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Plaza Cafe at La Fonda

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Southwestern, Cafe
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108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571-5957
+1 575-758-2211
00:00 - 23:30
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the La Fonda Hotel connected to the cafe and were treated to free coffee and hot chocolate all day since we wee guests of the hotel. Great, friendly service and friendly locals.

Thank Jeff H
Wichita, KS
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I agree with other reviews that this place should be packed. We have visited Taos many times but had never stayed at La Fonda so we wanted to try. Usually shy away from hotel bars/restaurants but we had been down the street and paid over $50 for 4 margaritas that were all ice (Adobe bar) so decided to try here.... More 

Thank Terry55rich
Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have been for lunch twice, once in a large group and once solo. Food was excellent and a good value. Service stumbled a bit with a group of 10 women, but was very accommodating and gracious. Their Loaded Salad, with the addition of grilled chicken, is delicious and enough for two meals. It worries me that this place hasn't... More 

Thank MarkeB
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We walked in for dinner on a Sunday night and almost walked out because the restaurant was so empty. So happy we didn't. The menu is one of the shorter in town, but there is something for everyone. We ordered the enchiladas, which came with beans, rice, and calabacitos, followed by coconut flan. All the food was good, but the... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Denver, CO
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We dropped in for a little snack and had the most delicious soups. The posole was very good and then they had a special asparagus soup that was absolutely delicious! We asked if it was homemade and it was - the first time the chef had made it. Hopefully they will continue making it!

Thank COsporter
Arlington, Texas
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309 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We arrived at noontime and decided to eat at the plaza café. We were pleased with the quiet and cool location and enjoyed the soups and sandwiches. Our group had chicken salad, chef salad, and the half sandwich + cup of soup specials. All of the group enjoyed their meal. I especially liked their green chili stew (soup) along with... More 

Thank CrankyOldGuy
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed lunch at this cafe on Sunday July 10. Dont let the informal menu posted out front of the hotel fool you-- the dishes inside are quite good & very nicely made. We shared a tuna sandwich (not fishy at all, quality fish) on fresh torta/sourdough bread and a large salad with tasty greens, avocado etc. A lovely... More 

Thank DeeMBarr
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Had a lovely lunch here today I had the soup and my husband had the special offer of soup and salad with the lemon and ginger dressing, we enjoyed all our food in a very clean and relaxing environment, with super friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Thank Carol L
Basingstoke, Hampshire UK
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We had lunch at this cafe on two occasions during our stay in Taos and we were impressed on both occasions by the food, staff and cool quiet atmosphere away from the bustle of the main plaza. They have a reasonably priced lunch special of half sandwich with either soup or salad. The sandwich is actually a good sized bun... More 

Thank Sharon51
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This cool, quiet cafe is right off the Plaza in the La Fonda. There is a good variety and the quality is excellent. We enjoyed the turkey sandwich and a side salad with lemon ginger dressing. Yum!

Thank Cat D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Southwestern, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571-5957
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?