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Chris' Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Spanish, Hamburgers
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3568 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM
505-424-3566
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Our cafe is located across the street from the Hampton Inn. Look for "The...
Our cafe is located across the street from the Hampton Inn. Look for "The Lofts" sign, or, just look for a wall of yellow Penske trucks. We're behind that wall!
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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not much to look at outside but good food inside!

We decided to try this cafe after reading the reviews online. It was easy to find and convenient to our hotel. It is not very big so all the tables were full and there was only one waitress but she was very accommodating and took care of us quickly. The breakfast menu had plenty of choices and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JudyConway
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Irving, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Irving, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We decided to try this cafe after reading the reviews online. It was easy to find and convenient to our hotel. It is not very big so all the tables were full and there was only one waitress but she was very accommodating and took care of us quickly. The breakfast menu had plenty of choices and the food is... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Chris' Café is in a small strip mall on Cerrillos Road, hidden behind a bunch of rental trucks (that's your landmark). It is small, maybe 10 tables, and plain décor, clean, and they serve very good quality Mexican and American food, breakfast and lunch only. We met Chris originally when he was working as a manager at the Tecolate Café.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We are from a city that only serves crap like ihop, dennys, or whataburger for breakfast. Chris' Cafe was amazing from the food to the service, and their potatoes are out of this world! It would be a waste of your time and money to go anywhere else for breakfast while in Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tasty New Mexican food served in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. It's nice that visitors to Santa Fe staying on Cerrillos Road have an option for local recipes and excellent red and green chile. Five stars all the way - and quite a bargain, too.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Based on fellow Trip Advisors, I was looking forward to breakfast. And, when that didn't work out what is the next logical thing- go for lunch. Great food, eating among the locals, and their attention to service was outstanding. I won't kid you this is not the place for a romantic meal but you will not be disappointed by the... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Breakfast at Chris's Cafe was the perfect start to our anniversary celebration. The freanch toast was delicious and the perfect portion. I felt at home, welcome and so look forward to my next visit.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is great the food was outstanding my wife loved her French toast. Portion are nice and Chris is a great guy Awesome experience smile Thank you chris for a home cooked meal made with love. And you really need to expand smile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a large party and had to wait a few minutes but, overall the service and experience were great. Coffee always full and kids loved the waiters. The food was great too. Recommended to all.

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Kalispell, Montana
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216 reviews 216 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
507 helpful votes 507 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Chris's is truly worth seeking out...its not a fancy place and its not in the Historic Area. Out on the south end of Cerrillos Road, it is still worth finding. For those many visitors who ask about authentic, and reasonable food loved by the locals and visitors alike...add this is one to the list. You probably drive right by it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had the Best Ever, Ever green Chile chicken enchiladas... Super yummy, just like the owner's daughter (excellent, very observant waitress as well) promised. Enjoyed this tiny gem!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3568 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-424-3566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Spanish, Hamburgers

Description

Our cafe is located across the street from the Hampton Inn. Look for "The Lofts" sign, or, just look for a wall of yellow Penske trucks. We're behind that wall!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?