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Pantry Restaurant

1820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370
+1 505-986-0022
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Ranked #13 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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Cave Creek AZ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Abilene, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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New Orleans
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Edmond, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Beaverton, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

...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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

Woodbine, Maryland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This family-diner style restaurant is simply a jewel. We went for breakfast, and returned for lunch - it is THAT great. New Mexican cuisine, is known for its chile sauces (red or green), both of these at the Pantry were the best we found in the area. They are mellow and flavorful without being uncomfortable in their heat level. The... More

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

Coming in for breakfast and returning for lunch? That's the ultimate compliment right there! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the chile and that it hit all the right spicy notes without being too overpowering. I'm particularly happy to hear you loved the Huevos Rancheros, and that you thought our Carne Adovada was some of the best you tried in... More

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