"Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts."

-Charles Waterman

Places to Eat

There are a limited number of places to sit down and eat in Pecos. Depending on your mood, Santa Fe will be you best option. There are three great, diverse choices on Old Las Vegas Highway between Eldorado and the first Santa Fe exit.


Frankies Casanova in Pecos Frankie's Casanova 505 757-3322

At the corner of Main Street and NM-50, across from the old Adelo's General Store
They're in town and the food is reliably good. If you don't feel like driving into Santa Fe for a meal. They serve Soutwestern cuisine. We generally go for breakfast - our favorites are the French Toast, Green Chile Enchilada Casserole and Pinion coffee. Friendly service and a hard working staff.

Mayela's Restaurant in Pecos Mayela's Restaurant 505 757-3038
232 Glorieta Hwy, Pecos, NM 87552

West of the four-way stop, at the top of the hill.  You can't miss it.  It's a bright yellow building with lots of New Mexico iconography. An alternative to Frankie's.  We stop in here for breakfast every now and then, but they have a full menu and they're open from breakfast through supper. The offer a good breakfast, New Mexican dishes and basic American fare. Open every day of the week, except Tuesdays, 7am - 8pm.

Harry's Roadhouse Harry's Roadhouse 505 989-4629
96-B Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe

We'd driven by Harry's for years, always remarking that we should try it out. You can see it from the freeway and it always looks busy. It is often busy, but don't let the parking lot fool you. We've never waited more than 30 minutes. The bar is always a good place for two to eat. When the weather's nice there's a patio out back. The service is efficient and usually very good. All food choices are good. Breakfast is one of our favorites and the desserts a great.

Don't forget to order a margarita on the rocks with your favorite tequila.

Cafe Fina 505 466-3886Cafe Fina Santa Fe
624 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe

This restaurant used to be Real Food Nation. They serve breakfast all day. Also sandwiches, burgers and salads. If you're in a hurry and don't want to sit inside, they have a drive thru. We've eaten here a few times, when the drive into Santa Fe seems like too much. Everything we've had so far has been pretty nice. Closes at 3PM. Open for dinner 5:30-9 PM Thursday-Saturday. Their Facebook page is offers a little more current information than the website.