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Santacafe

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

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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food,

We went as part of a group of 22. We were seated in the very front of the restaurant and they only had seats for 20 so they had to bring in another table. The area was really small with white walls and no pictures or any decorating. I ordered the fillet and it was exceptional. Cooked perfectly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ChuckCaza
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as part of a group of 22. We were seated in the very front of the restaurant and they only had seats for 20 so they had to bring in another table. The area was really small with white walls and no pictures or any decorating. I ordered the fillet and it was exceptional. Cooked perfectly with zero... More 

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Thank ChuckCaza
Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we travel to Santa Fe we make a point of eating at this restaurant. It has never let us down. The atmosphere is relaxing and unpretentious. The service is attentive and the food is very good. This time I went for the chile relleno and loved it. My husband ordered fish and said it was fresh and delicate.... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Montgomery, Alabama
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fully booked at Christmastime, the friendly hostess got me a small table by the entrance and next to the bar. Excellent light meal (2 courses + wine and coffee at reasonable price), served by a knowledgeable and attentive waitress.

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Thank mph111
New York
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our meals were good, but not as creative or delicious as we'd hoped, given the price for New Mexico. Also, there were very few choices for vegetarians or those with any dietary limitations. However, it's a convenient location, just off the plaza and the waitstaff were all very friendly and attentive. We heard that lunch when the patio is open... More 

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5 Thank Travel_Marie_00
Crested Butte, Colorado
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

While there may be newer trendier restaurants in santa fe, i always return here. Always wonderful food, service and love the atmosphere. Great for entraining friends

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Thank Casey M
Joplin, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Had reservations for 8 New Year's Eve and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Atmosphere is good along with pleasant ambiance. I rated this 3 stars because for the price it ought to be fantastic. The food was good and the service was average. When you pay for an expensive meal there shouldn't be anything that is average. Had the... More 

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3 Thank Matthew S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The town of Santa Fe is not world renowned for culinary experiences. However, an exception to this is Santacafe on 231 Washington Avenue Telephone 505-984-1788. The only problem is that it is difficult to find and incorrectly placed on the map of the town. This causes a great deal of confusion when we ended up in 25 degrees outside Wells... More 

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Thank 39Tim007
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The hostess at the door gave us a look over before she sat us in a terrible 2 top in a busy traffic area. When we asked to move, the waitress was huffy and took a while before we moved to a better table. The waitress there after gave us marginal service, kinda felt like we were being punished for... More 

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6 Thank vbroybal
Oregon
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had lunch at a time outside the rush. We were seated quickly and service was excellent. I have been told there can be a wait during busy times. We had a couple of unique appetizers that combined a New Mexican/Oriental flavor (spring rolls and dumplings) that were delicious. The entrees were substantial and delicious as well. Chile on the... More 

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Thank snlcol
Albany, OR
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247 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We had made a reservation at Santacafe for six people, and later found out that three other friends would be coming. The manager, Lanie, graciously found room. Although we had to wait for about 20 minutes for two tables next to each other, it was worth the wait. Thanksgiving dinner was a three-course, prix fixe, but there were about ten... 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: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?