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“Save room for dessert”

The Famous Plaza Cafe
Ranked #22 of 602 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern, Diner
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Known as Santa Fe's oldest restaurant, the Plaza Cafe serves highly acclaimed, authentic traditional dishes since 1905. Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, you won't find a better view or atmosphere while you enjoy an authentic New Mexican experience. The Razatos family keeps with the traditional cooking methods and flavor combinations of New Mexico and additional recipes from Greece, all the while keeping with the classic American diner experience. This is why you'll find everything from blue corn green chile carne asada enchiladas with a warm pillowy sopaipilla to chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and a gyro with a Greek salad on the side. The Plaza Cafe is a favorite among locals and movie stars alike, and everything finds what they are looking for at the Plaza.
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The cafe has been serving freshly baked desserts for many years. Most portions are large enough to share. My favorites are the chocolate cream pie, and the caramel apple pie.

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4  Thank nancyeld
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Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

I'm so glad you love our sweets, Nancy! We can't wait to serve you again. :)

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Daniel, Owner

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We decided to stop in here while cruising around the plaza. We had their breakfast for an early lunch. The food was very good and the place was very busy. The staff was friendly and service was fast. Great spot to eat on the plaza.

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Thank Diane C
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Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Many thanks for your review, Diane! We hope it's not too long before you stop in again. :)

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Daniel, Owner

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food ,The pumpkin posole was out of this world, the posole was fantastic, enchiladas were divine, the sopipillas and honey were just wonderful ,This is a great restaurant wonderful and consistent with great service !

4  Thank Danny L
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Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for stopping by for authentic eats, Danny -- I'm so glad you loved the seasonal posole! We can't wait to see you again soon.

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Daniel, Owner

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

If we are in Santa Fe New Mexico, eating at the Plaza Café on the square is a must, Have eaten there on many trips through New Mexico since 1968, Just ate there on Oct. 16, 2017. Still excellent food!

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1  Thank marion e
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Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks so much for joining us, Marion, and for being a longtime patron! Your review means a lot. We look forward to serving you again the next time you pass through.

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Daniel, Owner

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Great restaurant in the square. The atmosphere is wonderful, service is great and the food is terrific. The waiters and waitresses are there to make sure everything is right. Your cup or glass is kept filled and the food is very hot and delicious. Service is wonderful and they were very helpful to get us to our destination.

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2  Thank Linda H
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Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Linda! We can't wait to see you again very soon for another amazing meal.

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Daniel, Owner

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