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Pantry Restaurant

1820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370
+1 505-986-0022
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Ranked #11 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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.
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Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got sandwiches (hamburger and a club) and they were very good. Then we tried Mexican a few days later (burrito and enchiladas) and was very good again. You can't go wrong here because all the food looks good and service was excellent.

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Cave Creek AZ
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the El Rey Inn and they recommended the Pantry...walking distance from the Inn.....a very casual atmosphere, very friendly staff and great food at reasonable prices. Nothing fancy, just very good food.

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

Good food is what we're all about so I'm thrilled we could give you a great meal that lived up to expectations.Thanks for the fantastic review and for continuing to spread the good word about us! Cheers, Michael Singley, Owner More

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for a later lunch and was not disappointed. I had a chicken solpaipilla that was spiced and flavored just right. Green sauce was great and a huge helping. A really nice neighborhood place. Price was right and the service was terrific. Pies looked great but I just had no room. Next time I am in the area I... More

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

Good sopapillas, flavorful chile, and friendly service? That's really all a restaurant in Santa Fe can hope to be known for! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal and that you plan to return for more the next time you're in Santa Fe. Hope it's not long before we see you again, Bill. All the best, Michael Singley, Owner More

Abilene, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When we saw the line out the door, we decided to go back for dinner. Really good Mexican food, and my daughter was thrilled with breakfast for dinner. It's kind of a Route 66 campy experience which was just what we needed after a long day on the road.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and that you thought our prices were easy on you wallet, Sherri. I know how hard it can be to get kids to eat sometimes so I'm particularly happy to hear your daughter was pleased with our dinner options. I know you said you were just passing through but we'd love to see... More

New Orleans
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We couldn't get enough of this restaurant during our recent stay. We enjoyed dinner and lunch here and are sad to say we didn't get back for breakfast. Daily specials were wonderful -- fantastic mole! Friendly staff and causal environment.

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

And I can't get enough of this review! I really appreciate you taking the time to write it, and I'm so glad we could show you a great time and a good plate of food when you were here. I'm not sure how often you come to Santa Fe but we'd love to welcome you back for that breakfast the... More

Edmond, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The servers actually seemed to like their jobs and the customers. They talked to our grandchildren and made us all feel welcome. The food was good and we had a great experience sitting on the stools and watching them make our milkshakes. In fact, we went there twice which is unusual for us.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your food and that you felt so well taken care of by our staff. We've been doing this a long time and I can honestly say it never gets old. We love serving our friends, neighbors, and visitors, and I'm so glad it showed! All the best, Michael Singley, Owner More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is a tiny place so when we got there on a Saturday morning there was a line around the building. However, we only had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. Great atmosphere on the inside - it's like a little diner. Service was great - a little slow but that didn't really bother us as we knew... More

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! I'm happy to hear you thought your breakfast was worth the wait. I'm even happier to hear you thought everything was flavorful, and that it came at just the right price! I'm not sure how often you're in Santa Fe but we'd love to welcome you back the next time you're in town for even... More

Beaverton, Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

...so I think we come write an authoritative review. We stayed at the El Rey Inn, only about 100 yards away and it was so convenient we really didn't need or want to go anywhere else to eat. Service is spectacular. Food ranges from good to very good. You can get New Mexican specialties, or traditional. American favorites. Prices are... More

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

Being the authority after eating with us seven times in one trip? We'd sure say so! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meals with us and that you consistently had great service to match a good plate of food. I appreciate you taking the time to tell others about us here on TripAdvisor, and can't wait to welcome you back... More

Midland, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The restaurant is over 60 years old, so you know they are doing something right. We went for lunch. I had steak and enchiladas. The steak was very tender and the enchiladas were flavorful. I asked which sauce was milder red or green. Our waiter said red was the mildest. so I ordered red. My husband ordered a chile reno... More

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

I'm so glad you think all this practice had paid off, and that we were able to use it to give you and your husband a delicious meal. I'm thrilled you loved your Steak Enchiladas and that you thought our chiles were flavorful without being overpowering. I really appreciate you taking the time to review us, and to make recommendations... More

Powder Springs, Georgia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Found Pantry Restaurant on Trip Advisor. Restaurant was near our motel. We ate there 4 times week of 7-7. Twice for breakfast and twice for dinner. The food and staff are excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meals with us and that everything from the food to the service was consistently great, Donna. I appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to others and I hope I'll have the chance to welcome you back for even more the next time you're in Santa Fe! All the best, Michael Singley, Owner More

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