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The Famous Plaza Cafe

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
+1 505-982-1664
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (65 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a very busy day Fiestas de Santa Fe, the wait was pretty short (about 20 min.) we had a delicious taco salad and sopaipias!

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife, my kids and I went with some friends and their kids to the plaza and decided to have dinner. We had our name on the list at one restaurant but decided to call the famous plaza cafe. We called and explicitly asked if...More

Thank fjmtz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in for Sunday morning Breakfast. Place was almost full. Receptionists were efficient and friendly. Ordered a greek omelet and it was bland and tasteless and hash browns were undercooked -- abbsolutely no seasonings. My husband had huevos rancheros and he said his was pretty...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited santa fe many times and no trip is complete without a meal at the Plaza Cafe. Everybody is happy with their food, the service is excellent and friendly and there's a wide variety to choose from. We love the turkey club and...More

1  Thank jim m
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a restaurant around the Santa Fe Plaza and the visitor center recommended it as a typical city restaurant. It is a very touristic and crowded Mexican restaurant but good. We had the Street Taco: it seemed to be original.

1  Thank Italtraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a delight to have met Valentin our extra ordinary waiter. Combine his exceptional service with awesome—-and I do mean, awesome food—-and you cannot go wrong. In fact, the place is above average on more levels than I can list here. Try it out for...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent vibe, great service and the food is hearty and delish! We had the breakfast burrito, pancakes (huge), and bagels. We're coming back tonight for dinner! Don't hesitate!

4  Thank Allen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on to this place a few years ago after reading TA reviews. It is right on the square so we make it a lunch/dinner stop each time we are in Santa Fe. Menu is great for families. Have always gone with the traditional...More

6  Thank TOak8
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you came to visit, TOak8! We take a lot of pride in serving up local favorites with a Southwest flair. We hope you'll be back! Best, Daniel, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On this trip we got our first bad entre. My wife ordered a chopped salad which she has always loved before. They absolutely ruined it with too much dressing on it. The rest of the food was outstanding like it always is. The desserts are...More

4  Thank 46,749
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you and your wife are regulars -- thank you for your review. I'm sorry we disappointed you with too much dressing -- please know that we're happy to put it on the side next time. We hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes a reputation drives the profits of a restaurant more than the food itself. I felt that way with this restaurant. This restaurant seems to be elevated to a status that transcends how good it actually is, which I guess is a good thing because...More

Thank Sam P
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in, Sam -- I'm so very sorry we disappointed you in the way of food and service. I'm just shocked, because our enchiladas are normally well loved, and I know our staff to be attentive. If you ever find a dish so...More

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Questions & Answers
22 July 2017|
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Response from Herb T |
The website is unavailable at this time is the message I just received when trying to access it. Menu info available via other internet sources.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Joy121 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering....I do not know as I walked to it each time I went. But I can tell you if you like French toast, theirs is delish!
Ginger G
17 November 2016|
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Response from Char S | Reviewed this property |
There are a few breakfast items available all day -- I believe the Traditional Breakfast being one of them which was my favorite -- two eggs, sausages/bacon, toast and hash browns (have them made crispy) --too die for!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-1664
The Plaza Cafe on the Santa Fe Plaza is a historic restaurant that has reopened after a fire in Sep 2010. It is the dining hub on the Plaza. It reopened last week and I would like to write a review of my experience. Joe Shaffer
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