Top 9 restaurants in Pojoaque, United States

April 14, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Pojoaque (/pəˈwɑːkiː/; Tewa: P'osuwaege Owingeh [p’òhsũ̀wæ̃̀gè ʔówîŋgè]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,907 at the 2010 census. Pojoaque Pueblo, a neighboring community, is an Indian Reservation, and the town of Pojoaque is a collection of communities near the Pueblo with people from various ethnic backgrounds. The area of Pojoaque includes the neighborhoods of Cuyamungue, Jacona, Jaconita, Nambé and El Rancho.
Things to do in Pojoaque

1. Sopaipilla Factory

7 W Gutierrez, Pojoaque, NM 87506-0954 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 505-455-2855
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Sopaipilla Factory

"This is true New Mexican food. The best sopaipillas around. This is where the locals eat".

Reviewed By Zell - San Antonio, TX

Everything from the food, to the service and to the friendliness of the staff was wonderful! We were staying at a location in the Buffalo Thunder Resort and this restaurant is only a few miles north.... very easy to locate. From the moment we entered the manager was smiling and welcoming. This continued with the server who patiently answered our questions. The food was served in a very reasonable amount of time and to our pleasant surprise a sopaipilla was served along with our order even though it had not been specified on the menu description. The sopaipilla's are wonderful. The chicken stuff sopaipilla was filled with tender chicken. We returned for two more dinners during our visit in the area and were never disappointed. The manager and the servers even recognized us, which is also nice and made us feel very welcome.

2. El Paragua

603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 505-753-3211
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 404 reviews

El Paragua

Reviewed By Tiffy_Bird - La Plata, Maryland

We stopped by Paragua based on the recommendation of a local merchant in Chimayo. Boy were we disappointed. Admittedly, we arrived a little later than the usual lunch hour, maybe 1:30 or so, but my chicken enchilada was served cold. Texture was not right and most important of all, it was tasteless. Sure, I appreciate the quick service and low price---but food quality matters. I wouldn't recommend eating here.

3. Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

300 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayo, NM 87522-4014 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 505-351-4444
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

Reviewed By Tiffy_Bird - La Plata, Maryland

Because we roomed at the Hacienda Rancho de Chimayo (across the street), we ate several meals at the Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante---3 dinners and 2 breakfasts. We found no better food or service during our New Mexico trip!

Servings of their entrees were very generous---often more than I could eat. For dinner we chose a variety of menu items---taco salad, tortilla soup and salad, steak quesadilla, sopailla, salmon salad, chicken breasts with chili con queso, avocado and shrimp salad, caramel cheesecake and raspberry cheesecake, margaritas---all of it fresh, abundant, and delicious. I especially enjoyed the Chimayo ranch dressing on the salads and the very spicy salsa. Yum!

With each meal we had warm, friendly, attentive servers. Even on weekends, when every table was full, our food did not take long to arrive. On weekend nights, a pair of musicians (with trumpet & guitar) roving from table to table provided delightful entertainment---both in their skilled playing & their wonderful humor. We loved them!

Breakfast portions were also huge---whether omelettes, oatmeal, or fresh fruit. Overall, eating at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante is like coming home to family. My mom enjoyed our experiences so much that she saw the owner ("Mrs J") after our last breakfast & thanked her. We cannot wait to go back.

4. El Parasol

30 Cities of Gold Rd, Pojoaque, NM 87506-0938 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-455-7185
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

El Parasol

Reviewed By HMac_2013 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Headed north for a Gallery tour outing to Cordova and Truchas, stopped for takeout breakfast burritos with bacon and green Chile. El Parasol (like its sister restaurants in Santa Fe and Espanola) is always a good choice for authentic Northern NM fast food. This time the breakfast burritos were just great, but watch out, the green Chile (though not quite tear inducing) is lip-numbingly hot.

5. La Cocina Restaurant

415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 24 +1 505-753-3016
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

La Cocina Restaurant

At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!

Reviewed By ABitSpoiled - New Mexico

By far THE best New Mexican food in a 30 mile radius. We have lived in the area for over 25 years and if you want to eat REAL New Mexican food, this is the place. Real authentic food, large portion sizes, great service. They also have a good beer selection, including several NM craft beers from SF Brewery.

6. La Mesita Eatery

86 Cities of Gold Rd, Pojoaque, NM 87506-0918 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 505-455-7004
Excellent
56%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

La Mesita Eatery

Reviewed By Chrisderanchos - Taos, New Mexico

Last weekend I met some friends for dinner at La Mesita. The menu is old fashioned--fried chicken is their claim to fame, they also offer grilled cheese sandwiches, mac and cheese, a Caesar salad, burgers, etc. My friends had the chicken preceded by house salads. Their salads were swimming in dressing and contained pale slices of tomatoes. They all raved about the chicken which was heavily coated in crispy batter. I had the mac and cheese with green Chile. It was okay, nothing special.
My order was incorrect and I had to track down the waiter to get it corrected. No one offered to bring us more drinks. Obviously, the service was slack and I found the ambiance minimal.

7. El Parasol

602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2522 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 505-753-8852
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

El Parasol

Reviewed By srfyogi - California

value for money...well not really...a small pint of salsa was 5 bucks... tamales were 2.50 each but they were good..no complaints on that front by way of taste or quality... biscochitos..3 for 2.50...oh well...would i go back? yes... but get selective tamales and be done...

8. Roadrunner Cafe

43 Ogo Wii Rd, Pojoaque, NM 87506-0922 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 505-455-3012
Excellent
12%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 31 reviews

Roadrunner Cafe

The Roadrunner Café is a small family owned (since 1981) business located in Pojoaque, New Mexico. We are open for breakfast and lunch. The menu includes breakfast (Breakfast Burritos, Huevos Rancheros, Traditional breakfast-- eggs, freshly made hash browns, meats like Top Sirloin steak/ bacon/ham/sausage; pancakes, French toast,etc.). Our lunch items includes New Mexican cuisine served with homemade Red or Green Chile (Try our famous sopapaillas); other lunch items such as Hamburgers, Club Sandwich, and other sandwiches; We have Fried Chicken or Chicken Fried steak served with mash potatoes and gravy, for lunch. Great place to eat! The locals love it. Come join us.

Reviewed By Dave N - Los Alamos, New Mexico

It's old but well kept, perfectly normal for northern New Mexico. Food is basic diner fare and some excellent spanish selections. The staff is friendly and fun, the place is clean and neat, bright and simple. As far as we can tell (haven't tried everything) anything you order will taste good, fill you up, and leave plenty of change in your pocket. If you like quirky diners at all, this one is a real find. Enjoy!

9. Mc Donalds

55 Cities of Gold Rd, Pojoaque, NM 87506-1008
Excellent
51%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Jerry B - Rio Rancho, New Mexico

We recently had to leave our Hotel up the road because of so many smokers on location. We drove down to McDonalds and found it completely smoke free. The service was exemplary, the place was very clean and the food was typical McDonalds but it tasted better because of the service and cleanliness that we encountered. We would definitely stop again.

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