Our Story

Andrew and Daniel Razatos

Andrew and Daniel Razatos

The Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, has been serving highly acclaimed, authentic traditional dishes since 1905.  In 1947, Dan Razatos, a Greek immigrant with an American dream, took over the Plaza Cafe and his family has been feeding Santa Fe ever since.  Dan married a local girl named Beneranda and together they ran the Plaza and raised six children.  As their children grew they all worked at the Plaza and helped to create what the restaurant is today.

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.  This is why you’ll find everything from blue corn green chile carne asada enchiladas with a warm pillowy sopaipilla to chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gyro with a Greek salad on the side.

Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza you won’t find a better view or atmosphere while you enjoy an authentic New Mexican experience.  A favorite among locals and movie stars alike, everyone finds what they are looking for at the Plaza.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the best service, where our Customers come first.  We are committed to creating high quality dishes from the freshest all natural ingredients.  Those dishes will be served in a clean, honest, and family friendly environment.  We will uphold a Family Tradition that spans two continents, eight decades, and one customer at a time.