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La Plancha de Eldorado

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Latin, Central American, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, South American
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7 Caliente Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87508-3102
+1 505-466-2060
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here 5 times and find it average at best. Service is always slow and food is Salvadorian. Hardly anyone goes there and I wonder how they stay in business

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Thank JoeCecilia
New Mexico
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a locally-owned and operated shopping mall this restaurant is more South American than it is 'Mexican'. Good fresh food - get anything with loroco in it - buffalo burgers, order anything with shrimp or fish as well. New Mexican beers and South American wines are available. Parking is plentiful.

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3 Thank Vittorio_9
North Charleston, South Carolina
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It was a Monday and we just arrived at our campground. We wanted authentic southwestern fare. Where to go with so many restaurants to choose from? So we decided to give this restaurant a try based upon Trip Advisor ratings. We were not disappointed. We were seated and our server came right over to take our drink orders. After careful... More 

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4 Thank christopherM8134MB
Conway, Arkansas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch as there was almost no other option to eat. We told the waitress that we had an issue with onions and that is causes stomach distress. (FODMAP offender for those who understand) and they made fresh pico de gallo avacado slices for the guac minus the onions. It was awesome and very appreciated!!

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5 Thank amyrG4846FR
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

La Plancha is wonderful surprise in the sometimes monotonous world of southwest food offerings. The menu is extensive and every dish that I tried, I liked. The chef does a great job of elevating traditional dishes with seasonings and techniques that are pleasing to the eye and refreshing to eat. The staff is friendly and efficient and the large dining... More 

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4 Thank Cynthia I
san jose, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting El Dorado area and found this little gem. Sunday brunch was plentiful, wide selection of brunch items. Nice layout and eggs made to order. Friendly people and very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. Well worth the short drive.

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5 Thank Linda O
Alexandria, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We enjoyed 3 good meals at La Plancha before a very disappointing meal was served. The pico de gallo had soured and ruined the entrée and the dining experience. Yes the restaurant was willing to bring out a new entrée but my spouse had her entrée already and the delay for an unsoured dish was disappointing,

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Thank gene713
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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489 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

La Plancha is well-known to residents of Santa fe's semi-rural Eldorado suburb, but is worth wider recognition. A short eight-minute drive from downtown, the restaurant offers a welcome change from the city's glut of Southwestern cuisine, offering a unique blend of Mexican and Central American specialties. Diehards can find satisfaction in the array of burgers, tacos and enchiladas, but it... More 

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4 Thank Kirk E
Alvarado, Texas, United States
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Traveling from Colorado back to Texas, we were hungry and couldn't find much along our route and weren't sure what else we would find once off of the interstate so we took a chance. We were so glad we stopped. After a week in Colorado with only a handful of good meals, it was refreshing to stumble upon this place.... More 

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7 Thank Heath H
Birmingham,AL, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Stopped on the way to Lamy and had lunch. The place was very busy - the busiest that we've ever seen. Only had one waitress for what we counted were 12 occupied tables and booths. She did an absolutely marvelous job. Took our order in a very timely manner. Our food came out hot and tasty. We had not eaten... More 

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5 Thank Ted W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Caliente Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87508-3102
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-466-2060

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