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“It's OK.”
Review of Tomato Cafe

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Tomato Cafe
Ranked #361 of 1,768 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Mexico
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It's OK.”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is reasonably priced and good if you are craving a salad. The food is average, nothing really special about this place.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“You'd Better Like Italian”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Gave into my friend's desire to try this place. Not a lot of pizzas to chose from. She wanted just a plain cheese-all had pepperoni on them. This is a buffet. Several different pastas, meatballs, and they did have a decent salad bar. The soft serve ice cream with choc. sauce or butterscotch was a nice surprise and helped alleviate the sting of the high price for the little we ate.

Visited October 2012
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Thank shehig
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East Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My husband had been wanting to try this place each time that we have gone out to NM. We finally had a free afternoon and went - we were surprised at the value and nice selection of food. Salad, soup, pizza, pasta and ice cream for dessert!

Visited October 2012
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Thank estros
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albuquerque
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“At least it is clean”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Had lunch. The selection was very limited, a small fresh salad section a few pizzas, 3 different pastas, meat sauces that were ok at best and meatballs that were not ok at all - more filler than meat and a soft serve for the only dessert offered.
For the price we expected much more sadly
We won't be going back.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank sam n
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Barely at "average" status”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The Tomato Cafe needs to step up their game a bit. Although very clean and orderly for a buffet, the staff seemed to have the dull drums as did the food. The salad area was very fresh but limited in selections. The pizza seemed a bit confused--didnt know if it should be a nice thin crust or a more thick version. Nothing creative with toppings and general flavor was a bit dull. Pasta bar did have one choice of whole wheat pasta which I prefer. The meet sauce had some nice flavors but once again nothing outstanding. The meatballs well unmemorable. The chili Alfredo was quite nice-one of the few memorable parts of the lunch. Dessert was disappointing at best--nothing Italian about soft serve frozen milk product with the big choice of chocolate or butterscotch topping.

  • Visited August 2012
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