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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 - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Can't quite give 5 stars

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
INeedMayo
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First time I had ever been there, Pete's is the real deal. The dinner was just fantastic,well presented, well prepared, authentic dishes. The family owned restaurant shows you the wayrealMexican should be prepared! I could eat there every night.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
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28 reviews 28 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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?