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“Went twice while in Santa Fe for a week”

Plaza Cafe Southside
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Ranked #10 of 555 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, American
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Went twice while in Santa Fe for a week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is off the beaten path, in a higher end strip mall near a movie theater. Need a car to get here, but it's worth the drive. First, the atmosphere here is sort of "modern diner" with neon and retro touches. There is a full bar in the center and the place is large, so I imagine it would be noisy when crowded. We went for breakfast mid-week later and early breakfast on the weekend. Both times it wasn't crowded. Things that were delicious and different. Consider the french toast, which had a somewhat crunchy coating and came served with delicious maple marscopone cream as well as syrup. The ACE BLT is huge--a BLT with avocado and eggs on thick cut bread. All of the breads are house-made. We also had a chili relleno omelet which was good, but less unusual for Santa Fe. My husband declared it the best coffee we had all week--strong, but not bitter. Service was terrific. Prices were reasonable in the $10-12 range for large entrees.

Visited October 2013
8 Thank Eube
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“My whole family loves this place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

The food is delicious, everything on the menu is good and the desserts are even better. Customer service could use a little fine tuning, I only had one drink throughout my whole meal and had to ask 2 different servers for ranch dressing and the place was not busy, at all. Other than that, if you want to eat good this is the place to be.

  • Visited October 2013
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5 Thank midNYtoker
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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is all about being there like one of the family, recognized, loved, attended to...
My husband and i have very different tastes. His is traditional, mine adventurous, but both of us enjoy the food equally every time we go there!

Visited October 2013
7 Thank Irina T
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yes! Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Randomly ended up here on a round trip road trip from Albuquerque to Taos via Santa Fe. As we approached Santa Fe I asked my partner to check Yelp for places in Santa Fe, and he said the reviews for Plaza Cafe looked good. I was quite skeptical as this place is in a strip mall complex, but wow was I wrong. The Greek Fries were out of this world. The posole was HOT, like eyes/nose running hot, but incredible. The turkey club was enormous and tasty. Man, what a good meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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6 Thank George O
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Rifle, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great variety here..a little bit for everyone. Nice bar but the bartender is a little 'cool'..expected more from him.

Visited October 2013
7 Thank Carol M
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