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Church Street Cafe

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West Old Town
American, Mexican
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2111 Church St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1408
505-247-8522
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and authentic atmosphere

Church Street Cafe is in the Spanish colonial Old Town just in back of the St Felipe de Neri Church on the plaza. The cafe may be in the oldest residence in Albuquerque dating back to at least the 1780s (I guess they can tell age by the thickness of the adobe). I had excellent enchiladas with blue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
jdkegel
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Eugene, Oregon
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Eugene, Oregon
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Church Street Cafe is in the Spanish colonial Old Town just in back of the St Felipe de Neri Church on the plaza. The cafe may be in the oldest residence in Albuquerque dating back to at least the 1780s (I guess they can tell age by the thickness of the adobe). I had excellent enchiladas with blue corn tortillas;my... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Everyone in our group of six raved about this place. Both the food and ambience were memorable. But in full disclosure we are from South Dakota with little exposure to SW cuisine.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Don't let the front not invite you in.. Altho my favorite is eating on the back patio I suggest any traveler try this when looking for authentic and memorable old Town New Mexico Food. Much better than area food establishments and the Hotel restaurants Ambiance out back is very cute Live entertainment usually also

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albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stepping into the Church Street Cafe is a walk back in timt to the days when NM was a territory. Proprietor Marie Coleman has trasformed this ancient adobe home into a charming place to enjoy great NM food. Try to sit on the rear patio and enjoy the birds flitting about around the waterfall. My favorite meal there is the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We asked the waitress for enchilada w/o meat. We made it very clear. She brought us enchilada w/meat. We had to wait another 30m minutes for that meal while the rest of the table waited. When we reminded her, she became irate. We never got water until I got up from the table, hunted down the waitresses in another room,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My family and I live in Albuquerque and recently rediscovered the Church Street Cafe. It is in an old building (300 years+) tucked away off the plaza in Old Town. I recommend sitting on the patio or in the dining room overlooking the patio. The food is really good (although a little pricey for Mexican/New Mexican food) with the chips... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a local in Albuquerque and whenever we have guests in town, I always take them to Old Town and to lunch at the Church Street Cafe. It is built out of an old adobe home and the food is excellent, with many choices, and plentiful! I have never had a bad meal here and the service is friendly... More 

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Albuquerque
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While you are visiting Old Town make sure to leave time to eat at Church Street Cafe. We think the food is better than most of the Mexican fare restaurants in Albuquerque. Even takes large groups if you are flexible on times.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten at the Church Street Cafe for quite a few years and the food and atmosphere is always great. Don't miss the chili rellenos or stuffed sopapillas.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years, and each time I am amazed by the high level of quality in the food, the wines, and the service. I consider it the best food in Albuquerque, if you are looking for authentic tastes, especially the chicharrones and chicken enchiladas. I always make at least one trip there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2111 Church St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town
  • Neighborhood: West Old Town
  • Phone Number: 505-247-8522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?