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Plaza Cafe Southside

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Mexican, American
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3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
+1 505-424-0755
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Tostada!!!

We wanted to eat at THE SHED, but there was over an hour wait and they suggested that we go to this little cafe on the Square. We ordered tostadas and tortilla soup and we couldn't have been happier!! The tostada wasn't the traditional tostada, but it was wonderful. It was a large salad and had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
nancygSeattle
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seattle
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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seattle
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to eat at THE SHED, but there was over an hour wait and they suggested that we go to this little cafe on the Square. We ordered tostadas and tortilla soup and we couldn't have been happier!! The tostada wasn't the traditional tostada, but it was wonderful. It was a large salad and had lettuce, corn, tomatoes, beans,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good spot for breakfast. Good location. I only had eggs and an english muffin . It was clean, service was attentive, and that is what I was looking for. I would come back to try a lunch special, as I felt it was a place the locals ate at, referred by our driver.

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Sturgis
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The word that comes to mind is slow !! There were Just a hand full of people and we waited 20 minutes for a tuna melt and chicken tacos . The food was good , but I wasn't given a choice of bread for my tuna melt and it arrived simi cold,, Over all expensive. The resturant is set up... More 

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Razatos, Manager at Plaza Cafe Southside, responded to this review

Dear Luv, I am so very sorry with your experience at the Southside. As a restaurant manager and people lover It truly bothered me that you left unhappy and disatisfied with our service and lack of attentiveness to your needsl, this is truly not who we are. I would love to meet you next time your are in town and... More 

Placitas, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Expecting much more based on what I'd read. Avocado BLT advertised as with sourdough but served on stale white bread. No flavor, no mayo. Bacon tough and flavorless. Friendly service. Noisy.

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Razatos, Manager at Plaza Cafe Southside, responded to this review

Hi Adrienne First I would like to apologize for the less than satisfactory sandwich you received. The BLTA is our most popular sandwich. We pride ourselves with the fact that we buy the best of the best bacon, our freshly baked bread and fresh garnish. To know you left unsatisfied truly embarrassed me and my brother (Leonardo), obviously we dropped... More 

Pecos, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a regular stop for us and food never disappoints. Yes, it's a bit pricey for a casual, mostly burger joint, but they do have a full bar. Gluten-free options are offered and its a fun environment. Worth a stop to give it a try.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We came here since it was close to the casita we were renting and the owner recommended it. It is a large space with not much to absorb the noise of the people and the kitchen. The baked goods in the case just in side the door looked tempting. The menu is large but we both ordered the fish tacos... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great restaurant with the best huevos rancheros ever.There fresh ingredients combined with awesome chilli keeps me returning at least twice a week. I try other restaurants but Plaza Southside can't be beaten when it comes to authentic New Mexico food that is great tasting and tasty. Wait staff seem really happy and friendly and usually very good service. Was there... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's definetely better food and service than the Plaza Cafe downtown..it's a good place to go before or after a movie.. It's the best restaurant in the complex of restaurant out by the Regal 14.. The food is good not bad not outstanding..the deserts are very good. Drinks good.. service can be ok, because it's so packed. We always go... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The energy was so alive, the place was buzzing. The service was alright and the food was good. I had the huevos rancheros and had to leave some on my plate because there was so much good green chile, beans and potatoes. It was served with an extra flour tortilla as well. I am smiling just recalling the experience.

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Middleton
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123 reviews 123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This spot is the off-shoot of the Plaza Cafe downtown. Food is excellent. Nothing fancy, just delicious. We've enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Saturday night rib eye special is very tasty. Good bar and lunch counter, too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-424-0755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?