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$7 - $18
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Latin, Spanish, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located behind the Regal Theater that is closed in SF. This place has the best Latin American cuisine in Santa Fe. There were a few New Mexican cuisine on the menu that we will try after we try the rest of the...interesting items on the menu. We ordered 2 Platos Tipico which gave us a variety of dishes and everything was very delicious. We also shared flan for dessert and enjoyed every bite. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed January 28, 2024

I go to La Plancha fairly regularly, you might say it's my go-to restaurant for a night alone, or an informal dinner with friends. The food is homey and of excellent quality and great taste. Service is quick. It is not a famous or fancy...place, and it is a bit hidden in its location. As a result it is generally not crowded.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 21, 2023

This is a review of the "new" version of La Plancha after moving from Eldorado to the south side. My wife and I ate there with a group of 12 (Santa Fe Foodies), and the entire meal was a great success. I mention a large(er)...group because this can be challenging for a restaurant, yet La Plancha came through with all the food expertly prepared quickly, and it arrived all at once. My wife had the Latin Paella, which was fantastic. Now, this isn't what many may consider Paella. Don't judge it like a 'standard' Paella, other than how tasty and unusual it is; more like a Cioppino. It comes with Shrimp, Chicken, mussels, Beef chorizo, Salmon, tilapia & veggies & scallops. All the fish was delicious. I highly recommend it. At least four others in our group ordered this dish; everyone seemed to love it. I had Poblano Del Dia, which is a roasted chile poblano w/ roasted chile arbol sauce, poblano cream sauce, & roasted tomatillo, and I picked Shrimp to go with it (you can order beef or chicken, but shrimp was a great match). This was a beautiful to look at and delicious dish, which is highly recommended. Service was outstanding. The restaurant isn't loud, and it is nicely decorated. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food provided. We live in Eldorado and ate at La Plancha several times before they moved; we liked it but didn't really love it. The chef has upped his game since moving; the food is really much better, and we will now visit this gem more often. Well worth the drive FROM Eldorado. The food here is a bit unique for Santa Fe, with many options for Mexican and New Mexican food. The Latin flair makes it a different option, which is a nice change for the city different. If you've never tried La Plancha, you should, and you tried it when it was in Eldorado; it is even better now.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed February 16, 2022

My mother, sister, and I were visiting Santa Fe and we found this little restaurant. We had dinner and liked it so much that we went back for lunch the next day. My sister had shrimp. I am vegan and I had a veggie burrito...and fajitas. The food and service was awesome.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

This is an incredible little restaurant conveniently located just outside of Santa Fe. Patio seating is available as well as take out. The food is absolutely amazing - definitely try the ceviche! Additionally, the outstanding staff is personable, professional and highly focused on sanitary measures....This is one place you do not want to miss!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 28, 2020

This isn't your typical Mexican, or even New Mexican, food. This restaurant serves Central American -- particularly Salvadorean -- cuisine such as pupusa, platanos, and the like. Our takeout dinners (during the COVID-19 pandemic) were well-prepared and very tasty -- and a welcome difference in...kind from the menus one usually encounters in Santa Fe.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed April 17, 2020

La Plancha opened for take-out again yesterday and we ordered from them this afternoon for a 5 p.m. pickup. Same good quality. This is a very good restaurant - good food and great people. We hope the community continues to support them through this terrible...pandemic!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I like going here mid-afternoon because it's quiet and calm; the wine list is pretty good. The food is nothing to write home about but I am giving it 4 stars for atmosphere and "the college try". It's fairly affordable although for the price you...can find much better, real New Mexican food at, for example, Atrisco, in town. And even though Atrisco is always packed to the gills and noisy, it's well worth it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

Very disappointing lunch. The purée of beans as well as the chili sauce seemed to have too much water in it as if they were extending the items vs refreshing them with product. I asked for a to go box and interesting that the box...is blotting the watery sauces. Hopefully just too much steam in kitchen and an off day, but today the chicken enchilada was not up to standards and not worth returning. The to go box was a simple scientific test to see how watery things were. Not to take home to eat later.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

We always enjoy a visit to La Plancha when we are in Santa Fe. One of our favorite dishes is fajitas whether we get chicken, steak or shrimp. The food is always fresh and delicious, made to order. The menu is quite extensive so there...is something for everyone’s taste. We also enjoyed the duo guitar players this past week that added to a delightful evening spent dining with family.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

The food is excellent even when compared to the other New Mexican establishments in Santa Fe, such as La Choza, The Shed, and La Tomasitas. Great authentic flavors, perfect green and red sauces. And the prices are right at approximately $10 per meal, the iced...tea is good, and the service is perfecto! Todo bien! Plus the atmosphere is chill... :-) This review comes from a family of very picky food lovers.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

We live in the area and this has become our favorite restaurant in the Santa Fe area. And that is saying a lot, considering this is one of the best foodie cities in the country. The food is very authentic, beautifully prepared, and very reasonable...in price. Our favorites are the chicken breast with their own mole sauce, the fajitas, and the stuffed chile problano, but really every thing is delicious. As an added bonus, most lunch and dinner times find guitarist Marc Yaxley playing quietly in the background. Marc is a studio guitarist who has played with some of the best in the world, retired to Eldorado at Santa Fe, and plays at La Plancha, we think, just for fun. He really is one of the best you will ever hear, and plays jazz and classical.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

This restaurant has a great "neighborhood" feel to it. It's located about twenty minutes outside Santa Fe proper, so draws primarily local clientele from the Eldorado area. Live solo jazz guitar music on a Monday night added to a relaxed ambiance. La Plancha's owners are...from El Salvador, and the menu reflects that ethnicity, though there are plenty of other options available. After an appetizer of totally delicious house-made kettle chips (best I've ever had!) and dip, we had the following: --Grilled salmon ($16.50), --Pork Ribs ($14.95) and --two orders of Camarones (Shrimp) ($17.95). All of the above were prepared nicely and thoroughly enjoyed. For dessert the four of us shared a huge piece of excellent carrot cake ($5.50). The wine list is limited. Recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding food - the chicken mole was exceptional - good draft beer selection - relaxed and tasty dining experience

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

In the past week I have eaten twice for lunch at this restaurant. I was delighted with the food, the clean conditions, and the lack of noise (which ruins meals at other restaurants). The first meal was the enchiladas and the second was a plate...of tender flank steak with chimichurri sauce, black beans and green rice. I must admit I love the steak meal and will return to repeat that order. My mom says the Sunday brunches are great too.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Good for sunday or anyday brunch/lunch We loved it and found the food very good. Dont expect American Major Hotel food, but instead find home-made mexican dishes. The place is ideal for a pitstop along I-25, between Las... More
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LA PLANCHA DE ELDORADO, Santa Fe - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about La Plancha de Eldorado

Yes, La Plancha de Eldorado offers takeout services.

La Plancha de Eldorado is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4