We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Plaza Cafe Southside

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
+1 505-424-0755
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 341: English reviews
Hays, Kansas, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Santa Fe and Plaza Cafe was in my list of places to try. What a great choice! I had the carne asada burrito and my husband had the fish and chips. Both were delicious. We finished with dessert--caramel apple pie ala mode. Everything was so good including the service.

Thank Diane M
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is a Santa Fe original. Do not miss the Carmal apple pie. The food is outstanding and very affordable for Santa Fe. We went here twice it was so good.

Thank X1561BCchrisb
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and friendly service. Karen is so friendly when you walk into the restaurant. You can share a meal at no extra charge. Try the Harvest Oatmeal it's amazing

Thank mmay7
Erie, Colorado
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for something a little nicer than an order at the counter restaurant and this definitely worked. Kind of a diner meets day of the dead vibe in the inside. Inventive entrees. My avocado tacos were delicious and a nice change from the usual vegetarian option (bean burritos). The kids liked the art and although the kids menu... More 

Thank NicholeF
Level Contributor
328 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in town rather late and hoped to find a tasty and relaxing place for dinner. The Cafe was a great choice. Service was fast, decor nice, food really good. My fish tacos were excellent! A good find outside of town.

1 Thank snivvy
Prescott, Arizona
Level Contributor
246 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the taste of the southwest has never been presented as well as the plaza cafe. the tacos and chilies are mouth watering

Thank buyersrmi
Oklahoma City
Level Contributor
122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location conveniently located far from the crowded Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, has outdoor seating that I shared with my leashed dog. The food was excellent, the service very good, prices moderate.

1 Thank Sheila B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and desserts. they say i need to type more but that says it all, i think. Will keep typing until .... OK, have typed enough !

2 Thank fpjinsf
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love the Plaza downtown, Plaza Southside is a nice substitution. Friendly staff, comfortable environment, good margaritas and HOT green chile! By far the hottest chile I sampled so far - must be an especially feisty batch of Hatch chiles this year! I ordered two beef tacos and they came out perfectly, soft-fried corn tortillas with tender beef and... More 

2 Thank Karenlori
Highland Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

family owned and oldest in sante fe. delicious food. great service. very reasonable and located right on the major square. large varied menu with outstanding desserts.

2 Thank herb h

Travelers who viewed Plaza Cafe Southside also viewed


Been to Plaza Cafe Southside? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-424-0755
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 see why so many people in Santa Fe call Plaza Cafe Southside their favorite restaurant! We look forward to serving you and your family.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Plaza Cafe Southside and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Santa Fe, New Mexico
24 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Plaza Cafe Southside staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?