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Pantry Restaurant

1820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370
+1 505-986-0022
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Ranked #8 of 465 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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Spring Grove, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

First time visit. Stopped in for lunch and lots of people where coming and going the whole time we were there. Very friendly service atmosphere. There were lots of menu choices at decent prices. They serve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and "Comfort Food". The food was good, had the "Frito Pie" ground beef, pinto beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, & chile... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went for breakfast recently, had a short wait time as the seating is limited and the place is popular. Once seated our order was taken quickly and we were served quickly. Everything we had was very good, no complaints. Prices are ok, a little higher than other places nearby with comparable quality & service. You won't be disappointed here, that's... More

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Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We needed something simple our first night in Santa Fe and this fit the bill. Ordered Salmon special and open faced turkey sandwich. Salmon excellent choice. Turkey very good with flavorful gravy and sauteed zucchini and carrots. wait staff was wonderful.

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Sammamish, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere here is casual but the food we had was extraordinarily good. My wife had the Beef Brisket Tacos and I had the Chicken Stuffed Sopapilla. Both were among the best we have ever had. We especially enjoyed the beans that were included on the side. Yum! The servings are large so we didn't have room for dessert but... More

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

Some of the best New Mexican food you've ever had? I can't tell you how much that means to us! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Brisket Tacos and the Stuffed Sopapilla, and that the Carrot Cake was such a sweet finish. I really appreciate you spreading the good word about us here on TripAdvisor, and I really so hope... More

toronto
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136 reviews 136 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We ate here because it was within walking distance of our motel. We had the pork chops and meatloaf and both were excellent. The service was extremely attentive and the place is charming. The Mexican food looked really good too and we are going to try it on our return visit tomorrow.

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

I'm so glad you were able to come in and see us, and that the Pork Chops and the Meatloaf really hit the spot in your book. I really appreciate you taking the time to review us, our staff, and our food, and I hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back the next time you're in Santa Fe!... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews 163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant has been around since 1948 and is a favorite of locals and tourists. I'm told it is very crowded on weekends, so we were glad we got to go early on a Friday morning for breakfast. Regular egg dishes are available as well as New Mexican fare. Everything looked clean and the staff was friendly and efficient. There... More

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

I'm so glad you were able to stop in and see us for breakfast, Barbara. I'm even happier that you loved your meal and that you found the staff friendly and helpful -- it's music to a restaurant owner's ears! I really appreciate you taking the time to review us and I hope we'll see you the next time you're... More

Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are looking for a tasty mexican meal, well-priced, than this is the place for you. The inside is not exciting but the people working there are terrific and so is the food. They had a few local beers which are worth a try. We had enchilda's and a combo plate both of which had plenty of food and... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us and recommend us to others. I'm so happy you enjoyed everything from the beer selection to the enchiladas. If there's anything we could have done to kick it up a notch in your book, please don't hesitate to reach out! All the best, Michael Singley, Owner More

Edmond, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We found this place suggested by a map of Santa Fe and gave it a try. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the service and food is terrific. The Green Chile Stew is to die for!!! Nothing we ate was bad. We will return to try other plates as we saw others having food that looked excellent as... More

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

The best Green Chile Stew you've ever had? We're flattered, Mel! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it and that you had great service to match a hearty bowl of stew. 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 of what's on the menu.... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On a recent visit to Santa Fe we went for a early dinner to The Pantry Restaurant, based on good trip advisor reviews. When we arrived there were several multi-generational families eating together, many whom were greeted by name from both the wait staff and owner. This was an excellent first impression. The menu was varied with wonderful daily specials,... More

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

It means so much you'd say your meal with us was one of the best you had in Santa Fe! It means even more that you'd take the time to review us here on TripAdvisor -- especially given that it's the reviews here that brought you in originally. All of that said, I'm so glad you enjoyed the brisket, and... More

Gatineau, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the staff at El Rey Inn. It is a short walking distance from the hotel and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a mix of New Mexican cuisine and comfort food. We ate dinner there several times. Everything we had was excellent. Service was quick, our server, Tyler, was very pleasant... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to recommend us to others! I'm so glad you enjoyed not one but four meals with us! I'll definitely let Tyler know you gave him a shout-out here -- he'll be thrilled. Hope to see you again soon, Michael Singley, Owner More

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