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La Tinaja Restaurant and Trading Post

$$ - $$$
American, Mexican, Southwestern
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3658 Ice Caves Rd, Ramah, NM 87321
+1 505-783-4349
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Ramah, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

an easy going place, good Mexican food and a very friendly atmosphere. A wide variety of food offered. Quick service - right off scenic Highway 53

Thank Little Trees
Sun City, Arizona
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225 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We never expected to experience such good food in an out of the way place that looked like it needed some renovation. In fact, when I was opening the door I did not know what to expect inside, but we had just come from hiking at El Morro and were very hungry. I ordered the Chile rellenos and hubby got... More 

Thank NancyBirk
Grants, New Mexico
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stopped to eat here recently and had a fairly good meal. I ordered the chicken sandwich with fries. The fries were very good and somewhat crispy. The chicken sandwich tasted good. My only complaint about the sandwich was that the chicken patty was very small. As a matter of fact, it was much smaller than the... More 

Thank Rayden19
Grants, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

The local flavor of this family owned and run restaurant makes one feel at ease. Mary Ann and George are a pair of memorable people. Mary Ann for her fine cooking and George for his oddness. The food is very well prepared and tastes fantastic. The amount is enough to fill a hungry working man or can be shared for... More 

Thank David L
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and a friend had recommended we eat here. Did not disappoint! I had the Navajo taco, made with grass fed beef and garden fresh veggies. As other reviews have stated, the red sauce is worthy of eating as a side. Friend had burgers, forget which kind, must have been at least 1/2 #. They... More 

Thank TucsonDesertwillow
Ramah, New Mexico
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I ate there a few times, in the company of friends celebrating an event. This is the perfect place in the Ramah area for such type of dinners, also because it has live music. The restaurant, owned by a Native American family, offers large spaces in which to dine, and also dance during private happenings; it offers customized menus and... More 

Thank Francesca Giova... P
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

My third visit to La Tinaja, where I finally ordered the Navajo taco. It was delicious! They are very accommodating at Tinaja; I requested my order Vegetarian style. Beans perfectly cooked and seasoned, fry bread tender. The green and red chile (I had both) are fabulous and full of flavor. The red chile had a wonderful smokey flavor, very spicy.... More 

Thank Jane G
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Meal was fresh and unique, staff helpful and friendly. Great lunch. We would go again. Best Navaho taco we had ever had, briskit was excellent

Thank Gary M
Gardnerville, Nevada
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

After spending the morning hiking El Morro National Monument, we had worked up an appetite. La Tinaja was on the way to our next destination; so we decided to stop for lunch. We are so glad we did. La Tinaja is a real gem in the wilderness. It is Navajo owned and they raise their own beef and grow some... More 

Thank Bill M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

La Tinaja is on the same road that takes you to the El Morro National Monument, the Banderas Volcano & Ice Cave so it's in good company. The meat is locally raised, butchered and dressed by staff who are learning not only food prep but health code standards, USDA guidelines and a tried and true trade. Hats off to the... More 

Thank Anna R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3658 Ice Caves Rd, Ramah, NM 87321
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ramah
  • Phone Number: +1 505-783-4349

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