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Placitas Cafe

221 Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043
(505) 771-1700
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Placitas
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

All we wanted was a decent meal before a concert, quick and good. We got a full experience, great service, delicious food at a very reasonable price. This place is a gem! I ordered Leslie soup. It was chock full of fresh vegetables, spinach, mushrooms, red pepper, potatoes, pinto beans, filling and yummy. My husband had the buffalo enchiladas, because... More

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is a diamond in the rough. The food is good, the service is great, and a good location right off I-25. For dessert, don't forget to order the Buttermilk Pie. It just made my day. Will be returning for sure!

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La Vista, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This family run café in Placitas, New Mexico, is a treasure. Once we discovered it, we ate dinner there several times on a recent vacation to the Albuquerque area. What a find! The food was excellent--well-prepared and well-seasoned. The service was prompt; the staff was friendly and welcoming. We'll return again the next time we're in Albuquerque.

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Marshfield, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped in on a whim and are we ever glad we did! I had one of the BEST burgers ever (ground sirloin, no less) and my husband enjoyed their special of pulled pork. Try the onion rings--also some of the best ever. We inhaled a slice of their scrumptious, delectable buttermilk pie for dessert. What topped it all off... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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161 reviews 161 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I just read a review that said "surprisingly mediocre" and I agree 100%. I wanted to love this locally owned independent restaurant but the service was so-so and the food wasn't all that great, either. I ordered a ground beef hash. This is what it was: A torn up hamburger on top of cubed potatoes with a side of salsa.... More

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Placitas, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The food is amazing and very reasonably priced! The staff is very personable. You HAVE to try the buttermilk pie! It's amazing!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

After reading so many complimentary reviews of Placitas Cafe, we decided to try it for dinner. The meal was, at best, very mediocre. To sum it up, our dinner entrees were not tasty or flavorful nor did they have any other redeeming qualities. Bland, sort of like what I remember junior high school lunch in the cafeteria to be like.... More

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Placitas, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Unless you are a local, chances are you will be ignored when you enter the dining room. This happened to me on both occasions I went there. Second time and after waiting several minutes, I finally walked out and have never returned. The food is mediocre at best.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent homemade food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. The waiter brought us Buttermilk pie to try and OMG was it the best thing I ever had in my life. You can't explain the taste, it tastes like a combination of creme brulee with cake with flan with butter...ohhh so good. Thank you Placitas Cafe for making my day!

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Everything you want from a neighborhood cafe can be found at Placitas Cafe. The only fault is the lack of coffee drinks (Mocha, latte, etc.). They have serve-yourself air pots for coffee, but in a way, that fits with the homey atmosphere. If you are going down I-25, take a quick detour to Placitas Cafe. You'll be glad you did.

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Additional Information about Placitas Cafe

Address: 221 Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043
Phone Number: (505) 771-1700
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Placitas
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, French

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