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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986 (Downtown)
505-984-1788
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Ranked #108 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Santa Fe has plenty of white-tablecloth restaurants with tasty regional food, but this is one of the few that also has reasonable prices, at least at lunch. Built in the 1850s as a family home, Santacafe even offers a view of the original well through a "window" set in the floor of the bar. The service was cordial and attentive... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge at our hotel. It's not luxurious, but the outdoor patio was comfortable and the food was well-prepared and presented.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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280 reviews 280 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had the calamari with the lime dipping sauce. It is so good that we cannot order anything else. It did not disappoint us. We also had the chocolate mousse. It also is outstanding. This is a beautiful understated restaurant and it is classy as well. I do not understand why it is not rated higher on Tripadvisor because it... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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265 reviews 265 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Conventional white table cloth ambience. My wife and I had been advised to try the calamari appetizer with lime sauce, which was very good. I had the vegetarian chile relleno, while my wife had the pork chop. The chile was good but could have stood some additional sauce, while the pork chop was tasty. So why the one star review?... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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160 reviews 160 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

SantaCafe is a very pretty restaurant, bright airy rooms and a lovely bar. The food is perfectly fine, I had the lobster salad which was okay, I have definitely had better. They do have a great happy hour Mon-Fri where some of their most popular appetizers are very well priced. I might shoot for this. Also, there is a beautiful... More 

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Katonah, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Santacafe, which is high-end but not pretentious. We were greeted graciously, given a nice table, and our server was friendly and professional without being overly formal. That got everything off on the right foot, which is not always a given. Food was delicious -- I had a salad with jicama, citrus and avocado; then... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Dining with friends at Santacafe was a treat last night...the Salmon was crunchy on the outside moist inside, roasted potatoes with a hint of chipotle, matched with broccolirabe and then we shared the creme brulee My favorite and this was(is) the best It was packed and if you have a hearing problem you might wish to turn up the volume... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had the lobster roll salad - it was absolutely delicious! Extremely caring wait staff anticipating our every need. Highly recommend!

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Maui
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Perfect for lunch or dinner in the remodeled and relaxed Padre Gallegos house, which has amazing history. .located downtown at 231 Washington Ave. Be sure and call for reservation: 505-984-1788. Extensive menu makes it hard to choose, so you will just have to go there more than once. Presentation of dishes and expert wait staff will enhance your experience even... More 

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houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've dined here for years, and have always had good meals. The fish especially is fresh and cooked perfectly, hard enough at sea level, much less at 7,000 feet elevation. If it's warm, eat on the patio, because inside its pretty loud, like most restaurants.

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Additional Information about Santacafe

Address: 231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
Phone Number: 505-984-1788
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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