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The Famous Plaza Cafe

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, , Cafe
54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
+1 505-982-1664
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been to Santa Fe 6-7 times and have been known to eat here 4 times in a 3 day trip :) The best pose I've had anywhere. We brought some home to have for dinner in our hotel room in Santa Rosa on the...More

1  Thank katklop7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plaza Cafe is as delicious as it is convenient to Santa Fe’s downtown attractions. Staff are friendly and efficient in moving through a large number of diners. The pumpkin chorizo posole is a seasonal item and to die for- spicy in all the rights ways....More

1  Thank 752jeaninew
Reviewed 2 days ago

We shared dinner with a friend (who lives in Santa Fe) after a day of hiking. The food was plentiful, spicy, satisfying, and arrived amazingly quickly. When we needed to quickly eat lunch before the next day's hike, we returned to the Plaza. This is...More

2  Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff are super nice & efficient...they are always clearing tables and tidying in an unobtrusive way. Its refreshing to see that level of cleanliness at any restaurant. Clean floors, tables, windows, mirrors and restrooms...that is impressive compared to many places where we eat in...More

2  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to stop here every time we travel from Saskatchewan through to Arizona. The food is always very good. We try to make it for breakfast. Today we had lunch. There is always a full house. Today we shared a club house sandwich and...More

1  Thank DianneM996
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza Cafe was established in 1905 in the heart of Santa Fe and while the interior has a retro feel of a 50's diner, this is no greasy spoon! Diagonally across from The Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously used public building in...More

2  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cob salad was very good nicely done. The Posole was great and well worth the visit. The service was good. This is an upscale plaza location with a bit of dinner look.

Thank IAM576
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Others have said it all. Good food, good service and easy access to the plaza. Want to mention they also serve BLT, club sandwiches, burgers, beer and wine!

1  Thank cormine54
Reviewed 1 week ago

from the tin ceiling to the broken dish mural, this place is adorably retro... the food was fantastic, the service was great...nothing else to add!!

2  Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a retro style diner with modern touches. They've been around for decades and it's probably largely because of the very friendly and attentive service. These folks really seem to care about their restaurant and it shows. They are located in tourist central by...More

3  Thank E1951VApeterp
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Herb T |
The website is unavailable at this time is the message I just received when trying to access it. Menu info available via other internet sources.
23 May 2017|
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Response from dennisjunesr | Reviewed this property |
For food of this quality, ya gotta show up yourself. Yes, they do have "to go" and it's great. But sharing the atmosphere of the famous Plaza and this cafe in particular is an event. Pick up and go if ya wanna, but eat-in is... More
Ginger G
17 November 2016|
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Response from dennisjunesr | Reviewed this property |
Eggs Ranchero . . . all day long! . . . red or green?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-1664
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Known as Santa Fe's oldest restaurant, the Plaza Cafe serves highly acclaimed, authentic traditional dishes since 1905. Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, you won't find a better view or atmosphere while you enjoy an authentic New Mexican experience. The Razatos family keeps with the traditional cooking methods and flavor combinations of New Mexico and additional recipes from Greece, all the while keeping with the classic American diner experience. This is why you'll find everything from blue corn green chile carne asada enchiladas with a warm pillowy sopaipilla to chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and a gyro with a Greek salad on the side. The Plaza Cafe is a favorite among locals and movie stars alike, and everything finds what they are looking for at the Plaza.
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