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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (72 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
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

I have been going to the Plaza Cafe for years. The broken plate decor is creative and interesting. For breakfast, go for the blue corn pancakes or huevos rancheros. The Mexican hot chocolate is made from scratch and is excellent. After skiing, go for a...More

Thank HubCPrairieDog
Reviewed 2 days ago

Shared nachos for lunch with margaritas, sat on balcony over looking square nice view. Good service will return next time in Santa Fe

Thank esnewton2012
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great find for us. After a long road trip, we wanted to experience Santa Fe for the first time. With me being a vegan and my mom, not, it's always a gamble to find a place that could accommodate us. It was...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch and dinner over our three day stay in Santa Fe and we just loved it. The food is great and the staff was excellent. You may have to wait for a little bit but it is worth it.

1  Thank Larry R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yum! This was wonderful food, wonderful services and great atmosphere. Give this place a try.................

2  Thank Kookoojuju
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked by and knew, we had to go here at the Famous Plaza Cafe for breakfast the next day. No reading before, no planning, we just knew...the activity inside was contagious and we wanted to know why. Seated quickly before a wait list began,...More

2  Thank MizlizL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very busy restaurant but they did a great job of waiting tables and served great food. The veggie enchiladas were some of the best I have ever had, They also serve a great home made bread with their delicious soups.

5  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not find this place until the last day of our visit, that was unfortunate. This place has the best desserts in town, be sure to try one of the many pies or cakes. The food was very good, we enjoyed the breakfast burrito...More

5  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great, service faster than expected, given how crowded it was. Right on the Plaza, lots of items on the menu to please everyone. Would eat here again.

4  Thank S4136XSdavidb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch. The food was good steak, mashed potatoes, brocc and carrots. The Plaze was cooking busy. Great place on the plaza .

4  Thank James C
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 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
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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.
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