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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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7:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 406
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  • 44
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  • 12
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Great service and tasty food

You can always count on the food being good. They are generous with the chile as well as the portion size.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Brenda H
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Pueblo, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can't believe this place is rated so high on tripadvisor. It was just greasy blandness and the service wasn't very good. I had a stuffed sopapilla which was an enormous amount of flavorless ground beef in a soggy sopapilla. The chile was just ok. Overpriced for the atmosphere and food.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You can always count on the food being good. They are generous with the chile as well as the portion size.

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

Brenda, thanks for letting us know that you have consistently great experiences here! Feedback like this is always wonderful to hear. Looking forward to next time, Michael Singley, Owner More 

new rochelle
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Good food--nothing too fancy, but good size helpings and many selections are homemade. Prices are very reasonable. This place is often crowded, but don't worry, the restaurant is larger than it appears.

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

Thanks so much for your feedback! It's great to hear you enjoy coming here often. Hope to see you back soon, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Madison, Wi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a busy place that the locals frequent. Went twice--dinner and breakfast. Amazing how busy it was at 10:00 am! Great desserts and very kind staff.

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

Thanks for your wonderful compliments! I'm thrilled you were able to make it in twice while you were visiting. Hope to see you again next time you're in town! Best, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Pantry is on Cerrillos Road, part of the old Route 66, leading to the Plaza in Santa Fe. It is right next to El Rey Inn which opened in 1936. So, many out of town guests can walk from the Inn to catch a meal (open until 8:30 PM) at the Pantry. Granted, since the Pantry is on a... More 

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

Tricia, I'm so happy you enjoy our restaurant so much! Your compliments mean the world to us. Thank you, and I hope we'll get to see you again soon. Best wishes, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Usa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good breakfast menue, adequate overall menue, average service and reasonable costs. Nothing special here, there are plenty of other restaurants in Santa Fe that offer amazing cooking with outstanding New Mexico cuisine. I would skip the Pantry and look for something a little closer to downtown.

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

Alan, I'm sorry to hear you didn't find anything special during your visit. That's the last impression we wanted you to leave with, and I'm truly disappointed you haven't been more impressed. I hope you'll give us another chance to prove to you what we're really capable of! Best wishes, Michael Singley, Owner More 

santa fe
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been coming here for years. A great place for good breakfast. They make the best red and green chile. Not for tamed but put on side so you know what real chile should taste like! The staff is amazing!! They what you need long before you need it!

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

It's loyal customers like you who keep us around! Thank you so much for your support over the years -- we're lucky to have you. Until next time, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good home cooking, a very large menu, very busy, most patrons are local. Great service. More like a diner.

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

Thanks for your wonderful compliments on our restaurant, Elizabeth! It's great to hear you enjoy our home cooking so much. Looking forward to your next visit, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Breakfast is my favorite meal at The Pantry. When I go with my extended family, everyone is happy with their choice. Their pancakes are like homemade - definitely better than the chain restaurants that tout their breakfast menus. They're as big as the plate and the syrup is warmed.My only complaint is the menu doesn't say you can order just... More 

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

Sharon, thanks for your wonderful compliments on our breakfast! It's wonderful to know you enjoy our pancakes so much. I hope we'll get to see you for another breakfast visit soon! Best, Michael Singley, Owner More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the Pantry has been around ever since I was a kid (a very long time ago). It is in what might have been a house at one point; right on Cerrillos road. It is unpretentious and has a homey feel inside with a very local accent. The food is reliable diner food, also with a local accent--on chile! Worth going... More 

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

It's loyal customers like you that keep us around -- so thank you for continuing to come here even as an adult! It truly means the world to us. Looking forward to your next visit, 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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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