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All 3 Ramah Restaurants

La Tinaja Restaurant and Trading Post

3658 Ice Caves Rd, Ramah, NM 87321
505-783-4349
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ramah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and a friend had recommended we eat here. Did not disappoint! I had the Navajo taco, made with grass fed beef and garden fresh veggies. As other reviews have stated, the red sauce is worthy of eating as a side. Friend had burgers, forget which kind, must have been at least 1/2 #. They... More 

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Ramah, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I ate there a few times, in the company of friends celebrating an event. This is the perfect place in the Ramah area for such type of dinners, also because it has live music. The restaurant, owned by a Native American family, offers large spaces in which to dine, and also dance during private happenings; it offers customized menus and... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Having spent the morning at El Morro, the short drive down the road to La Tinaja was recommended by a friend in Gallup. We were not disappointed. As brisket is not readily available on the menu here in Australia, I decided to give it a go. WOW! Talk about melt in the mouth food. I've never tried brisket before, but... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My third visit to La Tinaja, where I finally ordered the Navajo taco. It was delicious! They are very accommodating at Tinaja; I requested my order Vegetarian style. Beans perfectly cooked and seasoned, fry bread tender. The green and red chile (I had both) are fabulous and full of flavor. The red chile had a wonderful smokey flavor, very spicy.... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Meal was fresh and unique, staff helpful and friendly. Great lunch. We would go again. Best Navaho taco we had ever had, briskit was excellent

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

After spending the morning hiking El Morro National Monument, we had worked up an appetite. La Tinaja was on the way to our next destination; so we decided to stop for lunch. We are so glad we did. La Tinaja is a real gem in the wilderness. It is Navajo owned and they raise their own beef and grow some... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

La Tinaja is on the same road that takes you to the El Morro National Monument, the Banderas Volcano & Ice Cave so it's in good company. The meat is locally raised, butchered and dressed by staff who are learning not only food prep but health code standards, USDA guidelines and a tried and true trade. Hats off to the... More 

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Fulltime RV
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437 reviews 437 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were really stoked to come here - native owners, middle of nowhere, creative chef, what can go wrong? We batted 500. My bacon blue cheese hamburger was excellent. I ordered it medium rare and it actually came out that way. Delicious! Wife ordered the rib eye steak and it was so chewy she had to send it back. The... More 

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Asheville, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The food was delicious, well prepared and well presented. I was equally charmed by the friendly people who made us feel personally welcome and also by the evident effort to make this place a strong center for the local community. I felt good about supporting this place and I got a fantastic meal as well. What a treat!

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Gill, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you are around Ramah, NM, you should stop by here to eat very fresh and delicious food. Stick around to hear some live music and talk to people at this community gathering place. Very interesting place with lots of history, friendly staff and owners and so many different community projects going on that you can't imagine in such a... More 

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Additional Information about La Tinaja Restaurant and Trading Post

Address: 3658 Ice Caves Rd, Ramah, NM 87321
Phone Number: 505-783-4349
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ramah
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Southwestern

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