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Magdalena Cafe

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Mana, Magdalena, NM 87825
+1 505-854-2696
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had burgers here twice. Good food! You have to look for hours open as they are not always available...what you would expect from a very small town.

Thank Helen J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch after leaving the Very Large Array. We arrived at 1:15 and they closed at 1:30 but they welcomed us graciously. Two more tables arrived after us! I had the smothered hamburger steak with both red and green chile and cheese. The green chile was amazing....the red was a bit odd! I can't quite put my finger... More 

Thank keithflow
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Magdalena is a very small NM town but it should be proud of this establishment. It is your typical small town not very nice looking building but open the door and you are pleasantly surprised. The interior is decorated really well with local art and comfortable furnishings and also great service. The menu is not huge but you'll find something... More 

Thank mosaiclover
Placitas, New Mexico
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268 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 238 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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

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Restaurant Details

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American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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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?