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Cafe Castro


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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 February 27, 2018

The waitresses were big on Customer Service. Besides the Combination plates that were awesome, they took good care of us. They always had a smile, took time to explain the food items. We took some items to go, they filled our drinks, even.. Been awhile,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
8  Thank naniban
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Tonight we were on our way out of Santa fe after two nights in this charming place. Most of our time was spent around the plaza area and in museums. I did a trip advisor search for 'Santa Fe' Mexican. It turned up cafe Castro...More

Date of visit: February 2018
7  Thank NZHistorianTraveller
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Came up to Ski from Dallas. Wanted some local restaurants that locals ate at, not just the expensive but wanted "Real New Mexican Fare". Castros was great. Simple food, very reasonably priced, but was very flavorful and also different from out "TEXMEX". I have had...More

Date of visit: December 2017
9  Thank Bill E
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Friends from Santa Fe told me about this restaurant. The exterior was pretty unassuming, but inside was a charming cafe. I had the special, Fajitas, a combination of chicken and marinated beef. The portions were huge and the quality was excellent. Service was great, but...More

Date of visit: December 2017
7  Thank Susie K
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Cafe Castro has been a staple New Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe with the locals for many years. Located on the very busy Cerrillos Road, parking can be a challenge as the front lot fills up quickly. Service is average, and food is flavorful, but...More

Date of visit: November 2017
10  Thank DiveMoreWorkLess
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We ate here multiple times while in Santa Fe. Good mexican food, and reasonable. Also, enjoyed the live music!! Nice place.

Date of visit: November 2017
9  Thank BajaBeachGirl
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Friends in Santa Fe told us to try this restaurant for burritos so we went there last night. We were pleasantly surprised as the place was very clean with some booths and tables. It was about 4:30PM and their Thursday Special was listed as Carne...More

Date of visit: November 2017
8  Thank 344TomO
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We arrived around 1PM on a Sunday. The parking lot was full, but our party of four was seated right away. We shared queso with green chilies; thankfully, servers kept the water glasses filled!!! DH and I, based on another TA review, shared stuffed sopapillos....More

Date of visit: November 2017
11  Thank Mard55
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Great gem off of Cerillos Rd. Waitstaff is very friendly and prices are very reasonable. The stuffed sopaipillas are AMAZING (as is pretty much everything else on the menu). I would seriously make a trip to Santa Fe just for those.

Date of visit: October 2017
10  Thank NMgal4life
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the motel across the street and walked over to order dinner take-out. Restaurant had dim ambient lighting inside. My enchiladas had very spicy hot red chili sauce - the real deal, I would say. I was surprised that my to-go order...More

Date of visit: September 2017
8  Thank misty_bee_Wyo
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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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