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Cafe Castro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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beef or chicken fajitas
strips of tender marinated beef or chicken, grilled & served w/ rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream & flour tortilla. choose red or green chile or salsa.
blue corn enchiladas
flat enchiladas made w/ blue corn tortillas, served w/ rice, refried beans & posole & topped w/ a dab of sour cream.
carne adovada
juicy chunks of marinated pork, broiled & served w/ rice & refried beans.
chicharron burrito
refried beans & chicharron in a flour tortilla, rolled & smothered w/ your choice of red or green chile & garnished w/ lettuce & tomato.
carne asada
a 10 oz. marinated breakfast sirloin steak grilled & served w/ rice, refried beans, guacamole & your choice of red or green chile.
price +1.00
all specials available daily for
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mexican, Southwestern
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

This was so cheap and so, so tasty. My dinner here was the best thing I ate in a ten day trip. I ordered a la carte and chose an enchilada, chile relleno, and a big, pillowy sopapilla for 6.60 and tax. It was all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank Lilcutesjess
Reviewed November 28, 2018

As others have said, it appears to be a meeting place for locals - somewhere they come back to time after time. And for good reason. It's not expensive and is delicious. I especially appreciated the Plata Pequena - a small plate with one enchilada...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We have eaten here several times and always have a wonderful experience. The service is friendly and prompt, food is tasty and plentiful and reasonably priced. This is a family place and filled with locals. I love the Chile Relleno plate and brought home some...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank milliemc2018
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Cafe Castro is a very pleasant, small Mexican Cantina. Many menu selections, and the owner has connections to Oberlin University. Cafe Castro has abundant parking and is near the Residence Inn. Menu: many choices Service: excellent dining: Mexican Steak Noise level: comfortable

Date of visit: October 2018
7  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The place was very busy the night we visited but service was fast and efficient. We had enchiladas and flautas and both were very good. Our meal came with a huge so papilla which was good but brought out with the meal so it had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
9  Thank Bj M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is where the locals go for great food, it's worth the trip! I'm not a Mexican food expert, but the meal was quickly served, by a friendly waitress, and it was delicious. The atmosphere was what you'd expect from a neighborhood restaurant, which is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
6  Thank chatakwa
Reviewed September 20, 2018

With out covering the same ground as every other four star blogger I can say this is one of the better Nothern New Mexico restaurants in Santa Fe. Nearly exceptional green and red chile. The green chile was definitely from this years crop of chile...More

Date of visit: September 2018
9  Thank Judy M
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

A solid meal with no complaints. It was not fancy, but I wasn't expecting or wanting that. Good-sized portions and very reasonably priced. It would be an affordable option for families.

Date of visit: September 2018
8  Thank Alicia H
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a not so special cafe with above average food for the area. We go here at least once every time we visit Santa Fe. The chili is good, both red and green. Spouse had stacked cheese and onion enchiladas "Christmas" style (red and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
8  Thank D L
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Guacamole was fresh, creamy and made from avocados with little else but flavors, meaning not jacked up or loaded with onions and peppers and such. The chips were made on premises and were the thinner than thin kind that I love and my husband tolerates,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
8  Thank mwc1608
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Denise M
September 9, 2017|
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Response from A6122LMthomasa | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. But the line to get in gets long in evening.
September 4, 2016|
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Response from 333amandah888 | Reviewed this property |
It has the usual Mexican dishes, all really good, no bad choices. Wait till you get there and then choose. There will definitely be something you like. Found the owners and servers really nice and friendly, can't... More
September 4, 2016|
Response from gwandeleanorf |
Obviously, showing me a menu is too difficult for you. Can you show me ANYTHING about this restaurant---
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