Pasqual’s

Asian | New American | New Mexican | Southwestern
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Pasqual’s is a modest corner café with immodestly good food. It serves three meals a day, and we love its squash and red onion enchiladas as well as the chicken mole and truly excellent “Ranch Burger” served with garlic fries; but our favorite time to come is breakfast. The whole wheat pancakes are large but featherweight, served with real maple syrup. French toast is made from house-baked honey whole-wheat bread. Granola is world-class, and the five-grain hot cereal with butter and syrup is impossible to resist. For those who want something really exotic, there is a tamale dulce, wrapped in banana leaves and garnished with Mexican hot chocolate. Or how about fried blue and yellow cornmeal mush?

There is no more wonderful corned beef hash than the one served here. Good-size nuggets of zesty brisket, some of them velvet tender others crunchy, are scattered with scallions over a plate of buttery home fries, the whole shebang topped with two quivery poached eggs. To make this one of the best morning meals ever, we like to side it by a glass of Mexican hot chocolate, which is garnished with freshly grated cinnamon and packs a dizzying cocoa/spice character that is subtle but impossible to stop drinking.

After a few meals at Pasqual’s, it is easy to feel affection for its unpretentious, sometimes clamorous ambiance; this is a restaurant with a brilliant personality that perfectly complements the high quality fare from the kitchen.

What to Eat
Pasqual’s, Corned beef hash
Corned beef hash
Must-Try
Made of good-size chunks of corned beef, Pasqual’s hash is part crisp, part tender. And the potatoes underneath are buttery-good.
Pasqual’s, Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Must-Try
A close-up view of Pasqual’s superb Mexican hot chocolate. Freshly-grated cinnamon on top makes all the difference.
Pasqual’s, Durango Omelet
Durango Omelet
Must-Try
The creative Durango omelet included organic ham, scallions, jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream, sautéed mushrooms and a green chile or a tomatillo salsa. Or in this case, both sauces! Highly recommended!
Pasqual’s, Huevos Motulenos
Huevos Motulenos
Must-Try
Huevos motulenos puts over easy eggs and black beans on a corn tortilla and then tops them with banana, feta, green peas, roasted tomato-jalapeno salsa, plus the chile of your choice. Spectacular!
Pasqual’s, Spinach and Cheese Enchilada
Spinach and Cheese Enchilada
Must-Try
Pasqual’s fabulous spinach and cheese enchilada is accompanied by a ridiculously tender roasted banana.
Pasqual’s, Pancakes
Pancakes
Must-Try
From-scratch pancakes, some of the best in the West.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday5:30pm - 9:30pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
11 stops | 306 MILES | 5 hr

A visit to New Mexico during the height of chile season takes us from Albuquerque, where the State Fair is underway, north to magical city of Santa Fe, then finally south to the chile-growing country of the Mesilla Valley, where we will be hosted by Dr. Paul Bosland, the world's foremost chile expert.

10 stops | 360 MILES | 5 hr 52 min

The drive along old Route 66 from the Texas Panhandle to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico is a pageant of natural splendor and unabashed roadside kitsch: garish trading posts juxtaposed with stunning rock mesas, come-hither billboards rising up in turquoise skies, long-abandoned house trailers scattered in measureless fields, and…

3 stops | 1 MILE | 8 min

Santa Fe's bounty of good food merits at least a week of eating ... or two or three weeks, or more. But let's say you have just one day and four meals to taste what is known as "The City Different." You'll want breakfast of huevos motulenos or corned beef hash at Pasqual's and late…

13 stops | 347 MILES | 5 hr 56 min

The Royal Road

One of the most delicious American Byways is El Camino Real ("The Royal Road") through New Mexico. In addition to spectacular natural beauty, travelers will encounter all kinds of opportunities to savor one of the nation's most distinctive regional cuisines, much of which is based around the state's two official co-vegetables: the…

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Price
$$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
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