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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“bakery basket” (78 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 reviews)
Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure why we haven't been here in awhile, probably on the wrong side of town from where we usually do our shopping. I had the corned beef and eggs, w/ tortilla, my wife the eggs and lox, euuh. My breakfast was very good, the...More

5  Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food ....amazing staff ... everything was perfect...the only small glitch was the portions was small for the price but the taste of the food just made me want more ....

2  Thank Bhavani K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the Carne y Huevos the red chile was delicious! Stole a bite of my husband's Huevos Ranchos with green chile it was very tasty. Even made my husband sweat a little. Service was great, would definitely comeback again!

2  Thank mrsantiago21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tecolote used to be in an old house on Cerrillos which was a classic experience. It was torn down and Tecolote moved to Saint Michael's Drive in a shoppette. It is much larger so the wait was less but doesn't have the old feel. Food...More

3  Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often eat breakfast here. I like the huevos rancheros especially. The service is good in addition to the food. Fairly close to downtown and prices reasonable and parking available.

2  Thank jm0ss44
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Tecolote recently moved to a larger location. We certainly miss the ambiance of the old house on cerrillos but the food and friendly servers are still the same. We have only been for breakfast which is the greatest. Bakery basket comes with the meal and...More

5  Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 27 May 2018

My wife was excited about having green chili stew as shown in their on line menu. When we got there it had an entirely different menu. Not even close. Anyway, we were there and ordered and did find that the food they served was very...More

3  Thank John L
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

If you're looking to experience real Santa Fe food away from the plaza, Tecolote is the place to go. Get ready to wait for a while on weekends as it is a local favorite. Great food with a little bit of everything. Even nice sample...More

4  Thank L8371QSerich
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Love this place for breakfast/brunch/lunch! I generally travel solo so I get right in by sitting at the counter. No exception in November, 2017. The Bakery Basket is so excellent. Which is bad. Because I eat all of it! I had only recently learned what...More

2  Thank KthSch
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This fine restaurant just started serving dinner a few weeks ago so my wife and I gave it a try before a move at "The Screen". We decided to share a number of 'small plates' to test the new chef and we were pretty much...More

8  Thank AndrewRodney
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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
2 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
2 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
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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