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Tecolote Cafe

Diner, Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
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1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tecolote Café is an old staple restaurant that has been around in Santa Fe for over 30 years. They recently relocated to St Michaels village. The advantage is there is more room to sit and more room to park. The food is consistently good. they have good New Mexican egg dishes for breakfast and lunch. And of course my... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon the recommendation of a restauranteur in Albuquerque whose restaurant had been reviewed in Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, we hunted down Tecolote in a strip mall on the outskirts of Santa Fe. Good thing we did because we had an excellent New Mexican breakfast at another Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The place is spacious with simple decor. Tables nicely spaced... More 

Thank Lohe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A remarkable variety of breakfast choices, for veggies and omnivores alike. Very delicious and aptly priced. Light and casual atmosphere with whimsical decor. My dad and I split los huevos yucateos and a bakery basket. Thanks, Guy!

Thank Lisa M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for breakfast and loved it. The food was excellent and abundant local fair at a very reasonable price, we each only ate half of the food served. The server was very friendly advising us on local interests. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Derekrogers63
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the Tecolote Cafe! So glad that it is open again in it's new location. Food is always excellent and service is over the top attentive. We go for breakfast and it's wonderful. Coffee keeps coming in old style diner mugs and the atmosphere is friendly.

1 Thank Cynthia I
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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187 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saw Tecolote on DDD but even through I was in Santa Fe several times I never made it to the restaurant. I finally did this visit. Some of the best tasting food to be had in Santa Fe. Had one Atole Pinon Pancake with an egg over easy, the pancake more than filled the plate. It was light, flavorful and... More 

2 Thank Hootyj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop at the Tecolote Cafe. We have been to the old location several times and now the new location. They still have yummy breakfast food. I love their French toast made with cinnamon raisin bread. Definitely add this to your list of breakfast stops. They serve lunch as well but breakfast is my favorite.

2 Thank WallyMinion
Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop here for breakfast when we are in Santa Fe. Waitstaff is always efficient, fast , and friendly. Highly recommend!

2 Thank Psc2419xi
Hotchkiss, Colorado
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come back each year on our Sante Fe visit. Small little place with a great owner host. Don't forget the homemade desserts!

2 Thank moparmesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never come to Santa Fe without at least one breakfast at Tecolote. A local favorite with everything you should want for a Santa Fe breakfast at a still reasonable price...just no toast.

3 Thank P.m. S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Diner, Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 15059881362
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?