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Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood Restaurant

1600 S Avenue D, Portales, NM 88130-7240
+1 575-356-5587
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (25 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1600 S Avenue D, Portales, NM 88130-7240
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Staff was friendly and entertaining. Food was very good; Either off menu or from big buffet. Quaint, cool and comfortable dinner place. Great for couples or families. Reasonable prices.

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Salad bar is probably the best part of our visit. I ordered the new mexico steak and it came out prepared the way i like but wqs cold and little flavor. My wifes steak was the same way. Other food on the menu might be...More

Thank Jestin M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I highly recommend the Ribeye steak (about $25) as it is the best cut and cooked exactly as ordered. The salad bar has tons of options plus soup to please everyone. I love the freshly cut cheese and the chocolate moose. A wide variety of...More

Thank toniroger
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Cattle Baron has a great salad bar however it doesn't have meat on the salad bar which I wish they would add. The lunch sandwiches are super great my favorite is the blackened chicken sandwich. The entrées are have a good variety you can get...More

Thank Carolyn V
Reviewed 14 February 2017

great food good service friendly people my wife really enjoyed the fish the salad bar is great and very large

Thank biker4thelord
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Welp... you know how cows continuously chew their food for hours, days, weeks... well, you could say that Cattle Barons is punishment for killing that cow... you will be chewing your steak for days like bubble gum... Place is great if you enjoy rubber...

Thank Merovingians
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Service was good. The food was the exact opposite. Steak was served cold and it gets better as it was tough as shoe leather. I will never got to Cattle Barron or any of the parent establishments. I had eaten at Cattle Baron in the...More

Thank M6350QVbenb
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ate here with family. Very good salad bar. The selection of steaks and meat is all boneless...no T-bones etc. Though my steak was prepared to order, pretty flavorless. The baked sweet potato was huge and very good. Overall, pretty standard.

Thank Kenaijohn
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best Salad bar in New Mexico! Steak perfectly cooked-Shrimp deliscious and the bread is oh soooo good! Service was top-notch! Quick, friendly and just a great experience! Just look at these luscious pics!

Thank Danny L
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just left the Cattle Baron. The steak and baked potato were terrible. The baked potato was so cold it didn't melt soft butter. The steak flavor was marginal at best. The service was was slow, it took 10 minutes to get a ticket. I won't...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 S Avenue D, Portales, NM 88130-7240
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Portales
  • Phone Number: +1 575-356-5587
Small Town Burger Rivals Any Big City…

In LA or NY I would expect to pay $15+ for this quality of burger. Not so in the little dairy and peanut capital of Portales, New Mexico. We were passing through on business and stopped by the Cattle Baron for lunch. I ordered their Rio Grande burger with green chile and Monterey jack cheese. Flavorful, quality hand-formed beef. This is not a manufactured pressed patty. I like mine well done and it was still mouth watering tender delicious beef on a fresh baked roll. The green chile was not overpowering, the cheese was perfectly melted and quite a thick cut. I pushed the tomato, onions and lettuce to the side and let the trio of beef, chile and cheese make my day. We were told there are a few Cattle Baron restaurants in surrounding areas and I believe also Lubbock, TX (check their website for locations.) Next time we drop in we want to try the ribeye, but one of us will definitely order the Rio Grande – what a fantastic surprise to stumble upon! P.S. order the fries extra crispy, ours were good but a little limp.
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