You may recall that I recently wrote about an amazing brunch at the historic Double Eagle Restaurant in nearby Old Mesilla. The same building houses Peppers (also known as Peppers Café or Peppers on the Plaza), which has a slightly more casual setting.
It is the setting that I have loved since the first time we dined there, fifteen years ago. The whole cafe is really a covered patio arranged around a huge fountain. Above the tables and around the edge of the room is a plant shelf that holds a variety of bougainvilleas and geraniums in bloom.
Here are links to the lunch and dinner menus. By now, you will have noticed that I only tell you about restaurants that I really love and highly recommend, so you won't be surprised when I say that the San Franciscan ("king of southwestern sandwiches"--turkey, bacon, green chile, avocado, tomato, and Monterey jack cheese on sourdough) and the raspberry-turkey sandwich (on croissant or sourdough) are to die for.
We haven't been there for dinner in a while, but I can tell you that Beez swears by the salmon (now flown in fresh twice a week) in orange-chipotle sauce.
Just a reminder: You can vote for any (or all) of my entries in the New Mexico Day of Enchantment photo contest every day. The camel, especially, needs your support as he was a late entry!
Go to the main page: http://www.dayofenchantment.com/. When you enter the site for the first time, you will be asked to register. Once you have done so, you can vote for any pix. My five are at http://www.dayofenchantment.com/entries/46443.Thanks for your help.