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Palacio Cafe

209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
+1 505-989-3505
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“green chile stew” (129 reviews)
“sandwiches” (82 reviews)
“breakfast tacos” (34 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our friends had told us how much they had enjoyed the Palacio Cafe. This trip we got to go there with them. We didn't want a large lunch so we got the Frito pie special that day. It was the perfect size and really good...just...More

4  Thank c d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the food, loved the hospitality. A very nice gentleman was making sure everyone got a table. Smothered breakfast burrito was wonderful.

4  Thank Seward07
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I just can’t say how delicious our lunch was. I have never had better Tamales or Chile Rellenos. We will be back.

5  Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast. Excellent service, good food. Appears family owned. Happy smiling staff. Owner/manager works too! Good Green Chile sauce w a kick!

6  Thank kimU4494FJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast which was really good! The atmosphere was nice and close to the St Francis Basilica! I love how the owner came out and personally checked on us 💜

4  Thank LynnHenry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have had lunch here on previous trips to Santa Fe, and made it a point to visit again. This time the green chile had a delicious "smoky flavor", and it complemented the enchilada plate beautifully! Service and food was excellent, as always!

6  Thank DukeBlue80016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant always lives up to my expectations. The people are so nice and the food is fantastic and fresh. The chicken enchiladas are soooo... good. The salsa and chips are unusual but fantastic. I’m always proud to take guests here.

3  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great and the owner is attentive and the nicest guy. On top of that my wife’s veggie enchiladas were fresh and delicious and the beans were the best she has ever had. I consider myself a sandwich connoisseur and they have the...More

8  Thank Sandwhichmaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re from North Carolina, and have decent Mexican restaurants. At least I thought we did. Then we came to Santa Fe and had Palacio Cafe recommended by the desk staff at our hotel. I had the chicken enchilada plate. It was excellent. Now I’m spoiled....More

7  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this was our first meal in Santa Fe at a long time local restaurant. It has very good reviews, very much deserved it seems. Our lunch was excellent. The green Chile soup was spectacular. Her enchiladas were excellent. My beef burrito was excellent. We...More

5  Thank Axelrod608
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Questions & Answers
22 July 2018|
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Response from KWYSWilley | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a few tables in front of cafe. And NM state law allows dogs in outside eating areas.
24 March 2017|
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Response from LakeLoafer | Reviewed this property |
They only serve breakfast and lunch. They don't take reservations.
11 November 2016|
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Response from Kathleen H | Reviewed this property |
Seafood? No. Vegetarian? Yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-989-3505
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