Las Cruces Restaurants | Pet-Friendly Patios -
Collage of photos of dogs, cats, and venues

Whether you’re traveling through Las Cruces or are a year-round resident, sometimes your pooch pal just has to head out for dinner or a special treat with you. There are many pet-friendly patios and venues throughout the Mesilla Valley where your loyal canine companion is welcomed with open arms . . . and sometimes something special, like Caliche’s Poochie Cone!

Andele’s Dog House

1983 Calle Del Norte

You’d be hard pressed to find a more dog-friendly restaurant in Las Cruces than Mesilla mainstay Andele Restaurante’s sister store Andele Dog House, located just across the street from the original location. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed on the patio — just follow the paw prints along the west side of the building. While you’re there, try one of the Dog House’s signature Mexican Dogs or Chile Con Queso Dogs.

Caliche’s Frozen Custard

131 N. Roadrunner ParkwayCaliche's photographed at night with neon lights
590 S. Valley Drive

Nothing cools better than a cold, creamy Caliche’s custard or float on a hot summer night. Dogs aren’t just allowed at this summertime staple; Caliche’s employees will even make your pup his or her very own Poochie Cone!

Farmers & Craft Market of Las Cruces

Main Street Downtown
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Every Saturday morning, shoppers and strollers fill Las Cruces’ Main Street Downtown, many of them with their canine companions happily in tow. Lots of market vendors are kind enough to put out dishes of water for thirsty pups, and a few may even offer yours a treat!

Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria

1321 Avenida de Mesilla

Enjoy a gourmet pizza, a glass of wine, and finish it off with a scoop of Luna Rossa’s to-die-for gelato, along with man’s best friend, on this Mesilla eatery’s understated patio loaded with old-world charm.

Milagro Coffee y Espresso

1733 E. University Ave.Man and his dog at the patio at Milagro's

Well-behaved pups are always welcome on the patio of this bustling but laid-back University-area coffee house.

D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro

1720 Avenida de Mesilla

Spend time with man’s best friend, and man’s other best friend — wine — along with a nosh or dinner on the casual, covered outdoor patio of Las Cruces’ largest winery and bistro.

Bosque Brewing Co.

901 E. University Ave. Bldg. 945

The patio area of this hip, University-adjacent taproom and restaurant is almost always packed with craft beer lovers and their canine companions. Beat the heat or unwind after a long day with a pint and a bowl of water for your pooch.

The Bean Cafe

2011 Avenida de Mesilla

This eclectic Mesilla coffee shop offers up great food, fresh-baked pastries in a relaxed — and pet-friendly — environment. Leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome on the patio.

High Desert Brewing Company

1201 W. Hadley Ave.

Not only is High Desert Las Cruces’ oldest craft brewery, it’s also one among the first and longest-standing pet-friendly places in town! Have a pint and grub on some of High Desert’s great pub-style food… with your pooch, of course.


Written and photography by Zak Hansen & Carlos A. Arreola
Originally published in
Neighbors Magazine

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