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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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a late lunch there on a Friday. The weather was reasonably warm and a few tables had been set up on the patio. Considering that we were the only people in patio and could easily have been overlooked, the service was beyond what I would have expected. Food was great as always. It was our first stop when... More 

Thank LostInSpace
Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had brunch here which was delicious. All the menu offerings were appealing and it was hard to choose just one. The Mexican meat quesadilla were delicious as was the Mexican style eggs Benedict. I happened to meet the chef who was a delight. At the time this was built 300 years ago the friars dug their own well for water... More 

Thank grazia2626
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Santacafe with friends. We had lamb chops which were good, risotto with lemon a little heavy with the lemon. Steaks were good. Limited choices of beer but wine was good. Waiter was excellent - very attentive. Nice night and dinner.

Thank sosantafe
Lamy, New Mexico, United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch today and it was enjoyable as have my previous visits with a slight quibble. The French fried onion rings and Judy's catsup were excellent. The service was very good. My issue was with the meal I ordered. The quality was very good, the quantity was light. I had the "wild gulf shrimp tempura". It came with a large... More 

4 Thank Howard K
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447 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed appetizers and drinks during the "happy hour" period at this restaurant. Drinks, including margaritas, are only $5 and there is a wonderful selection of tasty appetizers. On my next trip to Santa Fe, I intend to have lunch or dinner. There is plenty of parking in the rear of the restaurant. Very close to the downtown square.

Thank bandman15
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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455 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

On warm days, Santacafe has a wonderful outdoor terrace to enjoy lunch. It fills quickly and we will see tourists, government officials, and many locals. The atmosphere is Santa Fe casual. We started with the calamari. This is an old favorite here at Santacafe. The dipping sauce brings a nice amount of spice to the calamari. Then a Caprese Salad... More 

Thank Paul L
Arlington, Virginia
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

I felt voyeuristic overhearing the three people at the adjacent table reacting to their shared desserts: “Oh my God... Oh my God... Give me more... More.... Oh my God...” and other passionate sighs and sobs. And, yes the apple cake my wife and I shared was, indeed, something to induce passion. The restaurant is an understated but attractive multi-room establishment... More 

Thank traveler_1944066
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Reservation at 7, arrived early, seated at 7:35, no apologies. By the wonderful fast food service we had we were finished at 8:45. Pitiful. Before our first course had been cleared the second course was delivered. Prime rib was tough(hard to cut up with kitchen shears to give to dogs the next day) and hard to cut with the steak... More 

6 Thank Colmena2013
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Food and surroundings were very enjoyable. The service was quite off hand and impersonal and would make us think twice about returning.

4 Thank UKgirl9
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Not, perhaps, quite what it was, and a bit full of itself, but still one of the best places in town.

Thank Andrew S

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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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: +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?