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The Greenside Cafe

12165 North Highway 14, Suite B-1, Village of Bella Vista Shopping Center, Cedar Crest, NM 87008
505 286-2684
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Greenside Cafe is a casual counter service style restaurant 15 minutes east of Albuquerque, NM on the scenic Turquoise Trail Highway. We offer a wide selection of beers and wine and have one of the most scenic patios in the state. The Greenside Cafe is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week and offers breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a quick lunch, the place was recommended as well as the dish (macaroni) and neither were worth it. I was starving and short on time otherwise I would have said something.

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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I ate ate the Greenside Cafe for the second time this week, and for the second time I cleaned my plate. This time I ordered the "Sloppy Taco Salad" which was delicious even if it was a bit short on vegetables other than romaine lettuce. Last time I had an Asian inspired noodle dish with a fabulous peanut sauce that... More

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San Diego, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you live in an area with few choices in eateries, like Cedar Crest, you will be tempted to rate this place more highly. I'm going to rate it as it compares with restaurants in general. It was recommended to me by a friend, so we stopped in. It was late lunchtime, the restaurant was about 2/3 full inside, although... More

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Buford, GA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped here as a result of reading the ratings in Trip Advisor--had an enjoyable lunch. We had the taco salad and the fish and chips--both were tasty. The service was good and friendly as well. It seemed to be one of the best places to stop on the Turqouise trail to Santa Fe, from what we noticed of other... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took a drive to Cedar Crest (about 15 minutes from the east end of Albuquerque) to have lunch here--OMG, what a delightful place to eat. Our group had 5 but only tried 2 different selections---two had artichoke and herb frittatas with fresh goat cheese and salad with homemade dressings and the other 3 ordered Sangre de Cristo sandwich (twist... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped here 'cause Madrid was too crowded to park or move (some kind of 4th of July celebration going on). I loved my half Sangre de Cristo, Greenside's take on a Monte Cristo with the delicious calabicitas soup. I try soups everywhere I eat and this one was really really good. The waitress was superb, with just the right amount... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped here after a day trip in the Jemez Mountain area. The sweet pea hummus was a refreshing version of what can be a boring appetizer. Chicken fried steak was huge and well-seasoned. Loved the space with high ceilings and a clean, contemporary feel. Outdoor patio that welcomes dogs is very nice. Not sure why Albuquerque hasn't discovered this... More

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I really like the lite appetite entrees so I don't have to eat leftovers. My husband likes their fish and chips and I eat a variety of things, some times the specials are really good. Breakfast is really good here too and lots of food. Enjoy.

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greensidecafe, Owner at The Greenside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much the kind words. I'm glad you both have your favorite items on our menu. Jay More

Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stopped on our way out of Albuquerque for lunch after we had read some reviews. So glad we did. The people and food were really good. We couldn't decide what to order the choices were many and you could get breakfast at any time if wanted.

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greensidecafe, Owner at The Greenside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you had a great trip. By the way, we normally stop serving breakfast at 3pm. Unless of course, you're very polite. :-) Jay More

Hamilton, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I happened on his place as I was driving up to Sandia Crest from Albuquerque. Mid-afternoon it provided a great snack, friendly service, good ambience. On the way back I DID happen to catch the happy hour, but it wouldn't have mattered either way: the choice of beers was excellent. I couldn't stop for a meal..

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greensidecafe, Owner at The Greenside Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you stopped in. It has been very easy to offer great beers since NM has become a premier brewing spot. Jay More

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