2019 TV series

The Crashdown Cafe is a diner in The CW science fiction series Roswell, New Mexico. It is owned by Liz Ortecho's family.

Plot overview

The Crashdown is a diner-style restaurant owned and operated by Liz's father, Arturo Ortecho. Liz and her sister, Rosa, worked at the restaurant as teenagers. The Ortecho family lives on the second floor above the restaurant.

After Rosa's death, the diner has been vandalized on the anniversary of her death.

Theme and features

The diner is themed around the 1947 UFO crash. The wait staff wears green uniforms with head antennae. A crashing rocket is part of the diner sign. The diner features alien-themed and malt-shop style decorations, including a jukebox.


Monday through Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM

Thursday through Saturday: 6 AM - 9 PM

Sunday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Menu items

The diner serves a variety of alien-themed food, including:

  • Breakfast
    • U-F-Omelette[4]
    • Flying Saucer Cakes[4]
    • UnEGGsplained Breakfast Plate[4]
    • Cosmic Cakes[5]
    • Crashbrowns[5]
  • Lunch
    • The Crashdown Burger[4]
    • Krispy Crashdown Burger[4]
    • Chicken-of-the-Cosmos Tuna Melt[4]
    • Neptuna Melt[5]
  • Dinner
    • Men in Blackened Salmon[4][1]
    • 2001 A Steak Odyssey with Galactic Gravy[4][2]
    • Pork Chop From Outer Space[4]
  • Sides
    • Scully's Sweet Potato Fries[4][1]
    • Futuristic Fries[4]
    • Alien Skins[4]
    • Crater Tots[5]
  • Drinks
    • Milk-y Way Shake[1]
    • Shatner Shake[4]
    • Little Green Man Shake[6]
  • Other
    • Space Jam[4][7]
    • Men in Blackout Special[2] (offered during the blackout)
    • Flying Sauce[1][6]
    • Cakes, cupcakes, and pies.
    • Rocket Relish[5]

The diner does not serve alcohol.[7]


  • Max's shake order is a Little Green Man shake with whipped cream and two cherries.[6]
  • In 2008, the Crashdown had stickers to "Vote '08" with the '08 in blue, indicating they were endorsing Obama.[6]
  • Every year on Rosa's death the café gets vandalized.


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