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The Greenside Cafe

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12165 State Highway 14 N, Suite B-1, Village of Bella Vista Shopping Center, Cedar Crest, NM 87008-9461
505 286-2684
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate lunch recently at the Greenside Café. Her meatloaf sandwich was OK, but nothing special. Some lettuce in the side salad was a bit tired and needed to be sorted out from the pile. My barbeque beef sandwich was a bit dry. The ground beef was more hard than tender, as if it had been overcooked.... More 

Thank AbqWizard
Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch at the Greenside Café in Cedar Crest as we started our trip up the turquoise trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It seemed to take a while to get service initially, the fact that we arrived well after normal lunch time might have had something to do with that. The menu is extensive and... More 

Thank mjb19532014
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stopped here with some friends who live close by and are frequent diners at the Greenside Café. We had excellent service and delicious breakfast. This place is so out of the path for most folks, but we would recommend it if you are anywhere near Albuquerque, even though it's nearly an hours drive from Albuquerque.

Thank Dzinter
Tijeras, New Mexico, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We've had breakfast, brunch and dinner there several times. It is always tasty. No problems with the service. Nice conversational atmosphere. Sometimes we sit outside.

Thank JohnPlaya
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The food is average, a bit oover-priced for the quality and service. The restaurant is nice on the inside but the seating is very crowded. The tables are very close together. Since I dined on my own I was stuffed into a corner and had people's back sides in my immediate vicinity the entire time. I have not gone back... More 

Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Awesome food with lots of "comfort food" choices. The Sloppy Jay is delicious, burgers, sweet potato fries. Nothing fancy, but well worth it!

Thank rose k
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at The Greenside cafe several times. Their menu has an eclectic New Mexico flair never found in 'corporate' restaurants. Delicious New Mexico flavors brought to your table by pleasant servers in quick order. My last visit, two out of our four visitors ordered the authentic New England style clam chowder (only on Friday's). It... More 

Thank Richard H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat one evening we pulled in here wanting bite on our way home. Quickly seated and served, this cafe gives the impression that it's a touch of class along side the Sandia Range...which I completely agree with. They have a great selection of wines and local beers, which we skipped this time, next though. I... More 

Thank Chris M
Sandia Park, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

A good meal. The trout was perfectly done. The craft beer was outstanding. The menu could add a few more items to make more variety.

Thank Jack K
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We finally went here for dinner and were we pleased! The food was great as was the whole experience. The chicken mole was the best ever! The ravioli was delish with a great sauce! The cheesecake was melt in your mouth smooth and flavorful! We will go here and get take out on a regular basis. This is the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 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 - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12165 State Highway 14 N, Suite B-1, Village of Bella Vista Shopping Center, Cedar Crest, NM 87008-9461
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cedar Crest
  • Phone Number: 505 286-2684
The Greenside Cafe is a casual counter service style restaurant 15 minutes east of Albuquerque, NM on the scenic Turquoise Trail Highway. We offer a wide selection of beers and wine and have one of the most scenic patios in the state. The Greenside Cafe is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week and offers breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?