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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, Brunch, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local and impressive

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jan K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 85 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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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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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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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: French, Mexican, American

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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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