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Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant

1201 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-2201
+1 575-445-9811
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“chicken salad” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, American
$$ - $$$
1201 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-2201
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While my husband was at a meeting - I searched Trip Advisor for a great lunch location. Pappas’ did not disappoint!!! I took the advice of the waitress and selected the chicken salad sandwich. It was awesome- and the home made bread was to die...More

Thank AmaTravelingNana
SweetShop1923, Owner at Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your nice review! We hope to see you again and we'll have our homemade bread ready for you!

Reviewed 5 December 2017

Saw the earlier ratings and stopped for lunch...Great local place, very friendly and helpful staff and wonderful food!!!! Try the Onion Rings!!!!!!! Don't pass on the homemade bread either!

Thank Frank G
Ann R, Owner at Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank You for your wonderful review! Glad you decided to stop in and give us a try! Hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I was disappointed to find out there is no actual candy shop still operating. However, the local, "grandma's" feel restaurant satisfied our tummies. Operational hours are a bit peculiar so make sure to check that out before stopping by for a visit. Highly recommend the...More

Thank Chicana92
Reviewed 3 October 2017

An historic Raton eatery, the Sweet Shop is now a 4th generation establishment that specializes in a solid, no nonsense menu with decent portions and good, friendly service.

Thank tricetunes
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

They had a Sunday buffet for breakfast that was ok. The eggs on the hot plate weren't hot, but they were edible. The bacon and sausage was real good though. The waitress was very friendly, and we were in and out real quick.

Thank James D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I knew Pappa's from over 30 years ago. The food was first rate and the history behind it goes back to the 1950's. Now, not so much. It looks like a cheap diner, the food was mediocre and the service was ridiculously slow.More

Thank ceedeeo2015
Ann R, Owner at Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

I'm sorry to hear your dining experience wasn't pleasant. I'll definitely be looking into this. Raton has gone through some major changes in the last 30 years including our race track and coal mine closing down. The recession hit Raton hard and more businesses closed...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We tried this out on a Sunday when they serve their breakfast buffet.The restaurant opens at 8 but the buffet does not start until 8:30. It had everything on it---sausage and gravy, biscuits, bacon, eggs, french toast, pancakes, and fresh fruit. The food was good,...More

Thank Gloria328
Ann R, Owner at Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for having breakfast with us! Lots of history especially since the restaurant will be celebrating our 94th year in business this November. The employees love talking about the history of Raton!

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

For years we'd stop at the Four Seasons however they have retired creating a breakfast dilemma. What we found was a wonderful surprise. Pappas sweet shop has a great breakfast buffet. Eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. Bacon sausage, French toast fruit pancakes and more....More

Thank Jjohn10498
Ann R, Owner at Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you very much for the wonderful comments! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I was attending a convention, and the host city set up a Sunday morning buffet for us.It was excellent-definitely all you could eat! Great location for a large group.

Thank travelady56
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This time I had the cheeseburger and it was very good. The fries were greasy and limp ... but for some reason people in the area like them that way ... I do not. The service this day was very slow. But the facility is...More

Thank Schofield1956
Ann R, Owner at Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

I really appreciate your review and comments. I am always working on improving everything to make our customers dining experience enjoyable and I'll share your feedback with the staff to come up with a way to make the service faster and the fries crispier. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-2201
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 575-445-9811
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Family owned restaurant in business since 1923. Our sandwiches are still served on our homemade bread. We have expanded the menu this year to include more home style favorites like meatloaf with homemade mashed potatoes, and spaghetti. We have kept our local Mexican food favorites such as our pancake style enchiladas, stuffed sopapilla,and fajitas. We also have beer and wine to accompany your meal. Sunday's we have a breakfast buffet from 8:30-11:30.
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