Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery and Café
713 Douglas Ave.
Las Vegas New Mexico
Everybody loves it, and everybody goes there.
Charlie’s is a casual, colorful local diner in the downtown historic district frequented by a cast of characters from everywhere – cowboys, ranchers, students, professors, business folk, travelers, film crews and especially locals who can’t do without Charlie’s killer tortillas made on site.
If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll know you’re there when you see the iconic giant cream puff above the entrance.
The Real Deal
For authentic New Mexican food aficionados, Charlie’s is a down-home treasure. Signature “Stuffys” (stuffed sopapillas), green chile stew, specialty burritos and blue corn enchiladas, homemade tamales, skillet dishes, machaca, and on, and on … it’s all good, right down to the coffee menu from the Starbucks bar.
For those with a sweet tooth, this place is a dream come true. Homemade baked good galore, including giant cream puffs, long johns, glazed apple fritters, chocolate éclairs, chocolate covered strawberries, cakes and delectable donuts, are all baked on site and fresh daily.
Buen apetito amigos!