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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bakery basket” (76 reviews)
“pancakes” (80 reviews)
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Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We live in ABQ and dine at The Range In Bernalillo often and I couldn’t help compare.. The breads, coffee were quite good this time. We had a eggs/chorizo special which was much better than the carne adovada I had last time. My lady said...More

Thank Hal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for breakfast, but their dinner menu (NM food and burgers) is pretty awful. Not well prepared and the chile is hotter than heck!

Thank shamanross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not visited Tecolote in their new location but were happy to see that their wonderful food and great service had not changed.

3  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They serve good plates. But as you might know, Santa Fe is well know for outstanding restaurants serving Northern New Mexico favorites. Plenty of off street parking and good service.

Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are hungry, the Tecolote Cafe is the place to have breakfast, and be sure to ask for the Bakery Basket with your order. We got there on a Saturday by about 8:30 in the morning and were seated immediately and served coffee. We...More

2  Thank TfromSantaFe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic every time! Delicious house made breads, authentic New Mexican favorite, excellent service. It's a Santa Fe staple. We always make a meal here a priority when in Sant Fe.

3  Thank ChristineAndrews2013
Reviewed 18 March 2018 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

5  Thank Katherine_All_Byz
Reviewed 17 March 2018 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

2  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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.

3  Thank Charliie2109
Reviewed 7 March 2018 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.

5  Thank Devyne P
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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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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