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Shaffer Hotel and Diner

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103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2300
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Cafe Flamenco in the Shaffer Hotel

We always love to stop by the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair because it is a landmark and close to the Salinas Ruins. We have stayed in the hotel and plan to return again. This stop we noticed a new name in the window and were greeted by a lovely woman named Hadassah. She is a joy to talk to and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Groves
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Passing through Mountainair on motorcycles we decided to stop and have lunch at Café Flamenco. We were greeted by a lovely lady only to find out she was the new owner. Wait staff was very friendly. The food was great and beyond what we expected. The new owner told us all about how she came to own the restaurant and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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254 reviews 254 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We always love to stop by the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair because it is a landmark and close to the Salinas Ruins. We have stayed in the hotel and plan to return again. This stop we noticed a new name in the window and were greeted by a lovely woman named Hadassah. She is a joy to talk to and... More 

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Mountainair, New Mexico, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The new restaurant Cafe Flamenco has opened in the historic Shaffer Hotel. Had dinner there last night. Very good. The wait staff was terrific. Portions quite large. Table Cloths and linen napkins! The dinner menu is limited to two items. However, you can order from the lunch menu too. We are hoping they make a go of it this time.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

haven't eaten here yet. It's only been reopened for two days. It's worth the stop to see the historic hotel and dining room. A quick chat with the owners last week made me very hopeful that they are here to stay AND here to add luster to the already wonderful dining room. I hear they'll be serving wine and beer,... More 

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Mountainair, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our little town of Mountainair is abuzz with talk that the Shaffer Restaurant and Hotel has new owners and is slated to open at the end of March 2015. This is very welcome news confirmed by a personal visit with the new staff and owners. The Restaurant will be called The Flamenco, and one can only hope that it will... More 

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Michele R, Proprietario at Shaffer Hotel and Diner, responded to this review

We are working hard to keep the promise and open on March 30th 2015...... More 

Mountainair, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good luck finding something to eat here. It's been closed for six months. Tragic for the town. We can only hope the owner will sell to someone who will care for the property.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Newly reopened in the unique Shaffer Hotel ,Our lunch meals was well prepared & promptly served... While this region is meat & potatoes(or chili) country,the wife's vegetarian "modifications" to the menu were graciously accommodated. The structures "craftsman" decor is always a neat "New mexico" byway treat. We go otta the way for this one ! carracar

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Navarre, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am in Mountainair NM for the winter 2014-15. The Shaffer Hotel and Dining room is closed (again). I do not know what the problem seems to be. I will try to add information as it occurs.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

this hotel will be closed by the time u read this I truly hope she finds a new lessee soon other wise she will fall into disrepair

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Parker
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch on a weekday on our way to Salinas ruins. Wife had beef tacos and I had chicken. Both were fixed the old fashion way - the tortillas were deep fried. Very good. Also had chips and salsa - the salsa was over the top. My wife wanted to just put a spoon in it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mountainair
  • Phone Number: +1 505-847-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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