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El Cafecito

820 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-2434
+1 505-285-6229
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sopapillas” (26 reviews)
“beans” (19 reviews)
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
820 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-2434
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a budget? Hungry for good food? Well, this is the place. Located in a modern building with lots of parking they offer a large selection of a la carte Mexican treats. You can order enchiladas, tacos, chimichangas, burritos, flautas, sopapillas, tostadas customized to your...More

Thank Brian_in_Reno
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I drive all the way from Colorado to eat here! It is my favorite place to eat. I wish we had one in Colorado.

Thank Misty K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely presented restaurant, and very friendly service. The food as we were told is freshly made , and it appeared to be. We ordered different meals, and we believe that we have tasted enough Mexican food including in Mexico to have a good idea about...More

Thank john j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The server was fun and laughed at my bad jokes; server gets an "A+"! Ordered the green chile egg breakfast and it was good, but a little watery (we're talking a lot of green chiles, here!). It is good food because many of the staff...More

Thank houston0001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While spending the night in Grants,NM, Hubby and I had dinner at El Cafecito on the recommendation of the clerk at the hotel we were staying at.Both the food and the service were very good.We were seated and waited on promptly.The food came out at...More

Thank bbh9072016
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I was born in NM and staying in the area from AZ. Wanted sopapillas and they have them! The food is NM True! Great service, clean, friendly and Christina was great (very sweet). I recommend highly.

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Very clean, new or newly redone building. Food was better than expected, excellent service. Great sopapillas.

Thank jeepersteve
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our stay in Grants was all in all authentic and memorable. Breakfast here rounded off our stay with an amazing meal, and great southern hospitality. They serve decaf coffee. The menu is short but be creative with side orders and get exactly what suits your...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Atmosphere not super, but the service was excellent and the Mexican food was very good. Great variety of dishes available. Prices lower than average for Mexican restaurant.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This restaurant was easy to get to, clean and spacious, the staff was helpful, the food was good, and the prices were great. We would have eaten more meals here if we stayed longer in Grants.

Thank rte66fromCars
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Richard N
28 January 2018|
Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the question. We were there for breakfast and did not order any alcoholic beverage.So unfortunately, I cannot answer your question. They serve alcohol so I would assume that they serve margaritas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-2434
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Grants
  • Phone Number: +1 505-285-6229
Built new restaurant in 2011, same location for 31 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. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. New Mexican food made fresh daily at reasonable prices.
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