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Tecolote Cafe - CLOSED

1203 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-0943
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Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: 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. Bills vision in carrying on the family business 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, or Alice, 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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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Whenever I go back to Santa Fe, I have to make it for breakfast at Tecolote. The owl decor, homemade bread basket, and best green chile you can't go wrong. It is currently moving to a new location, I hope it keeps the charm of the original spot and expands so you never have to wait!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Best food ever! We always stopped there on our way to Albuquerque for breakfast or on our way home back to Denver. Always looked forward to stopping there. Unfortunately they had to close due to the landlord evicting them, but they will be back. Make sure that you keep watching for there reopening because you will want to for sure... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Tecolote Cafe is a breakfast Oasis. It doesn't matter much what you pick, it is all fresh, good food made to order. But here are a couple of my favorites. The Atole Pinon Pancakes are a really winner if you are looking for a grain and nut breakfast. Tecolote also provides fresh and fluffy omelettes my favorite is the cheddar... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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390 reviews 390 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
553 helpful votes 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great place for friends, locals and tourists. Egg and meat dishes. Salads on request, with great bakery baskets. Service is attentive, but atmosphere is bland. People are interesting. Come with an appetite and you will not be disappointed. Hopefully they will find new location.

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Santa Fe NM
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The landlord has evicted Tecolote effective 4/30/2014. The last day at the current location is Easter Sunday, April 20th. The owners are looking for a new location and hope to open there in 2 to 3 months. In my opinion, this is a bad move by the landlord. Tecolote has been at this location for a long time, over 30... More 

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South Louisiana
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a great breakfast we had at the community table at this little gem! Diners changed out during the course of our meal and each one brought a different experience, giving us new perspectives on things to see & do in Santa Fe and on life in general. The Atole Piñon Pancakes (blue cornmeal and piñon nuts)were delicious, the corned... More 

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Littleton, CO
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

As former residents of Santa Fe, we consider ourselves able to identify excellence and Tecolote is greatness all the way! The parking lot was full but we managed to get a brunch-ish table. We went for lunch but saw amazing breakfasts being delivered and enjoyed around us. We shared a combination plate and each item was exceptional. Service was efficient... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Food was very, very good. Love the pastry/bread basket. The posole was different, not a soup but very tasty hominy. The red and green chili sauces very tasty . Get there early, it's very busy. We went there 2 times for breakfast.

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Newport Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Thee best blue corn pinon pancakes I have ever tasted and they are as big as the plate they are served on. The restaurant is very 1970’s and quaint . . . nothing fancy. The service was professional and friendly. Can’t wait to go back!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am never disappointed. I've tried it all and would have it all again. It is so worth the time and money. Stop by and see for yourself:)

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Additional Information about Tecolote Cafe

Address: 1203 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-0943
Phone Number: 505-988-1362
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare

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