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103 West Main St., Mountainair, NM 87036
505-847-2466
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 21
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
CLOSED!!!

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Billy W
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Mountainair, New Mexico
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Mountainair, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Naperville, Il
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Have been to Mountainair several times to visit the Salinas ruins. This time we were there at lunch time and decided to try the Shaffer Diner. Visit the diner for the architecture, maybe have a coffee, but skip the food. On the plus side, you do get some very colorful folks coming in as this is cattle country. If you're... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate here while we were visiting the Salinas pueblos, nearby. We had breakfast one morning, lunch on two occasions and dinner one evening. We were not disappointed on at any time. The food was good, the staff was friendly and the decor, primarily Native American, was very interesting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Read about the hotel a few weeks ago and was looking forward to grabbing a bite to eat here after enjoying a lovely Saturday exploring the area. A neat old building, went in say down and were completely ignored by staff. Finally got up and walked out. Too bad... certainly won't be recommending this charming old hotel to anyone.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On a weekend adventure out of Albuquerque, we took a road trip to the Salinas Pueblo Mission sites of Abo, Auarai, and Gran Quivira. Mid-day we stopped in a TINY town called Mountainair, population of about 1000 people. We chose to eat at the Shaffer Hotel's Dining Room. Our first hint that it would be good was the full parking... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I rode our motorcycles from Albuquerque to Mountainair down old South 14. Great ride with beautiful scenery. Our goal was to have breakfast at Shaffer's. We had not been there before but had heard great things. Both of us had the Rancher Breakfast. Three eggs, four meats, hash browns, pancakes, and toast. Lots of food and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 West Main St., Mountainair, NM 87036
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mountainair
  • Phone Number: 505-847-2466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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