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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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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We often have lunch here, but this year we came for dinner. It was lovely out on the patio. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had the arugula salad, the halibut and the pasta special and they were beautiful, creative and perfectly cooked.

Thank E L
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal in the outdoor patio, which was busy, but not loud, and the weather was perfect. The food was good, and the service excellent. Staff was friendly and wanting to please.

Thank Salsera411
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here many times and enjoyed the food and ambience very much. Not today! Despite it being a Monday, and the day after the Indian Market, which draws big crowds, the restaurant service was extremely slow...20 minutes for the appetizer and another 20 minutes for the entree. We could have tolerated all of that, except for Maitre'd at... More 

1 Thank Susansandiego72
Irvington, New York
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located just outside the perimeter of the huge Indian Market festival, we were glad that this restaurant granted us a reservation for a table for 8 on this busy weekend. Beautiful place, white tablecloths, fancy patrons. Our table was outdoors in a peaceful courtyard. Waiter was dandy but long wait for the food. Interesting menu, lovely presentation of the meals,... More 

1 Thank Kathleen T
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Santacafe recently with my family for dinner. I had the caprese salad, followed by the ribeye with pommes frites and red chile bernaise. I'd call it all fair and that may be generous. The mozzarella was ok, but the green chile pesto was flavorless and nearly non-existent. The ribeye was ok, but the touted bernaise was bitter and very... More 

3 Thank John D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe our server had a really bad day, but this person managed to spoil our enjoyment of the meal and overall impression of the restaurant. I wanted pasta, which was the only vegetarian option on the menu but was curtly informed they were out of that dish. At the same time at the next table over, another waiter was explaining... More 

3 Thank GaviotaGull
Mandeville, Louisiana
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santacafe seems to be a very popular place for lunch in Santa Fe. We stopped by on the recommendation of a friend without a reservation and managed to snag what appeared to be the last table available. Lots of nice choices on the menu. I had their green chile cheeseburger. My wife had a soup and salad combo. Good selection... More 

2 Thank Nelson T
Germantown, Maryland
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261 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: The food: I started with the shitake mushroom and cactus spring rolls (which were fabulous). The salmon entrée was really good - but it wasn't as hot as I might have liked. My colleague really like the poblano chile relleno. Seating and Service: We sat outside, and service was great. Cons: The drinks sounded really interesting on the menu... More 

Thank ecotait
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here the other night along with good service. Perfectly cooked snapper with bok choy. Feel like they are getting their groove back. One of the best patios in town along with really beautiful inside. They are back in my rotation.

Thank HighPlainsDrifters
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Santa Fe for a week and although we did not have a bad meal once, I have to say that lunch at the Santacafe was our best meal. We sat outside in the courtyard and the food was absolutely delicious. A must do while in Santa Fe.

Thank travelfairy6

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 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?