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Tecolote Cafe

) #37 of 404 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$ - $$$ , 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%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“bakery basket” (66 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 19 September 2013

We've learned that, unlike Colorado, in New Mexico, "green chili" means chopped green chiles - NOT green chile "gravy" or "stew". So I was happy to have the option of getting green chile stew, and I enjoyed my meal (a bowl with beans, carnitas, and...More

5  Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 14 September 2013

My family stopped by to eat at the Tecolote Café in Santa Fe on our way out of town. We had been there many years before but just had not had the opportunity to visit again so we made time this trip. Service was excellent,...More

6  Thank KGLady72
Reviewed 14 September 2013

A favorite breakfast/brunch place for locals and "in the know" visitors. Easygoing staff, fast service, good New Mexican food, and plenty of fun menu choices. Although their motto is "No Toast", they make a wide variety of home made breads. Generally there are 5 or...More

5  Thank Gene A
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Had breakfast here on a busy Sunday morning. The service was good with plenty of coffee refills. The menu definitely has a Mexican flare and I enjoyed the sheepherders breakfast. The bakery basket was hot and fresh. It is very popular with locals.

1  Thank joebftsplk
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Wonderful breakfast Table of 5 we all ordered different dishes and shared. Everything was wonderful. The basket of breads and spreads was a real treat.

5  Thank nita48
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I always find out where locals go and The Tecolote has it in spades...better get there by 8:30 or there will be a full parking lot and a wait. Excellent breakfast with delicious home made breads and busquits. Funky decore with the old Rt 66...More

5  Thank joe r
Reviewed 30 August 2013

WE had a continental breakfast at our hotel but by day three we were ready for a full breakfast. Be sure to order something with the bread basket, the rolls are sublime. The potatoes are really good too. I had the breakfast burrito with green...More

4  Thank Consultanttraveler55
Reviewed 30 August 2013

one of our favorites for breakfast. 'No Toast' is their theme, but with breakfast breads and their great breakfast breads-who wants toast. Great funky decor -especially like the Unicorn and Rainbow art collection, you won't go wrong here even if you have to wait for...More

5  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 25 August 2013

But I would not start there if you have never been. It just so happened that is all I wanted today. Specials are always creative. Really friendly wait staff. Great menu. Be careful. It is spicy. So, if you want mild be sure to ask...More

5  Thank jamat5280
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We ate at Tecolote twice during our two-day stay in Santa Fe, and had great breakfasts both times. The 3 egg fritatta with their excellent bacon and hash browns was the definite winner. (The only downside was that my local friend who recommended it didn't...More

4  Thank MarkLOlson
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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
USD 10 - USD 16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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