We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cowboy Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Coffee Shop, Diner
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1120 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-7312
575-622-6363
Website
Add hours for Cowboy Cafe and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 94 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Busy, Crowded, Good"

Saturday morning and very busy! No tables available, seated at counter in metal tractor seats which are comfortable! Coffee was offered immediately and then we realized that orders were slow in coming from kitchen! Evidently they didn't expect such a crowd and 35 minutes later our very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
RJourn
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Saturday morning and very busy! No tables available, seated at counter in metal tractor seats which are comfortable! Coffee was offered immediately and then we realized that orders were slow in coming from kitchen! Evidently they didn't expect such a crowd and 35 minutes later our very tasty cowgirl breakfast was served. At almost the same time, four people in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roswell, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing food! Great staff! The owner is always ready to share a secret dish or two. Everything is always amazing and the dessert is over the top! Definitely won't regret your visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indialantic, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Can't go wrong at the Cowboy Cafe.......been there 6-7 times in the past two months and always excellent. Once a week, it is the work lunch location of choice. It's not just the food, it's the atmosphere and the locals who absorb us "non" locals with ease. We are greeted warmly, accepted and feel appreciated. But the food rocks as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in because I have always seen lots of cars there . I got the special which was brisket plate. The meat was cool & had a weird taste, wasn't sure if it was still good to eat, I had water with my meal, & had a piece of pecan pie to go, my meal was nearly 18.00 without... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Mexico
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After living in SE New Mexico for years, my husband and I FINALLY made it to Cowboy Cafe. We're really glad we did. The atmosphere was cozy and casual, filled with many locals/regulars. It was crowded at noon on Good Friday, but I'm guessing it stays busy most days. The dining room is small, so we took the option of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Russellville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The owner is not formally trained, but is an excellent chef in his own right. The menu is the diner stuff, and it is very good. The specials is where the talent shows. Everything is good. The friendly locals go there including real Cowboys. I stayed for a while talking and laughing with some guys who bellied up to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Decided to stop in for brunch with the family on our way back from Colorado. I had biscuits with sausage gravy. It was okay at best. I was hoping for gravy that was cooked using the sausage grease, but got plain tasting gravy with sausage chunks cut up into it. My hash browns were pretty tasty. The pancakes my son... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Roswell, NM
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited cowboy cafe on many occasions, and have never been disappointed! It's not great for big groups, but great for great food! Go, eat, leave full and ready for a nap:-). Cowboy cafe is the place for real home cooking, and a super casual atmosphere. Get the pie...any pie!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a standard eggs & sides breakfast. The eggs were cooked as ordered, sourdough toast was very good, hashbrowns were o.k. The service was great. Friendly owner and waitress. We learned that a major employer in town is the cheese factory. The restroom (denoted as W. C.) was a fun experience, deer butt and all. Didn't have time to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Roswell, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I wanted to try barbecue food , was told to try this authentic restaurant in ROSWELL, new mexico . I ordered a green chili burger , and it is indeed one of the best I have ever had .The restaurant is run by a talented and caring young man . I WAS VERY HAPPY with the experience . very friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Cowboy Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1120 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-7312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Roswell
  • Phone Number: 575-622-6363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cowboy Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
26 days ago
26 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cowboy Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?