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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Evanston, Illinois
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Their courtyard is covered with white umbrellas and a canopy. The tables have white cloths. The food is excellent and the prices fair. The waitresses wear white shirts with ties, so the restaurant has a bit of a French bistro flair. .

Thank Ronald T
Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great meal at this place, we dined inside but there was a lovely patio. My husband had the chilli potato bisque which was delicious and slightly spicy. Then we both had the halibut which was sooooo good. Staff were friendly. Price was around $125, with drinks and we highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank 2Winstones
Texarkana, Arkansas
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a business trip, several of us had dinner at the café. They had an excellent one last, and the food was delicious. I had the salmon and I would highly recommend it the risotto was also phenomenal. It's in a quaint old building and I was really impressed with the quality and taste of the food.

1 Thank natd2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside courtyard at this restaurant is amazing - what a cool place to have dinner! The food was good but nothing special, though we did just order the "Casual Favorites" which are the less pricey menu options of enchiladas and quesadillas. Would probably be worth going back when we are in the mood for a nicer, pricier dinner.

3 Thank Melissa C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the eighteen that I have dined here, the quality of food and service has not been surpassed. My wife and I just finished Sunday brunch during Santa Fe's Fiesta weekend. She was very pleased with the mascarpone stuffed French Toast and I had the green chile soup of the day and the vegetarian quiche of the day. The total... More 

1 Thank Roadrunner7431
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our inn keeper told us about the Santacafe, so we decided to give it a try. We went for lunch and we were not disappointed. My wife had the blt and said it was the best blt she had ever eaten, and she knows her bacon. I Had the tuna Nicoise salad and it was very good. The dressing was... More 

1 Thank fozzybear10
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SantaCafe is located in a beautiful building which offers a fine dining experience. The menu offers a diverse choice from steak, pork, chicken, fish, & a nightly pasta special. Our group enjoyed the delicious halibut served over risotto with fresh asparagus. This is an upscale restaurant with a lovely ambience and great food.

1 Thank MiMi1026
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to dine here on a last minute decision. We walked there from out Hotel and we were seated in a beautiful courtyard with white table cloths. The surroundings were angelic. This is a fine dining establishment that is not advertised for the privacy of their very distinguished guests. The meal was a 5 course with a fantastic bread... More 

1 Thank TommyBahama4urMama
Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have frequented Santacafe many times and always enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and kind wait staff. A good friend came to town, so I made reservations and was looking forward to sharing the Santacafe experience. We arrived at 6:00 PM and the patio was surprisingly empty, so I figured service woul be great. Not so. Our waiter introduced the specials... More 

5 Thank ZThomas22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for happy hour and were pleased. The half price dishes are delicious and in generous portions. The calamari plate was huge and it was delicious - so good that I ate the entire portion even though I had intended to take some home. It was not at all greasy, as fried calamari often is. Drinks were very reasonably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-984-1788

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