Tijeras Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Tijeras

April 14, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Tijeras is a village in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 541 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Tijeras

1. Range Cafe

4401 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3138 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 +1 505-293-2633
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Range Cafe

Reviewed By Sarah S - Franklin, Tennessee

I have visited the various “worldwide” locations all in/around ABQ and the food is consistently excellent. The menu is great since it has both southwest cuisine as well as American food and bar food. Service from the kitchen is a bit slow but the waitress was attentive and we were in no hurry, so it was all good for us!

2. Burger Boy

12023 14 N, 12023 14 N, 87008, Cedar Crest, New Mexico, Cedar Crest, NM 87008 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Southwestern, Fast Food, Diner Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 505-281-3949
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Burger Boy

Reviewed By Feenixwest

While driving the Turquoise Trail, we stopped at this family owned restaurant where we were told that the matriarch at age age 85 still gets up daily to make the chili sauces. She and her daughter run this restaurant. We had 1/3 pound burgers with a choice of mustard, ketchup, tomato, lettuce and onions. Burgers came with choice of fries or potato chips. Food was brought to our table piping hot. We were offer free refills on our soft drinks. Inexpensive soft serve cones followed. Prices are very reasonable. The walls of the restaurant are lined with personalized coffee mugs and memorabilia. Nice stop on the trail.

3. Old Tyme Shop & Ice Cream Parlor

10786 Hwy 337 South 14, Tijeras, NM 87059 +1 505-281-3892
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Old Tyme Shop & Ice Cream Parlor

Reviewed By Rebecca A

Driving south on 337 from Tijeras you'll find this little gem in about 20-25 minutes. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays until 7:00 serving ice cream treats, green chili cheeseburgers, hot dogs, Frito pie.
We had the green chili cheeseburger basket (chips and burger) and were pleased with the size and flavor. Also tried a yummy shake (coffee ice cream and caramel syrup) and (on another day-we are repeat customers) the banana split. Banana split was gigantic-sharing size- and delicious. Service is friendly. 50s nostalgia. Poodle skirts hang in the women's bathroom.
Great for families. Karaoke, movie night, jam sessions all happen on occasion. For dates check FB.
Have fun!

4. McDonald's

US Hwy 491, Waterflow, NM 87421 +1 505-368-3844
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

McDonald's

Reviewed By ArkansasDisneyaddict - Arkansas

We arrived about 4:30 on Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was not busy. The service was friendly, the food was typical Mc Donald's. It was not hot, it was not fresh, but it was expected. I don't go to Mc Donald's for gourmet food.

I did, however, have some real issues. Number one, I use a wheelchair. They had EVERY handicapped space blocked off for a truck. This is illegal. When I did make it in, the food was not made correctly. A McCafe iced coffee coffee was ordered, we were told they had a sugar free flavor (we order this frequently in our home area--we were traveling). They charged for the expensive flavored, ice coffee but gave her regular coffee served over ice. We could have done that. I ordered hamburgers, but they came with cheese.

Finally, the bathroom was reasonably clean but the handicapped restroom had a broken toilet paper dispenser. The lid would not stay up and blocked the toilet.

I don't expect much but I do expect to be able to get into the building, receive the food I ordered, I use the restroom.

5. Roots Farm Cafe

11784 New Mexico 337, Tijeras, NM 87059-8619 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 505-900-4118
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Roots Farm Cafe

Reviewed By KCsew - Winter Haven, Florida

Very different from any other breakfast place. You order and pay at a small counter and most food and drink is served to the table. There is a large variety of coffees, teas and natural soft drinks. Menu is small but interesting. My husband loved the breakfast burrito and I had the "special toast" with cream cheese and homemade raspberry jam.
Breakfast and lunch "all" day.

6. The Greenside Cafe

12165 State Highway 14 N, Suite B-1, Village of Bella Vista Shopping Center, Cedar Crest, NM 87008-9461 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 505-286-2684
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

The Greenside Cafe

The Greenside Cafe is a casual counter service style restaurant 15 minutes east of Albuquerque, NM on the scenic Turquoise Trail Highway. We offer a wide selection of beers and wine and have one of the most scenic patios in the state. The Greenside Cafe is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week and offers breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only.

Reviewed By Jimminnm - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Quaint mountain cafe with friendly staff and hot fresh food. Their signature coffee is rich and bold. The fresh homade cinnamon rolls are light and flavorful. The menu is diverse and worthy of multiple visits. This cafe is a great highway stop while going up or down the Sandia mountains to the peak parking lot or skii area that is worth the drive for a view of Albuquerque from 10,000 feet.

7. Trail Rider Pizza

544 New Mexico 333, Tijeras, NM 87059-7356 Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 12 +1 505-281-6068
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Trail Rider Pizza

We are a small, family owned and operated pizzeria located just east of Albuquerque in Tijeras on old Route 66. We are proud to be in our 10th year as owners and believe we are a staple in our community. Don't let our old building bother you, we are the 'Best Smelling Trailer in the World!' Each pizza is made fresh to order, hand tossed and generously topped. We offer single slices as well as whole gourmet pizzas. Choose one of our 10+ 'tried and true' combos or design your own. We also offer hot and cold subs, salads, hot wings, green Chile cheesebread, gelato and sorbet, GLUTEN FREE crust, and soups and Panini sandwiches (seasonal).

Reviewed By Kathey P - New Mexico

While it doesn't appear to be much, it's worth a stop to grab a slice or an entire pie from trail rider. Wasn't too sure about pizza made in a trailer but it's much like a food truck would be just with a bit more space. The prices are typical for fresh pizza with fresh ingredients. They can get busy since they provide the take out for Molly's next door. They don't take on-line orders but typically you can get through with a phone call. They have unique combinations and local names for the pizza's like Santa Fe or Taos. Not sure about why they use DWI for a pizza name but the combo on the pizza works just not the name.

8. Ponderosa Family Restaurant & Grill

10676 New Mexico 337, Tijeras, NM 87059-8608 Mexican, American, Steakhouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 505-281-1181
Excellent
33%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Ponderosa Family Restaurant & Grill

Homemade comfort food in a beautiful mountain community. A place to get great food and service just outside the city.

Reviewed By Ray T - Mountainair, New Mexico

The server was friendly and helpful but the food is just so-so. Nothing fresh except the eggs, (we ate breakfast). Chicken Fried Steak was cooked from frozen stock and the gravy out of a can with no seasoning.

The dinner menu looked interesting and yet there was not a steak in sight. This place is right out of the north woods or perhaps Virginia City where I expected Hoss or Little Joe to walk out at any moment.

The ambiance is great but unfortunately the owners are missing the mark. I am hopeful they can find themselves as the Ponderosa has only recently re-opened.

9. San Antonio Crane

17 Pino Street, San Antonio, NM Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 575-835-2208
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

San Antonio Crane

This is not the Crane Restaurant in Lemitar, NM. It is on Pino ST. Just behind the Buckhorn. 17 Pino S San Antonio, NM 87832(575) 835-2208

Reviewed By Melissa E - Dubuque, Iowa

We live in Socorro and have eaten at the Crane several times. Our family just loves their food. My seven year old says the have the best tacos ever--I agree! The chips and salsa are fantastic! San Antonio is "famous" for The Buckhorn and The Owl (they are good, too), but the Crane is always our first choice.

10. Turquoise Trail

12220 State Highway 14 N, Cedar Crest, NM 87008-9407 Southwestern, American +1 505-407-2371
Excellent
35%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Turquoise Trail

Reviewed By Ruth B

Only adds about 15 min to drive between Albuquerque and santa fe. There are several places to stop if you want. The speed limit changes often. Make sure to obey especially in small towns. Madrid usually has the most people crossing or walking along the road, so go very slow through town. I've seen many people not check for traffic before stepping into the road there.

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