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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
+1 505-984-1788
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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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After moving from Santa Fe a few years ago, I recently went back and had dinner at Santacafe .... My favorite restaurant in town. It didn't disappoint. The best meal I've had in ages! From appetizers to dessert, everything was delicious.

Thank Susan B
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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275 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clever name but isn't a café. They have white linen tablecloths. The restaurant is divided into rooms and has mostly good tables. We dined there for Thanksgiving dinner. The service and food was excellent albeit expensive.

Thank TheGoBird
Melbourne, Australia
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467 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Santacafe Restaurant and Bar , with a close friend in Santa Fe on a recent visit to that city. From the outside it appeared a small quiet cafe, but upon entering we noticed that it is built around a sunny courtyard. Whilst from the exterior it appeared somewhat quiet, on entering we found a vibrant and busy restaurant... More 

Thank Ken050
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live in Santa Fe and often stop in at Santacafe for lunch. Why? Ambiance, great food and great service. Today I had the salmon special which was very fresh and satisfying. Santacafe manages to merge elegance with a Santa Fe casualness that makes it easy to relax with white table cloths that might otherwise seem overly formal. Although I... More 

Thank Apurva1
Kuala Lumpur
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant, they had a set menu for Thanksgiving. It was very busy, and it was fortunate that we had made reservations ahead. Our food was of excellent quality, my husband had the Turkey and I, the salmon. Service was very quick, I suppose they wanted to turn the tables fast. But we had no complaints. It's... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were in need of some good food. The Santacafe came highly recommended and it was a quick walk from our hotel in downtown Santa Fe. It had a charming atmosphere and we were given a choice of sitting at the bar or a table near the front door. It was a great menu and we had... More 

Thank Rozkan
Norman, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With hour plus waits at some of the "best" Santa Fe name brands, we were able to get a table at the also-busy Santacafe with no waiting. But even better than no waiting was the fantastic service from a smiling and cute waitress and outstanding treatment of New Mexican enchiladas and pablanos from the "casual" yet full and varied menu.... More 

1 Thank DianaGHartley
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Went on recommendation of friend who lives in the area. Wanted a place close to the plaza. Food and service were both excellent. Great end to a wonderful day in Santa Fe.

1 Thank jads8627
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

There are many places to pick from in Santa Fe and we took a bit of a chance choosing this place for our "special" dinner while visiting for a few days. The reviews I read seem to have a few more dissatisfied people than usual for a top destination. Our experience was top notch. Light and well done pate, beet... More 

1 Thank KevinJ379
Irvine, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to town regularly for over 20 years and don't know why I've never been here till now. Sure, I've known about it, but just hadn't gotten around to going...I assumed, I suppose, there was always something better, and I chose that. Well. I was wrong. Went for brunch this past Sunday and had one of the most... More 

1 Thank MhzGal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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: +1 505-984-1788

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