Covered brick sidewalk in old Mesilla (the streets are brick, too)Located in what was once an historic residence, the Double Eagle Restaurant on the Plaza in Mesilla is a real treat. It is filled with history and antique furniture, and it has its own resident ghosts. You can read about Mesilla, the Double Eagle, and the ghosts here.
The Sunday brunch is nothing short of incredible--all kinds of meats, fried chicken, tilapia in a cream sauce, salmon poached in champagne--and then there are salads, fruits, vegetables, pastries, made-to-order omelettes, and the list goes on. You might take a look at the Mother's Day menu for an idea of what was served to us this past Sunday. Our spread was pretty much the same except for the pork roast, as far as I can see.
If you go, make reservations and check the Double Eagle website for coupons. We got one meal for free which wasn't bad, considering the brunch is $20 per person.
Plan on wasting the day because, after you've had the meal and the champagne, you'll just want to sit around smiling up at the mountains for the rest of the afternoon. That's what I did.
San Albino Church on the Plaza