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Tecolote Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
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1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
07:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is great, they are fast, friendly, great service and delicious food. They have breakfast all day. The huevos rancheros are yummy, the Chile is a little spicy, but just right.

1 Thank Denise V
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If George from Game of Thrones is a fan, it's gotta be good! They have great breakfasts- a bread basket filled with homemade biscuits, green chile corn muffins, etc with fresh jam and butter. I've also had their chicken fried steak- they put brown gravy on it (which is sacrilege in Texas!) but it was still tasty!

2 Thank Flosm
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here a couple of weeks ago... amazing. The red and green sauce breakfast burrito was amazing! Staff was great and friendly. We didn't wait very long (five minutes, mid week morning), and would totally go back.

2 Thank Ttaylo3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red and green sauce was spicy so either ask for a sample or on the side. Bread basket that is included with the meal is so nice. There was a cinnamon roll, biscuit and corn and blueberry muffin. Every wait staff that passed by would either get you coffee, water or whatever you needed. Love when you are not depended... More 

2 Thank David C
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast at the Tecolote was outstanding! One of the best muffins I have ever had, and the carne adovada was so good. Huge portions, don't make the mistake of filling up on the pastry basket and coffee like we did! If you are looking for a great breakfast with attentive service, this is the place.

1 Thank abqgirl_7
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local's place for many years. Tecolote Café was close a couple of years trying to find a new location. They moved to a larger location not far from the old building. Still the same great food and of course the wonderful pastry basket.

1 Thank k5sdc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great New Mexican brunch with seemingly bottomless delicious pastries and biscuits on the side. Everybody loved their meal, quick service, great value!

1 Thank Mac B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place!! Nice wait staff, yummy food, spacious dining area. Cultured food delicious with a shout out to their bread basket-variety of delicious muffins. Highly recommended!!

2 Thank finstah
Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stopped here for breakfast on our visit and were heartened to see several police cars parked outside. A big, airy restaurant with friendly service and fast delivery. I had huevos rancheros (green).

1 Thank MkTrekker
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast late one Saturday. There was a wait for tables but seating was available at the counter which we were happy to take. One of the best breakfasts I've ever had, and the bread basket was homemade & delicious. Will be back!

3 Thank Lynn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?