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Cowboy Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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1120 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-7312
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on Aug 8th. We all ordered Cowboy Burgers with fries. I ordered sweet potato fries with mine and it came out with regular fries. I told the waitress and she quickly got me an order of sweet potato fries, which were cooked to perfection. The burgers were very fresh, juicy and delicious. When we got... More 

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome family breakfast stop. Staff was so friendly! Our kids got the "mini" chocolate chip pancakes but they were bigger than their faces! Huevos rancheros so delicious and the biscuits and sausage gravy were light and fluffy with spicy gravy. Yum!

Thank hollyduke
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

...good food, only open until 2pm. Little difficult to find with few tables. Breakfast apparently all day long, prices medium iven quality of food.

Thank pitylia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

So glad I went! Didn't realize they closed after lunch, thankfully we made it for breakfast! I ordered the Hot Rocks and Texas Butter, knowing I couldn't eat it all. Our waitress offered up a half order, which I wouldn't have thought of, and I really appreciated that. The atmosphere was great! Several locals that seemed to be regulars, and... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Alpine, California
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This gets 3 stars as a compromise...my BLT was 'interesting'...who ever heard of chicken fried bacon? the sweet potato fries were soggy. The 'Cowboy" special was hard to mess up (eggs, toast, meat and potatoes). The Spanish omelet was excellent. Service was good, atmosphere was quaint. We would go back (but I would order something different for sure)

Thank SDPeg
Frisco, Texas
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This small cafe has the vibe of a Texas diner--Horse theme and barn decor.Our food was served hot and delicious. Service was good and our waitress was charming. Looking forward to gong again before we leave town

Thank Dallasgal56
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is exactly the type of place you expect to find in the Roswell, New Mexico's of the world. Large burgers, chicken fried steak, a burrito or two, some sandwiches, a large glass of cold iced tea and pleasant employees. The food was simply excellent for this type of food. You can expect large portions at good prices of rural... More 

Thank CharlesFender
San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Small hole in the wall restaurant with everything you need for a great meal. Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere, but that food.....!! Started with the chicken fried bacon. This is perfection on a plate. Comes with the creamiest red eye gravy I've ever had. Could've just spooned that in my mouth and been happy. Crunchy, delicious crust around bacon. What's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere, best green chile sauce so far on the trip. Small place but great service and tasty food. Would definitely eat there again!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

When I go to Roswell, I plan my travels around having time for lunch at the Cowboy Cafe. Great burgers, fries, and PIE! I've never been for breakfast, but I understand the huevos rancheros are also hard to beat. Friendly service and owners. Since the food is made fresh and it's a very popular place, it can sometimes take a... 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
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201-7312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Roswell
  • Phone Number: 575-622-6363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?