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Plaza Cafe Southside

$$ - $$$, Mexican, American
3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
+1 505-424-0755
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sticky buns” (5 reviews)
“tuna melt” (7 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Plaza Cafe Southside
1. Green Chile Cheeseburger
"Green chile cheeseburger? Possibly my very favorite anywhere."
Ben F
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2. Excellent Desserts
" We had the coconut pie, peanut butter pie and caramel apple pie."
Matt H
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3. Friendly Service
"First, let's get to the service: FANTASTIC!"
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Impossible burger today and loved it. Huge portion and great service. Friendly staff who understood our vegan choices and the owner Belinda was very enthusiastic about the demand for more vegan options.

3  Thank RaeSikoraS
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about this restaurant! We look for 3 things when dining. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, good food, and a good selection. Plaza Cafe Southside has it all in spades! The food was great. Karen met us at the door and made us...More

9  Thank poppyman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great Mexican dinner here because it was close to our motel and associated with the Plaza Cafe which is located on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. The food was excellent and the service was good. The decor was a comfortable, diner...More

4  Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the very beginning the experience was terrible. As soon as I arrived I made my way to the restroom. A group of men employees were eating. As I pass by I hear them mocking me in Spanish and laughing. I get back to the...More

1  Thank Brandon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place no matter what you order. I don't get here as often as the Plaza Cafe downtown because I live near and go often. However, when I do get to the south side for the movies or another reason I can always...More

6  Thank Karol R
Leonardo R, Owner at Plaza Cafe Southside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Karol, thanks for taking the time and rating us! We take great pride in our hardworking staff and appreciate your gesture. We look forward to having you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife ordered a Mediterranean salad and I had the spicy fish and chips. We were both speechless as we savored every bite. Everything being made from scratch at the cafe ensures you are getting the best. For dessert, my wife ordered the peanut butter...More

4  Thank Pete D
Leonardo R, Owner at Plaza Cafe Southside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Pete, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and share your experience with us. We’re glad you enjoyed your fish & chips and had a great time. We do our best to deliver exceptional service to all our visitors...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pancakes, one is huge and filling! Nice caring folks and good device! Highly recommend! A bit loud and a little difficult to carry on a conversation without it being a little irritating. Just go to eat nd not talk! Good food!

Thank JeffBinNewMexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out of our way on this trip to go by and pick up a to-go order. I ordered the chicken Greek salad and it was the best salad I have ever had. There were so many various greens, and the dressing was perfect....More

5  Thank DRTX3
Leonardo R, Owner at Plaza Cafe Southside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time and rating us! We take great pride in our hardworking staff and appreciate your gesture. We look forward to having you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fave of mine and has been since they opened! They make a great green /red chili ! In all the time we gone there have never disappointed. Now that we changed to a vegan diet they have those too. Great staff ,...More

3  Thank ulabear
Reviewed 8 January 2018

On this side of town, finding Los Amigos still closed, we came by for Brunch. This is also a great option if you're not sure what to have as the menu is varied and everything I've had over the years has been very good. Today...More

6  Thank AndrewRodney
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Questions & Answers
2 October 2016|
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Response from Leonardo R | Property representative |
Yes call directly or go to the website for online ordering.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3466 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2631
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-424-0755
  • E-mail
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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