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Tecolote Cafe

1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bakery basket” (78 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 May 13, 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 May 12, 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 April 30, 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

7  Thank AndrewRodney
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Tecolote has a large menu featuring Northern New Mexican cuisine, all well prepared. A few days ago I had corned beef with perfectly poached eggs. There version of this classic has the potatos on the side. Tecolote is now open on the weekend featuring local...More

4  Thank mimiwoodbridge
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We live in ABQ and dine at The Range In Bernalillo often and I couldn’t help compare.. The breads, coffee were quite good this time. We had a eggs/chorizo special which was much better than the carne adovada I had last time. My lady said...More

3  Thank Hal B
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Good place for breakfast, but their dinner menu (NM food and burgers) is pretty awful. Not well prepared and the chile is hotter than heck!

Thank shamanross
Reviewed March 29, 2018

We had not visited Tecolote in their new location but were happy to see that their wonderful food and great service had not changed.

5  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed March 26, 2018

They serve good plates. But as you might know, Santa Fe is well know for outstanding restaurants serving Northern New Mexico favorites. Plenty of off street parking and good service.

Thank Dudley H
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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 1, 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
May 1, 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$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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