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Plaza Cafe

American, Cafe,
1501 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6858
+1 505-722-6240
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“french toast” (14 reviews)
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Southwestern, Diner
1501 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6858
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had to stop by for breakfast based on the legendary reviews of the French Toast and it now carries the name of Sandra (my first name). Sandra is now the owner having been been a former long time employee. It is true! The French Toast...More

Thank sandrasdillon
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Local hangouts are always the best and this little slice of Gallup was obviously a great local favorite. I enjoyed seeing the farmers, Natives, cowboys, families and even the cops chatting together and sharing some friendship time. The food was really good. I had the...More

1  Thank regalosdelsol
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the quintessential New Mexico restaurant that all others should model after. They carry the best breakfast green chile in town. The kid loves the biscuits and gravy. I love the FBI. The owner, Sandra, is a sweet heart. The place rocks and is...More

1  Thank Barry K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This unique little restaurant has changed it's name Sandra's Cafe, the name may have changed but the management has not. The manger of 15 years has become the owner of the Plaza. This little eclectic dinner off old historic route 66 has the best Mexican...More

2  Thank kandicanekc
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stopped in at 6:25 AM and the Plaza was virtually empty. We were immediately greeted by our waitress and seated, and within a few brief minutes, served hot coffee and orange juice and had our order taken. As noted in other reviews, the menu...More

1  Thank 1lacrosse
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had the huevos rancheros on special for the day and they were beyond amazing. We ate our way across Gallup and this was by far the best stop. Great red and green chile. Will return for sure.

1  Thank SpeedPenny
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My family is still sort of new to Gallup and are trying different restaurants in town. This morning we went over to the Plaza Cafe and we were not let down. It's an older diner and looks a bit rough. Also only has the capacity...More

Thank TProvo
Reviewed 14 December 2016

don't let the outside looks fool you - in the 1950's it started off as an old single wide trailer, then they added a boxcar - the huevos rancheros,mmmmmm- french toast to die for and the green and red chili are the best in town

Thank 224abbiec
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Clerk at hotel suggested this Plaza Cafe for breakfast. Food was incredible. I had chicken fried steak plate---awesome. We also had pancakes, cinnamon toast and chorizo. Everything was outstanding....plus great service!

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Chorizo and beans, in any form, are highly recommended! Two single-wides jimmied together boast the best breakfast in town. Reasonably priced and efficient service.

Thank Jessica D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6858
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-722-6240
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