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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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Benson, Arizona
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

You have to try a chimichanga. The place isn't fancy, but I don't care. The food is dirt cheap and very good. Probably the best Mexican place in town.

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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A wonderful restaruant run by a wonderful family serving all types of dishes... I had the taco plate, and I can't wait to go back....

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Hollister, California
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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  • Address: 700 E 4th St, Benson, AZ 85602-6300
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: 520-586-3169

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