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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%
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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 476 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch with my granddaughters who are 5. Perfect child’s menu but margaritas and wine also. Friendly staff and quick service.

3  Thank marthasleelanautable
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 2 weeks ago

A bit far from the Plaza but worth the trip for authentic food in a modest price range. Very good service and suitable for families with young children.

6  Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want the historic and iconic “diner ambience” of the original Plaza you just have to go there and not the Southside location. This cafe is much bigger and the ceilings very high and open...that means when it gets busy its very, very noisy....More

7  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bright and clean classic diner with tasty food and great, prompt service. Went there twice with friends this week during a visit to the area. Highly recommend.

7  Thank PhilNTed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time for us so finding it was like being in a maze but head toward the cinema and your there. Everything is made from scratch and whereas I did not try the desserts displayed in the glass case, they looked prepared with a lot...More

6  Thank cafegirlreva12
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We enjoy going to Southside Plaza Cafe because the food is reliable and fresh. Went recently with husband, a friend and his mother. The daily special was pork posole, and it was very good. I normally get the spicy fish tacos, but decided on the...More

4  Thank ClaireSFFS
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The food we ordered came out very fast which was impressive- apart from the chips and dips which were forgotten about. The food itself (a beef burrito and the chicken enchiladas) were delicious. I found the portion sizes to be great for me but I...More

3  Thank Dion B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had the fish taco's and they were fantastic. Try the pumpkin cheescake. We stop here everytime we come through Santa Fe and the food has been great everytime.

5  Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Always a plentiful and good meal here. The staff are super welcoming and the place has a comfortable and warm vibe.

Thank KWS63
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Questions & Answers
1 October 2016|
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Response from Razatos | 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 20:00
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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