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Cowboy Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Diner
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1120 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-7312
575-622-6363
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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Good breakfast, friendly atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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371 reviews 371 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Hutchins, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stop here every time going thru to Ruidoso. This time it was totally different, food was almost like your normal fast food restaurant instead of the great home style food that was served in the past. Service was good, but the atmosphere wasn't the same.

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Peralta, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had the taco salad for lunch. Hamburger meat and no beans was a different recipe than I am used to. Cornbread muffin was good but it's hard to mess that up. Food and service deserve a "B" overall and prices are reasonable.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I came after reading the good reviews hoping to find a local spot. One the breakfast is not all day. So I tried the chicken fired steak meal. The chicken was fried to hard the gravey taste like flour and by the time I got down the road I was sick to my stomach. The waitress are super friendly though... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a great place to eat. It is not swanky or fancy, but the food is awesome. It reminds of the statement on City Slickers. The food is hot brown and good.

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Dallas, TX
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66 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was probably expecting too much, BUT if sign outside brags about HOME made pies, and they serve you a pie that is cold and days old and clearly mass produced...well then you are not getting what you were expecting. The burgers were good...but not hand pressed fresh ground beef that they claim to be. Fries were not hand cut,... More 

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Roswell, NM, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I ate breakfast here, and had the Huevos Rancheros. i liked it very well. Not extremely fancy decor, and not a very large place. But the food was excellent. And the service was good also. It seemed to be a popular place for locals to eat, of which I am now one. I would recommend it. I am likely to... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are looking for very good food but don't care about the atmosphere, this is the place. The restaurant is an old fasioned dinner with booths and a counter. Both our meals were exactly what we were liking for. The place was full and we had to wait for a table; that tells you something right there.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped here because it was highly rated on Trip Advisor. The food was good but pretty plain Jane menu selections. The biscuits were nice and light and tasty.

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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

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