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Placitas Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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221 State Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043-9514
+1 505-771-1700
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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New Mexico
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local, visit here regularly. Good food, great service, reasonable price, unpretentious, locals love it.

Thank SparkyEstonia
Arcadia, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting the local church where a friend was displaying her artworks, she and her husband took us to this restaurant for lunch on the way back to Albuquerque. The service was outstanding. I had the Chicken Green Chili Stew, the best green chili I have ever had, bar none. The atmosphere is interesting and different. I'm from California and... More 

Thank gannammarv
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent resturant for breakfast. We were in placitas for the holiday art fare. Lots of food and prices very reasonable. I can rarely eat the amount of food you get in one order. French toast was average and bacon done perfect. The three eggs and chirizo scramble was excellent and they were willing to change tortilla for... More 

Thank Mo M
Placitas, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Great affordable breakfasts. I come out feeling satisfied and it doesn't break the bank. The service has been very friendly.

Thank grubesicgirl
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We recently moved to Placitas, NM and one of the two restaurants in the community is Placitas Café. We have been there several times and have found some of the best NM red chile in the state! the green chile is good also but the red chile is rivaled by only a couple of restaurants in the greater Albuquerque area.... More 

Thank BillB29
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I recommend the Placitas Cafe for anyone wanting to eat at a local non-chain restaurant. We've eaten at most of the popular restaurants in the Albuquerque area and find the food at the Cafe to be excellent in comparison. We enjoy the unique style of the food and atmosphere in addition to the beauty of the local Sandia Mountains.

Thank Joe B
Franklin, Tennessee
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

My husband and I are passing through and happened upon this place today at lunchtime. We sat outside in the lovely, warm weather. It is definitely a very casual, quirky atmosphere, but that's fun. The food was excellent. Get the blackbean cakes! We would certainly go back!

Thank tootski
Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I've eaten here several times over the past few months when I was visiting family and it feels like home. Everyone is friendly and the food is great!

Thank cushie_dublin
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The food is good. The atmosphere is kinda quirky. The artwork on the walls is very interesting. In general, the service is poor. It seems as though they know who their customers are (or ought to be) and if you're not one of them, they're not interested in waiting on you. Too bad, because the food really is good.

Thank Albuquerque74
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Quirky local art, fun menu, friendly staff, good food! I had the chicken green chile stew--and it was loaded with charred New Mexico green chiles. Very hot, but very good. My friend had a half order of chicken nachos--still huge. She couldn't eat it all--and took some home for later.

Thank Margaret W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 State Highway 165 Ste D, Placitas, NM 87043-9514
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Placitas
  • Phone Number: +1 505-771-1700

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