We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Palacio Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-989-3505
Website
Today
07:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

873 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 851: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious breakfast! Quaint little cafe. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an awesome place to eat!

Helpful?
1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Colorado
Level Contributor
227 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I should have ordered one of the New Mexican dishes and I would have been pleased (looking at the other plates on the table); the veggie sandwich was uninterestingly bland though the posole was tasty (though a bit watery). The place has a revolving door of patrons, locals as well as visitors. The interior is cosy and colorful. I ordered... More 

Helpful?
Thank Where2NextColorado
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Call ahead and have an alternate selected. We selected Palacio Cafe for the TripAdvisor reviews. Our Santa Fe destination was the old town square so it would be convenient as well. Did the square turquoise shopping thing and headed for the restaurant. There is no apparent on site parking so we were circling the block looking for parking when we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fred W
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the smothered breakfast burrito and were very pleased. Small, cozy restaurant, service was normal.

Helpful?
3 Thank juliedehner
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for lunch with my mother and we were looking forward to dining here since it was so highly rated. However, we were really disappointed with how slow the service was (for example, we had to ask for our orders to be taken). The servers were really nice but seemed overwhelmed. Would recommend the food but come here... More 

Helpful?
Thank PeripateticToo
Baton Rouge
Level Contributor
99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor and when my wife and I were in Santa Fe went in search of Palacio Cafe. It is across the side street of The Saint Francis Church. The restaurant is small with about 10 tables inside and 2 outside in front. The waitress was as nice as she could be and very... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank bayouself
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every Sunday after 8AM Mass at the Cathedral Basilica, we take the very short walk past Cathedral Park and across the street to Palacio. Sometimes there's a free table, sometimes not! The restaurant is fairly small and, in recent months, seems to have been discovered more and more by visitors, which is great for the owners and staff! The breakfast... More 

Helpful?
Thank fragras
Arlington. VA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small cafe off the plaza. Excellent New Mexican breakfast, burgers and sandwiches. Wonderful, friendly people serving tastes-like-home food.

Helpful?
1 Thank AAPW
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the main plaza and the Cathedral Basilica, this little restaurant offers great food. I can recommend the green chili enchiladas, my partner had steak tacos which were also excellent. All the food going to neighboring tables looked terrific and made us want to come back and sample other menu choices. The service was very good and the whole... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank 748blasf
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after driving down from central Colorado. Pretty busy at 1pm on a Saturday. Got one of the specials. The steak tacos with rice and beans ($12.50). The tacos were absolutely deliciously overloaded with steak. And nicely diced too. Crisp lettuce and onions with some great cheese on top. The rice and beans were just ok...bit bland for me.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank acollin1

Travellers who viewed Palacio Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Palacio Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 10
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-989-3505

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Palacio Cafe and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Dallas
7 months ago
Colorado
over a year ago
Marietta, Georgia
Los Lunas, New Mexico
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Palacio Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?