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Elida's Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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801 Railroad Ave, Springer, NM 87747
+1 575-483-2985
07:00 - 15:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Drop off the interstate for a good, home-cooked meal. Excellent, friendly service; clean restrooms. Excellent breakfast cooked to order. Recommended!

Thank stevew3217
Santa Fe, NM
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Springer this is about the only choice for a sit-down restaurant. My eggs were cooked as ordered. The pancakes were plain (not buttermilk) and very fluffy ... but not much taste. Only one type of syrup. Seemed expensive for what I ordered.

Thank Schofield1956
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great home-made New Mexican food. Posole fantastic. Green chili has nice flavor, yet not too hot. Little gem 37 minutes south of Raton. May be the only restaurant in town. Closes at 3:00pm. Note about chili in New Mexico for those not familiar. There are two kinds - green and red. Green is usually milder, but not always. You need... More 

Thank Cdestree
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I usually don't eat within 5 miles of the interstate because the food is generally bad. This great restaurant changed my opinion. Great local fare, inexpensive and very tasty. Friendly service and clean restrooms. Highly recommend by a very tough critic and picky eater.

Thank Toby S
Salina, Kansas
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

On a long car trip we stopped to grab a breakfast burrito to go. The young lady who waited on us was wonderful; she was very cheerful, explained what they offered, and was so very nice. Even though we were picking up a takeout, she asked if we wanted a water to go. They fixed half the burrito with chiles,... More 

Thank Glenn W
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch at this place because of its high ranking on TripAdvisor. The service was good and fast, but the quality of meal was below the average.

Thank Mkotch
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Just down the road from the Oasis Motel. Had delightful breakfast with my girlfriend. Waitress was very nice and hospitable. All the locals gather there to visit and eat. I had the Stuffed Breakfast Sopapillas. Delicious.

Thank Bob C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Arizona and beyond. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly. Good value for the price. If you like authentic mexican food, you will like this restaurant!

Thank SnoopDog1
Springer, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food &service are always great. They close at 3pm daily which is annoying. Authentic Mexican food.

Thank D282JUdenisem
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small cheerful restaurant. I had some of the best new Mexican Cuisine ever. Their chile rellenos and stuffed sopaipillas were delicious. There was only one waitress but she was friendly and efficient. I will definitely stop here again when traveling in the area.

Thank Judy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
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: 801 Railroad Ave, Springer, NM 87747
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Springer
  • Phone Number: +1 575-483-2985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?