrive in Las Cruces where there will be many more options available to you.

      2. mrbigshotno.1 Nov 19, 2009 01:48 PM


        1. mrbigshotno.1 Nov 19, 2009 01:41 PM

          There's a place in Deming on the north side of the main drag called "La Fuente" or "La Fona", Mom & Pop Mexican place with a buffet for lunch, not bad but always crowded at lunch time. Anymore I always go with the green chile cheeseburgers at Blakes Lottaburger for a quick lunch.

          1. bortukan Nov 19, 2009 07:31 AM

            I've made that drive a number of times, and haven't found anything particularly exciting (except in Tucson of course). I think the offerings in Deming are better than in Lordsburg. El Camino Real (just off I-10 on the W side of Deming) is decent for Mexican food and will put Hatch chiles on just about anything. I've heard the Adobe Grill in Deming is okay too, but never been-- I'm not sure whether it's open for lunch, or perhaps only on certain days? I think Deming also has a Blake's Lotaburger (a NM-only chain), but I haven't been there in a long time. There are a lot of bad places to eat in those two towns too-- even their fast food franchises seem to be subpar a lot of the time.

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