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Museum Hill Cafe

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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-984-8900
09:00 - 16:00
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The Villages, Florida
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treasure this museum restaurant is! Great food and incredible views of the mountains as it sits on top of the hill. Quesadilla was wonderful as was the grilled salmon salad. Carrot cake out of this world.

2 Thank Foodie499653
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505 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch after visiting one of the museums and we were well pleased with the service and the food. The sandwichs were great and the service was excellent. Nice place to eat outside.

3 Thank Larry R
Fresno, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treat yourself to a beautiful patio and delicious lunch. The corn custard with poblano chili cream sauce was memorable with subtle flavors of corn and just a hint of heat. Staff was friendly and helpful. I hope to go back and try other intriguing choices.

3 Thank Jody P
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As museum cafes go, this is basically fine, but it's not the "must do" that I kept hearing about beforehand. The interior and the view are both nice, and the staff were friendly. But the food was aggressively mediocre, particularly in a town with so many good food options. If you're looking for a place to rest your feet between... More 

Thank miomi
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The view truly is phenomenal. Unfortunately nothing else about our experience was. We came after the lunch rush died down hoping to enjoy a more relaxed experience, but our waiter was literally the worst server we've ever experienced so it was anything but relaxed. He was rude, inattentive, seemed irritated by any requests, slow with everything, disappeared for long periods... More 

Thank choosevegan
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

One of the only places in Santa Fe to get a nice salad lunch. The locations is easy to drive to with free parking and access to several museums. Service is well-meaning and pleasant, but needs improvement.

4 Thank NYCBizTraveler24
Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Warm friendly staff, we arrived late in the lunch service but they welcomed us with smiles and choice seating. Well informed and attentive service. Our waiter was as colorful as the lunch choices and added just the right artistic flair to the experience. Lots of food choices with reasonable prices. My quesadilla with shrimp was fresh, filling and flavorful. My... More 

3 Thank janehasrings
Silver City, New Mexico
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

No need to drive back into town for lunch. Do one museum, have lunch, and do the other. Limited but varied menu. There is a daily wine and food special. Extensive wine menu. Great views if you can get a table at a window. Everything is very fresh and tasty.

5 Thank The_Schaefers
El Cerrito, CA
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248 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is the second time I have eaten here. It is good food and offers large portions.I had a grilled shrimp salad, which was very good. But somehow it always falls short of excellent. And the desserts were a little short of mediocre. The service was slow as well

4 Thank sewkap
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

They did have gluten free selections on their menu. I enjoyed the crustless quiche with salad, and their strawberry/rhubarb pie just left me wanting more of it. Their hot chocolate was a disappointment; flavorless and overpriced considering the poor quality. Nice view though.

Thank Suzanne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-984-8900

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