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Rabbit Ear Cafe

1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
+1 575-374-3277
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for supper and had Mexican food that was offered, which was good. Our waitress was friendly and personable. I was impressed by how all the wait staff and cashier all helped each other and seemed to be happy working there-even on Valentine’s Day!...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled up and got a little worried because no one at all was there, we went in anyway. I had the Steak Ranchero with papasitas and rice, which is a chicken fried steak smothered in green chilies and melted cheddar. The steak was AWESOME. So...More

Thank April S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I are native Texans. Needless to say, Mexican restaurants abound. However, none of them hold a candle to this little gem we discovered in Clayton. The Rabbit Ear Cafe is, unanimously, the best Mexican food we have ever eaten. Our waitress was...More

Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to grab lunch and it was delicious. Very reasonably priced with quick and friendly service.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Family of five stopped here on our way to Colorado. Overall was barely ok. Would not go here again. Of six items ordered, 2.5 were good. The service was slow. Did not offer us chips and salsa even though kids were starving. Had to ask...More

Thank Nnnbeagle
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The chili relleno, which was somewhat passable, was the only saving grace, but it , like the rest of the meal, was ruined by them using immigration cheese. The salsa tased like it came out of a can, by the way no complimentary chips were...More

Thank helenkay1947
Reviewed 2 December 2017

While overnighting in Clayton on our way to Taos we stopped at the Rabbit Ear Cafe for a simple supper of tacos and posole since we had been traveling in the midwest and were hungry for Mexican food. The posole was excellent, not too spicy...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Very good rellenos! Clean friendly and prompt service. Parking accessible for big rigs. A delightful place for a break from the road.

Thank Kayel B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We each had something different and we all like our meals!! The service was excellent and the staff very friendly!!

Thank DeeDee1241
Reviewed 1 December 2017

There are not a lot of dining options when you are driving US-87 through the NE corner of New Mexico. The parking lot is usually full when we go by, so we thought we'd give it a chance. The menu is somewhat eclectic - everything...More

Thank Tim K
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14 April 2016|
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Response from Maggie W | Reviewed this property |
When we went through Clayton on a Sunday The Rabbit Ear was not open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415 (Formerly Hi Ho Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 575-374-3277
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