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San Marcos Cafe

3877 SR-14, Cerrillos, NM - (505) 471-9298
In addition to its superb cinnamon roll, the San Marcos Cafe is known for “eggs San Marcos,” a large serving of fluffy scrambled eggs wrapped inside a tortilla and sided by beans, chili, and guacamole under a mantle of melted cheese. There are good biscuits and gravy, pork chops, machaca (beef and eggs with pico de gallo), and smoked chicken sausage.
90% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Breakfast Buritto
eggs San Marcos
cinnamon bun
machaca
Green Chile Chicken Lasagna
Huevos Rancheros
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When we came across the San Marcos Café along the Turquoise Trail to Cerrillos, a heretofore unrecognized rule of finding good Roadfood dawned on us: look for restaurants with live poultry strutting around. Blue Heaven in Key West was the first such place on the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3877 SR-14, Cerrillos, NM
(505) 471-9298

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A glorious cinnamon roll: light, flaky, sweet, and satisfying
"A glorious cinnamon roll: light, flaky, sweet, and satisfying"
Michael Stern





For those who aren't morning coffee drinkers, San Marcos Cafe makes first-rate hot chocolates.
"For those who aren't morning coffee drinkers, San Marcos Cafe makes first-rate hot chocolates."
Cliff Strutz


Even though there are no eggs visible, they are there, wrapped inside the tortilla.  We especially liked the chile here, with the green being much hotter.
"Even though there are no eggs visible, they are there, wrapped inside the tortilla. We especially liked the chile here, with the green being much hotter."
Cliff Strutz


San Marcos Café usually has a few unusual items listed on their specials board.  This green chile chicken lasagna was a favorite at our table.
"San Marcos Café usually has a few unusual items listed on their specials board. This green chile chicken lasagna was a favorite at our table."
Cliff Strutz


The pineapple upside down cake was nice and moist, but the fact that it was sliced in a pie wedge shape threw us off!
"The pineapple upside down cake was nice and moist, but the fact that it was sliced in a pie wedge shape threw us off!"
Cliff Strutz


Coffee’s good at the San Marcos café. These nice mugs are for sale as souvenirs.
"Coffee’s good at the San Marcos café. These nice mugs are for sale as souvenirs."
Michael Stern


An unusual sight: the San Marcos dining room with available seats. Despite its relatively remote location, it is a popular destination eatery, and a super-convenient stop for folks on their way to Cerrillos or Madrid. If you plan on eating here on a weekend morning, it’s best to call ahead and make sure there’s room.
"An unusual sight: the San Marcos dining room with available seats. Despite its relatively remote location, it is a popular destination eatery, and a super-convenient stop for folks on their way to Cerrillos or Madrid. If you plan on eating here on a weekend morning, it’s best to call ahead and make sure there’s room."
Michael Stern


We’re not sure who the dog is or what the skull signifies, but the rooster on the refrigerator magnets in the upper left and lower right is Buddy, who for five years in the early 1990s served as unofficial maitre d’ at the San Marcos Café. When Buddy passed away, many customers mourned. And although a few other roosters have been named to take his place, none has ever had the people skills that Buddy did.
"We’re not sure who the dog is or what the skull signifies, but the rooster on the refrigerator magnets in the upper left and lower right is Buddy, who for five years in the early 1990s served as unofficial maitre d’ at the San Marcos Café. When Buddy passed away, many customers mourned. And although a few other roosters have been named to take his place, none has ever had the people skills that Buddy did."
Michael Stern


One of the house peacocks displays his colors outside the front door. Note the white pea hens behind him on both sides.
"One of the house peacocks displays his colors outside the front door. Note the white pea hens behind him on both sides."
Michael Stern


Not that he’ll likely be mistaken for the Duke, but Michael couldn’t help striking a John Wayne pose in a doorway to the side of the San Marcos Café.
"Not that he’ll likely be mistaken for the Duke, but Michael couldn’t help striking a John Wayne pose in a doorway to the side of the San Marcos Café."
Michael Stern



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