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Plaza Cafe at La Fonda

Cafe, Soups, Southwestern
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108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571-5957
(575) 758-2211
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Denver, CO
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped in for a little snack and had the most delicious soups. The posole was very good and then they had a special asparagus soup that was absolutely delicious! We asked if it was homemade and it was - the first time the chef had made it. Hopefully they will continue making it!

Thank COsporter
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285 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We arrived at noontime and decided to eat at the plaza café. We were pleased with the quiet and cool location and enjoyed the soups and sandwiches. Our group had chicken salad, chef salad, and the half sandwich + cup of soup specials. All of the group enjoyed their meal. I especially liked their green chili stew (soup) along with... More 

Thank CrankyOldGuy
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed lunch at this cafe on Sunday July 10. Dont let the informal menu posted out front of the hotel fool you-- the dishes inside are quite good & very nicely made. We shared a tuna sandwich (not fishy at all, quality fish) on fresh torta/sourdough bread and a large salad with tasty greens, avocado etc. A lovely... More 

Thank DeeMBarr
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Had a lovely lunch here today I had the soup and my husband had the special offer of soup and salad with the lemon and ginger dressing, we enjoyed all our food in a very clean and relaxing environment, with super friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Thank Carol L
Basingstoke, Hampshire UK
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had lunch at this cafe on two occasions during our stay in Taos and we were impressed on both occasions by the food, staff and cool quiet atmosphere away from the bustle of the main plaza. They have a reasonably priced lunch special of half sandwich with either soup or salad. The sandwich is actually a good sized bun... More 

Thank Sharon51
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This cool, quiet cafe is right off the Plaza in the La Fonda. There is a good variety and the quality is excellent. We enjoyed the turkey sandwich and a side salad with lemon ginger dressing. Yum!

Thank Cat D
Christoval, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Excellent atmosphere, service,and food. Been in Santa Fe many times and finally decided to go to La Fonda. VERY glad we did. We're rom West Texas and appreciate good foot and service.

Thank Jim K
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Coffee at our lodge was horrible, so glad we ran across this place in the plaza. We went on 12/24 and then hoped it was open on 12/25 and it was. Packed for a reason. Yummy coffee(Starbucks) and friendly staff even with the pressure of being the only person working a big line he did great!

Thank klynn02
East Hampton
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great place to hear all kinds of music and to dance the night away. The cafe is in the hotel which is a totally historic setting that is also great for browsing. If not for dinner just stop in and check out the music and the history. It's free.

Thank Gerard G
Winter Haven, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Located right on the Plaza. Family owned, a favorite with locals, good food and fast, friendly service....and very reasonably priced. What more could you want. We stayed at the near-by Hotel La Fonda and this cafe was just steps away. We had many good meals in Taos, but the food and service here was outstanding.

Thank DFD13042

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Soups, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571-5957
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: (575) 758-2211

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