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“A total experience--not just food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alpine Alley

Alpine Alley
210 Summit Ave N, Mountainair, NM 87036
505-847-2478
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Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Wonderful new diner, concentrates on quality. Great local hangout, breakfasts and lunches.
Cleveland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A total experience--not just food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This one of a kind place features artwork (iron sculpture (created by Leroy), murals and mosaics outside), a great menu of breakfast dishes, wraps, salads,"customerized" options (inventions suggested by customers), and great iced tea! Try the Sophia Loren. My oatmeal was cooked to order. Iced tea orders are individually brewed. Friendly people and staff. A great place to have lunch in a delightful community with a strong commitment to public art.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best cafe in Mountainair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Friendly and funky in a good way. Fresh and tasty food. No deep fryers here. Only open for breakfast and lunch. We ate here for both meals and were pleased. On Hwy 55 just north of US 60, look for the interesting metal sculpture outside.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Freshest Food in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a shabby-chic furniture place (well, maybe mostly shabby) that is unlike any other in the area. Not a taco or pinto bean in sight.... The menu is limited, but includes some great wraps and light salads, as well as having an espresso machine -- only one in town as I write this. Mary usually has home made soup in the crock, and the soups run from pretty average something-vegetable to some knock out of the park options like steak and potato. Breakfast is served all day, and the small breakfast burrito is the best deal in town. Service can be maddeningly slow if you are in a hurry, but they've been much better recently.

Visited June 2013
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Mountainair, New Mexico, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The best in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Good food at a reasonable price. Scott and Mary, the owners, are great. Locals hang out here and you can always make a new friend or find out what's happening around town. Mary's home made cream soda is awesome. Come to town, have a meal, view the different mosaics, and visit the ruins nearby.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“A fun village cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

As visitors to the US , this struck us as being a great village cafe. Folks came in and out, chatting, buying coffee and breakfast.

I don't know if the woman who was serving us was Deb or Mary, the earlier reviews seems to have both of these women as the owner. Whoever she was, she was so welcoming.

Breakfast was entertaining from start to finish. We were introduced to Rosie, a mate, who was sporting an Alpine Alley Purple T-shirt. As were others who came into the cafe.

We had a breakfast sandwich, no eggs over easy as mine hosts buys her eggs prescrambled in a bladder. So we had a breakfast sandwich which was absolutely fine.

There did seem to be an espresso machine but drip was the only thing on offer.   Bill came to $6 something. Very reasonable.

It was a delightful village atmosphere. All the best to Alpine Alley, may it long survive.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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