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La Plancha de Eldorado

Central American, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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7 Caliente Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87508-3102
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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461 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Plancha is well-known to residents of Santa fe's semi-rural Eldorado suburb, but is worth wider recognition. A short eight-minute drive from downtown, the restaurant offers a welcome change from the city's glut of Southwestern cuisine, offering a unique blend of Mexican and Central American specialties. Diehards can find satisfaction in the array of burgers, tacos and enchiladas, but it... More 

2 Thank Kirk E
Alvarado, Texas, United States
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Traveling from Colorado back to Texas, we were hungry and couldn't find much along our route and weren't sure what else we would find once off of the interstate so we took a chance. We were so glad we stopped. After a week in Colorado with only a handful of good meals, it was refreshing to stumble upon this place.... More 

4 Thank Heath H
Birmingham,AL, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Stopped on the way to Lamy and had lunch. The place was very busy - the busiest that we've ever seen. Only had one waitress for what we counted were 12 occupied tables and booths. She did an absolutely marvelous job. Took our order in a very timely manner. Our food came out hot and tasty. We had not eaten... More 

3 Thank Ted W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We live out in Eldorado, so we do eat at this restaurant a couple of times a month. Recently, I had the stuffed poblano chile for lunch and it was excellent. The poblano sauce was very very good. And just today I had the omlette loroco for lunch, with chorizo and red chile. I absolutely loved it. I am a... More 

7 Thank Mary M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great food, many choices of southwestern and Central American food. Moderately priced. Nice ambience. I love their guacamole and fish tacos.

5 Thank judy914
Arlington, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had an excellent meal and excellent service at La Plancha when traveling through Santa Fe on our fall vacation. I made the terrible mistake of leaving a favorite cap in the booth and didn't discover my mistake until 1 hour down the road. I called to offer to pay to have it shipped and they would hear nothing of... More 

9 Thank KCSofa
Pearl River
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you are heading to I 20E from Santa Fe ( from I 25) on US285 you are about to head into a culinary wasteland. Fortunately, just off I25 there is a very good Latin grill La Plancha de Eldorado. I had the Beef steak adobo and it was tender and delicious. Came with an in house corn tortilla, green... More 

5 Thank Perry000
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Santa Fe area. Why? Because the food is great. The value is amazing for what you get. The service is always nice, and if the manager is there he will always stop by your table to ask about your experience. It's about a 10 minute drive from Santa Fe, but worth... More 

7 Thank Jessica S
Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We went there for lunch. Pleasant surprise, easy to find, lots of parking, the restaurant is located in a cluster of shops in a small village east of Santa Fe. The service was quick and nice, the menu was extensive filled with traditional mexican dishes. It took abt 2 minutes fm the Interstate 25 to the restaurant. They have shaded... More 

8 Thank 2Seasoned-Traveller
Pasadena, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Love this place ! Definitely worth going to. My husband and I got the loaded nachos and the cheese quesadilla . Best quesadilla I've ever eaten .

7 Thank DonnaD2

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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
$5 - $10
Central American, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Caliente Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87508-3102
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-466-2060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?