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Cafe Castro

2811 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2311
+1 505-473-5800
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (66 reviews)
“enchiladas” (22 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

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

5  Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

4  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
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Friends in Santa Fe told us to try this restaurant for burritos so we went there last night. We were pleasantly surprised as the place was very clean with some booths and tables. It was about 4:30PM and their Thursday Special was listed as Carne...More

7  Thank Tom O
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We arrived around 1PM on a Sunday. The parking lot was full, but our party of four was seated right away. We shared queso with green chilies; thankfully, servers kept the water glasses filled!!! DH and I, based on another TA review, shared stuffed sopapillos....More

8  Thank Mard55
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Great gem off of Cerillos Rd. Waitstaff is very friendly and prices are very reasonable. The stuffed sopaipillas are AMAZING (as is pretty much everything else on the menu). I would seriously make a trip to Santa Fe just for those.

8  Thank NMgal4life
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the motel across the street and walked over to order dinner take-out. Restaurant had dim ambient lighting inside. My enchiladas had very spicy hot red chili sauce - the real deal, I would say. I was surprised that my to-go order...More

7  Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Chose this restaurant due to its high rating for the area, and clean looking interior. Impressed with the fresh food and good taste. I would come back again and try something else from the menu. The interior is clean, warmly decorated, and well kept. This...More

5  Thank roadtrip78726
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Made a 2 hour journey just to get a second dinner experience here. Always packed, sometimes a small line to get a table. Locally owned family dining, really delicious. I love the light and airy sopapilas (how do you spell that?) with honey, eaten before...More

5  Thank Amanda H
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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, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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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