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Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House

32 Main Street
Pinos Altos, NM 88053
(575) 538-9911
Five Stars
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The historic Buckhorn City saloon in the now abandoned ghost town of Pinos Altos has been serving Silver City tourists and locals since opening back in the 1860's. A long time favorite for dining and entertainment, Buckhorn Saloon continues to impress guests with its' cozy rustic ambiance and steakhouse style entrees.

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Buckhorn is definitely the place to go in the area if you are craving a quality steak. However, you will also find plenty of other entrée options such as burgers, sandwiches, pasta, and even a wonderful Southwestern Style Macaroni and Cheese.

As we choose to avoid red meat, we opted for the Mac and Cheese and a Grilled Chicken sandwich. Both were fantastic, especially the creamy, subtly spiced mac and cheese which had a great kick without being overly spicy. The homemade French fries are a must try as well. The complimentary bread is also quite good. If your visit falls on a Friday, you really must try their Clam Chowder soup.

If you have any room left over, be sure to try one of their house made desserts. New York Style cheesecake, Flourless Chocolate Torte, Chocolate Peanut Butter cake - there are so many tempting treats to indulge in. Why not? You are on vacation!


Service is wonderful here - friendly, attentive, and professional. We noticed a table celebrating a birthday dinner and the waiters went out of their way to make it a special experience.


The ambiance inside Buckhorn Saloon is very warm and welcoming. This is the perfect place for those seeking out that traditional Wild West charm. The dark wood and cozy fireplaces make this a great place to enjoy dinner in a nice rustic ambiance. Buckhorn offers a fine dining experience without feeling overly stuffy.

Live music is frequently on the lineup so be sure to check the calendar of events.

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Final Remarks

Buckhorn Saloon is a nice stop after an exhausting day exploring the Gila cliff dwellings. As it is conveniently located on the same route, there's no reason to look any further.

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