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Palacio Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free
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209 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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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Friendswood, Texas
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went at close to 2 PM for lunch. We were hitting the last of the lunch crowd, but it was totally full (and it's very small). We don't eat meat, so are choices were limited. Our food was fine, not great. However, we waited close to an hour for a sandwich and a salad. It's definitely not worth over... More 

Thank IranDot
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small cafe, intimate setting with outside seating. Lovely location to eat outside on a beautiful day. Great food and service. I used to eat at this cafe all the time when I worked nearby. I'm sad that I now work 45 minutes away and can't eat here as often.

1 Thank Jack J
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this cafe. Small and intimate setting with a couple of tables outside as an option to dine outside on a beautiful day. Great food. Great service. They offer gluten free options. I used to go to this cafe all the time when I worked nearby. I'm sad that I now work 45 minutes away and cant' go as... More 

1 Thank SunriseSpringsNM
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is just off the plaza out of the crowds and crowded lunch spots. It is near the Basilica. The food is good at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is definitely casual and the staff are very friendly. It is small so probably best to go before noon or from 1 p.m. on. It does fill up quickly with local... More 

Thank Smarty0306
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Order a side if you get a sandwich. $8.00 for sandwich and not even a bag of chips. My meal was great...special of the day, Salmon Fruit Salad. The salmon was perfectly cooked...flakey. Some crackers or a piece of bread with it would have been nice. Over all good and refreshing. No alcohol...sodas, tea and water.

1 Thank themassey5
West Warwick, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here recently with my parents for a nice lunch on a Friday. Worst mistake of my life. I started out having their Pozole, which is one of my favorite soups. However, their Pozole was terrible with no flavor to it at all. After consuming only a quarter of my cup of Pozole, I was hoping my BLTA would... More 

Thank Alexandra M
Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant that does a thriving business, both take-out and dine-in. Don't be upset if you have to wait for a table. We had chicken enchiladas and chicheron (burro staffed with fried pork, beans, cheese, green chili all smothered with red and green chili). Portions were large, food excellent. Wait staff very friendly and very busy. Worth... More 

2 Thank Rick3256
Howell, New Jersey
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is highly rated for a reason. Great food great atmosphere and very friendly staff. We sat at a table outside on the sidewalk with a nice view of the nearby plaza shops. The burritos are delicious and if you like a little spice get both the red and green chiles in it. Definitely would go back!

2 Thank Jonathan R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sweetest people run this café. The sandwiches are outstanding. You must try the Taos, it's amazing! I make it to Santa Fe once per year, and wouldn't miss having lunch here. Love it!

2 Thank Cheryl B
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once for lunch, once for breakfast Lunch can be hectic but food is great and service hustles to keep up. Breakfast was much more relaxed, but same level of quality food

1 Thank Michael T

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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, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?