Fodor's Expert Review Plaza Café

$ The Plaza Historical

Run with homespun care by the Razatos family since 1947, this café has been a fixture on the Plaza since 1905. The decor—red leather banquettes, black Formica tables, tile floors, a coffered tin ceiling, and a 1940s-style service counter—hasn't changed much in the past half century. The food runs the gamut, from cashew mole enchiladas to New Mexico meat loaf to chile-smothered burritos to a handful of Greek favorites, but the ingredients tend toward Southwestern. You'll be hard put to find a better tortilla soup. You can cool it off with an old-fashioned ice-cream treat from the soda fountain or a slice of one of the delicious, homemade pies. It's a good, tasty stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A South Side branch at 3466 Zafarano Drive (505/424–0755) is run by other members of the Razatos clan and is close to Cerrillos Road hotels.

Historical Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner American $

Quick Facts

54 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501, USA

505-982–1664

www.plazacafesantafe.com

Known For:
  • Chicken-fried steak
  • Retro diner charm
  • Breakfast all day

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