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Pantry Restaurant

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Mexican, American
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1820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370
+1 505-986-0022
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: The Pantry Restaurant has been a Santa Fe landmark since 1948. We offer a...
The Pantry Restaurant has been a Santa Fe landmark since 1948. We offer a unique take on a diner, where the cuisine of Northern New Mexico meets traditional American food. We have been serving quality fresh from scratch comfort food for over sixty years. You will be pleased with our fast and friendly service while enjoying the best chile in Santa Fe. As a family owned business we pride ourselves on serving the freshest and most quality ingredients to all of our guests and we promise to treat you like part of the family.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nothing fancy but good food

This is a locals favorite because they have good local food and adequate parking-two things that are at a premium in Santa Fe. Locals like the egg dishes for breakfast, with chili of course, and the enchiladas for lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
B Douglas B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a locals favorite because they have good local food and adequate parking-two things that are at a premium in Santa Fe. Locals like the egg dishes for breakfast, with chili of course, and the enchiladas for lunch

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Thank B Douglas B
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dropped by the Pantry for breakfast based on a friend's recommendation. This is a popular place and there was a wait (expected at popular places). Once seated, we had to have the servicer re-clean the table to remove sticky pancake syrup. Our server was polite and efficient. We ordered a standard breakfast: Eggs over medium, crisp bacon; and Pantry... More 

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Thank Jocool3754
Santa Fe NM
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I rarely see tourists in this restaurant because nobody wants to tell them that it exists! Guess I just blew it by reviewing it here. I took an old high school friend and her husband here a week ago. Despite their exquisite taste for high end foodie restaurants, they loved it. The Pantry has been here forever. Food and atmosphere... More 

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Thank SFskies
Santa Fe, NM
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pantry has been a standard-bearer of delicious, reasonable New Mexican food for a long time. It has a large number of devoted customers -- which may be the only downside: the lines waiting for tables, which are a constant. I go early (11:00) for lunch and usually get in pretty quickly. You can't miss with any of their offerings... More 

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Thank Monarca
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly atmosphere but not too noisy. Lots of menu choices. We opted for Mexican entrees. Burrito and quesadilla were both delicious. Big enough portion to take some home and enjoy the next day for lunch.

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1 Thank Charlotte L
Michael S, Owner at Pantry Restaurant, responded to this review

Charlotte, so glad you came by for a tasty New Mexican meal with us! Can't go wrong with the classics, that's for sure. Hope you enjoyed your leftovers! Until next time, Michael Singley, Owner More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food... try the breakfast potatoes even if you don't normally eat potatoes at breakfast! The service is fast and friendly. Prices are great. You can get in and out of there for breakfast or lunch without being (too) late.

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Thank Trdiaz
Michael S, Owner at Pantry Restaurant, responded to this review

Great call with the breakfast potatoes -- they're definitely an in-house favorite, too. Glad you're a fan of all that we do. Thanks so much and we hope to see you again real soon! Kindly, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding breakfast, attentive wait staff! Highly recommend! Everything from oatmeal to biscuits and gravy with grits (done right) to Mexican smothered burritos!

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2 Thank Leslie B
Michael S, Owner at Pantry Restaurant, responded to this review

Leslie, what can I say, a review like this really means the world to us here at The Pantry. I'm so glad you experience was wonderful from start to finish. We hope to see you again soon! Kindly, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Nevada, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food here was really good. We ate here 3 times in a week. Had the New York steak twice. Some of the best steak in a long time. Mexican food once and outstanding. Service was great. Would recommend eating here. Too far to walk from plaza, would need a car. Well worth the drive. Economical as well.

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2 Thank Nwal1959
Michael S, Owner at Pantry Restaurant, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you dine with us those three times while you were in town. Many don't know that we have much more to offer aside from the New Mexican cuisine, so I'm thrilled to hear that you took advantage of our also delicious NY steak. We hope to serve you again in the future! All the... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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173 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, there can be a long wait, to be seated and Yes the restaurant is very noisy, but the food was GREAT! The food was all well prepared and came in a timely manner. The fried potatoes were seasoned unlike any I've had and were so yummy. The staff was very friendly but a little hurried… not really a surprise... More 

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Thank CO719_Traveler
Michael S, Owner at Pantry Restaurant, responded to this review

We might not be fancy, but we're all about good eats and good times. While we definitely get busy, we try to make sure everyone get taken care of while they're here. Thanks for the compliments -- we hope you head back our way for some more fried potatoes soon! Best, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Santa Fe, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, friendly service, good prices. Be prepared to wait. Santa Feans love this restaurant for breakfast. Locally owned. Best home made fried potatoes I have ever eaten.

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3 Thank Melinda B
Michael S, Owner at Pantry Restaurant, responded to this review

Melinda, thanks so much for spreading the local love. We're so proud to serve the people of this amazing city. The fried potatoes are just one way we can say thank you. :) We hope to see you again soon, Michael Singley, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-986-0022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

The Pantry Restaurant has been a Santa Fe landmark since 1948. We offer a unique take on a diner, where the cuisine of Northern New Mexico meets traditional American food. We have been serving quality fresh from scratch comfort food for over sixty years. You will be pleased with our fast and friendly service while enjoying the best chile in Santa Fe. As a family owned business we pride ourselves on serving the freshest and most quality ingredients to all of our guests and we promise to treat you like part of the family.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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