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Museum Hill Cafe

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Ranked #133 of 472 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

..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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband ordered the Cobb Salad and I had the Tostada Salad and they were both delicious. It was the perfect meal for a day of museum hopping. We also had the ice tea and they kept our glasses filled. The restaurant was quite busy but the service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great food with mediocre service. My husband ordered a beer and it arrived frozen. When we pointed this out to our server, he seemed annoyed and not at all apologetic. The food, however, was delicious with generous portions. The view is amazing!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Once you are on Museum Hill, this is your only choice for food. The food itself was quite good. They offered a special menu to coordinate with a Brazilian exhibit in the Folk Art museum. We ordered for two and all of the selections were quite good and some unusual. That's the good news. The bad news is that our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place has a captive audience since they are the only place on Museum Hill, so my expectations were reasonably low. The menu was a pleasant surprise. We had the special menu, Brasil Food Popular, which was a good choice, some dishes you wouldn't find anywhere else in town. It was all tasty and and well prepared and presented. However,... More 

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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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