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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
- Feb 21, 2014
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85% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
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
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

El Morro looks like a wide-spot in the road and you might be tempted to drive right through it - yet it encompasses an art gallery that showcases local artists, an eclectic trading post and the Ancient Way Cafe - offering unexpectedly innovative food. We lunched on a Thai-inspired curry dish that included chicken, vegetables and sweet potato noodles, while... More

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Alameda, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

First, Ancient Way is located on Hwy 53 one (1) mile east of El Morro National Park saying that it is in Ramah is confusing. Ramah is about 14 miles west. We drove to Ramah then turned around and drove back...well worth it. If you plan to visit El Morro this place is a must for lunch after your hike.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This place was awful! I'm not too much of a critic when it comes to restaurants but this place deserves a one-star. Our waitress look like she didn't wanna be there, and was kinda rude taking our orders. The food was utter crap, a mess that wasn't cooked right and tasted funny. There's nothing like first impressions, and this was... More

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