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“Mexican not New Mexican” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Delicias Cafe

Delicias Cafe
Ranked #372 of 1,778 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Raynolds Addition
New Mexico
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mexican not New Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

With three locations in Las Cruces and one in El Paso, this Delicias Cafe is a recent addition to Albuquerque's eateries. Open from 7:00AM til 8:00PM, the extensive menu includes both Mexican and American selections. My wife and I went for lunch; she had the Chile Relleno plate and I chose the Carnitas. The two stuffed green chiles had sufficient character (spiciness) to get our attention and the mound of roasted pork carnitas were juicy and tender. Both plates came with Mexican rice, refried beans, the obligatory lettuce and tomato salad, a cup of tasty, vegetable broth soup, and warm tortillas. Additionally, the carnitas came with small containers of 'pico de gallo' and 'chile seco' sauce. WARNING: The chile seco will "light you up" and is considerably hotter than the jalapeño-infused pico de gallo. I asked our server for a different sauce and was rewarded with their delicious, medium hot, fire roasted red chile enchilada sauce. It complimented the pork, just so!
Unfortunately, they do not have a wine and beer license, just non-alcoholic beverages, including horchata and house-made fresh lemonade.
The food was well prepared, quickly served, and the service attentive without being obtrusive.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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478 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Excellent Addition to the Mexican Restaurant Scene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

Delicias Cafe is new to Albuquerque and there are three locations in Las Cruces and one in El Paso. My husband and I are always on the look-out for new restaurants and Delicias was running discount coupons, so we headed on over for breakfast. Delicias is located in a non-descript shopping center at the intersection of Lomas and Osuna. There are daily breakfast specials for $2.99 but the regular menu is also inexpensive. Delicias serves Mexican fare, not New Mexican. Both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus are extensive. The ambiance is comfortable and the service is excellent. Most of the diners appeared to be locals and the conversation was lively. The breakfast menu offers some American dishes and a wide variety of Mexican dishes not always found in Albuquerque. Chilaquiles are prepared seven different ways and there are several versions of huevos racncheros. Menudo and pozole are served grande and chico and both seemed popular. I had the huevos delicias which consisted of two eggs over a cheese quesadilla, topped with tomatillo and serrano peppers sauce. It was served with crispy hash browns, non-greasy refried beans and a tortilla. It was great! My husband ordered the rancho skillet consisting of two eggs, ham, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms and cheese - also excellent. We'll be back

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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