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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 good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sopapillas” (30 reviews)
“beans” (19 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 16 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here this AM. Small menu but enough to get you a great meal. My husband had the Huevos Ranchero and I had the special. Both were topped with their green chilies sauce which was hot but had plenty of flavor. Both meals...More

Thank Cubette6
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped after seeing reviews on TA on our way through on 40 had a great lunch I had red sauce Fil had green so tasted both green too hot for me waitress was right it was hot but good loved tacos. Best part was soapillas...More

Thank shirleykerwin
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Whenever we're in Grants, my family stops at this New Mexican restaurant for lunch. My mom loves the Chile Relleno, and I love the burrito plate or tostadas. The highlight, though, is always the delicious sopapillas! Drizzle honey on top and enjoy!

Thank Noemi L
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here based on previous reviews. Very pretty building and interior. Food was good and generous portions. Our Server was wonderful. Made sure we had refills and anything else we needed. Great stop for lunch or dinner.

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I had the Relleno's for the first time 3 years ago and I've been counting the days till I could get back. We came here for breakfast and I was so happy when they said I could still get the rellenos. Wow hey are good.

Thank HamBone2422
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is another of those reviews where I wish there was a good option because average seems a bit harsh but don't think it was quite good enough for very good. We stopped here for dinner when we spent a night in Grants. I had...More

Thank Mandyw30
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My wife and I stopped for lunch on a Monday. It was the only place open. The food was well proportioned, but only average in taste. The server was friendly and fairly efficient, but there was something lacking. Stop if you're hungry while passing through,...More

Thank GMill69
Reviewed 23 June 2017 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
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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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