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Palacio Cafe

209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-989-3505
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (204 reviews)
“green chile stew” (122 reviews)
“sandwiches” (81 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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1 - 10 of 981 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here on a Sat. for late lunch. Very small, it was crowded, with room for only 30-40 people. Even though lunch time, they still allowed me to order breakfast, which was a wonderful serving of properly done Fr. Toast. Definitely worth a try, even...More

2  Thank Nuttman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I️ love red enchiladas and this place does it right! Small, quaint, and the service is very friendly! Stop in and you will not be disappointed!

1  Thank 10jenn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Prior to my Santa Fe visit I checked several sites incl. TA to find a delicious restaurant in a good location for a fair price. This was a gem! Small but cute and quaint. Very near to main Plaza. Friendly service. I had the chicken...More

3  Thank trra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. Sat at one of the outside tables. Service was very good. Menu was diverse, i.e. not just Mexican food. Tried the green chili stew and chicken enchiladas with both red and green chili. What can i say but “Wow!” The...More

5  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. It's a small place--maybe only 10 tables or so and they were busy, but we were able to get a table with no wait. We ordered the posole and a...More

7  Thank Summer W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate there twice as it was close to the Plaza and very good. The Palacio Club sandwich was filling and the green chili stew was a special. It is small so get there early. You can also get it to go. I liked it...More

5  Thank jkferg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us split 2 breakfast burritos, the staff was more than happy to split, and it was great. Could have used a little more chili on each serving, but food was tasty. Can't say it's a "don't miss", but would go back again.

2  Thank dogfacedboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch here recently and were pleasantly surprised by the funky atmosphere and delicious food. A little ways from the plaza, this place is terrific.

6  Thank bobz11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday morning in Santa Fe can be a challenge for getting a memorable breakfast. It's not the lack of several high quality options, it's the number of travelers looking for sustenance on this Day of Rest. Our group of six called ahead to our first...More

6  Thank thelazypranch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is amazing. My husband had a traditional breakfast of bacon, eggs and hash browns. I had the breakfast burrito. Wonderful place for a bite to eat while shopping.

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
March 24, 2017|
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Response from LakeLoafer | Reviewed this property |
They only serve breakfast and lunch. They don't take reservations.
November 11, 2016|
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Response from Kathleen H | Reviewed this property |
Seafood? No. Vegetarian? Yes.
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for breakfast and lunch, no reservations. All menu options available all the time.
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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, Kids, Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-989-3505
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