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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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Oregon
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious breakfast in a welcoming atmosphere, with a staff that made you feel like an honored guest in their "home." Terrific chili sauces, eclectic vibe. Great mimosas. All in all a very happy experience!

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1 Thank abraxas_bear
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved their blue corn pancake their service was great the pozole was not as good but their chilaquiles were so good

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1 Thank Sandra R
Santa Fe, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a great local spot right on the Plaza - the food is terrific and so are the prices and the service. I love this place!

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Thank Karol R
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Group on a conference went here for lunch. It was a great place right on Plaza. No wait on this particular visit. Waiters very accommodating. I had Spicey fish and chip, It was very good better than some Irish Pubs i have visited. Many had the New Mexaco type lunches. Indian Taco, enchilda, and enchilda burger. All had great reviews... More 

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

Jeremy, thank you for coming to see us with your group! It was our pleasure to serve all of you, and it's fantastic to know that you all enjoyed your authentic New Mexico meals! We can't wait to see you again for another tasty meal. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

Parma, Ohio
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262 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always try to eat local and enjoy what the locals do. We had a chicken sopaipillas, carnita burrito, rice and both green and red chile's. Caution the fantastic waitress suggested we have the Chile on the side. Great idea! What us Ohioans think is hot, is not exactly what New Mexico serves. Green was hot, red hotter, my opinion,... More 

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

MMandSM, thanks for taking the time to leave us this great review. Serving you an authentic and delicious meal was our pleasure and we're so glad that you enjoyed the burritos and sopapillas. We'd love to see you again for a great meal. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

Colorado
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227 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the chicken red chile enchiladas! The chile bowl looked wonderful and the chicken soft tacos were delicious. I bring my out of town friends and all are always delighted with the food.

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Thank Where2NextColorado
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

Where2NextColorado, the chicken enchiladas are always an excellent choice, and we're so glad that you enjoyed them! We cannot wait to have you in again with your friends. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

Conway, Arkansas
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been waiting in line at a popular pizza place and after they stumbled a second time there and could not get us a table we came upon Famous Plaza Cafe . Glad we found it. Our party of three can be kind of finicky about food sometimes, and Plaza Cafe had something everyone enjoyed. Waiters were attentive and... More 

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Thank Mark H
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

Mark, thank you for coming to see us! It was our pleasure to have you in for a fantastic meal featuring some great food, dessert, and more! We hope to serve you again soon. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

Arvada, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for dinner.Son had chicken sandwich, hubby had a stuffed sopapia and I had fish tacos. Guacamole was delicious and the calimari was good also. Service and food was all great!

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

Kim, it's great to know that you and your family had aa wonderful time with us! We're so happy to have shared a great meal with you -- we can't wait to serve you again. - Daniel, Owner More 

Monument
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a light lunch break here. Have to say, very average. Tried to keep in mind right on the square so prices would be a little higher which was OK. Food was just average, like a Village Inn or similar.

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Thank GaryM1970
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

GaryM1970, thank you for coming in and seeing us. We aren't sure what you ordered, but it's strange to see that you didn't love your food. We hope that can have you in again and serve you a meal that really impresses you. Best, Daniel, Owner More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, location, location, location. Right on the Plaza and within easy walking distance of all the near Plaza hotels. Second, so cool! The Famous plaza froze in place in about 1950. It just stopped right there and stayed the way it was. And that extends to the ETHICS of the food. It's American Diner with a New Mexico spin and... More 

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2 Thank nrec1
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this review

nrec1, thank you kindly for showing your support for our restaurant! We're so happy to read that you love dining with us. It was our pleasure to serve you, and we'd love the opportunity to serve you another great breakfast. 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?