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Chili Line Depot

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American, Southwestern, Cafe
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38429 Highway 285, Tres Piedras, NM 87577
+1 575-758-1701
08:00 - 19:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the sign on the roof and had to stop! Good food, great people, and amazing cookies! Everything was grown or made in house.

Thank jimmyjohn420
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Almost a ghost town with beautiful views in northern New Mexico. The staff is friendly and accommodating. If you want there are rooms for rent, a small convince store and rest rooms on site.

Thank Michael T
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had been driving for hours and we all needed a bathroom break. When we walked in the door we were greeted like long lost family and immediately made to feel at home. Sitting next to me at the counter, I asked the gentleman next to me "how are you today?" The response was "pretty grumpy". We had a great... More 

Thank Thomas O
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This place was a pleasant surprise when I found myself ravenously hungry in the middle of New Mexico. Luckily we stopped in here. The owners were such friendly and fun people. The food was incredible and they raise most of their meat and veggies. I can't say enough great things about this place. It's definitely a restaurant worth visiting.

1 Thank Destiny M
New Mexico
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

When returning home from a day trip, we stopped in for dinner. We were greeted warmly and treated as old friends. This out of the way spot makes its own bread and desserts, and the beef is from their own grass-fed beef that they raise. The green chile apple pie is to die for!

1 Thank Bev_in_SantaFe
1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for facilities and some lunch. Their electricity was out, so I asked for the restroom. The woman there asked that I buy something, which wouldn't have been an issue, but their electricity was out and I didn't have any cash. It looked like the guy tilted his head towards the door, motioning for us to leave, so we... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay great food wonderful staff really made you feel at home Great info on all of the history up there in Northern New Mexico met some great people made new friends such a fun place to go.Already reserved a spot for next year up there. Since September I've been up there twice again and am... More 

Thank Andrew173Andrews
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the Chili Line after voting ~ Lunch with friends. Four of us ordered the green chili cheeseburger with a salad . It was very tasty and done perfectly!

Thank Carol R
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

On a recommendation from a friend we decided to stop for breakfast. Although we have driven past this place many times we had never considered stopping. It definitely is "quirky". The place could use a good cleaning. Our table had bits of food left from the night before including a dirty fork. Our breakfast burritos were good and the pastries... More 

Thank Adrienne W
Taos, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

this restaurant is about 18 miles west of taos on the intersection of hw 64 and 285 [about a quarter mile n on 285] its the only one with in many miles and just before the entrance to the national forest. its attractive inside with friendly staff and good food. We had green chili cheese burgers with potato salad that... More 

Thank John T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Southwestern, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38429 Highway 285, Tres Piedras, NM 87577
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Tres Piedras
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-1701
We're the only game in town...in fact, the only food and lodging for many miles. We try hard to be the best. We raise our own beef, pork, and eggs on our ranch. We have a greenhouse and grow many of the vegetables served in the restaurant. Farm to Table fare. How 'bout it? We, now, have beer, wine, margaritas, and Bloody Marias, too. Tres Piedras is surrounded by Carson National Forest with GREAT biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, fishing, camping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and elk hunting. March 2013, President Obama signed a proclamation designating The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument adjacent to our little village of Tres Piedras. This large historic (Chili Line Depot)building was the bar and dancehall for the old Chili Line Railroad with 3500 sq ft of hardwood flooring (and incidentally a roller skating rink and movie theater in it's former life), so we decided that it was time to establish an eatery and lodging in this unique place. In addition to the restaurant, we have a large (upstairs) bunkroom for groups and a couple of downstairs rooms for guests. Of course, we provide meals, a pool table, and Direct TV in the rooms.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?