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Dave's Cafe

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300 Burro Street, Suite 5, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-2127
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Houston, TX
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just driving through Cloudcroft on the way to Sunspot on Columbus Day weekend. Ate lunch at Dave's Cafe--and what a great stop this was. Crowded and had to wait a bit, but the wait was worth it. Had the BEST Barbecue-Bacon-Cheeseburger. Wow! Warm and juicy and tasty through and through. 4 slices of bacon! lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, 1/3 lb ground... More 

1 Thank directconnect
Houston, TX
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cloudcroft is small w very limited eating choices. I ate here twice - once for lunch and once for dinner. Service both times was good/friendly. Basically a breakfast, burger and sandwich place. Food was good. The green chili burger was good and favorably compared to other green chili burgers I had in other parts of New Mexico (including Santa Fe).... More 

Thank Nizwa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents have a cabin in Cloudcroft & we usually visit once every month or so from Lubbock. This was our first time trying the food at Dave's. We brought my in laws from Ft Worth with us. We all LOVED the food! The chips & salsa were amazing!! Chips were fresh & the green salsa was probably the best... More 

1 Thank Lacey G
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is located on Burro street and in a little hard to find. It is in one of the mall type buildings and has a small number of tables. Once inside, the restaurant entrance is halfway down the hall and the ice cream/dessert vendor right inside the door doesn't really like answering questions about it including even saying... More 

Thank Flans_l
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Since eating establishments are rare in Cloudcroft, we expected a wait at Dave's. It is quite small. When we saw a couple of empty tables, we were excited, but immediately a waitress told us that those tables might be reserved. Next, we had to go wait in a line for another waitress to okay if we could be seated or... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We always stop at this place on our way back from our cabin in Ruidoso,NM . The famous Willy Burger is an awesome Green Chili cheeseburger with fries or chips. They pretty much know us by now. service is great and their Ruben sandwich is great too. I really don't think that there is anything that's not good there. It... More 

1 Thank Randall N
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Food is great and wait staff friendly and accommodating! Feels like eating at home! Menu choices are varied and daily specials are great.

1 Thank Charlene B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Dave's is the type of tiny town cafe that is loved by locals and visitors alike. All their burgers are hand-made from fresh meat (never frozen), and if you order the fries, the cook will take a potato and make it into the freshest fries you've ever had. Their green chile cheeseburger, a New Mexico staple, is great, but my... More 

1 Thank Eva Lynne B
Weed, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

As locals we eat here regularly when we are able to get a seat. This summer has been especially busy in Cloudcroft, so we are looking forward to more great meals at Dave's this winter.

Thank purnielou
San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Wife had potato soup and a dynamite ham & cheese sandwich. I had a Reuben which was very good also. Hard to enjoy a good Ruben though without a cold beer! Cafe is rustic and clean. Have a coffee/ice cream bar in the cafe. Local gendarmes were eating there which is always a good sign!!

Thank fmartin1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Burro Street, Suite 5, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-2127

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