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Pete's Cafe

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

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Heaven in the middle of nowhere!

What a delightful find. Great food, lots of menu choices....& superbly attentive staff. We thoroughly enjoyed this little slice of heaven. There is nice ambiance, comfy seating sections throughout the restaurant and is not overly noisy....always a plus! The prices are reasonable, although a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Passport-Maven
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La Canada Flintridge, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

So far I've only eaten the Chili Rellenos at this restaurant, but they were the best I've ever had. My co-worker had enchiladas and said they were excellent also. I'll make my way back to this place anytime I'm in the area. Maybe I'll even try some of the other offerings, maybe not. LOVE the Rellenos.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a delightful find. Great food, lots of menu choices....& superbly attentive staff. We thoroughly enjoyed this little slice of heaven. There is nice ambiance, comfy seating sections throughout the restaurant and is not overly noisy....always a plus! The prices are reasonable, although a little high for the remote area.

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Belen, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My first trip to Pete's. The New Mexican food is fresh, plentiful without being too much. Service is above average. Lovely, comfy atmosphere. Wait staff is well trained and attentive. Spotless, very good New Mexican art, above par furnishings.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ate there 6/30. Restaurant sits on side road several blocks off the main highway. There was plenty of parking when we arrived around 5pm, including some under a cover. Restaurant sits next to a free museum. It does not look like a typical Mexican restaurant from the outside. The lobby is nicely decorated in Southwest décor as is the dining... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've never really been a Chili Rellenos fan - but now I am. Everytime I treat myself to Pete's I swear I am going to order and discover something new on the menu, but it never happens These smokey chilis are crisp to the bite, crunchy with the breading, and oozing with the cheese. OMG - what flavor. Chips and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I found the food to be really greasy and I ended up with acid reflux and was sick all night. I think Mexican restaurants need to stop using old recipes made with lard and look for healthier alternatives to so much fat in the food.

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Montclair, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped on a hot day after a long drive and were SO glad that we did. There were many locals eating in addition to the tourists, which I always think is a good sign. My husband had Pork Avodado with Green Chile and he found it to be very good. It was shredded pork, different from his last experience,... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stopped by Pete's for lunch. It is not far from the Interstate. We had a terrific, reasonably priced, authentic Mexican lunch. The service was top-notched.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been here numerous times and I will say that the food is great,but the service is always mediocre. I feel almost like an inconvenience to the waitstaff and honestly, I get the worst service from the owners. I dread being helped by them probably as much as they dread just being there. If the food wasn't so good I... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

First of all the place has a beautiful decoration. Very good taste tapestries and ceramics. The service was great and the food, one of the best traditional New Mexican food. I had to order the green chili on the side because I was warned that it was hot, and yes, it was tooooo hot for me.

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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