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El Cafecito

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Mexican, Southwestern
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820 E Santa Fe Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
+1 505-285-6229
Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Cheltenham
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined here when passing through Grants and I can only say I enjoyed the experience and the for greatly. The food was lovely and and the service good. I decided to order the mixed platter to experience as much as possible of New Mexican cuisine. Everything that arrived was delicious and the dessert with honey dip was a pleasant... More 

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1 Thank mjfoodlover
Glendale, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food and service was good, until I found a hair in it. And then kinda got grossed out when I watched the waitress clearing tables set the table next to us. She dropped the napkins (paper) on a not so clean floor, pick them up and set the table with them - yuk - someone is going to wipe their... More 

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Thank Vivian T
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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175 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diner like atmosphere with a clean southwestern flair. We were seated quickly, ordered our meal, and were served quickly! The food was hot and tasty, the bread was warm and fresh.

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1 Thank 24QueenBee
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We enjoyed the food and the staff was great , friendly personable. Greet us like we were family. It was served nice. always asking anything else. never an empty cup. homemade evrything

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1 Thank Darjeeling M
Boulder
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

WE stopped for dinner here while traveling and enjoyed our meal, except there was no booze! Good amount of heat to their food too!

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1 Thank yum-o2
Angel Fire, NM
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place is sparkling clean inside and pleasantly decorated. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I ordered the rellenos plate and it was excellent. The sopaipillas were a little tough. The person who seated me didn't hand me a menu and I didn't see it on the table until my server pointed it out. They're the smallest menus I've ever... More 

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Thank Kate G
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice people and more than happy to help the useless Brit in New Mexico. Coffee was pleasant and it looked like a great place to have breakfast

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1 Thank Clare B
Monticello, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our breakfast was good,hot and fast. Server great! Ver inviting interior. We enjoyed staying for our second cup.

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Thank 52rosiemary
Wichita, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Large restaurant with wait staff that constantly checks to see if you need anything. I had the beef chimichanga plate with beans, rice and green chilli sauce. Very good meal that filled me up. If you are not a fan of spicey things get the red sauce instead of the green as it has some kick to it!

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2 Thank Julie W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

First time staying over in Grants and the hotel clerk recommended this place. Glad that she did, the food is delicious. I had the meat enchilada platter with red sauce and my wife had the burrito platter with green sauce. The sopapillas and honey were the perfect dessert. Prices are very reasonable and the service is fast and friendly. Only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 E Santa Fe Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Grants
  • Phone Number: +1 505-285-6229
Description
Built new restaurant in 2011, same location for 26 years we now seat 113 and offer a banquet room that seats 50. We are on the corner of Nimitz and Santa Fe Ave. on historic Rt. 66, just 1 mile off of I-40.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?