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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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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll 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 via mobile

▪️Location: On the plaza. ▪️Dining room: Cafe, historical, clean feeling. Busy. ▪️Food: Very good quality, broad menu, healthy choices and well-presented. ▪️Cost: Fair for the area. Moderate. ▪️Service: Friendly, very positive and helpful staff. ▪️Visits: Three ▪️Recommend? Yes

Thank packcal
Reviewed 3 days ago

A local suggested this restaurant as it was casual and not too expensive. She was right! I had an excellent burrito and a sangria for $19.95. For Santa Fe, on the Plaza, that is not bad. Roberto, or server was helpful and everything was good....More

3  Thank Cupcake
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loving a good breakfast, I try to find the best places, wherever I travel. Wish I had been to this one earlier in my trip, so I might have had a return visit. Open at 7 A.M. I was there as an "early bird". Had...More

1  Thank Nuttman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are places around the world that I will return to simply for restaurants like this one. The food is so good here that you will dream about it...compelling you to return. We were advised to try the pumpkin posole and if there in the...More

3  Thank SGM18Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

Vintage diner-style restaurant, in operation since 1905, owned and operated by the same family since the 1940s. Just too cool. After a fire in 2010, the renovations include a clever mosaic of broken restaurant crockery that we really appreciated. The food was fantastic. The soup...More

5  Thank 995varinaw
Reviewed 6 days ago

You cannot imagine how nice it is to see a totally clean dining area. The staff are super nice, efficient and they are always cleaning up in an unobtrusive way. Its refreshing to see that level of cleanliness. Clean floors, tables, windows, mirrors and restrooms....More

6  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant we wanted to go to was a dump so we had to find another and this was where we ended up. This is a wonderful place. It was crammed full of people and that is no surprise. The service was excellent from all...More

5  Thank PopiOriginals
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're thrilled that you ended up at our place! Thanks for the kind words about our food, service, craft beers, and margaritas. We hope you'll be back our way soon. Thanks, Daniel, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch on the Plaza in Santa Fe- atmosphere is a throwback to 1950’s. Service was excellent. Mnue was varied New Mexico chili dishes - country fried steaks. Roasted turkey was excellent. Wide selection of wine and beers.

3  Thank vkrombach
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for loving us, Vkrombach! We can't wait to see you again soon -- we have so many delicious Southwestern specialties to share with you. Best, Daniel, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe is a classic diner, located conveniently in the Plaza. I compare all other breakfasts to this one. My meal was scrambled eggs with two different sauces, beans, hash browns, pico de gallo, guacamole, and tortillas. Food and service were excellent.

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

Thanks so much for having breakfast with us, APittsburgher! It sounds like you had some of our most flavorful delights. I hope to see you again soon! Best, Daniel, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best New Mexico breakfast you can get; hands down. We were in Santa Fe for 3-Days and we ate here every morning! Huevos Rancheros, Chile Relleno Omlette, Blue Corn Pancakes...on and on! The green chile is great! I swear I could eat...More

2  Thank sethttaylor1
Daniel R, Owner at The Famous Plaza Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for this amazing review, Sethttaylor1! So glad you love all of our breakfast dishes, and that you have a special love for our chile verde. We can't wait to serve you again! Best, Daniel, Owner

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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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