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Las Cruces restaurant opens location on NMSU main campus

  • By Tatiana Favela
  • 575-646-7953
  • Apr 01, 2022
Photo of food at Molcajete's
Customers at new Molcajete's

New Mexico State University Dining Services is welcoming local restaurant Molcajete’s to campus for the NMSU community to enjoy. The restaurant, which will replace Aggie Grill inside Gerald Thomas Hall, will serve traditional Mexican food and will host a grand opening on April 4. The family restaurant offers tacos, tortas, hamburgers, aguas frescas, and tasty Mexican snacks. 
“Here at Molcajete’s, we believe that no dream is too big,” said owner Karla Villalobos. “As long as you work hard and believe in your dream anything is possible. Everything we do is with passion and a lot of love.”  
“We are thrilled to have Molcajete's joining our NMSU Dining family, and they are thrilled to be serving up traditional Mexican food to our campus community,” said Candice Nanco, director of marketing for NMSU Dining.  
The restaurant opened for students, faculty and staff one week before the grand opening, and already received plenty of customers who are excited about having another option to eat delicious meals on campus.  
“We’re in the Thomas and Brown Hall building, so it’s just easier to get here and it’s fresh food,” said Bertha Majalca, a junior at NMSU. “It feels like home, because it’s Mexican food.”  
The ribbon cutting for the restaurant’s grand opening will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 4.  
For more information, contact Candice Nanco at