DECEMBER 2017 • 31 Paisano Café includes both indoor and outdoor seating.
304 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM EatDrinkRevel.com 575-388-4920
Weekdays lunch 11-2 dinner 5-9
Inside the café. (Photos By Mike Cook)
TABLE TALK • MIKE COOK
Stepping out to Paisano Café
Weekends brunch 9-2 dinner 5-9
alk about a good neighbor! My three favorite things about Paisano Café are 1) their Tacos Dorados; 2) their beautiful music; and 3) their location in Las Cruces on the edge of Mesilla. From outside the restaurant, on Bulletin Plaza, the smells and the sounds emanating from the restaurant are enticing. But they’re nothing compared to enjoying the ambiance – and the fabulous food – inside the restaurant. There are so many delicious entrees to choose from; the restaurant has separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have a vegetarian and vegan menu. My favorite lunch dish, as mentioned, is Tacos Dorados – shredded chicken, tomatoes, lettuce and their special sauce. Yum! It’s a simple and traditional southwestern dish that Paisano Café has dressed up in their own unique and delicious style. And, you get four tacos instead of the standard three! And they come in a taco rack. I love that! I also love the chips and salsa you get at Paisano before the meal. The chips are thick and crunchy (as they simply must be!), and the salsa is the sauce is their unique and flavorful green salsa, which you will also get on their green enchiladas. There is a rice dish on the side which I often save for afters (that’s British for dessert). Just sprinkle on a packet or two of sugar, and you’ve got the sweet course ready and waiting. When I’m feeling a bit more decadent, I choose something from Paisano’s dessert menu – or “para el Cafecito (“with the coffee,” I
OPEN WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY 1 to 4 NOV. 22 THRU DEC. 13 AND DAILY DEC. 18 THRU DEC. 24
505 N. Bullard Street, Silver City, NM Thurs. - Sat. 10 to 4 575-535-2624 Flan for dessert.
think), as they call it. I almost always get the flan, and theirs is flantastic! The price tag for the entire meal – including the fast and very friendly service – was a modest $18.16, including tax. And, I am, of course, a generous tipper. I’ve only been to Paisano for lunch so far, but I’ll be going back for breakfast and dinner. Join me! Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday only, including all day on Sunday. It includes all the traditional favorites plus unique creations like Oro Negro Benedict (two poached eggs atop an English muffin, sliced Canadian bacon and a homemade corn truffle hollandaise sauce with grilled asparagus), café French toast made with croissants and banana pancakes. The lunch menu includes Queso Fundido (three melted cheeses fondue style with choice of chorizo, green chile or mushrooms), Cazuela de Guacamole (fried corn tortilla basket filled with fresh homemade guacamole and refried black beans) and Mezcla de Hongos (sauteed mixed mushrooms
in Guajillo sauce) and chef’s-recipe hummus. They also have salads, wraps, sandwiches, lunch plates and pasta with five different creamy sauces. The dinner menu includes appetizers, soups (the signature is green chile potato soup) and entrees ranging from fish and chicken to duck, shrimp and steak. Many of their traditional Mexican dishes include their signature mole (mow LAY) sauce in flavors that include (a smoky taste and a hint of ash,” “a touch of Oaxaca chocolate), and a bit of “hoja santa (root beer plant) and sweet, pineapple, red apples, fried plantain and a blend of spices. The restaurant also has a wide selection of beer and wine. Paisano Café is located at 1740 Calle del Mercado, Las Cruces. Paisano Café hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit http://paisanocafe.com/.
We have a totally full house of ethically sourced, fairly traded, and unique Holiday goods for all your gift-giving needs.... beeswax candles, bells and singing bowls, papel picado, salt lamps, boxed cards and art calendars, jewelry, Guatemalan bags, lots of cool stuffing stuffers, and more.... We give our thanks and wish a peaceful and blessed Holiday season to you, our friends and neighbors.
LIVE MUSIC DECEMBER 2017 • NEVER A COVER! Every Thursday & Saturday Night • 8-11pm
DECEMBER 2 BOB EINWECK – SOLO GUITAR DECEMBER 7 ALISTER M. & DAMIAN LUNA – ACOUSTIC GUITAR DECEMBER 9 DERRICK LEE GROUP – JAZZ ENSEMBLE DECEMBER 14 DERRICK HARRIS BAND – BLUES DECEMBER 16 LITTLE TABLE CONTRA BAND – STRING ENSEMBLE DECEMBER 21 DIGISAURUS – ELECTRO POP/ROCK (ALBEQUERQUE) DECEMBER 23 TIFFANY CHRISTOPHER – ONE-WOMAN BAND DECEMBER 28 STEVE SMITH – SOLO MANDOLIN
Published on Dec 4, 2017