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Museum Hill Cafe

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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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real good food at the museum?

Yes. had lunch at the Museum Hill Cage while visiting the International Folk Art Museum. the food was very good. service was excellent as was views of the surrounding hills. if you go to the museums on the hill, stop in for lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
new york city
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  • Scenic view
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new york city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes. had lunch at the Museum Hill Cage while visiting the International Folk Art Museum. the food was very good. service was excellent as was views of the surrounding hills. if you go to the museums on the hill, stop in for lunch

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Key West, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this place had an incredible view as well as delicious food. the staff was so efficient. soups great and sandwiches were just as good. head to museum hill and go to the museums and stop here for lunch.

1 Thank webbear21
Iowa City, IA
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313 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to rest and renew between museum visits. At noon on a Thursday it was busy, but we got a table in the corner and ordered the specials….both were excellent. The pumpkin and cheese quesadilla was out of this world tasty comfort food, the greens were fresh and vinegarette dressing was well mixed. The grilled salmon with greens... More 

3 Thank GailCheryl
Temple, Texas
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the museums on a Sunday and decided to have lunch at the cafe. The cafe was understaffed and overwhelmed! Granted, there was a book signing event that day, but that was known in advance. We waited 30 minutes before our lunch order was taken. The wait staff was irritable and indifferent. The food was good, but not... More 

Thank chiefqueen
Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum Hill Cafe is not the ordinary cafe you might find attached to museums and other tourist attractions. Sometimes those are glorified cafeterias with vending machines and terrible coffee but this one is great with an excellent chef. There is a good selection of regional foods and wines. Lovely sandwiches and soups and an ever changing menu of specials.... More 

2 Thank MaryEllenM27
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great food, I mean awesome. Pricey, pricey, pricey. Sit outdoors & enjoy the summer in Santa Fe! Love this place.

3 Thank zeusjoos8
Los Angeles, California
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I love the casual atmosphere here as well as the regional food. I like everything here and the owner is always there which means it perfect in every way!

4 Thank OneOrchidLover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Nice place for a coffee while visiting the nearby museums. You can contemplate what you have seen while admiring several statues from the outside patio

2 Thank Bro44
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The cafe is a lovely place for lunch or an early afternoon snack while visiting the multiple museums (and botanical gardens) on the hill. The wine selection is nice. The salads, burgers, appetizers are all fabulous! Enjoy!

2 Thank 505QueenBee
Watertown, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was a good spot to recharge after seeing the museums. But nothing special. The bubbly water was a little warm -- we were hoping for cold sparkling water! And the gazpacho was okay but nothing to write home about. Still, it served its purpose.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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