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Jerry's Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
+1 505-722-6775
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Chester, Virginia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Authentic is the word to describe this great Mexican restaurant. The marinated shredded chicken burritos and the green Chile will make you want to come back for more. They don’t sell beer, which would have helped when I had the hot sauce. However, the Ice Tea was always full.

Thank RickCourt
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The place was busy, but we got a table and the food and the service was very good. The price was very reasonable. The red chile was very good.

Thank 918lucky
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Great service and food. We were the only non-locals, so it is well-loved by the local community! There is no alcohol on the menu so you'll have to get your margarita elsewhere. The only minor issue I had was that local vendors walk right by your table while you're eating to ask whether you want to buy necklaces, rings, etc.... More 

Thank Rachel F
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

On the recommendation of a good friend and former resident of Gallup we tried Jerry's Cafe. We weren't disappointed. The portions were more than generous and very tasty. My husband enjoyed his huevos rancheros and I the beef enchiladas. To top it off we had homemade sopapillas with honey. So yummy. They were so delicious. The waitress was helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Passing through. Great green chili, sopapillas and food in general. Will go out of the way to get back to Gallup and Jerry"s.

Thank Patrick K
Sisters, Oregon
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who take the time to write reviews. Your recommendations lead us to Jerry's Cafe in downtown Gallup, NM. The food was delicious and very affordable. My wife and I shared a meal which was more than enough for the two of us. We shared a taco, a chili relleno, an... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We stopped for lunch here on the way to the Petrified Forest. It is a small South Western Cafe up a side street in Gallup. We arrived about noon and the place was packed with local residents. Vendors wandrered around to show their wares but were not intrusive. We shared an order of three soft chicken tacos which were delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The turkey sandwich was superb ! Grilled onions and jalapeño with avocado made it delicious ! The atmosphere is very quaint and casual . Service was great .

Thank Laura J
New York
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I would not be surprised to find Jerry's on a list of hidden gems on the FoodChannel one day. We happened to be passing through Gallup and thought Jerry's might be a fun place to find authentic New Mexican food—but we ended up talking about it incessantly, and wanted to go back to Gallup, just to eat there again! Jerry's... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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775 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This restaurant gets great reviews so we had to try it when we stopped for the night in Gallup. We got to the restaurant around 7:00, and it was packed! So we knew we were at the right place. Didn't take long to get a table, we both ordered the Jerry's special, and it was fantastic. Located in a quieter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-722-6775

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