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Magdalena Cafe

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Mana, Magdalena, NM 87825
+1 505-854-2696
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Placitas, New Mexico
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Magdalena Cafe has all the charm of rural towns along with tasty food and service with a smile. Though their portion sizes are generous, you will want to save room for some of their dessert specialties that are constantly changing.

Thank klperi
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679 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. There were a number of local people eating there. The breakfast was good, but not cheap. The interior was very nicely decorated with both tables and booths. It's rather plain store front is not very wide, but it is very deep inside, so there is a lot of room for both... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice old school Cafe. Patrons include ranchers, families, tourists, students. Nicely decorated in local history pictures and antiques. Dine here with confidence.

Thank thecustomeris1
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great place to go for breakfast lunch or dinner. Share a table. Get to know someone new. My favorite is the green chile cheeseburger for Friday night dinner!

Thank Holly H
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you've ever been to (perhaps more likely, through) Magdalena, New Mexico, you may have searched in vain for a place to eat, on Sundays especially. The Magdalena Cafe Steakhouse says it's been in business since 1986, and proved to be a popular lunchtime stop on a Saturday. The cafe is open Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday) until 1:30pm. Although... More 

Thank Rick K
Newberry, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The breakfast was excelent and the service was great! really has that comfortable small town cafe feel to it!

Thank WanderingUPFinn
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stopped at the cafe after visiting the Very Large Array. We were worried that we were too late since they close at 1:30 but DeeDee cheerfully said she'd be happy to serve us. food was good and prompt. You should go there!

Thank 50gunnison
Socorro, New Mexico
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I walked in at 1:35 and sat down there were several other couples eating and the waitress brought food to the table next to me. After she delivered their food she went to the register to ring out a customer without taking my order. This went on for over 15 minutes. finally I got her attention and told her that... More 

Thank c g
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were traveling on US 60, on our way to the VLA and Pie Town NM. The Magdalena Cafe was the perfect place to stop for lunch. We were not disappointed. We had perfect and very polite service. Food was fresh, served hot and promptly. Great burgers, tuna melt, taco platter, fries and onion rings. Friendly and chatty locals were... More 

Thank David A
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Wife and I had us a cheeseburger here for lunch. It was a real good burger. Fries and onion rings were good too. Open for dinner only on weekends.close at 1:30 on weekdays.

Thank Donald S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mana, Magdalena, NM 87825
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Magdalena
  • Phone Number: +1 505-854-2696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?