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Chris' Cafe

3568 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM
505-424-3566
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Ranked #20 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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!
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1,167 helpful votes 1,167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Chris’ Café, 4* Chris’ Café is situated next to the Best Western Inn of Santa Fe we did not like the breakfasts in the Best Western Inn of Santa Fe so we looked elsewhere to eat, we noticed Chris’ Café which is a very small unit in the car park next to the hotel but do not be put off... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I've been a fan of Chris's cooking for years but had lost track of him until friends invited me for breakfast at Chris' Cafe. Restaurant staff were efficient and charming. I ordered Eggs Benedict with a side of green chile. The eggs were perfectly poached, the hollandaise silky and just lemoney enough, and those English muffins were flavorful. But it... More

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Louisiana
Top Contributor
340 reviews 340 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Chris' Café is a very simple and small restaurant with good food and friendly service. Its located right across the street from the Hampton Inn. We stopped in for breakfast and glad we did. We love little restaurants like this one, because it is local owned and operated. They work hard to provide you with good food and make you... More

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place has your traditional green chili's and ham and eggs that are so great for a Santa Fe breakfast. Glad to find a really good place with happy server and Chris himself coming out of the kitchen to talk to you. Will return to try more great food next trip.

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Hinton, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had breakfast at this very small restaurant, Service is great and very friendly, unique style of the young staff. Strongly recommend the home made green salsa. Portions are huge and very well prepared. Customers all seem to be locals.

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Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We just finished dining at Chris's and it was some of the best New Mexican cuisine I have had in Santa Fe in the 25 years I have been coming here. The waitress was someone I would like to hire to be the face of my business, friendly, efficient, and on top of every question or request of each diner.... More

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Orem, Utah
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've eaten at Chris' 4 or 5 times because of the green chili chicken enchiladas, which are superb. The cafe is a neighborhood diner, open for breakfast and lunch. Elegant it is not, but the service is attentive and friendly, and the owner has never failed to come to our table and talk with us. I look forward to Santa... More

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Found this wonderful restaurant on Trip Advisor and it was fantastic. The food was outstanding. Our server Nicole was efficient and very accommodating to special requests. The owner Chris is passionate about good food and a good experience; made a point to visit tables to ensure all were well. Will definitely come again when in Santa Fe! A real find!

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Edmond, OK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It doesn't matter what you have, everything on the menu is made fresh and of the highest quality. Chris makes the best french toast I have ever had - anywhere. The breakfast burrito is so light and fluffy, it just melts in your mouth. If I lived in Santa Fe, I would eat there several times a week! Every time... More

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Chris V, Owner at Chris' Cafe, responded to this review

Bandmom...always good to see you guys when you come in. Thanks again for a wonderful review. You know how hard we work, and your review reflects that. Make sure you say HI next time you come in. As always, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had the breafast burrito with green chile and normally it has a good amount of heat but this time it had no heat to speak of. It's always been so good maybe it was just an off day. I'll still go back.

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Chris V, Owner at Chris' Cafe, responded to this review

Under normal circumstances, I welcome reviews. It keeps us on our toes. However, your review strikes me funny. You're here numerous times, and we're good enough for you to come back...BUT, the one time we're off, you make it an effort to leave a two star review of that experience. Our chile had no heat, so the service, value, and... More

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