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Tecolote Cafe

1203 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-0943
505-988-1362
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Ranked #14 of 456 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Went here because I have the KANW member restaurant card, so gave it a try. It did not disappoint. Service was extremely good, fast and professional. I had the kitchen sink which was homemade biscuits with sausage gravy, topped with both red and green chile. It was fabulous, I loved it and the portion was just the right size. Husband... More

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dallas, texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We have wanted to visit this place since we saw it on Diners Drive in and Dives. We pulled up in the drive way about 2 years ago and they had just closed for the day. Their hours are 7 am - 2pm. So we made plans to go back the next time we were in Santa Fe. They served... More

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