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From the moment you enter our doors, you'll be getting high quality service the old-fashioned way. At Plaza Cafe Southside our bright and enthusiastic waiters love to see you happy, so we do whatever it takes to make sure you enjoy your visit. In addition to our delicious food, Plaza Cafe Southside is known for our friendliness and efficiency. We guarantee that we'll get your order to you both fast and hot! Plaza Cafe is a family owned and operated business. The Razatos family has kept the traditional cooking methods and flavor combinations of New Mexico and added some recipes from Greece, all the while keeping with the classic American diner experience. Come in and try our delicious food, and
$10 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a funky diner to visit and the menu has many typical Mexican style dishes on offer. We came for the blue corn and pine nuts pancakes, which didn't disappoint, though the "orange butter" lacked this citrus flavor and the cinnamon syrup tasted more...like Aunt Jemima than an original recipe. (And being from Canada I prefer real maple syrup to synthetic versions.) The peanut butter pie looked tempting, but the pancakes easily satiated us.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking typical southwestern or Mexican type of food. This is definitely not the place. It may be rated high for burgers and sandwiches (which I did not get) . I am disappointed, family and I had high expectations. Quality versus price is...not worth it. It’s expensive for the quality of foodMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 4, 2021 via mobile

Everything was quite tasty. I got the harvest oatmeal and impossible sausage and my husband got the meal with pancakes, eggs, hash browns and bacon. We got there right when it opened so the food came out quickly

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 5, 2021

Service was bad. The tall waiter with glasses and curly hair was RUDE. As if asking for a to go box was pulling teeth. He was polite and quick to help the caucasian family sitting next to us but we were clearly not of a...demographic to be treated equally and with respect. I will NOT patronize an establishment where I feel discriminated against. And I strongly recommend reconsidering giving ANY business to this establishment.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 22, 2021 via mobile

One one of the best restaurants in santa fe red chile oil steak was cooked perfect very good this is our favorite place in Santa Fe

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

We visited this cafe while passing through Santa Fe on our way to TX. The food was amazing-even the kids meals were delicious. We will definitely be back if ever passing through Santa Fe again.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 19, 2021

We always feel welcome at this friendly restaurant. And we can always count on good food and excellent service. We have tried many of their dishes and have never found one wanting. If you haven't been give it a try. 25% occupancy at the moment...but quality has not diminished.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 10, 2020

On the patio, delightful. Spouse had chili pie, wished she had ordered beef instead of chicken, but still OK. Menu said homemade chicken fried steak, it was very good, but if I were the owners, I’d spice that gravy up with some green chili. Our...local family had their normals, then we took a key lime pie home for dessert. It was great. For comfort food a little pricey. Service was fine.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020

I've eaten here before. It's a convenient northern New Mexican eatery in a strip plaza along Cerrillos' Motel Row. I wasn't looking for anything spicy this visit so I chose the chicken fried steak plate. Definitely not in the fashion of their traditional dishes. It...was served on a rather large plate of food, but the sauce was very bland. So I don't recommend. But I'd rather you tried breakfast here or, if you can only do dinner or lunch, I'd suggest something local New Mexican and add green chili. When I was here they were only seating outside. They don't take reservations so you'll have to queue up. You might want to call to determine the wait time once you get there. Lots of parking behind and in front.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

We ate here based on the all the positive reviews. I wasn’t impressed. I think we must have tried them on a bad night. We ordered two New Mexico Burritos - steak with red sauce. The steak inside the burritos was good but the red...sauce tasted like canned enchilada sauce with hot sauce added. For $33 I expected a bit better. Staff were very nice/professional but the food just wasn’t getting it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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February 27, 2019|
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Response from D L | Reviewed this property |
No, but to score a seat, go an hour and a half before traditional meal times.
February 27, 2019|
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Response from GFKKSS | Reviewed this property |
No though it can be busy at meal times or brunch - not sure if they take reservations but you could call - I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes if busy. If you have a large party maybe call first.
December 7, 2018|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plaza Cafe Southside

Yes, Plaza Cafe Southside offers takeout services.

Yes, Plaza Cafe Southside offers delivery services.

Plaza Cafe Southside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4