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Santacafe

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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
505-984-1788
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
In contrast of some recent reviews, a good meal.

We have eaten at the Santacafe a couple of times over the past 12 or 13 years whenever we are in SF (along with Pasqual's). When we returned to SF this year we were worried given the recent reviews and almost decided to skip. We were glad we didnt skip as the food was good and interesting as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Pasqualinho
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Houston, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Outstanding service even with a very large group just arriving. We had a wonderful meal with each trying something different. One tried the steak and it looked so good others at the table had to take a bite. Wine was cold (white wine) and the waiter did not push it as some do. The staff was very attentive and easy... More 

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Michigan
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the Santacafe a couple of times over the past 12 or 13 years whenever we are in SF (along with Pasqual's). When we returned to SF this year we were worried given the recent reviews and almost decided to skip. We were glad we didnt skip as the food was good and interesting as always; we... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here in the courtyard on Thursday eve for the first time with family and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I would especially recommend the shrimp tempura, the filet mignon, and the sea bass, although I was slightly disappointed with the size of the sea bass portion - I don't usually eat my entire dinner but could have eaten 2... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Ok let me just start out by saying that the desserts here are EXCELLENT. However, the service is terrible. Everyone we interacted with was incredibly rude. Still I would give them two stars just for the desserts and I would even probably go back because they're just that good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had brunch there recently. The food was outstanding and the service was better. They really had things dialed. Will def go back again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Though we have eaten at SantaCafe often over past years, it is remarkably less worthy than it once was. At dinner last night, although my wife specifically ordered her dinner well done, it was served rare. While the waiter quickly took the plate back to the kitchen, twenty three minutes passed before its return. Regrettably my friend's steak was also... More 

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Midwest, USA
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First, the good. The food here is excellent. A little pricey, but a nice treat. The outdoor dining patio is beautiful and relaxing. Now, the bad. I went there to celebrate my 62nd birthday. Service was slow, and it didn't seem to be a particularly busy day, but I understand that being a wait person is a hard job. Toward... More 

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san juan capistrano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We brought our grand daughter her for her birthday lunch. When we arrived I told the girls at the reception desk that we were here for the grand daughter's birthday. Nothing else was ever said by any of the restaurant personnel. So much for being welcomed! The food menu stays relatively unchanged. We ordered the Green Chili Burger...medium..came extremely rare...no... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended by a relative, and we went with high hopes.Our experience was mixed. The waitress was very friendly and helpful, but she disappeared for long periods of time. We asked for the wine list. She brought it and then disappeared again. When we finally ordered our dinner, she told us that the chile relleno was "fantastic,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was my parent's spot when I was a kid. Even up to just a couple years ago it was like gold standard of Santa fe restaurants. My girlfriend and I ate there a couple months ago, and it just wasn't the same. It all just seemed a bit contrived. The place still looks the part, and the plate was... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-984-1788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?