Plaza Cafe Southside
Made from Scratch, that’s how we make our food. We use recipes that have been handed down for generations, and we use fresh, simple, honest, quality ingredients.
We believe that when a meal is prepared and cooked fresh with the best ingredients, it not only tastes better it makes you feel better. Of course, this takes time. But we’ve got time. That’s why we start baking early in the morning . All day long we’re cutting and chopping to ensure your food is always the freshest it can be.
Not everyone makes the effort to do things this way. But we do. We hope you enjoy every moment and every bite. When we see the smile on your face and know you are enjoying our food that is made of quality and care, that motivates us to start again from scratch every day.
Alaskan Cod Fish Tacos
Crispy cod fillet, soft corn tortilla, creamy chipotle salsa, cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado + rice, beans, salsa
Steak & Eggs
8 oz. top choice, NM grass fed beef rib-eye steak & 2 eggs + hash browns, toast
turkey, cheddar, bacon, onion marmalade, avocado, green chile cheddar bread, garlic mayonnaise + choice of fries or cole slaw
Food needed to be seasoned more. Could not taster and seasoning on the chicken
We go here often. The food is always excellent and right now there is a tuna melt that is fabulous during lent. Servers are always pleasant and on top of things.
Service and food was plentiful and excellent.
Excellent service and always top quality food. Since we were here for lunch during restaurant week, the specials were a great addition to the regular menu. A great spot for a casual lunch or dinner and fun happy hour!
Delicious hamburger, great service.
Love Belinda - the hostess.
We ordered from the restaurant week menu and the choices were good, there is nothing wrong with the food. It is tasty, but not exactly gourmet. The service was excellent.
Amazing service, delicious food! You won't be disappointed!
Came especially for Restaurant Week lunch special with eleven fellow Zia Singers. The cheeseburger, Frito pie and kale salad were all tasty and our waitress did a great job of taking care of all of us with patience.
Well, this was a surprise. As a new resident of Santa Fe and a first timer at the Plaza Café, I was treated to a great place, friendly atmosphere, exceptional service and dynamite food! This will be a regular "go to" spot for us!
We came with a rowdy party of 9 and Jose was able to take care of us with exceptional and speedy service.
We ate at the bar as it was more inviting than the dining area which was too bright and not with a warm environment! Our bartender, a tall fellow with a super personality and wine smart, made the evening really enjoyable.
Always outstanding, freshly prepared food! Service is without equal. This is our Cheers!!! Don't miss this place if you're in Santa Fe!!!
A bit cold by the door but margaritas and BLT were great! We were in a rush so order quickly and were out in 30 mins! Would definitely go back.
Love this friendly and always delicious and reliable restaurant. The fish and chips are excellent.
One question, we were there yesterday but did not get our points on open table. Maybe the computer wa down? Could you please check on this?
The nachos are yummy. As a gluten free diner they have a lot of dishes on their menu to choose from.
We loved the food, the service was great. Did not like the seating as we were next to the kitchen door and I am sure we could of changed it but our guest arrived before us and did not want to make a fuss and I guess someone has to sit next to the kitchen.
Another very good meal at Plaza Cafe Southwest. My go-to favorite.
Good place for a large party close to Meow Wolf.
We eat here often. The food is good and very consistent.
loved it as always!
Consistently delicious food with a varied menu and daily specials. New Mexican with a Greek touch. Great service.
Girl’s Trip. Fast service and excellent taste. Good prices!
After reading and hearing so much about Plaza Cafe (where we’ve never eaten, tried Plaza Cafe Southside b/c it was closer to our lodging. It was ok, not great.
We really enjoyed the experience
I love going here. The staff is so welcoming, there's never a wait, lots of cozy booths to sit in and enjoy the person you're dining with. The menu is expansive and gluten-free friendly. Everything is delicious and bonus: breakfast served all day!
A very pleasing date night. Food was good. Service was attentive.
Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes was yummy
Awesome place for some great New Mexico food!
Awesome New Mexico food.
we loved it as usual
We had the guacamole and the tacos and very much enjoyed both.
Great food for reasonable price. Our server, Andrea, was attentive and friendly.
Visiting museums downtown I most frequently go to the Plaza Cafe on the Plaza so this visit to the Plaza Cafe Southside was an unexpected delight. We were looking for a place to get reservations in the midst of Indian Market and we got so much more! I had forgotten what a great restaurant this is! The service was great, patient, while our out of town guests surveyed the unfamiliar menu, helpful in explaining unfamiliar choices, we couldn’t have asked for nicer service. Could a substitution be made because of an allergy? Of course! The food served was perfectly lovely all around the table. (The reservation is in error there were four of us.) I didn’t taste everything but everything looked great. Our vegetarian enjoyed her avocado tacos. My fish tacos were far and away the best I’ve had in Santa Fe. They have a chipotle salsa that is just terrific! The Plaza Cafe Southside is known for their desserts. I’ve never ordered any but this time we had to. My wife ordered the coconut cream pie for us to share. One day in the future I will drop by and just order that for a meal. Our lunch was huge success, our guests enjoyed it, we will be returning much more frequently. Terrific place.
We have been to the Plaza Cafe Southside many times. This time it was a busy weekend in Santa Fe. We reserved a table to make sure we would not have to wait long with 2 kids. When I arrived the hostess skipped me several times to ask others arriving after me to assist them. Once another patron agreed with me that I had been in line it was only a short wait to be seated.
The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed and rushed which earned them several trips back to the kitchen to get things after not listening to requests, but the food was great as always. Considering the timing we expected a few glitches and were glad to eat.
Pleasant atmosphere. Fairly reasonable pricing for Santa Fe. Rich, tasty food.
The house happy hours margarita was bad, the enchiladas awful, the beans pretty good and the rice passable. My friend on the other hand enjoyed the chili and his glass of Cabernet.
Food was excellent and reasonably priced. They warn about the heat of their chile, but it wasn’t very hot...I’ll give it a medium.
The food is as good, if not better than the original on the plaza, but without the crowds. Definitely worth checking out if you don’t mind a short drive out of downtown.
We've been traveling for 3 weeks and I have to say that this spot was disappointing . We have spent much less to have more food that tastes better. I was really looking forward to the homemade guacamole and this was one of the reasons why I made reservations in advance for this location, but they were out by 7:30pm. Thought it was pricey for what we got (small portions) and didn't love that they add 20% for gratuity when 5 or more people are dining. I got the steak enchiladas with green chile,my husband got the beef burrito and my teen daughter the fish tacos,and the rest kids meals. I would give my meal a 6, my husband gave his a 5, the fish tacos did get an 8. The margaritas did the job, but didn't taste very good. The staff was friendly so that was a plus and though the selection of baked goods left was small (the menu features over 20 desserts)we did enjoy the quad leches cupcake we took back to our hotel.
We had a tasty, substantial breakfast at a very fair price. The menu offers something for everyone.
Plaza Cafe Southside does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Plaza Cafe Southside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 424-0755.
Plaza Cafe Southside is rated 4.6 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.