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Ancient Cities Cafe

Hwy 60, Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2368
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average33%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“french fries” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Cafe
Hwy 60, Mountainair, NM 87036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small town has few places to eat, so we stopped and asked where to go. They sent us to this cafe and it was a good choice. We were seated right away and waited on quickly. It took a while to get the food,...More

Thank Darryl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the only restaurant in Mountainair when we were there. Great specials, we had the chili rellenos and the were excellent. Breakfast the next morning was just as good. The service was excellent and the prices really good.

Thank mrst44
Reviewed 1 June 2017

“Delicious daily special” While looking about at the Salinas Missions Park Visitor Center, we asked about places to eat. It was close to 5pm and she suggested that the only place open in this tiny town of less than 900 was the Café. We previously...More

Thank MarJan6861
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

But the green chili cheeseburger IS good. It's my "go-to" meal at this restaurant. My aunt also enjoyed her green chili burger and my son liked his carne adovada but it did NOT come with tortillas. I guess you need to ask for that. No...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

In an area of very small towns this little cafe was a nice stop. Nothing fancy here, just a great small town restaurant. We had the sirloin and enchilada combo. The steak was cooked to perfection,tender, and flavorful. The enchiladas with green chili hit the...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was surprised as to how good the food once. I have never been here before and did not read reviews. We were out looking at the ruins that surround the town of mountainair. I had the BLT and it was excellent. The onion rings...More

Thank Mo M
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The service was slow and forgetful. The chicken salad came without dressing because the server forgot. The chicken was too salty to eat. Not so good overall.

Thank Victel
Reviewed 30 October 2016

new Mexican dishes are wonderful, real green chili sauce (no gravy) great red too. even the usual side of rice is well prepared, not mushy and doesn't taste like tomato paste. service leaves something to the imagination. ordered no cheese green, got cheese no green,...More

Thank HesperusAerie
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and 6yo and I were up in the mountains for the weekend and came into town looking for dinner. A local at the post office pointed us over to this restaurant. This place was amazing they have great prices. While there is New...More

Thank abqtraveler123
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised that we should find such good food in such an isolated town! Our dinner was cooked to order and service was friendly and good. Much of the menu is Southwestern which we can't eat but I feel sure based on...More

Thank Merlened1
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 60, Mountainair, NM 87036
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mountainair
  • Phone Number: +1 505-847-2368
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