Next to a movie theater off Cerrillos Road at the south end of Santa Fe, this sister restaurant to the downtown Plaza Cafe may be out of the way, but it’s worth the trip. The wide-open restaurant has a 1950s diner look, with strong colors, vintage black-and-white photos, and a mural with a sort of Day of the Dead motif. Oh, there’s also a row of old automobile hubcaps on the wall. Breakfasts here are special, ranging from the traditional bacon and eggs to pancakes and French toast. The yogurt parfait features layers of fresh fruit, honey-flavored Greek yogurt, and house-made pumpkin-seed granola. There are also breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, and other New Mexican dishes. For lunch and dinner there are burgers, a good choice of salads, sandwiches, and New Mexican dishes such as an enchilada platter. (Note that the Plaza Café Southside serves only cage-free eggs.) The menu warns diners that its red and green chile sauces come either medium hot or extra hot; you can ask for a sample or request that your sauce be served on the side. Most baked goods are prepared in-house, and they serve the very best restaurant sticky bun we have ever eaten. There is a full bar
Santa Fe› Restaurant
Plaza Café Southside
3466 Zafarano Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87507
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Sun–Thurs 8am–9pm, Fri–Sat 8am–10pm Phone 505/424-0755 Prices Main courses $9–$25 Cuisine Type American/New Mexican Web site Plaza Café Southside
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