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Museum Hill Cafe

710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
505-984-8900
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Ranked #134 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The old maxim that restaurants attached to museums are never really any good certainly applies here. We had lunch here on a day when the strong winds precluded outdoor dining in the area off the beautiful Museum Plaza. The restaurant was very crowded. There were about two waitstaff and no bus people and everything was very rushed with the waitstaff... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It is very good food. I was in a party of six and everyone was happy with what they ordered. I had the rueben and it was delicious.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good food surrounded by the mountains. Close to museums and botanical gardens. Eating outside is preferable. Not anywhere near the plaza but a pleasant surprise. Found the mole sauce a bit spicy for me. Very good selection of salads.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were here to visit the museum and went into the restaurant simply becouse it's the only thing around there. Turned out much above expectations. Actually a very good experience, 4 adults and a child dining at lunchtime on the patio, all enjoyed our food. Worked well with a child. Waiter experienced and attentive, made a minor error with our... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went there on a Friday night for happy hour. We ordered a bottle of champagne which the well meaning server had great difficulty in opening, thus spilling about half a glass into the ice bucket. There were half a dozen tables and seemingly one server who , though good natured, seemed harried and would disappear for what seemed to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had the most wonderful lunch prior to our afternoon stroll among the museums. The food is innovative and delicious, great service and on the day we were there our dining experience was complimented by a live flamenco guitarist. Wonderful peaceful ambience. Highly recommend.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a great location if you are visiting the museums and lunch time approaches. The draw here is the outdoor seating and the views. Food is plentiful but pretty much average. Service is somewhat slow. The menu is large and offers selections not generally found elsewhere. You are tempted to remain there longer if weather permits. Santa Fe offers... More

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Tucson Arizona
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158 reviews 158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
1,086 helpful votes 1,086 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here when we visited both Museums on this plaza, and then, again, made arrangements to meet with friends for lunch (without visiting a Museum). Twice, we sat outside, and that, definitely is more special. The third time, it was too windy, so we were forced indoors. Inside, it is much more noisy, in fact, a bit too much... More

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