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Cafe Castro

2811 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2311
+1 505-473-5800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (65 reviews)
“enchiladas” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2811 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals come here, and I see why. Really good food. Good service. Nice people. The green chili queso is wonderful. Inexpensive for what you get. Definitely will return. Make room for the sopapillas-you will not regret it.

2  Thank Lovingretired
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blue corn enchiladas or very good. It's hard to find a good dark red chile like they have. Chips and salsa or not worth the extra money. Sopapilla is excellent not greasy like some restaurants.

3  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Found by accident and stopped in,as soon as you walk in beautiful New Mexico feel great friendly staff had stuffed Chile renello with rice beans and pasolle ,also comes with sopatillo food was hot and very large portions very good value went back the next...More

5  Thank Dan70bbq
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the strength of reviews on Google. The place is attractive and cozy, with very friendly wait staff. The menu is traditional new Mexican fare but a little less expensive than most places right in town. Their daily special is a bargain...More

3  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The waitresses were big on Customer Service. Besides the Combination plates that were awesome, they took good care of us. They always had a smile, took time to explain the food items. We took some items to go, they filled our drinks, even.. Been awhile,...More

5  Thank naniban
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Tonight we were on our way out of Santa fe after two nights in this charming place. Most of our time was spent around the plaza area and in museums. I did a trip advisor search for 'Santa Fe' Mexican. It turned up cafe Castro...More

5  Thank NZHistorianTraveller
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Came up to Ski from Dallas. Wanted some local restaurants that locals ate at, not just the expensive but wanted "Real New Mexican Fare". Castros was great. Simple food, very reasonably priced, but was very flavorful and also different from out "TEXMEX". I have had...More

7  Thank Bill E
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Friends from Santa Fe told me about this restaurant. The exterior was pretty unassuming, but inside was a charming cafe. I had the special, Fajitas, a combination of chicken and marinated beef. The portions were huge and the quality was excellent. Service was great, but...More

5  Thank susie k
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Cafe Castro has been a staple New Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe with the locals for many years. Located on the very busy Cerrillos Road, parking can be a challenge as the front lot fills up quickly. Service is average, and food is flavorful, but...More

8  Thank DiveMoreWorkLess
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We ate here multiple times while in Santa Fe. Good mexican food, and reasonable. Also, enjoyed the live music!! Nice place.

6  Thank SanDiegoCatherineG
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Denise M
September 10, 2017|
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Response from A6122LMthomasa | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. But the line to get in gets long in evening.
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Amanda H | Reviewed this property |
It has the usual Mexican dishes, all really good, no bad choices. Wait till you get there and then choose. There will definitely be something you like. Found the owners and servers really nice and friendly, can't... More
September 5, 2016|
Response from gwandeleanorf |
Obviously, showing me a menu is too difficult for you. Can you show me ANYTHING about this restaurant---
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2311
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-473-5800
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