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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch

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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
Good green chili burger

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jan K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a regular stop after work or on a Friday night; when I just don't want to cook. Great food, huge portions. Service is slow but served up with a few jokes and a beer or a glass of wine. Great New Mexican fare. Breakfast burritos that set up the day nicely. Prices are very reasonable and dishes are... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Have never had a bad meal here. They have lots of vege options! First time visitors get a free piece of pie. All the staff is great!

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A very warm welcome spiked with genuine humor and caring awaits you at this peaceful and easy-going, leisurely paced 'local hangout' just off I-25 on Hwy 165 East a few minutes uphill toward the village of Placitas. A relaxed family-owned local cafe, staffed by owner John, brother Mike, and various sons along with a well-trained wait staff and some great... More 

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RIO RANCHO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

After reading the (negative) review for this restaurant I'm not sure if they were really reviewing the Placitas Cafe or had a ax to grind. We are not locals and had never eaten at the cafe before. We were welcomed and served by a very friendly, chatty and interesting man who told us he was the owner's brother. Our food... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First we noticed all the cars in front of Placitas Cafe and almost none in front of the other eatery in the shopping center. Resident pooch on the front porch. Inside was a welcoming, casual atomsphere with locals and local art. Great brunch for all three of us. The Reuben was fabulous, with smoked corned beef, tangy slaw, and just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife, adult son, and I were searching for a new restaurant for our a Sunday morning breakfast/brunch experience. We were coming from both NW & NE Albuquerque to gather together on a beautiful day. We ended up picking the Placitas Cafe, just 15 minutes up I-25 from Paseo del Norte. All I can say is "wow - what a... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The food is good and the staff much fun. The location is not a drive by You have to head up the mountain just north of Albuquerque on Hwy 165. Great view and fun art. Good for all groups.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were in town for the 2014 Balloon Fiesta back in October. In the house we rented we had a menu and we decided to check it out - you always want to go to places that are not at home! We were a large party of 6 and seated immediately. I believe Mike was our host. He took our... 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

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