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Plaza Cafe Southside

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$$ - $$$
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3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
+1 505-424-0755
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Old Aberdeen, UK
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This morning we met some friends for breakfast. It was our first time to this restaurant. The breakfast menu had a lot of options and a good number clearly marked gluten free. I ordered the Chile Relleno Omelet, gluten free made from egg whites, pinto beans and hash browns. Every part of the meal was yummy and portions huge. Our... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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

1 Thank mmay7
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure that you are hungry when you head here! Their portions are quite plentiful! And quite good! Their huevos rancheros are delicious, truly. There is something for everyone here, and the space is quite large so you will always get a table. The staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. Great place for a quick bite!

1 Thank KWS63
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had just arrived in Santa Fe and were hungry and thirsty. Our hotel recommended this restaurant, and we are glad they did. This is not the Plaza Café in the old town Plaza - we didn't go there. Our server was named Diego, and he was awesome. The food was great - sorry for the shadow in the picture.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The blue corn enchiladas with two eggs are the best for breakfast! The food was fresh and delicious and the staff very attentive. By the time we left, the large restaurant was filling up, so we were glad to have gotten there early. The Zafarano Rd address is confusing, because there is a huge Lowe's store between Zafarano Rd and... More 

1 Thank SteveMirn
Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in New Mexico, get the bowl of green and it is phenomenal here. They add beans and your choice of meat or veg, cheese and sour cream. Delicious flavor, stew-like consistency and the perfect amount of lip-burning heat. Bonuses: they have the best milkshakes and chile con queso any of us have ever tried. Excellent service too. A... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great meal on the SF Southside this is it. I had the Enchiladas X-mas with an over easy egg and it was fantastic. The chili is super hot, so be careful.

1 Thank JamesGNM
Casper, Wyoming
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here, fish tacos, flour tortillas, battered fish. Would rather have corn tortilias and grilled or blackened fish but they were still good. Generous pour on the wine which is unusual anymore. Quick service, friendly staff.

1 Thank ital01
new mexico
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located near the Regal movie theater complex on Cerrillos Road on the southside of Santa Fe, this is a solid go-to cafe. The Southside is not fine dining but it never disappoints with solid, tasty food. They have a full bar and this place is hopping for Sunday brunch. The daily specials are good. On the menu, I like the... More 

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North Dakota
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our little family stopped here for dinner on a weeknight. Two reasons for 4 stars: service was slow (though they looked understaffed, so understandable) and they seated our family of 3 with a 18 month old right next to the bar when there were a dozen free tables on the other side of the restaurant. Other than those minor issues,... More 

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, 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.

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