The cafe will be open this Monday - Columbus Day.

THE CAFE IS OPEN!  The cafe will be open this Monday - Columbus Day.  This year, in addition to our spectacular sandwiches, delicious sundaes, frito pies, and special desserts, we will feature several new salads.  Plan a trip to the ranch to pick raspberries and then enjoy lunch with us!  This year our cafe will be staying open until 5:00 every day, so even if you don’t finish picking until 4:00, you can still stop by for something delicious to eat before your drive home.

We have evolved from a menu of a couple of items to several delicious sandwiches, popular New Mexico fare - Frito pies, tamales, red chile -  as well as several types of salads, and our soft serve ice cream drenched in homemade raspberry topping and fresh raspberries. Please see the menu below for details and prices.

After ordering, you may eat inside at one of our family style tables or outside at one of several picnic tables placed along the quiet tree lined acequia. Large willows growing on the banks of the acequia bend to provide shade as you enjoy your meal.  We are open only two or three months of the year, and the dining is VERY, VERY INFORMAL.  We always appreciate your patience in getting served when we are super busy.



All sandwiches are served on a choice of wholewheat or white bread, with a side salad or chips,

The Romero
Smoked turkey breast, Swiss-American cheese, tomatoes, red onions

The Rainsville
Black forest ham, Swiss-American cheese, tomatoes, red onions

The Guadalupita (Vegetarian)
Guacamole, cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, sliced carrots, sunflower seeds

The La Cueva Wrap
Wrap with lettuce, tomato, cheese, turkey or ham or both, guacamole, onions

Los Ninos
Peanut butter with Salman Ranch Raspberry Jam

New Mexico Favorites

Tamales and served with our homemade chile made with Chimayo red chile, cheese, and onions

Fidel's Frito Pie
A boat full of Fritos smothered in our homemade red chile and topped with cheese, tomatoes and onions

Beef Dogs

Horace Dog
100% beef hot dog in a bun with your choice of condiments and chips:

Shorty Dog
Add homemade red chile to the Horace Dog along with cheese and onions


Coyote Cone
Vanilla and raspberry swirl soft serve ice cream in a wafer cone 

Raspberry Sundae
The same soft serve ice cream resting on a bed of fresh raspberries and topped with our famous raspberry topping

Homemade Raspberry Pie, Muffins, Cookies are intermittently available and priced at the time they are offered


An assorment of soft drinks, tea, bottled water, and lemonade.


Always a romaine lettuce mixed SALAD with pecans, cheese, avocados (when available) and our raspberry vinegar dressing , and OTHER DELIGHTS of the chef posted on the blackboard.

About The Cafe

Hours of Operation
The Cafe is open  Tuesday-Sunday during the U Pick It Raspberry Season (typically mid August to mid October).  

Food is served from 11am to 5 pm everyday - Closed on Mondays - EXCEPT LABOR DAY - The Cafe will be open on Labor Day!

Cafe Atmosphere
Dining is extremely informal

Pets (on leashes) are welcome at the outside picnic tables

Tour Lunches
To arrange lunch for your tour in advance of your arrival, please call 866-281-1515

Take Out Orders
Call 866-281-1515 or locally 387-2900 and ask for the Cafe

VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Credit Cards Accepted

What You've Said

"I drive from Santa Fe just for the soft ice cream with fresh raspberries and the homemade topping"

Mary Margaret Rhodes