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Santacafe

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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
505-984-1788
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect Place for Dining

SantaCafe is lovely both in winter and summer. In winter the fireplace and warmth of the staff make it a place that you always like to visit. The lunches are reasonable and especially the calamari fritti are delicious! The outside patio in the summer is delightful too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kk2144
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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421 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

SantaCafe is lovely both in winter and summer. In winter the fireplace and warmth of the staff make it a place that you always like to visit. The lunches are reasonable and especially the calamari fritti are delicious! The outside patio in the summer is delightful too!

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Chicago
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent evening meal at the Santacafe. The selection of food options to choose from off the menu was just amazing. As such my husband and I decided to split an appetizer and dessert but each have our own entree. The food was Santacafe style of excellent and of High quality. This is a place for foodies to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Santacafe is a beautiful elegant restaurant. The dining rooms are romantic, quiet, lovely, and elegant. The room was busy yet it felt intimate. The food was as beautiful and elegant as the space. The menu is interesting and diverse offering variety in food and price and our dinners were simply the best - every bite. Everything was fresh and delicious.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had dinner there Christmas Eve and it is still one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe. The service and the food were both top notch. The quality and presentation were well worth the price. I would recommend this to anyone visiting or living in Santa Fe.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very good food and atmosphere! The service was slow when we arrived but everyone seemed to come in at the same time. The waiter was very personable.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This used to be my go-to place for special occasions. I will continue to go here for intimate dinners but will avoid it at all costs for parties larger than four. My last visit was with a group of eight people. Despite a reservation made a week earlier, we waited a good 10 or 15 minutes for our table. Once... More 

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Santacafe came highly recommended, my husband and I were HIGHLY disappointed. Restaurant staff were overly pretentious and the meal was overpriced for what you got. Made special reservation for prix fixe menu for Christmas Eve, arrived on time and was told there would be minimum 20-minute wait. Hostess said we could eat at the bar if we wanted. NOT what... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?