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Placitas Cafe

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American, French, Mexican
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221 Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043
(505) 771-1700
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 18
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Funky Fun

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Dudley H
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On highway 165 about 15 minutes from the Santa Ana Casino in Bernalillo, NM, my husband and I have a marvelous experience at the Placitas Café. I was so excited to have a variety of vegetarian choses. I had a vegetarian, portabella mushroom burger that was amazing and so filling I took half home with me. We had chili cheese... More 

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New Mexico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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176 reviews 176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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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: American, French, Mexican

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?