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Rabbit Ear Cafe

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Clayton $$ - $$$ American, Mexican,
1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
+1 575-374-3277
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“rabbit” (34 reviews)
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
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American, Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had green chili cheese enchiladas and they were good. I prefer New Mexico Mexican food over Tex-Mex. My problem is I said no beans and they did that, put on some extra rice instead and charged. Asked for a couple tortillas to mop up...More

Thank JaysonSa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always look forward to Clayton and time our lunch stop there on our way to NM or Colorado destinations. Rabbit Ear is one of the best! I had an amazing green chili cheeseburger that used sopapillas for the bun. If you do not know...More

Thank Bkwrm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the Mexican Special and it came with an enchilada, chili releno, rice and beans. It was cooked very well and the sauce was good. If you want tortillas there is an extra charge as well as for chips with salsa which in South Texas...More

Thank BruceKingshott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very slow service; chili is like a watered down version of canned chili. I ordered what was supposed to be a cheese enchilada -- it was a very dry tortilla with queso running out.

Thank Sambob7453
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trip Advisor will tell you this place is not open for dinner...don't believe it. We wandered in on a Friday night and stumbled in on Fajita Friday. My wife had chicken fajitas and I had the tamale dinner. Hers was good, mine was delicious! The...More

Thank WkndrTom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a while for someone to get around to seating us, even though it was late in the evening and only 5 tables occupied. The manager noticed the high chair given to us was dirty and cleaned it immediately without us asking. Chicken fried steak...More

Thank Clinton H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stopped at this cafe because the Dairy Queen down the street was packed and this one was just starting lunch so not crowded. The dining room was interesting. The ceiling was tin and the floor was concrete which gave it a rustic look....More

Thank Proud-Okie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a late breakfast. They stop serving breakfast at 10:30 AM Mountain time. We just made it. Wife had her Huevos Rancheros which she typically orders at Mexican Restaurants for breakfast. She indicated it was very good and plentiful. I had the basic...More

Thank BigL49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through Clayton on our way home from a long vacation and decided to stop here only after our other option in Springer was inexplicably closed on a Saturday. We actually try to eat at some local establishments because they tend to be better and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great omelet with pico and bacon, it was spicy but just right spicy, the coffee was plentiful, service was good but food delivery did take a while,

Thank Dale M
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14 April 2016|
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Response from Maggie W | Reviewed this property |
When we went through Clayton on a Sunday The Rabbit Ear was not open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S 1st St, Clayton, NM 88415 (Formerly Hi Ho Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 575-374-3277
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