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“authentic cowboy 'saloon'” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon

Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon
State Hwy 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
(505) 829-3547
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“authentic cowboy 'saloon'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you're looking for a real old time cowboy feel this is the place to go. Food is basic New Mexican/American fare. Service is excellent and very friendly. Owners usually on the premises to meet and greet guests. Local patrons very welcoming and friendly also.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Real mountain saloon atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Though I'm not a hunter, and despise trophy hunting, one cannot help but be impressed by the numerous animals hanging on the saloon's walls. It seems that in this environment they fit quite well. The visitor can travel back to the old mining days, when the saloon was the social center of town. If you are lucky to go there when the locals are present, the ambiance is complete.

The food is decent and the prices are reasonable. Try one of the local beers - my favorite was O'Dell IPA. The wait staff is friendly and courteous. Dee and Raymond will take good care of you.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great bison burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Rustic tavern feel. Live music. Great green chile sauce. Really the only restaurant in Jemez. The bar was closed the day we were there, but looked like a good selection

Visited September 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

and loved the Monday Night football and local music. Had dinner there Mon and Tue PM. really enjoyed.

Visited September 2013
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Very cool old bar & grill that has been a gathering place for locals & day trippers for generations... Fabled for its rustic interior, old bulletholes on the tin ceiling great fireplace in the winter months & row of old cowboy hats from bartenders past are the charm of this landmark.

Unfortunately it's under new ownership & they've cut corners on just about everything while raising the prices. The food is mediocre at best. We used to go to the Jemez monthly & this was our spot. But now we only stop in every few months if that, hoping that things will get better. They just don't. We ordered prime rib last night & they were tiny and overcooked (it was only 6pm). The delightful, thick & well seasoned mashed potatoes we were used to were flavorless & ran through the prongs of my fork (obviously dehydrated/boxed). The vegetables were cold soggy grayish green & yellow beans. Not what we were expecting for a $45 tab (for 2).
The waitress was a sweetheart, attentive & very apologetic for the slow kitchen.
Go, have a beer & salsa, tip your server well, enjoy the atmosphere then drive the hour to the next town for dinner. Unfortunately the other two places that were good are no longer in business or poorly ran now too... :(

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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