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.
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 eat breakfast there often, when the drive into Santa Fe seems like too much. Everything we’ve had so far has been pretty nice. Hours are a bit odd, so check them out before planning to eat there. Their Facebook page offers a little more current information than the website.
Santa Fe Brewery Tap Room in Eldorado (505) 466-6938
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. Recently expanded and double the size. 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. There are occasional live and DJ music, trivia nights, and a smaller-than-regulation pool table. They don’t serve food, but there are a couple of places in the little shopping center where 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