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Shaffer Hotel and Diner

103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2300
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible20%
May 21, 2017
“Closed and locked.”
Dec 6, 2016
“Don't ever come here unless you are SURE that it's open for business”
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
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11 - 20 of 49 reviews

Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good luck finding something to eat here. It's been closed for six months. Tragic for the town. We can only hope the owner will sell to someone who will care for the property.

Thank Billy W
Reviewed November 17, 2014

Newly reopened in the unique Shaffer Hotel ,Our lunch meals was well prepared & promptly served... While this region is meat & potatoes(or chili) country,the wife's vegetarian "modifications" to the menu were graciously accommodated. The structures "craftsman" decor is always a neat "New mexico" byway...More

1  Thank carracar
Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am in Mountainair NM for the winter 2014-15. The Shaffer Hotel and Dining room is closed (again). I do not know what the problem seems to be. I will try to add information as it occurs.

Thank cmay57
Reviewed October 18, 2014

this hotel will be closed by the time u read this I truly hope she finds a new lessee soon other wise she will fall into disrepair

1  Thank Jeff C
Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch on a weekday on our way to Salinas ruins. Wife had beef tacos and I had chicken. Both were fixed the old fashion way - the tortillas were deep fried. Very good. Also had chips and salsa - the...More

1  Thank Mastachiw
Reviewed October 4, 2014

Have been to Mountainair several times to visit the Salinas ruins. This time we were there at lunch time and decided to try the Shaffer Diner. Visit the diner for the architecture, maybe have a coffee, but skip the food. On the plus side, you...More

Thank ArtJV
Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate here while we were visiting the Salinas pueblos, nearby. We had breakfast one morning, lunch on two occasions and dinner one evening. We were not disappointed on at any time. The food was good, the staff was friendly and the decor, primarily Native...More

Thank Max D
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Read about the hotel a few weeks ago and was looking forward to grabbing a bite to eat here after enjoying a lovely Saturday exploring the area. A neat old building, went in say down and were completely ignored by staff. Finally got up and...More

Thank KellieRussell
Reviewed September 14, 2014

On a weekend adventure out of Albuquerque, we took a road trip to the Salinas Pueblo Mission sites of Abo, Auarai, and Gran Quivira. Mid-day we stopped in a TINY town called Mountainair, population of about 1000 people. We chose to eat at the Shaffer...More

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I rode our motorcycles from Albuquerque to Mountainair down old South 14. Great ride with beautiful scenery. Our goal was to have breakfast at Shaffer's. We had not been there before but had heard great things. Both of us had the Rancher...More

Thank 1stWorld
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Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mountainair
  • Phone Number: +1 505-847-2300
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