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Chili Line Depot

38429 Highway 285, Tres Piedras, NM 87577
+1 575-758-1701
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili” (35 reviews)
“potato salad” (5 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
American, Southwestern, Cafe
38429 Highway 285, Tres Piedras, NM 87577
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved getting to know the folks at the Chili Line Depot....the owners Gil and Deb were wonderful! They helped us out of a tight situation and provided us with a tasty dinner, a very generous wine pour, and a clean warm comfortable bed. Awoke to...More

Thank Bromfield5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best pie ever. Had a piece of apple and cherry. Best pie ever. Had a piece of apple and cherry. Best pie ever. Had a piece of apple and cherry.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here on our way to Taos or to Colorado...several times a year (we live in Abiquiu). Great diner food with New Mexico twist ( chile!). Very nice folks run this place..they are open all day, have music on Sat pm, books and movies...More

Thank Maggie T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The food was great, the service prompt and friendly, and the locals filled in all the details. I was passing through, but I'll be back!

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Funky little place with great atmosphere and friendly service. I will come back and try the green chili sometimes but the "smothered in red chili" was very, very disappointing. By no means real NM red chili. There was a thin sauce thrown on top that...More

Thank NMgeezer
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Trying to be vegan finally, I failed at this sweet cafe, which I love and from where I would love to eat the pork ribs special had I not changed my eating regimen. I could easily try everything on the menu including New Mexico green...More

Thank Carfash
Reviewed 15 August 2017

On the eastern edge of the Carson National Forest, in a small town of abandoned buildings, there isn't much sign of life.  But at the Chili Line Depot, life doesn't just exist, it thrives in the life of Deb, it's owner.  When you run a...More

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This was so good! My friend didn't want to stop at first, but I told her I HAD TO! Turned out, it was a great decision. The food was great and everything was homemade. Local grass fed beef and home grown veggies. AND fresh, out...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

If you are hungry, this place truly is the only restaurant in this town. But you won't be disappointed if you pull in. The chili line burger with homemade potato salad was memorable! The couple next to us had driven 30 miles from Taos because...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was an "I'm hungry, let's eat now" stop and what a great choice! The food was delicious. My husband had the BBQ beef sandwich and it was delicious. Really tasty coleslaw - obviously a family recipe - and one of the best we've ever...More

Thank Jean E
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4 January 2015|
Response from railroadgulch | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 8:30 to 6:30. You'll love this place!
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Restaurant Details

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American, Southwestern, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38429 Highway 285, Tres Piedras, NM 87577
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Tres Piedras
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-1701
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We're the only game in town...in fact, the only food and lodging for many miles. We try hard to be the best. We raise our own beef, pork, and eggs on our ranch. We have a greenhouse and grow many of the vegetables served in the restaurant. Farm to Table fare. How 'bout it? We, now, have beer, wine, margaritas, and Bloody Marias, too. Tres Piedras is surrounded by Carson National Forest with GREAT biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, fishing, camping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and elk hunting. March 2013, President Obama signed a proclamation designating The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument adjacent to our little village of Tres Piedras. This large historic (Chili Line Depot)building was the bar and dancehall for the old Chili Line Railroad with 3500 sq ft of hardwood flooring (and incidentally a roller skating rink and movie theater in it's former life), so we decided that it was time to establish an eatery and lodging in this unique place. In addition to the restaurant, we have a large (upstairs) bunkroom for groups and a couple of downstairs rooms for guests. Of course, we provide meals, a pool table, and Direct TV in the rooms.
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