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Cafe Cafe

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500 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2807 (Read St)
505-466-1391
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hopping place with great service - work on getting the pasta al dente

Infierno (an Italian tapas/wine bar) opened within the last month here in Santa Fe, and the buzz was good so we met two other couples there last night for supper. Reservations are definitely recommended - the place was hopping by 6:15 (three or four large groups - our table of six was one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Erich505
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New Mexico, USA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Mexico, USA
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Infierno (an Italian tapas/wine bar) opened within the last month here in Santa Fe, and the buzz was good so we met two other couples there last night for supper. Reservations are definitely recommended - the place was hopping by 6:15 (three or four large groups - our table of six was one of the smallest ones), and our reserved... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were enjoying 'spirits' at Santa Fe Spirits and a table next to us offered us slices of their pizza from Cafe Cafe. It was so good that we decided to order our own large meat lovers. The sauce and crust were excellent! We would highly recommend! Enjoy!

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Pecos, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Three years living in Italy makes us tough critics of Italian dining, but Cafe Cafe exceeded our expectations in every way! Ambiance is good with open dining room in trattoria style, and light jazz background music is perfect. Wine list is short, but offers excellent imported and domestic choices for every palate. Wait staff made excellent recommendations that were perfect... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Menu is true Italian with a touch of New Mexico; service is exceptional; atmosphere is for family and friends. Definitely a place to return to often.

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food and service were good, but I didn't walk out raving about my experience. As a previous reviewer mentioned, there are so many great restaurants in town, it's hard work to really stand out. I would label this place as one that I would go to on occasion for a good meal. I had their vegetarian lasagna. It was... More 

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Hilton Head Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant would probably get a better review if it were anywhere else. But Santa Fe has so many great places to eat that I can only say "not bad" for Cafe Cafe. They have outdoor seating and live music at times, and the food is pretty good. Service is not bad, but nothing particularly special. Price is, again, "not... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant that was not crazy with tourists (even though we are). The small size, with acoustic music, and excellent service and food made for a very enjoyable night. Salmon delicious. Must try the risotto cake. Cannelloni also excellent. Small but nice wine list with mostly Italian wines.

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Nashville, TN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Cafe Cafe was only 2 blocks from our accommodations at the Pueblo Bonito B&B Inn - a short walk on a pleasant evening. They serve pizza and Italian cuisine. We ate outside on the patio and the food was delicious and service was impeccable. We had pizza, salads and a glass of wine. Simply lovely dinner! We were at dinner... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

from the moment you walk in you feel welcome, our server was great food promptly brought out. had linguini with white clam sauce, wonderful although a little watery. my wife had chicken picatta and she loved it. i will definitely come back and try the pizza.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A small café that served Italian fare. The food was great, our waitress was awesome! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2807
    (Read St)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-466-1391

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?