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Kaw-Lija's

Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87710
505.377.3424
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Eagle Nest
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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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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English first
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Excellent Bkf. French toast to die for! Good chorizo!! Our waitress was very nice and we enjoyed her as much as the food.

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Perth, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

"Leave it to Beaver" and "I Love Lucy" pictures on the wall. LP and EP records are the menus. Very retro, but the food is not. Fresh and exremely tasty. A Pocahontas Burger and Apple Strudel Pie later we walked out very satisfied. Thanks to the chef in the kitchen!

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Met a great couple here. The guy had been in the area many years. Retired from the New Mexico Forest Sevice, then went to cowboying and woeked on most of the big ranches in the area. Got his real estate license and now has sold most of the big ranches in the area. Good food and better company.

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