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Eighty-Six Cafe

700 E 4th St, Benson, AZ 85602-6300
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Ranked #19 of 35 Restaurants in Benson
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- Sep 7, 2014
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English first
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

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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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
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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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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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