The Plaza Café Southside is the offspring of the legendary Plaza Café, a Santa Fe institution since 1947, owned by the Razatos family. Southside owner Leonard Razatos opened his restaurant in 2003 on Cerrillos Road, and in the summer of 2009 moved to a new home near the Regal Stadium 14 movie theaters in San Isidro Plaza.
The Razatos family kept the traditional cooking methods and flavor combinations of New Mexico and added some recipes from Greece, all the while keeping with the classic American diner experience.
All items in the Plaza Café Bakeshop are made in-house daily with our homemade recipes! From our number one selling Key Lime Pie to our savory Coconut Macaroons, the Plaza Café Bakeshop is the best place in Santa Fe to satisfy your sweet tooth. We also offer a wide array of gluten-free desserts, using fresh and local ingredients.
Buy the Whole Pie!
Take home your whole pies and cakes and other goodies today. Many selections are always available & special orders please order 24 hours in advance
Green Chile-Apple 20
Bourbon-Chocolate Pecan 20
Caramel Apple 20
Coconut Cream 18
Key Lime 24
Greek Walnut Cake 34
Red Velvet Flan 24
Coconut Flan 22
Red Velvet and Chocolate Checkerboard 45
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake 36
When the day begins to come to a close and you’re in need of a refreshing cocktail, look no further than the Bar at Plaza Café Southside. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week, with discounted beers, wines and a lovely house margarita! Try our famous Southside Nachos or any other appetizer for half off during Happy Hour. Come nightfall, our bar is the place to be!
Throwing a party? Getting married? Celebrating a special milestone? Let us bring the cuisine to you! We specialize in catering and offer a wide range of many items, from traditional New Mexican Fajitas to a Middle Eastern Feast. Give your guests a celebration they’ll forever remember with Plaza Café Southside Catering! Large or small, we can deign to fit any budget.
Please don't hesitate to ask for a quote.
Santa Fe New Mexican / Pasatiempo
November 22, 2013
A charming establishment with a ’50s-era dinerlike ambience, Plaza Café Southside is an anchor among the restaurants and cafés congregating around the Regal Stadium 14 theater. Though I rarely think of these places if I’m not going to the movies, I would go out of my way for Plaza Café Southside, though — and not just for dessert.
Found the restaurant here, on Yelp, noticing it was close to our hotel. Entering and meeting the host, Christopher, made our day so amazing! He was awesome! Upbeat, full of good suggestions, and helpful! The dinner was delicious. Hubby had the Enchilada Platter. I had the Chopped Salad. Our wine glasses contained a FULL pour, which made us both very happy! The atmosphere was calm, beautiful, and friendly.
Gils Thrilling (and Filling) Blog
The Plaza Cafe Southside is the brainchild of Leonard Razatos who “wanted to bring a little of the old Santa Fe to the new Santa Fe.” A “new” Santa Fe can certainly describe the burgeoning south side which has shown tremendous growth over the past decade. “Old” Santa Fe begins and ends with the famous Santa Fe Plaza, fittingly home to the Plaza Cafe, the city’s oldest restaurant. In 1947, Greek immigrant Dionysi “Danny” Razatos, purchased the restaurant and together with his wife and six children has fed Santa Fe ever since. Leonard upholds the family tradition within the trappings of a modern edifice which might not work well in the architectural restricted plaza area.
Diner Fare with Southwest Flair at Plaza Cafe Southside
May 24th, 2014
There aren’t too many places in Santa Fe where you can order both a first-rate milkshake and a martini. The Plaza Cafe Southside offers that option and much more. This low-key, family-friendly spot is a favorite restaurant for many Santa Fe folks, including me.
One of the best things about the Southside is the variety on the menu. Most traditional diner favorites are here – burgers, steak and eggs, chopped salad, BLTs.
And, for those of us who call chile our comfort food, the Southside offers burritos, blue corn enchiladas, even a Frito pie. There’s a bakery case with made from scratch pies, cakes, cupcakes and other treats. Hungry yet?
The Best Breakfasts in America
(Thanks to innovative chefs, a new day is dawning for the morning meal.)
Long neglected and without a place on the gastronomic bandwagon, the most important meal of the day has devolved into mere sustenance—a Greek yogurt on the go—even as we've become ever more obsessed with food. Well, pity breakfast no more: The country's most creative chefs have realized it's one of three chances a day they have to let their talents shine. "I look at it like we're creating a dinner menu that you can eat earlier in the day," says Top Chef Stephanie Izard, who highlights the meal at her Chicago neo-diner Little Goat. She's not the only one turning morning fare on its head. "Chefs are taking this food and making it really sexy and with real integrity," says Rob Newton of Seersucker in Brooklyn. And these culinary artists are now going to work early—to braise octopus, crisp chicken thighs, and even sous-vide French toast. It's time to set your alarm clock for a meal foodies can no longer afford to miss.
Sunday - Thursday
8AM - 9PM
Friday & Saturday
8AM - 10PM
3466 Zafarano Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87507