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Museum Hill Cafe

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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-984-8900
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Alto, New Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Nov. 30, 2015, we found that we were early for an appointment, none of the museums were open, so we opted to go to the Museum Hill Cafe for coffee/tea. The counter person was not particularly helpful to questions. We selected and sat down at one of the tables with our drinks a few minutes before 11:00 AM. While... More 

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berkeley, CA
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable meal here years ago, so we returned, this time for lunch. The food was ok, but the service was unbelievably slow. I think it was an hour before we were even served. Maybe they were understaffed. But if not, their staff and kitchen can't keep up with the lunchtime crowd. If you have 4 hours... More 

Thank janeyre
Santa Paula, California
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179 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a gorgeous Santa Fe day in October. There was a good crowd, we were seated immediately and water served almost as we sat down. Those were the highlights of our meal. It was 30 minutes before our order was taken and it was so slow coming that I grabbed a waiter and had him check to... More 

Thank lobo59
Decatur, Georgia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, views available. But make a reservation, if possible, because there can be a line. There seem to be a lot of locals with museum memberships.

2 Thank M0minga
Bella Vista, AR
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We didn't eat a meal here, stopped for coffee and dessert after enjoying the dancing program of Native American children (which alone was worth the trip to museum hill). Great coffee, delicious desserts, pleasant outdoor break even on a briskly cool day. Attentive service even though we weren't dining.

1 Thank Soxgirl58
Westchester, NY
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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We ended up at this cafe due to time constraints and were very happy with the view and food. The service was pretty slow and made us late in getting to International Folk Art Museum (we only had 90 minutes before it closed) but that was partly because we arrived after lunch service had pretty much ended and I guess... More 

Thank leklekblue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Really terrible service which is too bad because the location is perfect on Museum Hill which draws many people.

Thank Pam G
Hagerstown, Maryland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My husband and I had a delicious meal here at the Museum Hill Cafe. The service was quick and accurate, the server was pleasant and very helpful, and the food was outstanding!!! 5 stars all around. Definitely a perfect lunch place when visiting the museums.

3 Thank barb m
Overland Park, Ks
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My husband and I were invited to meet my aunt and uncle for lunch here but, timewise we weren't able to go to the museums that day. Being from out of town we were excited to try several Santa Fe restaurants and this was our favorite. Sitting inside or outside , there is a beautiful view. The selections were all... More 

3 Thank JoeGayle77
San Antonio, TX
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193 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Museum Hill Cafe is an excellent environment with stunning views! It's a great place for lunch, especially when visiting the museums. Service was a little slow on Sunday, but then the restaurant was very full. We had to flag down a different waiter a couple of times to ask for refills on our drinks because our waiter seems to... More 

2 Thank Zell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-984-8900

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