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Rabbit Ear Cafe

1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
+1 575-374-3277
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sopapillas” (20 reviews)
“rabbit” (30 reviews)
“green chili” (22 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for a great plate of food with generous portions, this is it. The use of red or green sauce is a New Mexico staple and they do it good. More than reasonable prices are a welcome to weary travelers here. The...More

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Mexican Deluxe Combo. Lots of food at a reasonable price. My favorite was the tamales and guacamole.

Thank marygM6129SX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot of choices of restaurants so we took pot luck. Served N.M Mexican and American. You get a nice size meal for the price, waitress was pleasant and the restaurant is clean. Food was a mixture of OK and pretty good. Just depends...More

1  Thank LindaKayG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to the Rabbit Ear after a long day working. My husband told me his boss had recently taken him there and it was very good. We were seated by a high school girl, she took our order and it all went down...More

1  Thank CWilmeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Fort Worth on our way to Denver. We stopped here for a late lunch. We got a cheeseburger with green chili. New Mexico is famous for its green chili. The burger was delicious. The meet was exceptionally seasoned and cooked just right....More

1  Thank Kent T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something other than gas station food and came across this little gem. Delicious Mexican food and the perfect portion size, just enough to satisfy and not feel over stuffed. The service was prompt and friendly, our waitress treated us to a...More

1  Thank scottoc13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were satisfied with the meal. Good Mexican choices. The service was good. They do NOT service alcohol in this restaurant as is the case with many other restaurants in this town.

Thank SpiderSD
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Mexican deluxe dish we had wasn't great. Most of the foods in the dish had the same chili flavour, covered in cheese, and the taco wasn't crispy like it was supposed to be. The battered pepper was also filled with cheese, and was too...More

Thank BILL K
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The fun small town atmosphere chased with some great chips and salsa make this stop a sure stop in Clayton. Our group all enjoyed their meals, from tamales to cheeseburgers. The art was fab too.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stopped here for lunch based on other reviews and weren't disappointed. The service was great and the food was awesome. My wife had the Chile Rellenos, and I had a burrito. Everything was delicious and hot. .

1  Thank ultrapilot
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Are you open on Sunday? If so what hours? We usually pass through Clayton during the week, but will be staying this summer on Saturday night. I have looked at several sites and all have a different answer.
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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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