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110 1/2 Geis Street, Grants, NM
505-287-9393
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 34
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

We were staying overnight in Grants and checked tripadvisor for somewhere to eat. La Ventana had good reviews so we drove over. It's tucked a little ways down the street and looks a little sketchy on the outside. The entrance was a little hard to find (it's the door on the right by the way!) Inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
MrsMcMoo
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Midvale, Utah
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  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
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Midvale, Utah
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were staying overnight in Grants and checked tripadvisor for somewhere to eat. La Ventana had good reviews so we drove over. It's tucked a little ways down the street and looks a little sketchy on the outside. The entrance was a little hard to find (it's the door on the right by the way!) Inside is a bit dated... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Depending upon the time of day the shadows might make your photos turn out to be not quite what one might expect compared to the experience of seeing this natural arch up close and personal, but it makes for a great stop during the scenic drive through El Malpais! Rest Rooms are clean and the serenity of the location makes... More 

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Tallahassee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place in Grants. Superior service, very friendly, super menu/food. Try here while in Grants. You won't be sorry.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to dinner last night at this establishment, it was recommended by a friend. The restaurant looked like a dive at first, but as we walked in the atmosphere was friendly. The restaurant was not crowded, so at first i was wondering how this place was surviving, but as the night went on i could see how the place survives.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I thought I would treat myself to a nice steak dinner before heading into the mountains for my elk hunt. I walked in and decided to sit at the bar since it was next to the finning tables. The bar was horrible and outdated. I ordered a rib eye and received an okay steak but a nasty wilted salad and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We flew into Albuquerque and drove an hour to Grants on our way to the Grand Canyon. It was late and the first place we stopped to eat was closed. They suggested La Ventana. It's a little bit off the main drag, and it seemed dark. My husband went in to check it out and gave the thumbs up. We... More 

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Chicago
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Some of the meals seemed quite expensive. I had a Mexican meal [fajitas] which turned out fine. Decent atmosphere and a full bar. Seems quite a lot of places in Grants do not have a liquor license.

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Hurst, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

The lights were burned out in our area. Had to use the cell phone to read the menu. The food and service were good but nothing to rave about. I would give it a 3 out 5. Make sure you ask the definition of meat cooked medium. Mine was mooing.

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maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We read mixed reviews but this actually turned out to be one of the best meals of a 12 night trip throughout the four corners area. Inside is dark but warm and friendly. Every person who helped us from the hostess to waitress to bus boy were professional and attentive. We had steak and a shrimp dish and both were... More 

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Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As a native New Mexican, I was surprised as anyone could be finding a wonderful dinner in the wilds of western New Mexico. Judging from the mixed reviews on TA it is not always fabulous, but we both had the house specialty, the steak and enchiladas. I thought it was wonderful. The enchilada sauce was pure New Mexico red chilies.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 1/2 Geis Street, Grants, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Grants
  • Phone Number: 505-287-9393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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