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El Tesoro Cafe

Historic District
Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
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500 Montezuma Ave Ste 104, Santa Fe, NM 87501-7307
(505) 988-3886
Friday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

One of the hidden treasures of Santa Fe. Friendliest staff around. I'm not sure this restaurant is still in business at the Sanbusco location because the building was closed. If it is still open make sure you check it out!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

You place your order at a counter and it is freshly prepared. The ingredients are quality and the food is very tasty!!! This is homemade but still fast. Try the omelets which are so yummy. The homemade pastries are excellent. The food is like eating at someone's home. The salads are dressed and tossed upon order. Really pretty amazing for... More 

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4 Thank santafecarol
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Easy parking in the downtown area which is a plus in its self. The food is good if not fancy. I prefer good over fancy any day. Beware they will be moving to a new location next April.

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3 Thank Dudley H
Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a pretty good little place. There used to be an enthusiastic lunch crowd! A good casual cafe with quality food and friendly service. Little of that can be found now. Service is slow and diminutive, albeit apologetic. We had to send chips and guacamole back. Stale chips and the guacamole was literally a green salsa with... More 

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Modesto, California
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556 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I were visiting the rail yard area of Santa Fe after checking out the Saturday morning Farmer's Market and wanted to get a late breakfast/early lunch. Since we were inside the Sanbusco Mall, El Tesoro Cafe was a great choice for us. This is a small cafe with seating outside the cafe in the mall. The mall... More 

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5 Thank MSWMom50
kubskin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited the Sanbusco Market Center in Santa Fe while down at the Railyard since it is a couple of blocks away. I looked up places to eat before we left and found good reviews for El Tesoro Cafe. We both had the El Salvadorian type tamal and enchilada with green sauce. By the time we went, my friend was... More 

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3 Thank kubskin
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This Salvadorean food is wonderful. For about $10 you can get the choice of the menu. It is unpretentious and straight forward but the food you get would cost 3 or 4 times as much elsewhere.

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5 Thank Dudley H
USA
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

El Tesoro is located in Santa Fe's most upscale mall, Sanbusco, which lost its anchor store but still seems to be doing well. For service, you go up to the counter and order; they bring your order to your table. You are sitting in the corridor of the mall, but a few feet up, and it is surprisingly pleasant. It... More 

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Thank devideviq
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Santa fe recently, we decided to go to one of out favorite places to eat breakfast years ago when we lived here. The food use to be great! The food was still not to bad, but not like we remember. The portions are smaller and the staff was not as friendly. This little mall use to be hopping... More 

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2 Thank Justin D
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The breakfast here is very good & reasonably priced. We were able to get one breakfast taco for $2.00.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Montezuma Ave Ste 104, Santa Fe, NM 87501-7307
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighborhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: (505) 988-3886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?