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Palacio Cafe

209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
+1 505-989-3505
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“green chile stew” (130 reviews)
“sandwiches” (82 reviews)
“breakfast tacos” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2012
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a party of three on a Sunday afternoon looking for lunch near our hotel. The restaurant looked perfect. It was around 130 pm and the restaurant was quite crowded. We were told it would only be about 10 minutes so we walked into...More

5  Thank makins2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

great range of food - from sandwicches to salads to classic New Mexican dishes. Family run and good service

4  Thank MarkB4330
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Great place where all the locals come to eat. Food is great and plentiful. Service is friendly.

3  Thank diana c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicken enchiladas were the best! Staff in service was excellent the owner even came out to check on us a few times to see how we were doing. Highly recommend.

5  Thank 1wileyz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every time we are in Santa Fe to enjoy a delicious breakfast with the most friendly service. The owner and his family are super nice. This is a gem! We will be back!

2  Thank KarlZIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Santa Fe.... the service was great, I'll give it that. Coffee was good. I wasn't a fan of what I ordered but that isn't anything against the restaurant itself, I'm just used to a more authentic Mexican food...More

3  Thank Madamevoodoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is amazing! The green chili stew is wonderful, if I could eat it every day, I would. My mom and I were visiting Santa Fe and had a lot of problems finding places that could accommodate our food allergies. Not only were...More

3  Thank jes389
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unassuming decor, even though its right near the Plaza, you can blink and miss it - but don't! The chicken in the enchiladas was beautifully moist and tasty, and the green chile was out of this world. Very friendly server, and reasonably priced.

4  Thank mrk4th
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been coming here for years for breakfast. The owner, Damien is funny and engaging. It’s a tiny place but the food is fantastic. Rockies breakfast tacos are the bomb!

3  Thank mlindsayo29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a small restaurant off of the Plaza and was recommended to go to Palacio Cafe. It was perfect! Service was great, food was quick and delicious. I had the tamale plate and my husband had the cheese enchiladas. I would highly...More

2  Thank Tennisgolfgirl
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Questions & Answers
July 21, 2018|
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Response from KWYSWilley | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a few tables in front of cafe. And NM state law allows dogs in outside eating areas.
March 24, 2017|
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Response from LakeLoafer | Reviewed this property |
They only serve breakfast and lunch. They don't take reservations.
November 10, 2016|
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Response from Kathleen H | Reviewed this property |
Seafood? No. Vegetarian? Yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 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: +1 505-989-3505
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