Places to Eat

There are a limited number of places to sit down and eat in Pecos. Depending on your mood, Santa Fe will be your best option. There are three great, diverse choices on Old Las Vegas Highway between Eldorado and the first Santa Fe exit.

Frankie’s Casanova 505 757-3322
At the corner of Main Street and NM-50, across from the old Adelo’s General Store.
They’re in town and the food is reliably good. If you don’t feel like driving into Santa Fe for a meal. They serve Southwestern cuisine. We generally go for breakfast – our favorites are the French Toast, Green Chile Enchilada Casserole and Pinion coffee. Friendly service and a hard working staff.

Mayela’s Restaurant (505) 757-3038
232 Glorieta Hwy, Pecos, NM 87552

At the top of the hill on the south side of NM-50.  You can’t miss it.  It’s a bright yellow building with lots of New Mexico iconography.  We stop in here for breakfast every now and then, but they have a full menu and they’re open from breakfast through supper.

Harry’s Roadhouse 505 989-4629
96-B Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe
We’d driven by Harry’s for years, always remarking that we should try it out. You can see it from the freeway and it always looks busy.  This local favorite is often busy, but don’t let the parking lot fool you. We’ve never waited more than 30 minutes. The bar is always a good place for two to eat. When the weather’s nice there’s a patio out back. The service is efficient and usually very good. All food choices are good. Breakfast is one of our favorites and the desserts a great. Don’t forget to order a margarita on the rocks with your favorite tequila.

Cafe Fina 505 466-3886
624 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe
This restaurant used to be Real Food Nation. They serve breakfast all day. Also sandwiches, burgers and salads. If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to sit inside, they have a drive thru. We’ve eaten here a few times, when the drive into Santa Fe seems like too much. Everything we’ve had so far has been pretty nice. Closes at 3PM. Their Facebook page is offers a little more current information than the website.

Santa Fe Brewery Tap Room in Eldorado (505) 466-6938IMG_1018
7 Caliente Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508  – Directions

We’re beer lovers and we’re fans of the Santa Fe Brewing Company. This taproom is only halfway back to Santa Fe.  The atmosphere isn’t quite the same as the taproom at the brewery, but I’ll bet that folks in Eldorado would disagree with me.  They don’t serve food, but there’s a couple of places in the little shopping center that you can buy something and bring it to your table or to the bar.  In the cool weather, sit around an open fire on the patio.  They sell six packs to go, growlers of fresh beer, cider and some local wines.

Open M-Th 3-10PM, Friday 3-11PM, Saturday 2-11PM, Sunday 2-9PM

La Plancha in Eldorado (505) 466-2060
7 Caliente Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508  – Directions

If you’re sitting at the Santa Fe Brewery tap room and in the mood for some take out, La Plancha is about 50 feet away.  They have a nice sit down restaurant and a full bar, but they we walk dinner to you at the taproom too.

La Plancha dinner menu