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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986 (Downtown)
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Ranked #111 of 467 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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380 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we were walking by. Decided to have lunch & really enjoyed the food - delicious salads, gazpacho & attentive, friendly service. Then we read about the happy hour which is an incredible bargain - tasty calamari, pot stickers, etc. for 1/2 price. The bargain prices & yummy food was enhanced by three very different... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

At Del Charro, cool couple told me this place had good happy hour. Ate there years ago. Turned out I wouldn't care if it was best happy hour in town. Wouldn't be worth rude snobbish uppity folks there. Maybe rich & famous spend so much $$$$ they wouldn't admit it's seen better days but I would.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The setting for our dinner was great. The patio has an open area in the middle, which, when we were there, had two tents set up to provide cover. The rest of the patio is covered by a roof around all four sides. Even if the weather is threatening, you can still safely make a reservation for outdoor dining. I... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Santacafe is one of the handful of long-standing downtown restaurants that qualifies as a local institution. Residents will always find someone they know enjoying his or her favorite dishes -- everything from the delicious prickly pear spring rolls to one of the kitchen's signature fish specialties. The ambience on both the patio and inside are classic Santa Fe. So, too,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went here during Indian Market days this weekend for lunch. We had reservations made by the father of a Santa Fe native friend. Everyone new their name, from other patrons to the staff. The service was excellent, food was absolutely delicious, especially the calamari appetizer and the desserts. We will definitely return for dinner sometime!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Over the past 15 years we have had many pleasurable experiences at the SantaCafe. Our return to the restaurant last week reinforced our positive opinion. The combination of a very attractive setting i.e. we ate outside in the patio area, well informed staff & excellent food reasonably priced all added up to a "home run". This continues to be "... More

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Santa Fe
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103 reviews 103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Erring on the high side here because the setting in summer and fall is so lovely on the patio. There is plenty of shade in the courtyard but do bring a hat because you will want to linger and the sun will find you at some point! If you are seated indoors during these seasons, you will have a much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a lovely brunch here on Sunday. The outside seating area was very pretty with plenty of shade. Service was good and all of our dishes went down a treat! Between us we ordered the burger, poached eggs, BLT sandwich and the quiche. Great location, well worth a visit!

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Dallas, TX
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary we had researched all of the better restaurants in Santa Fe over two months ahead of our visit and made reservations a month before our arrival. We arrived a few minutes before 7 and were promptly seated. We were offered water and menus but no drinks. One of the menus was for Sunday brunch which... More

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New York City, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The restaurant has a pretty patio and interior rooms with well-spaced tables with tablecloths. The food is fairly expensive but it is cooked and presented carefully and attractively. When a dish was not cooked to specifications, the problem was repaired quickly. You won't go away hungry after dessert---pretty and abundant. There is parking close by, and I think public bus... More

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