We discovered a great place for lunch after spending some time at the Las Cruces Farmers Market on Saturday--the Hawaiian restaurant called Ono Grindz, located along the Downtown Mall. The name means something like "delicious food" or "kickass eats" in Hawaiian slang.
It was a parching day and we had been out in the sun for a couple of hours, so the thick-walled adobe building with the fountain in its enclosed courtyard promised a cool respite that didn't disappoint. We were served tall glasses of ice water right away, and the sweet waitress even offered "to go" bottles of water later when we were leaving. When we said we were already carrying water bottles, she filled them up for us, a kindness much appreciated on a scorching summer day in the desert.
The decor was casual and delightful, with all sorts of Hawaiian memorabilia and vintage posters like the one below.
Our meals were colorful and delicious, and reasonable, too. I had the fish tacos, which came with an onion/pineapple/coriander sauce and a salad with fresh pineapple, macadamia nuts, and a mango vinaigrette; all for $7.95.
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