Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Michael Stern
Opened in 1918, The Plaza is the oldest restaurant in Santa Fe, but it seems not to be impressed by itself as a piece of history or an example of classic counter culture. It is an easy-going kind of café, one of the last vestiges of the Santa Fe Plaza as a town gathering place. The menu is an appetizing combination of Americana (burgers, chicken-fried steak, hot turkey sandwich), Greek diner standards (lamb meat loaf, souvlaki, Greek salad) and New Mexico specialties including chiles relleños, posole with pork, menudo, and pure red chile or green chile stew. Every day starting at 11am, the Plaza kitchen turns out excellent sopaipillas. Fresh and hot and cloud-soft, these golden pillows of quick-fried bread are served with a squeeze bottle of honey to sweeten them, and they are simply wonderful to eat plain or on the side of red or green chile. The Plaza’s green chile is a viscous stew with chunky vegetables; red is thicker and hotter.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|