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Horseman's Haven Cafe

4353 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-5420
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Ranked #176 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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72% Recommend
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Abilene, Texas
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

When you are able to go into a restaurant at an hour of the day that in years past you would have to wait for a seat, and now find the restaurant perhaps 30% full, you start wondering if the locals have assessed the food as having declined in quality and taken their loyalty elsewhere. I've great memories eating here... More

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Arlington, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

A friend suggested Horseman's for a good lunch. We were told 'their red is the bomb! " And they were right. I had the carne enchiladas and my wife had the green huevos, Good flavor and portions, nice plates. The carne was very tasty, the pasole and beans were quite nice. The huevos with the green were very well done.... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Anthony Bordain reviewed this joint, especially the green chili, positively so we decided to check it out. We could barely eat half of what we paid for; It was just garbage. The interior looked like a local dive in any small town. The service was acceptable, but didn't make this experience any better. I lived in Santa Fe for 8... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Breakfast was a dud! I ordered the carne adovado and the scrambled eggs....The service was efficient, the portion was more than ample, the funky atmosphere was to my liking....like an old tavern in Oregon....However the eggs were over cooked, crispy at the edges, the home fries were like mushy cooked french fries, the carne adovado was just average, the coffee... More

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Elizabeth, CO
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice locals place. Wanted something with local taste without an hour wait. Ordered our meals and asked for the #2 Green Chile. Was told it would be to hot for us but that they would bring a sample. I like hot food and consider myself to be a Chilehead. Thanks for the tip. The #2 was not only flamethrower hot,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had Sunday lunch at Horseman's Haven Cafe during a recent visit to Santa Fe. My spouse and I both like Mexican food and he especially likes hot food. He declared his enchiladas with green chili to be the best he has ever eaten, and I thought my roast beef enchiladas with red chili were just so so. I didn't... More

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Chula Vista, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Yelp gave this place high ratings, so we tried it. On the good side: large portions and good service. On the bad side: taste of food, plating was a mess, menu options (you better love hatch chili), atmosphere, cleanliness, (enough for now). Where Yelp got its info is in serious question. Excuse me, my Alka Seltzer will stop bubbling any... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Whew! We are not sure if we went here on a typical day. We always noticed how busy this restaurant is. So we decided to try breakfast. We were the second people to arrive. I had huevos rancheros and hubby had the special. The green chili was so hot, it actually took my breath away and I couldn't finish it.... More

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Top Contributor
402 reviews 402 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a simple little cafe not far from the interstate. The food was very good and the portions were big. Service was very quick and friendly. Be sure and ask if there is a special. The waitress did not tell us and once we saw it, it was to late. We would have rather had the special, but that's... More

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Lansing, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a very popular non-chain restaurant that serves great local specialty foods. The food and service is great and worth the wait in line.

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