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.

Ancient Way Cafe

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
El Morro RV Park and Cabin Rental, Ramah, NM 87321
(505) 783-4612
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Ancient Way Cafe and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delicious, friendly and super-chilled

We would stop here as often as we could on our travels on Route 53. It is small inside but with great spaces outside, beautiful views and incredibly friendly and relaxed. Lots of really good food, this is a place we just loved coming to again and again, a real local stop, full of coffee, gifts and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Zara13
,
Angelholm, Sweden
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Angelholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We would stop here as often as we could on our travels on Route 53. It is small inside but with great spaces outside, beautiful views and incredibly friendly and relaxed. Lots of really good food, this is a place we just loved coming to again and again, a real local stop, full of coffee, gifts and baked goods. Dont... More 

Helpful?
Thank Zara13
Ramah, New Mexico
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times. I have stayed in their RV section a few times also. This is a magical place run by amazing people. The food is of gourmet quality, reasonably priced with one of the staff I have ever known. Maquiladora, Sharron, Standing Feather, Red Wulf and Dylan (among others) are now also close friends. Worth the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brad J
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Don't let first impressions deter you. Once you sit on the patio and savour the lemonade, infused with fresh stawberries, you will think you've arrived in a little piece of heaven. My smoked Brisket on a fresh roll and a side of fresh made salad was surprisingly good. My travelling companion wolfed down her turkey paninni moaning and expressing her... More 

Helpful?
Thank RacerRobb
england
Level Contributor
114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had a superb lunch here when visiting El Morro National Monument. It is a quaint cabin like building on the left as you approach and has a good menu and cold drinks. The huevos rancheros were really tasty. Outside seating available. Recommend stopping here to eat, you won't be disappointed.

Helpful?
Thank bristolbob
Albuquerque
Level Contributor
95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Always good, especially the home made desserts like a variety of scones for sale. The best Green Chile Buffalo. Cheeseburger ever! Near Inscription Rock and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary!

Helpful?
1 Thank hinhankola
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This cafe a few miles east of El Morro National Monument had good food and great internet service (in the middle of beautiful, natural settings).

Helpful?
1 Thank Lyn M
California
Level Contributor
86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of the best Buffalo burgers I've ever had. The staff are fun and love what they do. There are loads of artwork to look at, great bakery items to purchase and a wonderful patio. I met family there and we sat on the patio for hours eating, laughing and drinking homemade strawberry lemonade. Never had such a nice time... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tollhousetart
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

An unexpected cafe that serves delicious food. There is always a menus for deserts - pies of all kinds, chocolate chip cookies etc. I had the huevos rancheros with peach habenero sauce and it was the best breakfast I have had!

Helpful?
Thank Mayuri J
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The cafe is open limited hours - 9-5, closed Wednesdays, and dinner until 8 on Friday and Saturday. The breakfast is served all day and is excellent. Also wonderful baked goods, made on site (not easy at 7200 feet) Pasture raised eggs, high quality ingredients, organic when they can get them, etc. friendly staff and willing to work around any... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank cds_SanFrancisco
Cottonwood, Arizona
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

i had the buffalo burger and my wife had the mesa quesadilla....long wait for the food...but it was worth it...

Helpful?
Thank davidiverson

Travelers who viewed Ancient Way Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Ancient Way Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Morro RV Park and Cabin Rental, Ramah, NM 87321
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ramah
  • Phone Number: (505) 783-4612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ancient Way 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?