Others say they age their own steaks but the secret to ageing beef is strictly controlled time and temperature. Think of your refrigerator at home. How often is that door opened and closed? It’s even worse in a busy restaurant! The temperature bounces up and down sending conflicting messages to the enzymes. We don’t have that problem. We keep the temperature between 34 and 36 degrees for 7 days before turning on the lights and opening the door to add and remove beef.
Green Chile is our specialty!
Home of the World’s Largest Green Chile Cheeseburger!
Officially Recognized Site of the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Culinary Trail. Our Green Chile Cheeseburger has been listed as one of the best in New Mexico. Peppers Café inside the Double Eagle opens for Lunch and Dinner offering New Mexican cuisine – with locally raised Green Chile our specialty!
Margaritas ~ Over 50 recipes
Home of Award Winning Margaritas
We are serious about our Margarita Menu. Over his 50+ years in the Hospitality Business in New Mexico owner Buddy Ritter has perfected the Margarita. Our offerings have won numerous local and regional awards. Discuss with your Bartender any personal preferences….a little sweet, a little tart. We are happy to custom mix to your order
Outstanding Wine List
Home of a Nationally Recognized Wine List
Many consider the Wine Spectator as the authoritative authority on wine. We have been recognized consistently for almost a decade by the Wine Spectator for the quality and depth of our wine list.
On The Plaza in Historic Old Mesilla, New Mexico
Shipping/GPS: 2355 Calle De Guadalupe, Mesilla, NM 88046
Postal Service: PO Box 905, Las Cruces, NM 88004
FYI: Postal Service won’t deliver to 2355 Calle de Guadalupe
and Shippers won’t deliver to PO Box 905
Open Seven Days A Week-Lunch & Dinner, Sunday Champagne Brunch
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday-Saturday
Sunday Champagne Brunch – Seatings at 11:00 am and 1:30 PM – Reservations Recommended
Order Off The Menu: 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM Sundays
For Reservations or Information: 575-523-6700
The Double Eagle Restaurant and Peppers Cafe, located in Historic Old Mesilla, New Mexico, have played witness to many colorful and historical events, including the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago — which ended the Mexican-American War in 1848, the negotiation and confirmation of the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, Confederate Army occupation in 1861 and the incarceration and trial of Billy the Kid in 1881. Mesilla is now a tiny town sitting next to the much larger Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mesilla has become the ‘little secret’ of Las Cruces.
The restaurants and shops of Mesilla have become a must stop for travelers along Interstate 10. With the Texas-New Mexico border only 30 minutes away, both New Mexican and Texan toursim professionals send visitors to the sleepy little town. Mesilla has become famous for strolling. Time seems to slow down as you browse the shops and restaurants of Mesilla.
Until acquired by Robert O. Anderson in 1972, the property was a private residence. Anderson is to be congratulated for his far-sighted wisdom in preserving this National Registered Historical site. Major restoration was completed in 1984 by the present owner, C. W. “Buddy” Ritter, a fifth generation New Mexican.
Double Eagle Restaurant’s name was derived from a United States gold piece minted in the 1850’s. The Ten Dollar coin was known as the “Eagle” and the Twenty Dollar coin as the “Double Eagle.”
The antiques found throughout the building have been painstakingly collected over several years. The post-Civil War cast-iron entry gates each weigh 1,000 pounds. The back lights in the Imperial Bar are French “Corones” with Lalique shades dating from the 1890’s. Highlighting the decor of the Maximilian Room are the classic French baccarat chandeliers measuring seven feet by three feet, each containing more than 1000 hand-cut glass crystals. The solid gold ceiling was hand-gilded with 18- and 24-karat gold leaf. The 20 gold leafed French mirrors are ornately carved in Greek Revival style. The many paintings, several of which have their equal only in the finest museums, express the charm and ambiance of a bygone era.
In addition, a romantic legend is part of the history of this 150-year-old home. This legend tells of the tragic deaths of two young lovers with their eternal ties to each other and The Double Eagle. We believe that the friendly spirits of Armando and Inez walk with us to this day…