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Palacio Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups
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209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
505 989-3505
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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walnut creek
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wait staff was a little erratic, but friendly enough to be forgiven. Panini sandwiches are very good as is the pozole. Damien the owner came out and introduced himself. Very nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not expecting to pay $1 per taco but I was really expecting more "meaty" tacos that we paid $9 for two. The taste of the food is ok. Nothing out of the ordinary. Their waitresses were fantastic. Very attentive. Which is the only reason I guess I could say I could go back. Nothing really specially about the food.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small place. Easy to get to off the main square. Stays open during afternoon when others close. Nice friendly service. Good reasonable price. Good enchiladas with red sauce.

1 Thank erwretired
Amarillo, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for lunch. Food was wonderful and the service the same. Very good food in Santa Fe. We will be back again

Thank StanAma
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited this place before and if I wrote this review then, this place would be Excellent however when we visited in July, the service was so slow. The server was overwhelmed, there was a big lady/customer shouting on her phone to someone ..who knows what omg, we had to cancel our order and left.

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Arlington, VA
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302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed late afternoon sandwiches at Palacio after wandering around the Plaza area for several hours. This is a place to relax, sit outside, while not in a hurry. The sandwiches are filling but be sure to emphasize exactly what you want on your sandwich and don't be too concerned if it's not exactly what you specified. It's all good... More 

1 Thank X-NYr
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place, as one is made special as soon as you enter the door. Immediately greeting you is one of the staff, escorting you to a chair with all smiles, handing you a menu, showing true interest in who you are. Service remains excellent, and the food is superb, at a most reasonable price. I truly did not... More 

1 Thank mariesantafe2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The closer you get to the Plaza, the more expensive things get, as a general rule. This little cafe, with a few outside tables and inside space, is an exception to the rule. Quick service, good food, friendly staff.

Thank QuakerBoy
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little cafe. Loved the cheese enchiladas with beans and pozole, homemade lemonade and flan! Nice, friendly staff. Just wish they were open for dinner too!

1 Thank Gaston L
Washington, DC
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best enchilada of my life happened here. It was probably the highlight of my trip to Santa Fe. I'm going to be honest, the service might be slow. You might be like, "What am I waiting for in this tiny little restaurant?" You are waiting for the best enchilada of your life. The sides are worth it too. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $10
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505 989-3505

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