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Tecolote Cafe

) #35 of 404 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$ - $$$ , Mexican, American
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“bakery basket” (66 reviews)
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Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to find this place by chance. What a find! Excellent breakfast menu. When that ask you about bread, get the "bakery". It's included and you get two muffins and a biscuit. Everything was excellent!

4  Thank f02301
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip back to Santa Fe in 3 years. In years past, when located at the original location, we would stop at Tecolote at least once, for breakfast. Great pancakes - and our expectations were no different this time, when we went to the...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I met for breakfast here. The parking and access is easy. The breakfast menu is extensive and anyone can find something good here. I had one of their specials: a scramble with tomatoes onions spinach, black beans and choice of tortilla or...More

6  Thank TigerinSF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the steak & eggs, and the corned beef hash & eggs. Both were very good and the prices are very reasonable. We will definitely return!

7  Thank TravelSantaFeNM32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, and love the new(ish) space (the new location's just okay for me, but at least there's parking!). Always busy, worth the wait--and it's usually not too long since the new space is much bigger than the old one on Cerrillos. The only...More

6  Thank AnnieSantaFe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love exploring different restaurants in Santa Fe. This was a great find. Jamie V. was outstanding server, great customer service skills, & knows her products. The bread basket was really cool, love the blueberry muffins. We had a great breakfast & will be back.

8  Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. My friends and I as well as visitors from out of state make this place a staple for brunch. Great ambience and great food. and always fun!

5  Thank Abirami C
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The long wait for the re-opening was well worth it, the new space is great and good to see the friendly familiar faces. Blueberry muffins ***** stars!

8  Thank Gregorio1959
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Love the owl decorations! The food was excellent we like hot green chili and this was the best! Came for lunch they had great portions for your money and everything we had was good and the waiters where very nice and helpful!

6  Thank Hmbpetersen
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This was my first visit to the new location. It's much bigger than it looks and it's still nice. The food is wonderful. It's one of the main reasons I come to Santa Fe. These people know how to do New Mexican breakfasts.They bake their...More

6  Thank chuckofdenver
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May 22, 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do not have a patio at this time. Regarding pets,they are not allowed in restaurants in New Mexico at this time. ADA service animals are allowed if 1) The animal is employed in servicing a person covered under the... More
May 1, 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
May 1, 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-988-1362
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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. Bill and Ms. Alice's vision in carrying on the family business. Sadly we also lost Ms.Alice in December of 2012. 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 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.
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