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“Everyone should eat a little crow now and then....”
Review of Indigo Crow Cafe

Indigo Crow Cafe
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Corrales
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Everyone should eat a little crow now and then....”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

The highlight of our dinner was the outstanding service. We haven't had such good service in a long time. Our waitress was wonderful. Throughout little conversations during dinner we found out that she was a frequent patron of the restaurant and the owner asked her if she wanted a job. Smart business to recruit people who love the restaurant as your staff!

The ambiance is eclectic and artsy. There was a lot of outdoor seating that would be nice at the right time of year. We tried 2 of the wine flights and found both excellent. One was a Pinot Noir, the other a Red, both came with 4 small tastes for just under $20 each. There wasn't a single wine out of 8 we didn't like. The waitress informed us the owner is very much into wine and tries to bring the best he finds to the restaurant.

The food was very good, but not over the top excellent. We had Brie en Croute for an appetizer. The mango chutney relish on top was fresh and delish. The crust was buttery and flakey. We split our entrees. The first was the Duck Breast. The duck was well prepared and the cherry zin glaze was perfect. It was a rather small portion of duck that left you wanting more on a large bed of risotto. The flavor of the risotto was wonderful, but it was unfortunately hard and undercooked. The second dish was the Lobster Ravioli. The wonderful richness of the ravioli was overpowered by the very spicy sauce that accompanied it. In all fairness, the menu does describe the sauce as spicy, and I am a wimp when it comes to heat. If the heat were not there, it would have been a very enjoyable dish.

Dessert fell short for us. The waitress reccomended the chocolate cake as her favorite. It was so unmemorable my dinner partner and I didn't even finish it. I think part of the issue was that it was refridgerated and should have been room temp because I did find that my last bites were more enjoyable than the first. But it doesn't happen often that we have a hard time polishing off a chocolate dessert.

Overall it was a good experience and I will be back to try out their lunch menu when I can get back up there.

  • Visited February 2014
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Lyons, Colorado
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“Fantastic dinner with friends”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We were a group of 4 couples from Colorado visiting Corrales for the weekend. The innkeepers at the Chocolate Turtle B&B (where we were staying) recommended this restaurant, and joined us for dinner. All the meals were excellent in both flavor and presentation. I enjoyed the lobster ravioli. I'm a pastry chef, so we typically like to try the desserts, especially at restaurants that actually have a pastry chef rather than frozen food supplier desserts. I had the carrot cake, which was made with macadamia nuts and a thin layer of creamy (probably mascarpone) frosting that was not too sweet. Too much sugar hides the flavor of a great dessert. This one was spot on, perfect! A fantastic ending to a fantastic weekend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Albuquerque
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great stuff in the Village”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Awesome wait staff and such a beautiful setting. The food is great every time I go there.
The lunch menu has a great variety and the price is good given the portions.

  • Visited August 2013
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Longmont, Colorado
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sweet find under the Cottonwoods!”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I am so happy to have a cozy restaurant in Rio Rancho area. Summertime is the best sitting under the Cottonwoods. There are 2 lovely fireplaces inside on a cold winters evening, but be prepared to smell of smoke. The food is good and over all it is an enjoyable experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, wonderful setting”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stopped here for dinner on our way from the Albuquerque Sunport to our home in Los Alamos. We called about 20 minutes ahead for a table and were warmly greeted when we arrived. We ordered steaks (New York strip with gruyere mashed potatoes; filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus). Both were cooked to perfection and extremely tender, the sides were delicious as well. The wines were very good too, as was the creme brulee that we had for dessert. Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. We really enjoyed everything about our meal and are really looking forward to a return visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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