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Rincon de Mesilla – the place to be

Founded in 2021, by Claudia Gonzalez and Juan Albert the Rincon de Mesilla is located ½ block south of the historic plaza of Mesilla on the street Calle de Guadalupe.  Our Rincon, which in Spanish means corner or center, or nook is the place to visit when in Mesilla.  Originally built in 1856, parts of the building preserves its original adobe architecture and wooden vigas (beams). Starting out as a coffee shop featuring espresso, lattes, teas and more, we have since expanded to feature rich foods combing the flavors of Mexico, Cuba, and Spain.

And more than a coffee shop and a boutique restaurant, we are a cultural center regularly hosting a variety of different social and cultural events.  Our weekly tertulia originating in Spain, is a social gathering that brings people together some 20 patrons to practice their Spanish and enjoy one’s company with a nice cappuccino or Italian Soda.  We have since created a French and German group. We also often partner with New Mexico’s oldest movie theater, just across the street, the Fountain Theater for dinners and other events. 

Tango anyone?  Salsa? Classical music?  How about indulging in a Spanish paella?  We’re all about featuring music, dance, literature, and of course good food!  That’s our Rincon!  And don’t forget the artisan treasures we have throughout the store.  Working with artisans from Latin America and New Mexico, we have a beautiful selection including textiles from Oaxaca, pottery from Guadalajara, women blouses from the Yucatan and silver from Taxco.

The cozy atmosphere and inviting decor of our Rincon make it a popular spot for local visitors and weekend tourists to sit back, unwind, and take in the ambiance of the historic surroundings. Whether seeking a caffeine boost, enjoying great food, a tranquil spot for reading, or a casual meeting space, the Rincon de Mesilla is a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

Rincon de Mesilla mug in Las Cruces

Enjoy top quality and friendly service

At Rincon de Mesilla you only get premium quality in every aspect of service and food, drinks and people. 

Best coffee around

Enough said. At Rincon you get the best coffee in the city.

Cuban Picadillo

Our customers
love us!

“After eating and shopping nearby we were looking for a late afternoon coffee and were recommended here by locals. This place is amazing and has so many options for beverages and snacks as well as lots of nice things to buy. We got some hand woven hand towels and explored the beautiful shop. You MUST go here if you are nearby it’s an absolutely gorgeous place. They also have an amazing seating area outside for you to enjoy your coffee and snack.”
Michael M.

“Hospitality and atmosphere are second to none. Just off the downtown plaza in old Mesilla you can get great coffee, tea and pastries. The artisan Mexican market is all hand picked items that the two owners choose on their frequent trips south of the border. The true adobe buildings are charming, warm and inviting you to stay, relax and listen to some music. Adjoining the NM Vintage Wine Bar you can see a little live music almost every day in the afternoon. If not, Juan and Claudia will have some playing for you while you have fun conversations with friends over espresso drinks and paletas.”
Jay V.

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At Rincon de Mesilla you only get premium quality in every aspect of service and food, drinks and people.