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Pete's Cafe

105 N 1st St, Belen, NM 87002-4301
505-864-4811
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Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Belen
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband had never had sopapillas- if that is your experience you should try them here;they were great! Like a Mexican popover with honey served on top. The mexican food was good, too. My husband asked specifically for blue corn tortillas and they were able to accommodate him.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pete's is one of the few places where you can have authentic New Mexican cuisine the food has always been consistently prepared every time we go and have a sit down dinner.No canned style dinner here red or green chilli is great to have with a number of great dishes they offer,And you also get to watch BNSF trains go... More

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Winslow, Arizona, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tastes like average Mexican American food. Could do better at home myself and I'm a white boy. Expected great green chili - watery and bland.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I'm a Land of Enchantment native who's eaten enough New Mexican food to know the best place for salsa, the best place for red chile, the best place for chile rellenos... I have never been to a restaurant where everything brought to our table was better than each of my other favorite dishes at other spots, and it was all... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The best experience was the decor and the sopapillas. The carne adovada had no seasoning other than red chili and the Green chili was watery and tasteless. Not recommended as a New Mexican cuisine experience

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

On Saturday, we went to a great event ("Follow the Star to Bethlehem") in Belen with friends and family and combined it with dinner at Pete's cafe. I made the reservation for our group (20 total) five days before the event and the gentleman was very courteous and professional; i.e. simple and easy way to make a reservation. On Saturday... More

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Warrensburg MO
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137 reviews 137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Last visit to Belen was on a day when Pete's was closed, so we were pleased to catch it open this time. Food was excellent, all tasted fresh, tasty and appropriately spicy. The waitress was attentive and willing to share information about the area. Pete's has added an elevated solar array in the parking lot, which also doubles as a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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143 reviews 143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Belen, NM doesn't have a lot to pin itself to the map with, but Pete's Diner is certainly one place that cannot be missed. It's a hidden treasure for sure in an out of the way area, but worth one's time to find it. I love the Chili Relleno Plate that comes with rice and beans and a small green... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

The last time I ate here was in the 90's when I was a bank examiner. The restaurant food was as good as I remembered...super fresh salsa and warm chips proceeded an excellent meal. I had the #2 combination plate with the chili rellano. OMG it was one of the best I have eaten and I have eaten quite a... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Cafe is like an artist canvas. It was very different in a good way. If you are in the area, stop by this place.

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