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“Food is OK. Veggie Dish on the Spicy Side - NOT 2A Friendly” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Pasqual's

Cafe Pasqual's
Ranked #12 of 553 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 44
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Food is OK. Veggie Dish on the Spicy Side - NOT 2A Friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

We did takeout while visiting Santa Fe. Kudos to Pasqual's for doing takeout. It made our life much easier.

This restaurant is all organic from what we could see on the menu. That can jack up the price. Be prepared. “Garden” Echiladas= $24…for enchiladas (even with a toasted banana). That being said, they were tasty – but spicy for a Gringo’s taste (DW’s opinion). For a seasoned mexi-food eater, I would say they were ‘moderately spicey’ but not ‘hot’. The flavor was OK…even ‘good’. I would not call them “outstanding”.

The Chile Relleno was tasty. Not spicy at all. This is my golden standard for mexi-food restaurants. Pasqual’s did not fail the test, but they were nowhere near the top.

They also included bread and butter which helped moderate the spice a bit. This was a little strange in a mexi-meal, but welcome in our case.

One last note: Pasqual’s has posted a “No Guns Allowed” sign squarely in the front door. In NM, this has the force of law. If you have a concealed handgun license (or are from a state with reciprocity) and are carrying, Pasqual’s does not want your business. They would prefer only criminals carry in their establishment. Plan accordingly and choose from one of the many other similar restaurants in the area.

If this policy changes, I will revisit and post an updated review. For now, I won’t be back. And there’s a good chance that over four million NRA members will also not patronize Café Pasqual’s when visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a find....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

We loved our lunch at Cafe Pasqual's. The fennel and green apple side salad for entrees was extra delicious. I really enjoyed the Hippie Dippie Green Drink. A real pick-me-up before an afternoon of gallery hopping. Every dish ordered was fresh and flavorful. Can't wait for a return visit....

Visited April 2012
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Loved the place! Creative cooking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We went for dinner without a reservation and got in around 6:45. When we were leaving, they were turning people away. So make a reservation. THis is a cute little place, with very creative cooking and great for vegetarians. I had a veggie plate with asparagus, quinoa patties with ricotta and spinach, and artichokes and thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I am not a vegetarian. My husband had delicious lambchops and a very good salad that was big enough for two. It was not cheap, but very good quality. The breadsticks alone, which melt in your mouth, are reason enough to go. They are also very nice at Pasquales. We stopped by one afternoon to look at the breakfast menu and they offered us a yummy chocolate cookie gratis!

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“Can't go to Santa Fe and not go here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We ate here every day for our 4 day trip. The breakfast is fantastic. You will sit with others at a large table if you want to avoid a little longer wait, but you're on vacation in a wonderful city, enjoy the company.

Visited April 2012
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“Best breakfast in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

So many locals make this their go-to spot for breakfast. Absolutely terrific food, great servers, unique atmosphere. Sometimes pretty crowded, but well worth any wait.

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