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Plaza Cafe Southside

3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
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Ranked #37 of 466 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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90% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Quaint little place on the square that is family run since 1903! Incredible menu with a little bit of everything. We had street tacos and chicken enchiladas and both were served quickly and were very good. Red sauce had some fire power! This is a must got to while in Santa Fe!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful, out of the way restaurant just off south Cerrillos in Santa Fe. Incredible desserts. Good food, full bar, but families would be comfortable. Great service. Eclectic decor. Breakfast all day. Sister restaurant to the famous Plaza Cafe located on the plaza. Highly recommend.

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We chose this restaurant since it had good reviews and was in walking distance from our hotel - crucial after a twelve hour car trip! Normally, I prefer hole in the wall Mexican restaurants. Coming from Texas, there's a plethora of options, and it just seems that when you get to the "gourmet" and "upscale" attempts at Mex or Tex-Mex,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had eaten breakfast in the Plaza Cafe in downtown Santa Fe that morning and the experience was so wonderful we decided to check out its counter part near our hotel. It proved to be just as good - terrific food, tasted very home made and terrific staff. They were attentive but not too much. They responded when we needed... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been to the original Plaza restaurant and wanted to try this location. The food was good (not super) but the service was horrible. We wanted to sit outside in the patio. We waited for a hostess or anyone who would pay attention and none could be found for almost 5 minutes. We finally gave up and just sat... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

For funky diner decor with a U-shaped bar, friendly service, unbelievably good baked goods plus all the Mexican and American food you'd want for breakfast or lunch, plus local and Mexican beers on draft and a location just steps from a 14-screen Regal Cinema, Plaza South is the spot we locals frequent...and if you download the Perka app, your visits... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First meal In Santa Fe and one of the best. Best fish tacos ever. The pies in the front case sounded delicious-flavors like lemon piñon! Perfect for kids. Food was fresh and tasty.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Under most circumstances, this would be the kind of place I avoid at all costs: it is all too tempting to use a great location to sell grossly overpriced, substandard food. The Plaza Café, though, is offering very good food (all things equal: this is more a diner than a classic restaurant, so don’t expect Salt’inbocca alla Romana or Poularde... More

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Tucson, AZ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We really enjoyed the food here. I had a falafel (which was made with quinoa) and humus salad which was fantastic. Absolutely Mediterranean in New Mexico. It was loaded with garlic. My husband had New Mexico's signature dish - Frito pie, which he reported was very good. Service was good too. Good causal place to eat with reasonable prices.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were looking for a late evening meal away from the hustle of Old Town. Discovered they serve breakfast late. My wife had a monster omelet (more than she could eat), my daughter and I and grand kids had the best, most unique French Toast ever. Great service and nice clean atmosphere. Wish they had a restaurant in my town.

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