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Wayside Cafe

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1150 W Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2350
+1 928-524-3167
11:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I had a chimichanga that was different than anything else I have had and I found it to be really tasty. My wife had the fajitas, which were different than what she was used to. My daughter had a quesadilla that was a bit to authentic for her, but my other daughter had a "just plain burrito" that she was... More 

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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Saw reviews and was looking forward but no one was there, this was at 4:30pm on a Friday. No sign with hours. Looked in windows and looked like they just didn't come back, tables were halfway being set.

Thank almaelou
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Chicken nachos for my wife and I had pablano reliano. I guess the family sold restaurant to other family members. So kind of a new start with family run restaurant. Would recommend. No liquor license yet.

Thank Cougsman
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144 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Holbrook will never be a destination for foodies - its tough to find remarkable food in this town or even food that is not Mexican. The nice thing about Wayside is the fact that this is a family owned place and the owners really seem to enjoy the interaction with their customers. Wife had the chili rellenos which she thoroughly... More 

Thank nichpr
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Local restaurant with a 40 year, family run history. The niece is now running it and is very friendly. Great Mexican food, very good prices, full plates, American food too. The flan dessert was delicious! The restrooms are small yet very clean. The decor is clean and simple with color that pops. The tin framed mirrors reminded me of the... More 

Thank Bob M
Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

She had some outside seating that we usually look for with the fat beagle, but because it was in the direct sunlight and it was hot, she insisted we bring him inside. That is enough to get my vote, but the food and the leftovers are fabulous! Make time for this little place.

Thank Stanley W
Paris, France
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113 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived late in Holbrook where we stayed at Wigwam motel. We have been to the nearest restaurant : Wayside Cafe. As we are not used to Mexican food, we chose a salad which was ok. Only soft drinks. The service was gentle but for sure there must be better place to have dinner in Holbrook.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We went in to Eat here, I got the chicken enchiladas which were okay tasting. But the sides the rice was completely dry and the beans were dry and Nasty also. The only good thing about this place is the salsa... The next day I had to spend my road trip pulling over and throwing up mile after mile. Don't... More 

Thank Bobfrif
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

We drove by, but on second thought, turned around and went in for dinner. Sure we glad we did. It is the type of you place you would drive past, if you didn't know better. We had a good meal and had leftovers to take with us. The service was quick and very friendly. Top that with reasonable prices, what... More 

Thank fisheswithbears
Goodyear, Arizona
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163 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

Good food, good service, pleasant hostess/owner. Reasonable prices, and pretty quick service. This is a small, hole-in-the wall type restaurant, which is usually the best kind where the locals eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 W Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 928-524-3167
Mexican and American Food located on Old Route 66 in Holbrook, AZ.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?