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El Cafecito

820 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-2434
+1 505-285-6229
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“beans” (18 reviews)
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
820 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-2434
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this little spot thru TripAdviser on our way west. Service was spot on, food was delicious. Clean family atmosphere. Chile relleno was the best I ever had.

Thank Cathleen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the worst taco salad. No shredded lettuce no pico de gallo. The shell was inedible. I spoke to the owner who isn't Hispanic &he said that's the way we make. Go to Pizza Hut.

Thank hillhouse55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too many places left in Grants to eat, but this is a WINNER! The breakfast burrito is outstanding, as was everything else we tried on the menu; and popular with the locals, so that just is the cherry on the cake!

Thank christianj601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Cafecito was close to my motel in town so it was an easy choice for dinner. The style of Mexican food was a little different from what I'm used to in California but still quite tasty. Quick and friendly service and very reasonably priced...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great decor, friendly staff, efficient service and good food. Good value and nice atmosphere. No one begging for money outside! Clean restrooms. I would recommend it.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Cafecito serves both Mexican and American Food. We had the Taco Salad, a Raspberry Rush (lemonade), and chips and salsa. The food was very good. The taco salad came in an edible bowl which was made in the restaurant from my understanding. The server...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grants does not have very much choice in restaurants. We ate at this establishment, which appears to be well attended by locals. The restaurant was clean and the service friendly. The menu was minimal, about half the size of a regular sheet of paper, with...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent New Mexico breakfast. Worth the stop! Good breakfast stop off I40 we will be back when this way

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Wow What an awesome restaurant to have breakfast at. All is fresh from the get go. Looking forward to returning on my next trip.

Thank maninthewoods
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had heard a lot about this place from friends and family who've traveled through the area. We were not disappointed. The red sauce was superb and the tamales were light and fluffy. Service for dinner was very good. Breakfast was even better. Waitress was...More

Thank GarterRanch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
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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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