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Tecolote Cafe

) #41 of 389 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$ - $$$, Diner, Mexican, American
1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“bakery basket” (64 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 1 week ago

The food was good, and the servings were large. We both had ham and eggs (the special) and the ham steak was huge. But the potatoes were greasy and cooked unevenly. Our server did a good job of taking care of us with ample refills...More

2  Thank Alethea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for breakfast. Place was full of locals and business travelers. Service was fast and efficient and the food was wonderful. Really well appointed and very clean.

4  Thank GarterRanch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tecolote (means owl in local Spanish) is famous for its breakfasts. Large spacious quarters, bustling atmosphere, with people making biscuits in full view. Fast, snappy service, great food. Moved from Cerrillos to St. Michaels.

2  Thank Jose G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The resturant is a decent breakfast place but has no atmosphere . ( I looked at dirty dishes in the cart) during breakfast. I will say my food was tasty... however, the breadbasket selections were a bit over cooked and dry. My husbands omelette was...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was super cool. The food was good and the service was amazing! They have daily specials and yummy coffee.

3  Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went for breakfast and I was surprised by how large and open the new space was. It was only partially full when we got there, but full to the brim when we left, but still there was good service. We got the Sheepherder's breakfast...More

Thank Shannon L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband loves this place so much. Me not so much. Rather have breakfast at Denny's . i know this place is considered great. but i just dont get it.

Thank leebean
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was our first visit to Tecolote in their new location and I'm happy to report that it is as good as ever and as great customer service as ever. Food was awesome: I had fish tacos and husband had the classic breakfast burrito. Came...More

5  Thank Lady911Driver
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The breakfast potatoes are fantastic and the fresh-baked muffins are a treat. Coffee is good as well.

5  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the new location of Tecolate. Service was fast and attentive, and the food was excellent. My husband ordered 2 blueberry pancakes, and each was the size of a large dinner plate. Our son had the breakfast burrito, smothered in...More

7  Thank Alison K
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Do u have a dog friendly patio?
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
Do you take reservations (party of 40)?
2 May 2016|
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Response from Owly1 | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 7 or more.
Do they take reservations?
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
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Average prices
US$10 - US$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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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.