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Pete's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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105 N 1st St, Belen, NM 87002-4301
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Belen, New Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the top restaurants in Belen! Friendly staff and wonderful New Mexican food! Any family that visits from out of town love going to Petes!

Thank KatherineChavez1
St. Catharines, Canada
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347 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked this place from TripAdvisor. Staying in Belen because it was the closest place with a room for Baloon Festival weekend in Albuquerque. The restaurant is a few minutes off of Main St, near the rail station. Worth the detour. We were greeted with a friendly welcome and shown to one of the charming rooms. Starting with chips and daily... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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189 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 10 people & were seated in 2-3 minutes - our waitress was very attentive and efficient - great food - great portions ( a lot of to-go boxes ) very good prices - if we lived nearby we would eat here often 😃 Les7h

1 Thank Les7h
Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. Walked in with my family and was not greeted and had to wait to be seated. Drink order was taken. Waited and unacceptable period of time to have food order taken. Waited even longer to be served. The food was not worth the wait and the service was just plain bad. The... More 

Thank sroy2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some of the best Mexican food Ive ever had! The atmosphere was great and the service was great. No wonder this place gets the best reviews in Belen.

Thank sammygator79
Mountainair, New Mexico
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

You will love this great restaurant. Been in the same family for years and years. Great Mexican food. My favorite is their Hamburger Steak Dinner. It is unlike any I have eaten anywhere else. My wife's favorite is the Mexican food. Always very polite and helpful.

Thank Darrell R
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Pete's tonight. The service was superb -- friendly and prompt. Our meals were delicious, and they included sopapillas with honey. The restaurant was established in 1949, and the architecture adds to the ambiance of the dining experience. It's neat, clean, and well maintained. By the way, it's located across the street from the historic Harvey House,... More 

Thank RLG-AZ
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403 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The food was okay here, but it wasn't awesome. Everything seemed very dry. They have a nice selection of desserts.

Thank CaseyJones6325
Matteson, Illinois
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Portions are large so come with an appetite. I had the special which was a Chimichanga and they were serve rolled. Very good.. Wait staff is attentive and made sure all of our needs were met. The Sopaipillas were great but I was a little disappointed in the signature Italian Cream Cake. I have had better.

Thank Carol G
Loudon, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and great prices. Senior plate was really affordable. I especially enjoy the soooo pillars with honey! Stop every time we visit our friends in Belen!

Thank 813Lovetotravel13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N 1st St, Belen, NM 87002-4301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Belen
  • Phone Number: 505-864-4811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?