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Museum Hill Cafe

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Ranked #136 of 473 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Rye, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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470 reviews 470 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

..not to mention a great location up on Museum Hill near the Botanical Gardens and three Santa Fe must-not-miss Museums. This is a great place to go even if you have zero interest in the museums. Parking is usually easy. They have a nice variety of offerings on their menu, from salads, soups and sandwiches to international fare -- and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

On a cold and rainy day we visited the museums on the hill. Everyone recommended this Cafe and they we so tight! The pumpkin soup was wonderful and i loved the mushroom taquitas. The coffee later was nice and strong and my husband had amazing pear apple pie. The museums were great and the food was wonderful.

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After visiting museums, this stop was a natural. Great views of mountains and the courtyard/sculptures. Went with my mother, she had a burger that was cooked perfectly - she took home half. I had the special fixed price meal that was really tasty and unique. Service was pretty good even though they were very busy. I would definitely visit again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Based on the food and the location, this restaurant should be one of the top places to eat in Santa Fe. Based on the (terrible) service it should be a place to avoid. From the very beginning they set the wrong tone. The host didn't want us to sit at our preferred table because it would involve her in too... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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272 reviews 272 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stopped here for a meal while enjoying the Museum Hill restaurants. I had the lentil stew, and my wife had the Asian shrimp tacos. Well prepared and good service.

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Additional Information about Museum Hill Cafe

Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
Phone Number: 505-984-8900
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: Café

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