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Pete's Cafe

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105 N 1st St, Belen, NM 87002-4301
505-864-4811
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good service in New Mexico is rare

If service is important you'll like Pete's Cafe. I had a stuffed sopapilla with beef and beans and a side of sour cream. I ate the whole thing. Thank goodness I ordered it ala carte. It's plenty big for a delicious lunch. The margarita was a great complement to the stuffed sopapilla and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Rebecca A
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If service is important you'll like Pete's Cafe. I had a stuffed sopapilla with beef and beans and a side of sour cream. I ate the whole thing. Thank goodness I ordered it ala carte. It's plenty big for a delicious lunch. The margarita was a great complement to the stuffed sopapilla and was delicious. I walked away satisfied and... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Pete's is a fairly nice restaurant with decent tasting food. The prices are reasonable and the wait staff were attentive. We were there with a fairly large group and two wait staff were insufficient to care properly for everyone. We called ahead and inquired if they could accommodate our group and would have enough staff to support all. Assured all... More 

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stuffed so papilla; beef and bean with red and green chili. I added a side of sour cream because I don care what JAMA says and sour cream is a wonderful addition to all Mexican food. Red and green chili are both delicious. Wait staff is prompt (yes, it CAN be found in New Mexico but not often) and friendly.... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh salsa with hot chips....best red chili and green is good too. Incredible rellenos and enchiladas. Plus wonderful atmosphere. Not to be missed

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The red chile at Pete's is some of the best we've had. The service is always fast and the wait staff are always very polite. The portions are generous for the price.

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Belen, New Mexico, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ambience is good. Staff is very friendly. Food is average for Mexican in New Mexico. Prices are good. A place for friends and family to have a nice lunch or dinner without a hassle .

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Conroe, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's only 30 minutes from Albuquerque and well worth the drive if you want the best authentic New Mexican food there is! Their chile is wonderful!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I went to eat over the weekend. We were seated quickly and our drink orders were taken by someone that doest speak english. She was very nice and quick at bringing salsa and sodas. Our server was new and we could tell that he was trying really hard to be his best but that doesn't change the fact that we... More 

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Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Mexican food is their specialty and is usually good and authentic for the area. Service and atmosphere were good. We usually treat any company we have a visit there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Next to the Harvey House Museum sits Pete's Café which has been there for over 50 years and they turn out some of the best and freshest New Mexican food. Everything is made there and nothing is frozen and brought back to life. Their salsa is just right not to bland and not to spicy, a taste treat. It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 N 1st St, Belen, NM 87002-4301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Belen
  • Phone Number: 505-864-4811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?