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Rabbit Ear Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Mexican,
1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
+1 575-374-3277
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“sopapillas” (23 reviews)
“rabbit” (39 reviews)
“enchiladas” (22 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While overnighting in Clayton on our way to Taos we stopped at the Rabbit Ear Cafe for a simple supper of tacos and posole since we had been traveling in the midwest and were hungry for Mexican food. The posole was excellent, not too spicy...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good rellenos! Clean friendly and prompt service. Parking accessible for big rigs. A delightful place for a break from the road.

Thank Kayel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We each had something different and we all like our meals!! The service was excellent and the staff very friendly!!

Thank DeeDee1241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not a lot of dining options when you are driving US-87 through the NE corner of New Mexico. The parking lot is usually full when we go by, so we thought we'd give it a chance. The menu is somewhat eclectic - everything...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was excellent. We partook of the New Mexican cuisine that the Rabbit Ear Cafe offered. We were there with another couple and we all loved our food. I had chili rellenos that were delicious. We would definitely stop here again when we are going...More

Thank 46,749
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Clayton after a long day of driving from San Antonio, headed back to Colorado. This is a family owned restaurant, and service is quite good. We ordered chips and salsa (which was a bit mild) while waiting for our meals. My order...More

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly service. The food is good. Gets crowded so go early or late. Once seated, there is a wait for service so go elsewhere if you are in a hurry. The cheese enchiladas are the best items in the menu. Free sopadillas for dessert are...More

Thank ObedF
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Clayton is one of those spots on the road from Texas to Colorado. Many a person has stopped for gasoline or food in this small town. Sometimes it is hard to decide on a place when travelling, so on the whim of needing Mexican food...More

Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Always have to go here when we are in that location.... the photo tells everything, every thing we have had is great.... excellent salsa and chips also

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Well worth the stop if traveling through this town. Very friendly staff and the food was great. Linda our waitress was superb. We were missing good Mexican food since moving to Florida and this stop was just want the palate needed.

Thank ziegler1209
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14 April 2016|
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Response from Maggie W | Reviewed this property |
When we went through Clayton on a Sunday The Rabbit Ear was not open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415 (Formerly Hi Ho Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 575-374-3277
  • E-mail
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