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Tecolote Cafe

€€ - €€€, Mexican, American
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“bakery basket” (73 reviews)
“pancakes” (74 reviews)
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Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for breakfast and found it so good we went back for dinner. Breakfast was amazing. Had the special which was their take on eggs Benedict. Oh. My. Gawd. Insane. Dinner was good but the menu is super eclectic. From NM fare to Thai...More

2  Thank Katherine_All_Byz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I habe eaten at Tecolote many times overt the Paddy 20 years. The current location may lack some of the charm of the old place but it is a beautiful, light, and comfortable place. Service is always good and the food outstanding. Branched out from...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tecolote Cafe is now open for dinner Thursday-Sunday. We enjoyed our first dinner there and will be back for more. Lots of new and different entrees to try. They now have a beer and wine license and a very interesting assortment of beers.

2  Thank Charliie2109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an amazing breakfast! He ordered a breakfast burrito and I had the eggplant Benedict. It was the best food we have ever had at a breakfast restaurant. I wish we lived in town.

4  Thank Devyne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast and Lunch. Great Food. No Tex-Méx so enjoy the cusine of New Mexico in a fun atmosphere. Great staff and friendly surroundings whether you eat solo or with friends

3  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go-to spot for breakfast in Santa Fe. I grew up next to the old location and went once a month. The bakery basket is amazing and I highly recommend it. I have never had a bad time here, it’s a perfect local...More

3  Thank Clark418
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a wonderful Santa Fe traditional restaurant. breakfast burrito out of this world. don't miss. been coming for 30 years

4  Thank Bart J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I say reunion because the last time I visit Santa Fe I could find the restaurant. So, thanks to TripAdvisor, I did this time. Sorry to say the building is not as quaint as the old one but it is much bigger. Still had to...More

2  Thank evalfre
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t eaten here in about a year, but today I was impressed by their breakfast special of Pancakes Benedict! This was an extra special treat for health conscious eaters in a market filled with greasy spoon food restaurants serving like substance. Finding places with...More

7  Thank leonardm669
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We popped in for lunch and were waited on the chef. Great spot, lovely SW Mex dishes, loved the green chilies! Would go back anytime in Santa Fe!

6  Thank RKnispel
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22 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do not have a patio at this time. Regarding pets,they are not allowed in restaurants in New Mexico at this time. ADA service animals are allowed if 1) The animal is employed in servicing a person covered under the... More
1 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
1 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-988-1362
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Tecolote Cafe was started in 1980 by Bill and Alice Jennison with a desire to feed guests great meals, affordably, with superior service. Mr. Bill and Alice's recipes have been pleasing palettes for 31 years. In May of 2010, sadly, we lost Mr. Bill after a long and accomplished life. Since August 2010, Katherine Adkins (Bill and Alice's daughter) and her husband Matt Adkins have been doing their best to honor Mr. Bill and Ms. Alice's vision in carrying on the family business. Sadly we also lost Ms.Alice in December of 2012. We offer a varied menu focusing primarily on New Mexican breakfast and lunch cuisine, as well as some American favorites.We bake all of our breads in house as well as our muffins and biscuits contained in our bakery basket. A little known secret to our great burgers? Fresh baked Kaiser rolls to vehicle our superb patties and ingredients. Whether you come for breakfast or lunch, we are sure you will be pleased with our delectable choices and our warm, friendly atmosphere. If you aren't, just let us know so we can make your experience everything you hoped for!Katie and I can't wait to see you on your next visit. So, come on in, and remember, we serve "Great breakfast, No toast!", just for you.
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