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Placitas Cafe

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French, Mexican, American
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221 Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043
(505) 771-1700
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Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local hangout

Excellent food makes this a favorite meeting place for locals, many of whom gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Recommend the breakfast burrito, Leslie's Soup, and the salmon salad.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
blueflax
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New Mexico
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New Mexico
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food makes this a favorite meeting place for locals, many of whom gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Recommend the breakfast burrito, Leslie's Soup, and the salmon salad.

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Thank blueflax
Olympia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We are among the lucky travelers' group since our daughter and family moved here 14 years ago. We always have at least one meal there and wish for more. Located in the Homestead strip mall about halfway between ABQ and Santa Fe only a couple miles east of Bernalillo on highway 165, the cafe is easy to miss from the... More 

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Thank AmPup
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Was here for breakfast last week and had the BEST green chili I've had in years! This locally-owned cafe is really a neighborhood place, but we occasionally drive out there from Albuquerque just because it's a lovely quick trip to the mountains and the food is reliably tasty. It is super, super friendly and the service is great.

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Thank Linda M
brick nj
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We've had late lunch or early dinner in the Cafe on our last two trips to NM. The food is great and the staff friendly. The art on the walls is interesting and the whimsical furniture at the corner table inspire a smile. The furniture can be found outside and at the artisan shop next door. When passing Placitas this... More 

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Thank oceallaigh2013
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a fun little local spot with good food. The staff is all local and it is always crowded - a testament to the food. Too bad it's not open for dinner!

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Thank Diana C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to an out of the way restaurant that clearly had lots of repeat locals who eat there regularly (our waiter called most of the patrons by their first name). The food was good and the table service somewhat entertaining; however, the food was very slow coming out of the kitchen. That said, the food was... More 

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Thank Ed L
New Mexico
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We love going to the Placitas Cafe. They have great food, great service and a fun atmosphere. The art on the wall is great, and a visit to the Water Closet will surprise you with more art.

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Thank audi58
Placitas, New Mexico
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The service here is unique and very personal. A fun place to visit. The menu is also uniquely NM country and the food is decent. Good coffee. The dining experience at Placitas Cafe is UNIQUE.

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1 Thank kowell
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Tried this after friends recommended I try. Good flavor. Would have liked sour cream or guacamole on the side but overall good

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1 Thank Jan K
Las Vegas
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in after a Jeep tour at the recommendation of our guide.... Very glad we did. It pretty much felt like we were regulars even though it was our 1st time there. We had a fantastic gentleman as our waiter who was funny & upbeat. The place is decorated very nicely & is clean. The food was very good &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Placitas
  • Phone Number: (505) 771-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?