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734 N Riverside Dr Ste D, Espanola, NM 87532-2957
+1 505-753-7568
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible27%
21 Oct 2016
“Great food, terrible customer service”
15 Jul 2016
“Worst Chinese food EVER”
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Chinese, Asian
734 N Riverside Dr Ste D, Espanola, NM 87532-2957
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Me and my family have been going there since I was very young. Never ever had any problems, and I have always left a generous tip. It is homemade food, and delicious. However I recently couldn't eat the buffet so I wanted to do takeout...More

Thank YourHumbleServer
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here for the lunch buffet. Small selection, the flavor and quality of the food was bad. Chicken tough and gristley. Beef full of fat and gristle. Egg rolls greasy and tasted like old rotten vegetables. Not quality by any stretch of the imagination....More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Pretty quiet when we were there. Only one other couple there. Food was ok, typical oriental, nothing spectacular. Service was very good, nice friendly young lady. A little pricey for product.

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The better of the two standard Chinese food restaurants in town. I avoid their buffet (limited variety) but enjoy their dinners, especially ginger beef and cashew chicken, quite tasty. The place needs a remodel, but so does the competition.

Thank Solman1
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I have lived and traveled in various states with large oriental populations and thus great buffets...this Chinese restaurant is the worst I've eaten at...the hot Oolong tea was the best part.... Went to this restaurant for the lunch buffet at noon given the good reviews;...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 4 March 2014

There are only 2 Chinese food restaurants in town. I choose this one over the other. This place is cleaner and the food tastes much fresher. The restaurant is busy at lunch time. The buffet is a very good price for the variety of food...More

Thank chileman42
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have been eating here for over 20 years! Of course have tried other like restaurants but always use the Shanghai as a base of our eating experience with this type of food. And we have eaten at quite a few places. Their buffet is...More

1  Thank 13generationnm
Reviewed 18 May 2013

The Shanghai is located in a small shopping center near the KFC restaurant. We have been going here for years. Good food with reasonable prices. The owners have been very nice to us all these years and we have watched their children grow up. I...More

Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed 22 April 2013

I have been a customer of Shanghai who has been in business in the Espanola Valley for 23 years. Ting and Amanda as well as their daughters are some really great people who genuinely care about their customers. Now, they do offer a lunch buffet...More

Thank TheFoodCritic505
Reviewed 13 February 2013

We read an earlier review so we stopped in for lunch. We have a place near Chama and go to Espanola shopping on a regular basis. We were not impressed with the buffet selection nor the quality of the food. There were only three main...More

Thank ozarklandman
ShanghaiEspanola, Manager at Shanghai, responded to this review

I do apologize for not having a vast selection on our buffet. The reason for our buffet size it to control the quality of food. We have been in business for over 25 years and take pride in our food and wish your dining experience...More

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  • Address: 734 N Riverside Dr Ste D, Espanola, NM 87532-2957
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-7568
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