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Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87710
505.377.3424
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Description: Kaw-Lija's is located downtown in beautiful Eagle Nest, New Mexico. We are...
Kaw-Lija's is located downtown in beautiful Eagle Nest, New Mexico. We are a 50s-60s diner and also offer a complete old-fashion ice cream parlor and specialty coffee bar. We have been in business for 25 years! Currently our schedule is Friday-Tuesday...lunch and dinner...11am-8pm. Wednesday...lunch only...11am-3pm Thursday...closed all day. We have been written up in Sunset Magazine on three different occasions!!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ice cream

We go here for an occasional ice cream. You can't mess up Blue Bell! If you want the best food in Eagle nest, wait til the D&D is open.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
myDecemberrain
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Early, Texas
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Early, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We go here for an occasional ice cream. You can't mess up Blue Bell! If you want the best food in Eagle nest, wait til the D&D is open.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We love eating here. It is only open in the summer. The food is pretty good. They have ice cream in the back and an outdoor patio that is nice.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Made it a point to stop here on this visit to Eagle Nest and glad we did. Terrific food, both well portioned and well priced in a cozy dinner with a friendly staff.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kaw-lija's has a long standing tradition of good food and pride in what they do. The owners care for the restaurant shows in the form of great food and an overal awesome experience. Great place!

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Belton, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visit here often and have fallen in love with this resturant. The service is great, the food is great & the ice cream is wonderful!

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Eagle Nest
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great service. Awesome Ice cream and dessert selection. The best burger restaurant in town. The food all around was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

i love kaw-lijas it is the best restaurant in the town of Eagle Nest.the employees work really hard and are nice to talk to. the kaw-lija burger was the best burger i have eaten in a long time. the restaurant was a good atmosphere of joy and intresting 50s decor.the owner/cook, Chris is a hard working funny man who made... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great atmosphere and one of the best chicken-fried steaks ever! Love the hamburgers, peach turn-overs and ice cream stand.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The waitress could not get my order correct. I had requested substitution of French fries for the mashed potatoes and she mumbled that that could be done. Also, the vegetable du jour was pinto beans which she pronounced like a drunken sailor. My wife said she would eat them. The order was for a pulled pork plate. When it arrived-there... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice little place with 50's decor... cute! Food is good, and ice cream is best in town. Unpredictable hours, though, and in off-season they shut down altogether. Very small dining area, and in summer times, plan on a wait.

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  • Address: Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87710
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Eagle Nest
  • Phone Number: 505.377.3424

Description

Kaw-Lija's is located downtown in beautiful Eagle Nest, New Mexico. We are a 50s-60s diner and also offer a complete old-fashion ice cream parlor and specialty coffee bar. We have been in business for 25 years! Currently our schedule is Friday-Tuesday...lunch and dinner...11am-8pm. Wednesday...lunch only...11am-3pm Thursday...closed all day. We have been written up in Sunset Magazine on three different occasions!!!

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