Gateway to the Calle
Looking toward the c entrance
I liked the Paisano down in Mesilla for several reasons. Although the decor was nothing special, the place is new, attractive, and has patio seating--always a good thing--with wonderful views of the Organ Mountains. The menu was a little pricey, but everything is homemade and the breakfast choices were nicely done. I'd like to go back to try out the lunch and supper menus, as well as that patio seating. If you go to their website you can see all the menus and prices.
I especially liked finding this new (to me) little out-of-the-way street, the Calle de Mercado, which had a beautiful fountain at its center. As you probably know, anything with water, especially moving water, is a big attraction in this part of the world.
Neighbors of the c include a kitchen supply store/cooking school, Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe; Lorenzo's de Mesilla (Italian restaurant); the Luna Rossa Winery, which had some gorgeous landscaping; and the Preston Contemporary Art Center, which I have wanted to visit. Since we were there early on a Sunday morning before the shops were open, we'll have to go back some other time to check out the winery and the gallery.
Calle de Mercado fountain with the Luna Rossa Winery in the background
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