Las Cruces Culinary Experiences

Walk, Talk and Sample

Mountain View Market Farm
Group Size: 5-50
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Inclusive Price: Free
This compact farm sells organic vegetables, fruits and herbs to local restaurants, at farmers markets and in its store. Farm tours include a walk through the fields, “crop talk” and tastings. The aquaponics system, in which fish and plants grow in a symbiotic environment, is its most unique feature.

Chile Pepper Tasting
Chile Pepper Institute
Group Size: 5-50
Time: 1 hour
Inclusive Price: $15 per person
Taste a variety of chile peppers, learn to identify the various types and what makes them smell and taste the way they do.

Tacos 101
Casa Camino Real Cultural Center
Group Size: 5-50
Time: 3 hours
Inclusive Price: $25 per person
Prepare and make tacos while learning the history of corn and its significance in Mexican food and culture.

Cooking with Chile
Historic Double Eagle Restaurant
Group Size: 15-25
Time: 1.5 hours available Mon – Thurs 2-5pm
Inclusive Price: $28 per person
Explore the heritage of architecture, culture, history and cooking traditions with a hands-on class using homegrown ingredients in healthy recipes incorporating regional flavors. From tamales to posole soup, you will learn about the history and culture of the area including what Billy the Kid and his crew ate during their rides through our town. Tour includes food and drink, music and dance for a great time!

Wine & Chile Pairing
Kelley Coffeen
Group Size: 8-15
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Inclusive Price: $30 per person
This tour pairs three red and three white wines with six different chile flavors (red, green, chipotle, habanero, crushed red pepper, and jalepeño) presented in the form of sauces and salsas, served with baguette slices.

Culinary Walking Tour of Mesilla Plaza
Kelley Coffeen
Group Size: 8-15
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Inclusive Price: $40 per person
Five stops, each with a tasting of regional flavors, wine and spirits. Historical information about the The Town of Mesilla, the frontera, agriculture and cuisine. Enjoy shopping opportunities and take home recipes.

Southwest Sensory Experience
La Semilla Food Center
Group Size: 5-10
Time: 4 hours
Inclusive Price: $50 per person
Visit and dine at La Semilla’s 12 acre educational farm and learn about the group’s advocacy for a local, sustainable food system. Participants will have a brief overview and tour before harvesting and preparing lunch using special recipes incorporating local colors, aromas and tastes.

For more information contact: Rochelle Miller-Hernandez, Tourism Sales Manager 575-541-2169,