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The Plaza Cafe Downtown is Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, serving delicious, globally-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner in an old-school diner atmosphere. Our historic diner is conveniently located in downtown Santa Fe in the same location we started at in 1905. We proudly offer locals and visitors alike an authentic New Mexican dining experience.

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  • “Huevos Rancheros...Green.... Best Green Chile in town....AWESOME!”

  • “They have the best green chili stew and the best sopapillas.”

  • “When we lived in Taos, The Plaza Cafe was the first stop we made in Santa Fe. Best enchiladas, huevos rancheros and old time ambiance!”

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Customer Reviews

  • Lisa S Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

    This is a great little family restaurant. Great location downtown. Quick and friendly service. The blue corn pinion pancakes are amazing! And filling. Other great items were the houves rancheros with both red and green chili. Yum! A must visit when i...

  • LanSluderBelize Asheville, North Carolina

    How can you review an institution? The Plaza Cafe claims to be the oldest restaurant in Santa Fe. Although it is on the Plaza and gets a lot of tourists it also has a local following. In its current iteration, it is partly diner, with burgers and oth...

  • dr_knippers Laguna Beach, California

    This old-fashioned sunny diner has some unique Southwest dishes as well as the usual diner sandwiches and salads. The staff and management are friendly and helpful. Has a great view that will take you back in time to a simpler world.

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About Us

The Plaza Cafe Downtown

Phone (505) 982-1664
Hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri, Sat, Sun: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm