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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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434 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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438 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

3 Thank Colmena2013
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2 Thank UKgirl9
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrew S
Park City, Utah
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on December 23, the Friday of Christmas weekend, and the place was packed, which must have put stress on the kitchen and servers, but they both performed admirably. The SOuthwest version of Shrimp tempura was not traditional but an excellent surprise - lots of local red pepper flavor. The steaks were cooked perfectly to order. They... More 

Thank Kai B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Santacafe a twice - maybe 4 and 5 years back. We had great memories of the restaurant - food, service, etc. So on a recent trip to Santa Fe over this holiday season - we returned. Sadly. We were VERY disappointed. We had reservations for 7pm - and told it would be a while before we would... More 

4 Thank tropix7
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us had a dinner reservation, parked on the street out front and were greeted and seated in the dimly lighted dining room. Reading the menu was difficult, and every other table was full of guests. I ordered the pork chop. Others ordered lamb chops and a couple stuffed poblanos. It wasn't too long, and we were served.... More 

2 Thank Townsend_Flash
Dallas, TX
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108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have not even eaten yet BUT .. We had an 845 reservation. We waited 1 hour for our table. No apologies, no sense of urgency at the hostess stand. Won't be back!

1 Thank JKCDMom

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?