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Mesa Vista Cafe

Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
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35323 Hwy 285, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
+1 505-583-2245
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Santa Fe, NM
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Run down, so-so food, not as clean as it should be. Can't get a vegetable or fresh fruit on the menu.

Thank mamacitaSantaFe_NM
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

A great family owned restaurant with affordable prices near the entrance to Ojo Caliente. Skip the pricy resort restaurant and come for some great food for less than 1/2 the price. Don't forget a slice of delicious homemade cake for an extra treat. We had the Taco plate and the combo plate. Both were served with beans and a tortilla.... More 

Thank Laura A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

If you have been to Ojo you know there isn't much in the way of food nearby. That said when you leave the springs, turn north and look for the rustic Mesa Vista cafe on your right side. The minute you walk in you will feel like you have walked into your grandma's kitchen. The food is simple and delicious.... More 

Thank Clay W
Alexandria, Virginia
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221 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

It really doesn't get more authentic than this if you're looking for typical northern New Mexico food. The place has been run by the same family for several generations, and is typical of the feel and atmosphere of the whole area. It's actually more of a local hangout and not geared toward attracting a lot of business outside the community.... More 

Thank cjsalexva
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We checked into the Ojo Caliende Resort & Spa and our room wasn't ready. The manager on duty recommended that we go up the street to the Mesa Vista Cafe. We thoroughly enjoyed their delicious hamburgers with green chilis, but, most of all, the friendly folks there ! Be sure to stop by and enjoy the atmosphere and down-to-earth conversation.

Thank xstemboatr
Parker, Colorado
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Staying at the Springs again (Sept 2016) and we ate every meal at the Mesa Vista Cafe. Starting with lunch we we arrived in town followed by dinner and then breakfast the next morning. When you go to Mesa Vista Cafe you need to expect small town and locals. The food and service are amazing and the people are extremely... More 

Thank PrincessTBBaker
Little Rock, Arkansas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

If you go to the Ojo Caliente spa your dinner options on Sunday night are slim. The Mesa Vista was not our first choice but we were glad we made a re-attack and came in to eat. There is nothing fancy about this place but you don't pay any extra. The menu is good basic American/New Mexico fair and they... More 

Thank J N
Salem, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

What a gem in Ojo Caliente! We were a bit skeptical and almost ate at the resort, but so glad we didn't. It appears to be frequented by locals and tourists alike, as many who walked in knew the super friendly staff. I had the breakfast burrito smothered in green chile and it's one of the best I've had!!! If... More 

Thank Kris G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We walked into the restaurant with one man sitting at the counter, we were told to sit anywhere and given menus. Another group of 3 arrived and another group of 4 and then 2 buying jam and a to go. The waitress never came back to us, waited on all the others and totally ignored us so we left. It... More 

Thank Travelerlikesfun
Grants, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Good home cooked food, real northern new mexico cuisine. Reasonably priced, don't expect a fancy ambiance.

Thank mhgmd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35323 Hwy 285, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Ojo Caliente
  • Phone Number: +1 505-583-2245

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