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Ancient Way Cafe

4018 Ice Caves Road, Ramah, NM 87321
(505) 783-4612
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Ramah
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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23 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The cooking philosophy here is "slow food" which I think means taking their time to appreciate the ingredients and treat them well. That is certainly the case. It is also true that it takes time to get your meal. We've eaten dinner and breakfast at Ancient Way Cafe, and it has a leisurely pace. Plan to sit a while and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great service and food. Our very large dog was welcomed into the porch to dine with us. Homemade and delicious.

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Sonoma, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This little cafe only serves dinners on a limited basis but what they do serve is very tasty! There are very limited options in the area nonetheless this place does not disappoint or take advantage of you! The night we were there, the dinner was very tasty, all ingredients fresh and nicely presented. And, they have a great bakery so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Homemade, imaginative and fun environment. The evening we were there we also enjoyed live harp music.

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Rockwall, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

While visiting Albuquerque we took a day drive and while on the way to Zuni we discovered the Ancient Way Cafe. This cafe is part of the El Morro RV park on Hwy 53. Little did we know that the food inside this little cafe was prepared with such fresh ingredients and served with such love and joy. The serving... More

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Ramah, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Right next to the "El Morro National Monument", on hwy 53 South, there is a small community with an Art Gallery, a B&B (cabins), a feed-store, a trading post, and a couple restaurants. One of these is the "Ancient Way Cafe". Since I do not live too far from that area, I happen to drive by the place on my... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Took a tip from the El Morro Park Ranger and tried this small quirky restaurant adjacent to the RV Park The jambalaya special was outstanding. Dine inside in a cool atmosphere or sit outside on the porch. Great little place, friendly waiter. A nice rest after hiking in El Morro!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Not a lot of restaurants in this area ( an overstatement!). This little place will do very nicely ! This is one of those places that you want to rate for heart, as well. The menu has a really nice variety and daily specials. What we had was good and hit the spot. Nice people.

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Sedona, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stayed at the RV park associated with the store and ate breakfast here the next morning. The coffee and food were outstanding. The atmosphere is laid-back, but there is wi-fi, which in itself is amazing considering the remote location. It's a little bit of a funky, hippie experience, so don't be expecting.Olive Garden! Just let you hair down and go... More

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Arizona City, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Three of us went there for lunch after going to El Morro. The Navajo Tacos and BBQ Brisket were outstanding. Fresh veggies for topping and salad. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. Would love to go again - but since living in Southern Arizona it will be some time. The murals on the walls were delightful. And, the honoring of... More

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