Rabbit Ear Cafe

1201 S 1st St
Clayton, 88415
Reviews:
Wonderful mom and pop Mexican food restaurant. It's a perfect place to take a break on a road trip. There were many locals which means it's a good place. Our two orders took about 30 min which isn't bad for a restaurant but we wished it was quicker so we could have gotten back on the road sooner. The atmosphere was simple as expected in a small town but it's a nice break from the hustle and bustle of a big city. Our server was very nice and provided plenty of refills. My enchiladas were fantastic and my buddy said he enjoyed his combo plate. I will be back for more. Hopefully I can try their breakfast next time.
I stopped in here today for lunch on my way back to Colorado Springs from Odessa Texas. I have eaten here in the past, but never really thought about doing a review until today. Today I had the combination enchilada plate. It comes with rice and beans, and was very very good. I've had the "Sopapillaburger" in the past, and it was also very good. My waitress, and the other waitstaff were very friendly, and helpful. They all seem to work together in there nicely. Although it's not advertised, the meal came with sopapillas, and honey. Nice touch! About the only thing keeping me from giving it five stars is that they charge a ridiculous $1.29 for a tiny cup of sour cream. And I do mean tiny! I don't mind paying extra for a side of sour cream as I know it's kind of expensive, but that's simply robbery. Otherwise the prices are reasonable. I will be back, but I will bring my own sour cream next time :-)
This place is in a good location to stop while traveling. However, if you are used to good Mexican food (aka from Texas) do NOT go here. The chips and salsa were good. My friend and I both ordered cheese enchiladas, one red and one green. They were both disgusting. These people use AMERICAN CHEESE (or some other orange cheese) rather than MEXICAN WHITE CHEESE. The enchiladas were not enjoyable at all. They tasted like American cheese rolled up in a tortilla... Nasty. And the green sauce was not what I was used to. It was lumpy and had meat in it? So yeah don't go here if you've ever had good Mexican food.

(575) 374-3277

Mexican

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Pizza Hut

312 S 1st St
Clayton, 88415
Reviews:
This Pizza Hut is not very clean and the employees seem profoundly unhappy to be working there.
We rolled into Clayton at 7:30pm with 2 starving children. We saw that pizza hut was open until 8pm, so we called at 7:40 to place a to go order. They very rudely told us they were closed. When we said that it stated that they were open until 8, that just said "nope" and hung up. If the kitchen closes before 8 pm, it should state that very clearly. If I was the owner of this Pizza Hut, I would have a few words with the staff. By reading all the reviews, its clear that this Hut has a bad rep., which is only compounded by their poor staff attitudes.
We went in at 11:30. There are no posted hours for the lunch buffet, so it's possible they don't start until 12 noon, so I won't ding them on that. But this is a Pizza Hut that has been working to repair its reputation, so I will focus on that primarily. First, the good: the salad bar has been back for awhile, but I know when it is gone it is a constant complaint. The salad bar was clean and well stocked. The pizzas on the buffet had a decent selection and variety of toppings. Then, the bad: There's not a lot of attention to detail in cleanliness, which should be a very important thing for a restaurant looking to repair its reputation. The carpet is in bad need of shampooing, but the manager has been trying to address that, but shampooing doesn't solve the problem of small paper and food scraps in the carpet and on the tables. The tables did not look as if they had been properly cleaned. This was when they had first opened up, so it wasn't because of an overly busy day. To make matters worse, staff members were talking openly about someone who came into the restaurant, not a good idea when people can see and hear into the kitchen. Now the ugly: Most of the experience was good. Not great, but not atypical of small towns either. However, if small towns want to aspire for excellence, they really need to give attention to the overall dining experience. I ordered water. It was refilled exactly once, and that was when the waitress bought us our check. There were not many patrons in the restaurant, but the waitress did not arrive quickly with silverware and drink orders. The men's bathroom had not been swept the night before, the garbage was full, and there were no paper towels in the dispenser. This makes me wonder if the male employees the night before were washing their hands, as they would have had to notice the lack of paper towels if they were. Another patron noticed the plates set out for the buffet were all dirty. Everyone; they had to bring out more. Again, this reflects more on the night shift, but if you manage, you manage the whole restaurant, not just one shift. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the buffet doesn't technically open until noon, but even at noon they weren't ready, despite having customers who had been dining since 11:45. The pasta was not set out, the marinara was not set out, and even the breadsticks only came out very shortly prior. Sad to say, this was not a "wow" experience. This could have been done better, and would have, if there was a serious desire to see this restaurant excel. I am giving three stars noting that it is a generous three stars, and considering the effort they are putting in. There is still, however, much to be done.

(575) 374-2171

Pizza, Italian, Chicken Wings

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Crossroads Coffee

2 S Front St
Clayton, 88415
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(575) 374-5282

Cafes

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Subway

1406 S 1st St
Clayton, 88415
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(575) 374-9600

Fast Food, Sandwiches

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Super 8 Clayton

1425 South Highway 87
Clayton, 88415
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(800) 536-9326

Hotels

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Wild Horse Grill and Steakhouse

22 Pine St
Clayton, 88415
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(575) 374-8220

Steakhouses

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