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The Famous Plaza Cafe

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54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
+1 505-982-1664
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07:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right there at the Plaza, across from the park, perfect spot for a lunch break when you have been shopping around the area. Very extensive menu, great hamburgers, reasonable prices, friendly service. Definitely recommend it. Try some of their traditional New Mexico dishes.

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Thank David W
Hurst, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passing by the Plaza Cafe, we noticed people sitting outside waiting for a table. Thinking this might be a "good sign," we chatted with some of those patiently waiting, and they assured us that it was worth the wait. So, we added our name to the wait list. The wait turned out to be dramatically shorter than estimated and we... More 

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Austin, texas
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249 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch after reading glowing reviews. My wife ordered Frito Pie and I ordered a piece of the most beautiful Key Lime Pie I have ever seen. The service was quite good, but the food was disgusting! The Frito Pie had a burned taste and was nothing like the Frito Pie that I enjoyed as a youth. The pie,... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I both absolutely loved this place! The food was so good. We went for breakfast and I would have stayed for a few more meals. Pork posole was fantastic huevos rancheros were great! Husband said it was some of the best bacon he's ever had. Went on a Saturday morning and didn't have to wait. Perfect location... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

well we had some time to kill during our exploration so we went for a cup of java and to just sit for ahile to rest our feet

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Seoul, South Korea
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate there two evenings in a row! The food was great and shopping was all around the plaza. The pazole was delicious and the beef fajitas were as good as we've ever had. It is worth it's reputation. And of course, finish with a sopapilla and honey!

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3 Thank V K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family had breakfast at the Plaza Cafe and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the blue corn piñon pancakes which were outstanding. I also had quite possibly the best bacon I've ever eaten.

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1 Thank Wayne P
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best huevos rancheros I've ever had. I ordered Christmas - 1/2 red and 1/2 green chili sauce on top. Not sure I've ever tasted such yummy chili sauce. My son had a breakfast burrito, also thought it was amazing.

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2 Thank Tania K
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

Tania, our huevos rancheros are a real treat -- we're flattered that you love them so much! We can't wait to serve you and your son another delicious meal. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great. It was so good we came back here twice. The food here is amazing. The service is great and a good value. We had a great time here. Although the food was incredibly spicy they were kind enough to give you sopapillas and honey with the hotter dishes. That mad the meal even better.

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3 Thank SABoy
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

SABoy, thanks for coming to see us for a wonderful meal on three occasions! It was our pleasure to serve you, and we genuinely hope to see you again soon for another delicious meal. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner there. The hominy soup and a side salad for starters. Main course the fish'n chips, spaghetti and meatballs and the indian frybread. All were awesome. Service was super quick, yet attentive.

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1 Thank Bernhard R
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

Bernhard, thank you for your visit. We're so grateful that you came to see us for a wonderful meal, and we applaud you on your selections! We cannot wait to show you another perfect dining experience. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
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
Description
The Plaza Cafe on the Santa Fe Plaza is a historic restaurant that has reopened after a fire in Sep 2010. It is the dining hub on the Plaza. It reopened last week and I would like to write a review of my experience. Joe Shaffer

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?