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Tecolote Cafe

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Mexican, American
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bakery basket” (71 reviews)
“pancakes” (77 reviews)
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Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While not too high on the quality of the coffee......which is really an important part of any breakfast....This place gives a good, voluminous breakfast. Maybe slightly overpriced, but no real gripes, otherwise

4  Thank Nuttman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for breakfast. We were in Santa Fe 17 years ago and remembered Tecolote's great muffin basket. The restaurant has changed physical locations and now has much more room and better parking. The food is still great.

5  Thank Steve and Mary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Tecolate Cafe—some years ago—was to a small stand-alone building with great charm. Two years ago, Tecolote moved to a larger location in a strip mall. Upside: more space and parking. Downside: most of the charm and ambience got lost. But the...More

3  Thank stephenkQ4714NB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone for years to the Cerrillos location. When recently meeting friends they told us it was on St Michaels. Big change. Better parking, bigger restaurant space, same great food and amazing service (I don't say that lightly) Everyone loved their food ( and...More

6  Thank LorenzoLorenzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moved from old little place on Cerrillos, to a much bigger but less visible location with scads of parking, in the shopping area on the south side of St Michaels Drive, turn in between the Clock Tower and Carl's burgers. Continues to be a local...More

6  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place! The service was attentive and great! Our server was fantastic! It was quick, delicious and plentiful. The price was reasonable. We would definitely go again!

5  Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved breakfast here, had the corned beef hash and green chile stew. Meals come with a pastry basket that's perfect with the chile. Family run and pleasant!

7  Thank Joan L
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Husband and I have been going to Tecolote for over 20 years and our last visit a week ago was one of the best. That's a high bar to raise and we had noticed on some of our visits during the past year were less...More

6  Thank Cynthia I
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We have been meaning to go here for quite a while, and we are sorry we waited so long! It's a breakfast and lunch only place, but they do both very well. Casual atmosphere, simple layout and design. Service was a tad on the slow...More

8  Thank Wohlerguy
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Tecolote Cafe has never disappointed us whenever we have stopped in for breakfast. Everything is fresh and fabulous. There is an inexhaustible supply of great choices, which prevents me from selecting any single breakfast feast. And it comes accompanied by a basket of full of...More

6  Thank choltz2016
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May 22, 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
May 2, 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
May 2, 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$10 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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