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Kaw-Lija's

Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
+1 575-377-3424
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (23 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“burgers” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I might've had really high hopes when entering the place. The nostalgia feeling in it was fantastic. And the service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly. The food was average. I had the smothered breakfast burrito. The burrito itself was great but the red chile...More

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Food wise it's nothing to write home about but, the people who were running the establishment were super friendly and we had some great conversation. The breakfast was something to put in the old gas tank to get me going as we were heading to...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Gitchy little coffee shop with great pasteries, ice cream and coffee. The town is a beautiful stop on the Enchanted Circle.

Thank Angele F
Linda H, Owner at Kaw-Lija's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for stopping and enjoying our baked goods and coffee!!!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

In this little town there aren't many places to dine at night. Kaw Lijas is a diner that has your typical diner food. I had a BLT and they were a little skimpy on the bacon. Boyfriend had pulled pork sliders… They were OK. The...More

1  Thank Tlynn C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great stop to grab some ice cream and walk around Eagle Nest. The food and service is average. We have stopped twice for lunch but several times for ice cream.

Thank TheOCfromBigD
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very friendly staff and a menu of very well prepared food classics. As mentioned by others - the burger with home made fries (crisp wedges) is really good! My family had other dishes and we all sat back and agreed it to be a super...More

1  Thank Peter_DK2970
Linda H, Owner at Kaw-Lija's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your business! Please stop in again!

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast at this place, the dining area was slightly understaffed and they handled it with professional grace. The food tastes great and the prices are reasonable! Good little place to eat with your family.

Thank Claytony565
Linda H, Owner at Kaw-Lija's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for eating with us. Please stop in again!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great burgers and homemade fries. Don't forget the cherry chocolate chunk ice cream. We go every vacation in enchanted circle area

Thank Kyle T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We love to drive over Bobcat from Red River and shop the stores in Eagle Nest, go to the Farmers Market when open, and eat at Kaw-Lija's! My son love the Green Chili Burger and I love the Green Chili Chicken Quesadillas. Live music on...More

Thank texsquaredancers
Linda H, Owner at Kaw-Lija's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

We love having you in our businesses. Thanks so much for the kind words! Look forward to next time!

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The Food and service was excellent. Very highly recommended. An added bonus was their courtesy to folks in need that poked their heads in from the street.

Thank Colleen R
Linda H, Owner at Kaw-Lija's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. It is our busiest holiday of the summer! Happy your experience was great!

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justmary46
13 September 2015|
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Response from Patrick B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive, but I believe they open for lunch around 11 AM and stay open till around 8 PM. They do close early sometimes if it is slow. I think they close for the season on the 27th of Sept.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM 87718
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Eagle Nest
  • Phone Number: +1 575-377-3424
  • E-mail
Description
Kaw-Lija's is located downtown in beautiful Eagle Nest, New Mexico. We are a 50s-60s diner and also offer a complete old-fashioned ice cream parlor and specialty coffee bar. We have been in business for 31 years! Currently our schedule is Monday - Sunday 8am to 8pm. We have been written up in Sunset Magazine on three different occasions!!! Checkout our quality food!
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