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Museum Hill Cafe

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Ranked #161 of 467 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lunch with guitar plus a grand view with art and mountains from shaded patio with variety of good food.

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Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Creative and healthy food choices. Host placed us in one of the least desirable tables due to sun and we moved ourselves. Did not ask our preference and came across as indifferent. This place should be earning all Very Good or higher ratings due to the location and the menu. Btw, waiter service was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This cafe is one of my very favorites in Santa Fe. I've been surprised that there could be any negative reviews--maybe people who are used to eating at fast-food places. The ambience is what we so appreciate. You can have a leisurely, delicious lunch and not feel as if someone is hurrying you out so they can seat another customer.... More

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Durango, CO
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Museum Hill Cafe is a pleasant and convenient place to have lunch when visiting the wonderful museums on Museum Hill. However, although the menu is interesting and the food is good, the service is unbelievably bad. And it wasn't because they were understaffed, as they seemed to be last year when I visited in August. On this lunch visit,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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365 reviews 365 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ate lunch here yesterday on the patio and spent more time swatting flies than chewing. They bothered us from arrival until departure. Our server was slow in coming to take our order, and our food also took a long time to arrive. I asked our server for a refill of my drink, and 15 minutes later, I was still... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a lovely lunch here this week. The patio was huge and with plenty of shade, perfect in the hot summer sun. We had a wonderful burrito, possibly the best we've ever tasted and a great Greek salad. The sandwiches were well put together and the menu had something for everyone. A lovely casual atmosphere and great service.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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286 reviews 286 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
503 helpful votes 503 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

At the museums when hunger hit. A grilled turkey and cheese sandwich hit the spot with great lemonade. We ate outside and experienced decent service. Sweet potato fries were delicious and crisp.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Last year we so enjoyed our lunch here, so we looked forward to going back this year. The food was good, but the wait was way too long. We waited several minutes for the host to greet and seat us. Again we had a long wait before we got our drinks. We were quite irritated and very hungry by the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was formerly one our favorite little out of the way spots for lunch or an early dinner, but no more. The location at museum hill is pleasant, parking is always available, and outdoor seating has nice views. The salad and sandwich choices have usually been good and there is a nice selection of wines by the glass. But the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Museum Hill Cafe has very good food in both quality and variety. Their location is superb. Unfortunately, this otherwise good cafe is marred by very poor, slow service. As a regular, I found myself almost ignored on my last visit and snapped at rudely by staff when I requested service. When I called to talk to the manager he barely... More

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