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“Find your way here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tecolote Cafe - CLOSED

Tecolote Cafe
1203 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-0943
505-988-1362
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Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Tecolote Cafe was started in 1980 by Bill and Alice Jennison with a desire to feed guests great meals, affordably, with superior service. Mr. Bill and Alice's recipes have been pleasing palettes for 31 years. In May of 2010, sadly, we lost Mr. Bill after a long and accomplished life. Since August 2010, Katherine Adkins (Bill and Alice's daughter) and her husband Matt Adkins have been doing their best to honor Mr. Bills vision in carrying on the family business We offer a varied menu focusing primarily on New Mexican breakfast and lunch cuisine, as well as some American favorites.We bake all of our breads in house as well as our muffins and biscuits contained in our bakery basket. A little known secret to our great burgers? Fresh baked Kaiser rolls to vehicle our superb patties and ingredients. Whether you come for breakfast or lunch, we are sure you will be pleased with our delectable choices and our warm, friendly atmosphere. If you aren't, just let us know so we can make your experience everything you hoped for!Katie and I, or Alice, can't wait to see you on your next visit. So, come on in, and remember, we serve "Great breakfast, No toast!", just for you.
Dallas, Texas
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“Find your way here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I don't dole out excellent much, this breakfast and lunch place deserves it. It's hard to find something different about breakfast foods...you would think...until you eat here. Eggs area actually prepared the way you order them, not greasy. A basket of fresh made pastries aren't usual breakfast fare...except here. Awesome muffins, and creative, served hot from the oven. I learned all breakfast sausage is not the same. Here, great quality meat, prepared perfectly, again not swimming in grease show on your plate. Potatoes Anna, if you never had them or don't know what they are, are essentially thinly sliced potatoes, layer in a skillet in olive oil and seasoned (if your Italian) and are a real treat at home. I'd be back here knowing that's on the side of my eggs Benedict. Friendly staff and environment. Is it a couple bucks more that your average breakfast cafe...probably, but you will gladly pay it knowing your meal was this fresh and tasty. EAT BREAKFAST HERE....SERIOUSLY

Visited July 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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“Yummy yummy yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Go for breakfast and get the Atole Piñon (blue corn) pancakes. They are huge, so I'd just get one with a side of potatoes. The service is great and our waitress was very friendly. Highly recommend this place!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“must for breakfast, solo table on busy weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

usually no waiting if you are solo on weekend. love the pasole option. always good. bread basket not as good a s it used to be

Visited June 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Breakfast for Locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just returned from our favorite local breakfast feast. The Red and Green chile burrito knows no equal in Santa Fe or anywhere else, so far as I know. This place will be moving soon; so try and get there before that to enjoy the funky ambience. Wait staff has been there for near 20 years or so; and the same ownership passed down to the next generation. Put this on your must do list when you come to Santa Fe.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hardyston Township, New Jersey
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“Chilies Galore!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We just finished eating. First off, the staff is very accommodating. My wife had the huevos yucaticos and I had the carne y huevos. Delicious! I'm a man who can handle spicy food, and the carne y huevos had just the right amount of slow burn for breakfast. It'd you're in Santa Fe, looking for breakfast, this it's a must.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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