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“A Tourist Favorite”
Review of Church Street Cafe

Church Street Cafe
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Ranked #18 of 1,781 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Old Town
Fountain Valley, California
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Tourist Favorite”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This restaurant is in Old Town and seems to be a tourist haven. It looks small outside, but inside there is a labyrinth of interconnected eating areas, each attractively decorated in mexican motifs. The food includes many red or green chili offerings. I had a good green chili soup with chicken. We were there for lunch; the restaurant was crowded and busy, and service was slow,

  • Visited November 2013
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very cute place with good food.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our friends took us here because they had their son's rehearsal dinner here. We ate in the garden area. It was just beautiful. We had fajitas which were very good. The service was wonderful and they were very friendly. The prices were great. The location is in Old Town Albuquerque which you are near many other restaurants and shops.

  • Visited September 2013
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Albuquerque
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Original is great”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The original cafe' was the hoime that belonged to a longtime resident of Old Town. When she died, it was sold to those who opened it as Chruch Street Cafe'. The space was small and there were often lines waiting to get in to eat at this wonderful place. Once in, it was quaint, quiet, peaceful and filled with marvelous flavors making it worth the wait. To build business and cut down on waits, a new, large room was added. So to get there, one walks through the original structure to get to this huge room which is large, impersonal and not an example of fun experience eating. If you go to the Church Street Cafe', I suggest requesting seating on the front patio if it is warm enough or in the original structure; but, not in the adjoining auditorium.

Visited November 2013
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Thank AlbuquerqueMary
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Top Quality Mexican”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. I'm not that big on Mexican cuisine, but local friends insisted we go and it was great. Authentic menu, friendly, helpful wait staff made the meal most memorable. Will return again when in the area.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Ellie1704
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Blairstown, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful decor and better food in heart of Old Town”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Authentic, sedate Mexican decor throughout with several dining options inside or out. Food was a bit too hot, even for Latin palates and not enough care taken to integrate whole green chili into dish. Seems to be trying too hard to fuse cultures but cleanliness and general atmosphere make it well worth a second and even third try...

  • Visited November 2013
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