We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shaffer Hotel and Diner

103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2300
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible20%
21 May 2017
“Closed and locked.”
6 Dec 2016
“Don't ever come here unless you are SURE that it's open for business”
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (49)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visited on May 20, 2017. It is closed and locked. Wish i could have had a meal there. Stayed there 30 yrs ago on the 2nd floor with wife & child. Couldn't sleep all night. It felt haunted.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've been visiting this place for more than 10 years, and it's been open less and less often over the years. Someone will buy or lease the place and promise to open the restaurant, but usually nothing happens and once, when it did open, it...More

Thank Pomatomus1
Reviewed 25 July 2016

hoping it would be open but unfortunately it is closed Hopefully someone will reopen it in the near future It looks like an interesting old piece of history

1  Thank shelbylynn66
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

This has been a great place in the past and we were saddened to see it closed. Should it reopen we are definitely interested in being their clientele. It is truly historic and a place worth seeing.

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately The Shaffer Hotel and dining room has a long history of short occupancies by multiple "new owners." Maybe that's because it's haunted? That's what the locals believe. Try again later. It's worth a stop just to get a peak inside. Alas, you'll have to...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Passing through Mountainair on motorcycles we decided to stop and have lunch at Café Flamenco. We were greeted by a lovely lady only to find out she was the new owner. Wait staff was very friendly. The food was great and beyond what we expected....More

1  Thank Team_Ultra_Warriors
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We always love to stop by the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair because it is a landmark and close to the Salinas Ruins. We have stayed in the hotel and plan to return again. This stop we noticed a new name in the window and were...More

2  Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The new restaurant Cafe Flamenco has opened in the historic Shaffer Hotel. Had dinner there last night. Very good. The wait staff was terrific. Portions quite large. Table Cloths and linen napkins! The dinner menu is limited to two items. However, you can order from...More

1  Thank ChristineSF
Reviewed 30 March 2015

haven't eaten here yet. It's only been reopened for two days. It's worth the stop to see the historic hotel and dining room. A quick chat with the owners last week made me very hopeful that they are here to stay AND here to add...More

2  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Our little town of Mountainair is abuzz with talk that the Shaffer Restaurant and Hotel has new owners and is slated to open at the end of March 2015. This is very welcome news confirmed by a personal visit with the new staff and owners....More

1  Thank Billy W
Michele R, Proprietario at Shaffer Hotel and Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2015

We are working hard to keep the promise and open on March 30th 2015......

Nearby Restaurants
Alpine Alley
65 reviews
.31 km away
Willard Cantina & Cafe
10 reviews
20.28 km away
Pete's Cafe
97 reviews
50.84 km away
The Bakery at Mountainair
20 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby Attractions
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
143 reviews
14.54 km away
Belen Harvey House Museum
53 reviews
50.77 km away
Tome Gallery
13 reviews
50.91 km away
Black's Smuggler Winery
8 reviews
51.90 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shaffer Hotel and Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 West Main Street, Mountainair, NM 87036
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mountainair
  • Phone Number: +1 505-847-2300
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing