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Blue Corn Cafe

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133 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good atmosphere. Average food. Not a lot of choic for people not into spice. The art surrounding the restaurant is good.

Thank Ann M
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arranged an evening meal for a group of about 40 international visitors and were extremely pleased with the quality of the meals and drinks and the attentive service. With the assistance of the manager, our members pre-selected their entrees which were served quickly and expediently. The private room created a festive setting and allowed our participants to experience the... More 

Thank Escambian
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had a late lunch at the Blue Corn Cafe. Ranging from a teen and grandfather, who had burgers, and ages in between, who ordered a variety of New Mexican dishes, everybody thought the food was very good. My wife LOVED the Chiles Rellenos. The beer was ok, but nothing spectacular. The service, however, was outstanding! I'd definitely return... More 

Thank Callicles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch at Blue Corn Cafe. It was just mediocre, sort of like it just came out of a microwave. Service was fine but not the food. Has a bar with seating and a separate dinning area.

1 Thank Jim T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was so-so, nothing special. Chips and salsa were good but the entrees were just so-so. I had a cucumber margarita which was not that great. The craft brews looked good but I didn't have a chance to try one as I was nursing the margarita for quite awhile.

2 Thank Tracy B
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little difficult to find but fun journey. It is located inside a small shopping mall. Green chili stew was recommended and it was very flavorful.

Thank Marlene P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't stress enough how poor the service is at the Blue Corn Cafe. We arte here once in February and once in March and both times the service was disappointing. It seems like the wait staff just doesn't care. On the plus side the food is superb. I especially recommend the blue corn tacos. Beer is also good.

2 Thank backwardsraft
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met a couple when we were touring an attraction in Carlsbad, and when we said we were headed to Santa Fe, they recommended we have dinner at Blue Corn Cafe. I can't​ imagine why! We waited behind two families when we got to the restaurant at 6:05, and no hostess was in site. When she finally returned, she went... More 

4 Thank jmarthur
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been eating at Blue Corn (both locations) since they opened. Food's always been good and still is, but the downtown store has gotten shabby and tired. We ate there today for the first time in a couple of years. Food and service were okay. However, I was surprised to see all the blinds at the windows dangling in a... More 

2 Thank SantaFeSister
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blue Corn is a great place to get an affordable lunch in DT Santa Fe. The service was prompt, lunch was tasty, and the beer was refreshing. Best part it was affordable- would return!

Thank Kathryn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 15059841800

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