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California Pastrami

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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we are a family owned business founded in 2006 at the New Mexico Fair. We worked out of a 8'x16' trailer for 5 years on the street corner in Santa Fe NM for 5 years and also did the State Fair for 5 years. We have been in our current location since October 2016. Our Mission is to Delight our customers in a way that creates loyalty.
$6 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Deli, Grill, Soups
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pastrami potato salad carne asada tacos rye bread fries sandwiches steak chilli great food my wife loves enjoy your meal montgomery location rio rancho west side new mexico love this place prices are reasonable
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have used this restaurant many times because the food has always been spot on but today it struck me incredibly different! While ordering I noticed a sign at the cash register that said " People loving friendly staff wanted immediately" I found the sign...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Roloinlv
Joe R, Owner at California Pastrami, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We do our best to create a culture that sets us apart from other restaurants. I am the founder and creator of the California Pastrami concept. I have worked very hard to add value to all of our team members. I empower them to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pastrami sandwich combo, I had the potato salad as a side and tea. The pastrami is is thin sliced and grilled. Isaac is a new employee to the staff. He was very friendly and came by the table to check on everything, but right...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Laurie_S_2160
Joe R, Owner at California Pastrami, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback we all appreciate your comments. That is how we get better every day. This is Isaac's first job and we just try to help him get better. Have a great day Joe

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday my order was completely wrong. I ordered 1/2 Pastrami on rye and 2 double cheeseburgers. Guess what I got. 1/2 corned beef and one patty on the burgers. II was so disappointed cause I love their Pastrami and it was on a bun not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank iamnursenellie
Joe R, Owner at California Pastrami, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are sorry for the miscommunication. We made what your wife ordered. She changed the order twice after it was placed. I was there and witnessed the whole transaction. We offered to make it right for you but if this is your preferred way to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always leaving full and don't eat anything for the rest of the day. I ALWAYS make sure that I eat very little before going to California Pastrami so I have room for my order.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank raggedydonald
Joe R, Owner at California Pastrami, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We all appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Even if it is Basic. It still means that you care enough to help us get the word out there.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with Daughter/S-i-L, G-Daughters (one of whom dragged a BM-FF, for a second year for Joe's exclusive day for Corned Beef & Cabbage (and potatoes/carrots) which his home made lemonade compliments as well as if it were a Guiness! Slainte!!!!! Staff at Coors and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bob c
Joe R, Owner at California Pastrami, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I appreciate you sharing the video, very funny. Hope to see you soon. The corned beef and cabbage has become a favorite for many of our loyal customers Thank You Joe

Reviewed March 9, 2019

California Pastrami is the place to stop for lunch in North Albuquerque or Rio Rancho. And now they serve breakfast. Good food, pleasant atmosphere and great service. Oh, you won't leave hungry, and you will need a few napkins.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Good fish had good time very good service had good time will go again will recommend to others how do reward points work

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sarah_valdez
Joe R, Owner at California Pastrami, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Every time that you visit you earns one point for every dollar that you spend. you receive a $5.00 reward in the mail just for signing up. There are many other perks that you get. Did you already sign up?

Reviewed March 3, 2019

I love this family owned restaurant! Super friendly staff and amazing food! Their Pastrami is delish and their carne asada tacos are to die for!

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Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Everything we order is delicious. Fresh and delicious. I love the hot dogs, chili, and the fish tacos are my favorite. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious clam chowder. Everyone that works there is friendly, too. You'd think you were their best friend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 1956tbird
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. The restaurant is clean, food is terrific. Everything from pastrami to burgers to breakfast burritos. Prices are reasonable. If you're on the west side you should really stop in.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Judy M
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