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700 E 4th St, Benson, AZ 85602-6300
520-586-3169
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I actually went here in August 2012 but wanted to just do a quick review as I really liked the place. We were travelling from Las Cruces to Phoenix and decided to stop in Benson for lunch. We saw 86 Cafe from the road and pulled in for a bite to eat. Being from England, I love little places like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
Russell M
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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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Acton, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It was busy cause it was a Fri and Fish Fry night. The waitress was very friendly and service was good. The food was good and you get a lot for your money. I had the Shredded Beef Burrito and we got 3 meals out of it. Everyone else enjoyed their meal and we had no problems even though it... More 

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I actually went here in August 2012 but wanted to just do a quick review as I really liked the place. We were travelling from Las Cruces to Phoenix and decided to stop in Benson for lunch. We saw 86 Cafe from the road and pulled in for a bite to eat. Being from England, I love little places like... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Husband and a friend ate here one night and 'bland' is the best word to describe this food. Nothing special. Seems to always be busy at lunchtime, however, for dinner he and his friend were the only ones there at about 6 p.m. Service ok but too many other choices in the area to return here.

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Benson, Arizona, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I don't really want to bash any place. We have tried the 86 three times in the last several years and found the food to be bland. My personal opinion is that the food served here is Americanized Mexican fare like I would find in a north eastern state. Not really hot, not really spicy, not really tasty. There are... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Very average in selection, presentation and flavor. Even the decor is less than stellar.

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Saginaw MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I'd heard so many glowing comments from Benson locals so expectations were high but my dining experience was sorely lacking. Arrived at 5:30pm. Many tables occupied but not crowded. Server brought chips and salsa--some chips stale and salsa just okay. We had to ask for napkins. Silverware we also asked for as none was provided. Silverware arrived after our entrees... More 

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Pomerene
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Service is pretty good, food is ok but not great. Could have more lights.

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Tucson, AZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Great hamburgers and good chile rellenos in the same place. Good place for variety.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Mom and I had burger specials meat not greasy fries like home made at mom's Lots of cars say a lot about a place slightly off the center of town. I saw burros and other Mexican food that I wished I had tried. I have to go back to Benson tomorrow and hope to dine there again.. Mixed and matched... More 

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benson
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

the food is very good in this little cafe- family owned and run, the teenage son may be your server and the other children fill your beverages. it takes a little long to get your food and i don't recommend take out, as they don't take a lot of care with it.

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  • Address: 700 E 4th St, Benson, AZ 85602-6300
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: 520-586-3169

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