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221 Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043
(505) 771-1700
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Placitas
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, French, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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
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
61 helpful votes 61 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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Senior Reviewer
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
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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, Mexican

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