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Jerry's Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always a favorite when traveling to Gallup. I usually have more than one meal at this place when I can get in. Very popular. Great authentic New Mexican Food. Prices are reasonable for area and food quality is consistently good. Favorite choices have been enchiladas, burros, chili rellanos, tamales, and stuffed sopapilla. They recently have changed their menu and have... More 

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Naples FL
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We would never have found this place without a SmartPhone! Driving thru Gallup NM, I googled "best places to eat in Gallup" and Jerry's Cafe was near the top of the list. We were road weary and hungry and Jerry's 'hit the spot!' The small space was crowded with locals...usually a good sign! Our waitress was very efficient and brought... More 

Thank NaplesMiMi
Dixon, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just after crossing the border between Arizona and New Mexico, we decided it was time for lunch and it was time to try some authentic New Mexico chile sauce. A young man at the Manuelito Area information center provided us with a listing of suggested eateries in Gallup. Upon checking the Trip Advisor ratings , we decided to try Jerry's... More 

Thank Maria J L
Tucson, Arizona
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555 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good quality Mexican American restaurant in the old town area of Gallup, NM. It is just a five minute drive from most motels at the interstate exit. When you arrive it seems a bit like a hole in the wall from the outside, but it is anything but that. Folks are very friendly, welcoming, and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll feel it as soon as you arrive to the restaurant.. There's a lot of people wanting to get a table.. If your are lucky you'll get one.. And hope that you do.. Great Mexican and American food... !

Thank dnul1600
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most amazing meal ever! The chile sauces alone make the visit well worth while. And the fried bread is out of this world!! Huevos rancheros and Charelles special were tasty beyond belief.

Thank Jenny H
Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in Gallop during long journey home. Thought there should be a good Mexican restaurant in town. Checked Trip Advisor and found Jerry's. This a place the locals go for good food and good value. The place was filled with chatter and glad handing. The food was excellent. Large portions. No alcohol which is fine. Don't remember what I had(July... More 

Thank dennis065
Gallup, New Mexico
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small on space, big on flavor and customer service. For a true taste of New Mexico this is your spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank AuntieFunky
Indio, California
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place so much, we ate there on our way to Santa Fe and on the way home. Small cafe that is constantly busy...first time around lunch, we were lucky to get the last booth. The second time, it was 4 PM, and it was still busy. I loved their stuffed sopapilla. Don't miss this cafe.

Thank zoecatCA
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we took a lunch break at jerry's, very busy little diner, we took our servers recommendation and had cherelles platter and Miguel's platter, both we thoroughly enjoyed, the sopapilla was to die for. I really enjoyed hearing Native American languages being spoken at nearby tables too and I regret not buying some Native American jewelry from the 2-3 entrepreneurs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 505-722-6775

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