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Tecolote Cafe

1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bakery basket” (80 reviews)
“pancakes” (82 reviews)
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Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We usually eat at least one breakfast at the restaurant every year when we go to Santa Fe. Ne location is harder to find.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank d0ug49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Santa Fe for the weekend and I was looking for a place where everyone in our family could find something, beacuase if either my husband or dad don’t have good food they get very grumpy. I was also looking for somewhere open...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Renee R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast, comfort food. Had the eggs Benedict, it was delicious and my husband the Corned beef hash. Service was friendly!

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank TiffanyR1637
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a fantastic meal at Tecolote! The bread basket is consistently filled with tasty treats. This time we shared a green chile corn meal muffin that had just the right bite. We also sampled the French bread French toast. Having has French toast...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank femmechaude
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve been visiting Tecolote for many years, ever since old Bill ran the place on Cerrillos Road and Katy was a kiddo. Always a favorite. They know us by name, and we’ve come to know many of them by name (including some who’ve taken jobs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank albopf
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The Tecolote was a tried and true local restaurant on Cerrillos Road for many years. After they lost their lease they reopened on St Mikes a couple of years ago with the same great food. Now the are open for dinner

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank k5sdc
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I LOVE carne adovada-that splendidly New Mexican red chile pork dish. It's easy to make but is takes a real star to make it well. Tecolote has an excellent version. The pork pieces are large and succulent, the red sauce is spice hot and thick,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
6  Thank buckrael
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We were in Santa Fe on a Sat. night. The balloon festival was in full swing in Albuquerque and in the evening, we were told, many of those balloon attendees traveled up to Santa Fe for dinner. We couldn't find a restaurant in the historic...More

Date of visit: October 2018
6  Thank KKSkeeles
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I don’t live in Santa Fe. I come every two years. This is my must have, and highest on my priority list meal when I am here. The service is always wonderful and the atmosphere is colorful and cozy. The Christmas chile (red and green)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
8  Thank LeeMc0211
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We ate there for breakfast and for dinner. The service was good both times. The breakfast was definitely better than the dinner. The menu shrinks at dinner. Both were large amounts of food.

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank BigTex62
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22 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do not have a patio at this time. Regarding pets,they are not allowed in restaurants in New Mexico at this time. ADA service animals are allowed if 1) The animal is employed in servicing a person covered under the... More
1 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
1 May 2016|
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We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-988-1362
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Tecolote Cafe was started in 1980 by Bill and Alice Jennison with a desire to feed guests great meals, affordably, with superior service. Mr. Bill and Alice's recipes have been pleasing palettes for 31 years. In May of 2010, sadly, we lost Mr. Bill after a long and accomplished life. Since August 2010, Katherine Adkins (Bill and Alice's daughter) and her husband Matt Adkins have been doing their best to honor Mr. Bill and Ms. Alice's vision in carrying on the family business. Sadly we also lost Ms.Alice in December of 2012. We offer a varied menu focusing primarily on New Mexican breakfast and lunch cuisine, as well as some American favorites.We bake all of our breads in house as well as our muffins and biscuits contained in our bakery basket. A little known secret to our great burgers? Fresh baked Kaiser rolls to vehicle our superb patties and ingredients. Whether you come for breakfast or lunch, we are sure you will be pleased with our delectable choices and our warm, friendly atmosphere. If you aren't, just let us know so we can make your experience everything you hoped for!Katie and I can't wait to see you on your next visit. So, come on in, and remember, we serve "Great breakfast, No toast!", just for you.
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