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Museum Hill Cafe

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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
505-984-8900
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Much better than the typical museum cafe fare

The room was very attractive, and the menu offered some really wonderful New Mexican cuisine (I had the chicken mole). A very nice wine list to boot, and the service was very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
RandBrad
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Cleveland, Ohio
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cleveland, Ohio
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153 reviews 153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The room was very attractive, and the menu offered some really wonderful New Mexican cuisine (I had the chicken mole). A very nice wine list to boot, and the service was very good.

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Westchester County, New York
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110 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here a couple of times after visiting the nearby museums. We tried mushroom taquitos, chicken tacos, polenta with roasted vegetables, and coconut cream pie. All the dishes were very good. If you can, try to sit near the windows since the view is lovely. We visited on a Sunday, and it was also a fun place for people-watching.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food and good service. A great place to stop after speeding time in one of the museums. The view from the cafe, particularly on a warm afternoon, can't be beat!

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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296 reviews 296 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our second visit here, on a trip to visit the museums. Nice setting, pretty views. I had the lentil stew, which was good, while my wife had the duck flautas. These were a little different than most flautas we've had before. Instead of being wrapped in a tortilla, they were wrapped in a greasy flaky pastry, a variation which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Convenient to the surrounding museums and very good food. Watch where you set because some of the tables have too much sun.

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Walking into live piano music, a lovely setting and then having great food is a great experience. There are lots of choices. It is both child friendly and mature customers as well. Most enjoyable.

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Ridgetown
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We just wanted coffee and pie for an afternoon snack. The pie was excellent, much better than the usual restaurant fare. However, the coffee was not very hot and the service was slow. We gave our order and paid for it. The server gave us our coffee and said she would bring our pie. Our coffee was gone before the... More 

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NJ
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I ate a fine "pollo and rice bowl" lunch here, composed of several layers of ingredients that went well with a thick warm tortilla. But it was difficult to avoid spending all my time looking out the picture window, down and across Albuquerque toward the line of old worn away volcanic cones on its far west side. Hence, the caution... More 

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North Carolina
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58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Food was better than expected--tasty and ample. View was fabulous--get a table near the windows. Service was very slow--so do not be in a hurry. Good variety on the menu. Very convenient to browse museum, eat lunch, and continue in museum.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Folk Art Museum featured a Brazilian exhibit so the restaurant made a special set menu of Brazilian foods. It was not too busy so the service was very good. The menu was very unusual. It offered four courses. All the food was exceptional. I especially liked the duck and mango tostada. Also included were an pork empanada, steak skewer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-984-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?